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    1025R FILB Seating Position

    I figured I would ask others here what they thought about the seating position on their 1 series with a BH. Since trading in my 1023E for a 1025R FILB, I have felt very, how can I say..., uneasy in the seat. These machines are nearly identical except for the addition of some niceties, the BH, and of course the seat. I feel like I sit too high, and the "pucker" factor is somewhat heightened, to the point of feeling uncomfortable where I normally felt comfortable on the E.

    Ok, so I have a bit of sloping ground in my front yard, that when on the E, I would traverse sideways without a second thought, but with the R having a higher seating position, I feel like a rollover is darn near imminent, even though I've driven across this terrain a hundred times before with the E. Am I crazy?

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    Felt the same way when I went from a 2305 no BH to one with BH . After a couple of times across the yard and mowing on slopes it feels normal.

    Relax if the e felt OK and handled OK the R will too. I totally forgot about the feel ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonton View Post
    ... Am I crazy?
    Yes!
    What were the other questions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OxPath View Post
    Yes!
    What were the other questions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by etcallhome View Post
    Felt the same way when I went from a 2305 no BH to one with BH . After a couple of times across the yard and mowing on slopes it feels normal.

    Relax if the e felt OK and handled OK the R will too. I totally forgot about the feel ....
    I guess I am a bit crazy, but the thought that keeps crossing my mind is the fact that the rear ballast (BH) is much higher than it was on the E (TPH), plus the seating position being higher, it just feels uneasy.

    Well, If I want to feel better, I can always just run around with the ROPS up and belt myself in.

    Just thought I'd ask... Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonton View Post
    Am I crazy?
    Well of course, but you are in very good company!

    When did you trade the "E" for the "R"? It must have been recently....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SulleyBear View Post
    Well of course, but you are in very good company!

    When did you trade the "E" for the "R"? It must have been recently....?
    I traded about 3 or so weeks ago. I even started a thread about the decision making here: http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...upgrading.html

    I gotta say, I like the R, especially the BH, the extra lighting, and the position control on the TPH, but everything else is just bells an whistles IMHO. The R feels tighter, but most likely because of the added subframe for the BH. Otherwise I see no difference in power at all. Actually, the R starts harder than the E ever did. I get about 15 seconds of coughing white smoke even in warmer weather. The E started a little rough in sub-freezing temps (all the way down to 15 degrees in the shed), but never had an issue when 40 or above, unlike the R.

    Oh, did I mention it has a snazzy hood ornament too?
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