New guy here and I just placed an order for a new JD 1026R with MMM and FEL. Will only get it in Mid-September I could of purchased the 1023 and received it in August but I felt the 1026 offered more $ wise than the difference in price. I couldn't go wrong with 0 down and 0% for 60 months. I am almost tempted to ask for a backhoe now that I got a chance.
I have done some research and reviewed some comments on here. I know this is a new machine and all but John Deere has a very good reputation on quality. Believe me I wanted a 2305 since the day they day they came out. Buying one new was the only option, I don't know how people price these items since there is no "Blue Book" on pricing used ones, but some prices were more than new or pretty close with over 300 hours on the machine.
Thanks to those who have started this forum and I hope to have more input and get some more info as time passes. I will however keep you all informed when my machine arrives and update on all the happenings.