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    Mauser or Tektite Cab

    Looking to add a cab to my JD 1025R. Not having a backhoe, so don't have to worry about compatibility issue there. I'm looking at Mauser and Tektite as those are readily available to me here. My dealer has both cabs installed and have sat in both. To me, the fit and finish of the Mauser, seems to be a notch or two above the Tektite version.

    So the question is, if you were buying a cab for your 1025R and had to choose between Mauser and Tektite...which would it be and why?

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    I have only seen the Mauser and have to agree with you, it looks amazing and moreso, comfortable. While there have been a couple of reported 'accidents' here with the front windshield shattering due to a misaligned rod or so, but it is certainly pricey. What is the price difference between the two?

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    Our sportsmanís club just put the Curtis cab on the 1023e they have. It looks likes a well built unit. Right now, all the windows and doors are off it for mowing. They mainly purchased it for blowing snow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gls1320 View Post
    Looking to add a cab to my JD 1025R. Not having a backhoe, so don't have to worry about compatibility issue there. I'm looking at Mauser and Tektite as those are readily available to me here. My dealer has both cabs installed and have sat in both. To me, the fit and finish of the Mauser, seems to be a notch or two above the Tektite version.

    So the question is, if you were buying a cab for your 1025R and had to choose between Mauser and Tektite...which would it be and why?

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    My AVATAR speaks for itself.......

    I have the Mauser and find it to be EXCEPTIONAL in fit and finish and Function........

    To me, the Mauser looks like it's designed more specifically for the 1 Series. However, it';s not a cab to be put on and removed annually, as it's very integral in the tractor and it's ROPS certified, so the ROPS bar is completely removed from your tractor.

    If you have any questions or want specifics, feel free to ask. If I don't respond to this thread, send me a Private Message and I will get back to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toughsox View Post
    I have only seen the Mauser and have to agree with you, it looks amazing and moreso, comfortable. While there have been a couple of reported 'accidents' here with the front windshield shattering due to a misaligned rod or so, but it is certainly pricey. What is the price difference between the two?
    Actually, since the Mauser comes with many options as Standard Equipment, verses many of the other cab manufacturers add every single option to their base price, I found the Mauser wasn't much different in price than comparably equipped cabs when comparing apples to apples. In fact, when including all of the options, it was less than a couple of others which I considered..........

    But even if it had been the most expensive, I still would have bought it.

    Also, I would get every option available such as both front and rear wipers, both side mirrors, etc. You use all of them, especially when plowing snow. I even added a back up camera which is EXTREMELY helpful and increases operational safety.

    Here is one of the threads I have posted about my cab opinion and evaluation. Search under the advanced search with my user name as the source and I cover all of the options and show the pictures of adding the revolving cab light and other cab features......

    http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...-equipped.html



    In my opinion, which is what is important to me, () It fits the tractor like it was designed specifically for that model where so many of the other cabs look like four square panels set on the tractor chassis.....Even the glass in the Mauser has radius to it, which really adds to the styling.

    I can tell you that even people who know nothing about tractors or cabs find the Mauser cab very impressive. I helped a neighbor move some landscaping stuff on Saturday and the wife walked over to my tractor and she asked if she could open the door and look inside. Of course, I complied. She opens the door and exclaims to her husband "This is as nice inside as my car......." The other thing which surprises people is when they shut the door. It's very solid and shuts like a car door.

    The other advantage is Mauser and Deere work together to make it an OEM offering, which means the Deere dealer will always have parts availability through their regular parts department and service on it through their service department. On the other hand, If the dealership decides to not sell Tekite cabs any longer, you might not be able to get any parts or service for the Tekite cab through that dealer, where as with the Mauser, that should never be the case.

    Full Disclaimer - I do have an opinion on the subject, it's just my objectivity is in question since I am a Mauser cab owner......
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    Quote Originally Posted by SulleyBear View Post



    If you have any questions or want specifics, feel free to ask. If I don't respond to this thread, send me a Private Message and I will get back to you.
    Sent you a PM Sulley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gls1320 View Post
    Sent you a PM Sulley.
    Received and responded. If you have any other questions or If I can be of any help, please feel free to contact me.......
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    1025R with Mauser Cab
    (10/2017)/ 120R FEL / RC2048 Mower / All of Ken's Bolt on Products / 60" HD Front Broom / 3 pt 45 Gallon Boom less Sprayer / CA2068 Core Aerator / I-Match / 54" Snow Plow w/ angling Quick Attach / Frontier 3 Pt Sprayer / Pallet Forks / 8 -42# Weights

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    4 -42# Weights / JD#10 Cart

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    If I'm not mistaken, Mauser builds the 'factory' cabs for European Deere's not having true OEM cabs like the 3x00 and above series tractors. I just wish Mauser's website was worth a darn.
    I have more ideas than ambition.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mjncad View Post
    If I'm not mistaken, Mauser builds the 'factory' cabs for European Deere's not having true OEM cabs like the 3x00 and above series tractors. I just wish Mauser's website was worth a darn.
    Agreed on the website. Also, contacting them is a waste of time too. However, they were responsive to my dealer.

    I too have the Mauser cab. Although I haven't compared it to any other 1 series cabs the quality is exactly what I would expect if this were John Deere original equipment. It isn't as refined as the cab on my 4 series, but the 1 series isn't that refined either. Anyway, I'm a happy owner of a Mauser cab
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    I have a cozy cab which I really like the versatility of being able to take cab off in the summer time. Now that have taken it off and on a couple times, in half hour to 45 minutes it can be taken off or on.
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