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    Soon to be 1025r owner...questions

    I am new to GTT and already have 100 questions. I just sold my ol 425 and attachments with the plan of getring a new 1025r. The loacl dealer is within sight of my house so I didnt look at othere colored tractors. They seem eager to make a deal but I always hate leaving even a dime on the table. The plan is for the 1025r with loader, 54 inch deck, and 54 inch blower. I have about. $13400 to put down on it leaving 6k to finance at their 60 mo, 0% deal...$100 per month. I think I have offered right at the fine line in price since they are taking their time getting back to me. Meanwhile I have located a 2014 54 inch drive over (54D) deck that has never been installed or used. The owner has another machine to mow with. He wants $1200, a $450 savings even off my lowball offer. Is there anything I should be looking for on the 2014 deck compared to the one the dealer wants $1850 for?
    Question 2... I have also found an h120 for $2500. It was used twice and has been inside. It includes mounting brackets. This is $1550 less than the dealer wants. What is involved in adding the mounting hardware to my tractor? It looks like just a few bolts, not a lot of complicated hardware. Am I missing something? A couple hours?
    Im thinking with those 2 items removed from my deal with the dealer, I may havw a better chance of getting the tractor and blower at the percent off I want. Any thoughts?

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    I just have a few thoughts to offer:

    A. If you drop the deck and the loader and only get the blower, you won't qualify for the "buy 2 implement" discount and your tractor price will go up.
    B. The warranty only covers implements that you buy at the time of the tractor purchase.
    C. You probably have less of a chance of getting the price you want if you buy less from the dealer because they would have less room to negotiate.

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    if it was me I would buy new that way if you have autoconnect problems its covered. then you have the full warranty coverage.
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    Could come down to how handy are you? I recently bought the 60” broom from my 1025 used. I figured at over 2000$ I saved compared to the dealer I could buy a lot of spare parts and consumables if needed.

    Installing the loader is 6 bolts for mounting brackets and a maybe 4 for the grill cover. Torquing to spec would be the hardest part.

    If you’re comfortable installing the deck on your own then go for it and save your money for other implements. I only mow with zero turns and level and inspect my decks every 25 hours. Couldn’t imagine paying or sending the unit to the dealer to do this for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Traction View Post
    I just have a few thoughts to offer:

    A. If you drop the deck and the loader and only get the blower, you won't qualify for the "buy 2 implement" discount and your tractor price will go up.

    Just as a "heads up", that isn't a current promo from Deere.

    In the past Deere has run a 0% financing + a $1,000 (or $2,500 at times) discount *IF* you bought 2 or more implements with the purchase of your tractor. Right now it's just 0% for 60 months.
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    Exactly. The salesman tlked about 0% 60 but the markdown from list price wqs minimal. He told me to make an offer, that they could do better if I was serious. He said "there are some incentives" but Ill have to see what I can do. After reading some threqds here I plugged in 20% and told him I dont want to play the game of back and forth. Ive bought a lot of vehicles in my life and thats the part I hate most. I think 8f they want to, they can do 20% f9r a good customer and neighbor. If they cqnt, Ill look around before I go much above that. If cutting back to a "used/new" .ower and l9ader helps them I can shop ebay and Craigslist all day and save myself thousands but 8f they wait too long I will also find a good deal on a tractor with 100 hours on it. My boss used to say I was tighter than 2 coats of paint. F9r a few thousand dollars I can live with a couple scratches
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiwire View Post
    I am new to GTT and already have 100 questions. I just sold my ol 425 and attachments with the plan of getring a new 1025r. The loacl dealer is within sight of my house so I didnt look at othere colored tractors. They seem eager to make a deal but I always hate leaving even a dime on the table. The plan is for the 1025r with loader, 54 inch deck, and 54 inch blower. I have about. $13400 to put down on it leaving 6k to finance at their 60 mo, 0% deal...$100 per month. I think I have offered right at the fine line in price since they are taking their time getting back to me. Meanwhile I have located a 2014 54 inch drive over (54D) deck that has never been installed or used. The owner has another machine to mow with. He wants $1200, a $450 savings even off my lowball offer. Is there anything I should be looking for on the 2014 deck compared to the one the dealer wants $1850 for?
    Question 2... I have also found an h120 for $2500. It was used twice and has been inside. It includes mounting brackets. This is $1550 less than the dealer wants. What is involved in adding the mounting hardware to my tractor? It looks like just a few bolts, not a lot of complicated hardware. Am I missing something? A couple hours?
    Im thinking with those 2 items removed from my deal with the dealer, I may havw a better chance of getting the tractor and blower at the percent off I want. Any thoughts?
    Couple thoughts.... Personally, USE THEIR MONEY. Finance the whole thing. Keep your down in the bank, if you are not predisposed to spending. If you are then follow your plan.
    Is it the 120R loader? I'd want to know what it was used for. Make sure it did not get tweaked.

    Does all of the attachment parts come with the deck, including the lift mechanism, PTO of either type? Those items are a chunk of change.

    Be very demanding and interested, but tell him you are looking elsewhere too. Walk away and tell him to do better at least once.

    Be sure to get weights for your wheels and a ballast box.

    Be sure you are getting a new machine and not a left over 16 or 17. If it has the upright ROPS you would be happier, but it is an older machine. More money off if it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiwire View Post
    I am new to GTT and already have 100 questions. I just sold my ol 425 and attachments with the plan of getring a new 1025r. The loacl dealer is within sight of my house so I didnt look at othere colored tractors. They seem eager to make a deal but I always hate leaving even a dime on the table. The plan is for the 1025r with loader, 54 inch deck, and 54 inch blower. I have about. $13400 to put down on it leaving 6k to finance at their 60 mo, 0% deal...$100 per month. I think I have offered right at the fine line in price since they are taking their time getting back to me. Meanwhile I have located a 2014 54 inch drive over (54D) deck that has never been installed or used. The owner has another machine to mow with. He wants $1200, a $450 savings even off my lowball offer. Is there anything I should be looking for on the 2014 deck compared to the one the dealer wants $1850 for?
    Question 2... I have also found an h120 for $2500. It was used twice and has been inside. It includes mounting brackets. This is $1550 less than the dealer wants. What is involved in adding the mounting hardware to my tractor? It looks like just a few bolts, not a lot of complicated hardware. Am I missing something? A couple hours?
    Im thinking with those 2 items removed from my deal with the dealer, I may havw a better chance of getting the tractor and blower at the percent off I want. Any thoughts?
    I think expecting 20% of MSRP is a little unrealalistic. I purchased my 2018 1025R FEL/49" bucket/no mower and a Mauser cab for $19998.00 plus sales tax. That was about 15% off MSRP. I have been dealing with the same dealer for years, so they really take care of me in terms of parts and service. To me that means a lot. I also took advandage of their 0% financing. I had an H120 loader on my 2014 1025R and I have to say, I like the R120 loader better. I don't know what the 54 " deck is worth, but assuming it's about $3400, I think you should be able to buy your build for around $17500. Personally I would purchase all new and use their money. Just my 2 cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    Just as a "heads up", that isn't a current promo from Deere.

    In the past Deere has run a 0% financing + a $1,000 (or $2,500 at times) discount *IF* you bought 2 or more implements with the purchase of your tractor. Right now it's just 0% for 60 months.

    Actually I checked Deere's website before I posted. (LINK)

    The current offer is 0% financing and $1,100 + $500 2 implement bonus.

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    If you're going to be paying the same price anyway, why not just finance the entire purchase and put your money somewhere where it can make you money?

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