I am kind of kicking back and forth my local dealer has a very slightly used 75 hours 2017 1025r TLB I been looking at. I'm waiting for the CFO to give approval. I want to start a small business based around the tractor and a few attachments. I have great full time job but I want to have my own company. I have worked many years as a heavy equipment operator and think a 1025 tlb could serve in a niche market. I was looking at a 1.7 ton mini ex before and feel the 1025 is way more versatile
My question is would you get the used 1025 it was a trade in for a 2025 that's why the low hours or get a new 1025. I am not thrilled with the new rops nor do I like the stabilizer locks. Never had a machine with them before seams like something to take off to me I don't plan on leaving my backhoe in long term storage.
Any thought would be welcome Thanks