So, I know that the consensus is typically to get a ZTR or a smaller mower instead of buying an MMM for the 1025R.
That said, I just dropped the ‘work clothes’ off the tractor yesterday ( 260b and 120r ) and reattached the auto connect kit + the 60 MMM. I mowed.
I LOVE mowing with this machine. It’s got infinite power for stupid heavy grass (even with the mulch kit on). It’s like riding a Cadillac, comfortable, tall, turns on a dime , and I get a nice consistent, clean cut. I know a lot of people hate on using the 1025r as a mower, but I love it. It’s possible I just come from a long line of cheaper mowers (Montgomery Ward, Craftsman LT 1000 and JD x324 AWS), but I just find a lot of joy when mowing. Coming from the all wheel steer, I was expecting disappointment, but honestly, I’m finding ver little that causes me extra time. In fact some spots that I was really leveraging the AWS, turns out that it’s more efficient to use a different path. But, the 1025r turns (I feel like) about the same as the LT 1000 and definitely better than the Montgomery Ward 🙂
In fact the only other thing that may be more fun than mowing is running the 54” snow blower. The other nice thing is the smooth diesel power, no dips or drops, just nice and even.
Now - tires and weight. Yes, it’s is heavy, but my lawn is no more rutted than my neighbor’s with his Ferris ZTR (wet wet wet). The only real problem is with all Ash trees that needed to come out (15-70+ footers) I’ve been doing loader/backhoe work all over and have made a mess. Time to pick up a 3 PH spreader and get some seed down !
The utility and versatility is unmatched and (unlike most) I’m proud to stand up and say “I LOVE mowing with my 1025r and 60” MMM”