Have a 2016 1023e, FL, Mower package I have used and loved on my 3 acres. Never had an issue and have grown to love this tractor
The JD dealer though had a 1025r package with backhoe and I pulled the trigger on that with the sale they had going, being delivered tomorrow morning
turns out when you have a tractor like this you discover all kinds of jobs that you should do! Problem for me was they were alot of walls, stairs, landscaping, french drains etc so the backhoe sort of became a necessity.
I also have completely convinced myself that I NEED the backhoe and that it will pay for itself by allowing me to do these jobs myself! lol
I have also discovered I am EVERYONE's best friend in the surrounding area, I'd like to think its my sunny personality but I have a sneaking suspicion it's because of the tractor. Most neighbors will pass out tomorrow when the one with the backhoe shows up. I also fear my projects will take a backburner as we tackle everyone else's
anyway, i opted for the 1025r w/backhoe, 60 in mower, 53 inch loader. can't wait!