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    Cold Feet?

    If you had two choices, knowing what you know now as owners of 1025r series, would you choose the 1025r TLB or the 2032r with bucket only? My plan is to pick up my 1025r TLB this week but I guess I'm having cold feet. I only own 3 acres but plan on plowing driveways and spreading salt in the winter. I don't use it as a mower but do plan on cleaning up some trees and brush to clean up the property. What do you think?

    Thank you for your input. Big purchases make me think too much.
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    I can’t tell you what size to go with. I have the 2038r now on 2.25 acres because the 1025r was too short to comfortably get over the side of my dump trailer.

    My 2 cents are that I would never get the backhoe. I don’t think you’ll ever break even or come close to on that investment and even if you did use it a lot it is just not an efficient way to dig. For pipes or cables and ditch witch is far superior and for normal digging a mini ex will shine.

    I do think you’ll be happy either way.


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    My 1 series TLB has proven exceptionally useful and yes, I have to mow with it, although with my rear yard 4 wheel drive is required frequently.
    I really wanted a 2 series for the wheel diameters and slightly better lift height but everything for it was higher priced and I could barely afford what I got.
    Backhoe is a treat! I'm guessing you are forgoing that on the 2 series to keep the price down?
    My suggestion is get the 2 series with a backhoe if you can, but if you have digging projects you may not mind the smaller tractor.
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    I have learned a LOT being a member here in my short time. The retirement property the Mrs and I are planning on will be between 2-4 acres at most.

    Thus, I had started out with wanting the 1025R and knew that the Mauser cab was a definite-must-have option for us. It seemed like a perfect fit but after figuring in getting wheel spacers and larger wheels to give it a little more balance, we felt the 2025R would be a better fit due to the size and the price not being all that much different.

    A 2032 though, in my opinion (which is what you asked for) is WAY too much overkill for what we proposed to do with ours. The extra $6K for the larger tractor is the cost of the Mauser cab..... and Id rather it take a little longer, but staying alot warmer in the winter any day!!!

    Dont get me wrong, Ive gone and checked out both machines and I admit, its gorgeous but..... its just way too much tractor for what Id ever use it for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff B View Post
    My 1 series TLB has proven exceptionally useful and yes, I have to mow with it, although with my rear yard 4 wheel drive is required frequently.
    I really wanted a 2 series for the wheel diameters and slightly better lift height but everything for it was higher priced and I could barely afford what I got.
    Backhoe is a treat! I'm guessing you are forgoing that on the 2 series to keep the price down?
    My suggestion is get the 2 series with a backhoe if you can, but if you have digging projects you may not mind the smaller tractor.
    Thanks, If I bought the 2 series the backhoe would put it too far out of budget considering some other implements that I would need to purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toughsox View Post
    I have learned a LOT being a member here in my short time. The retirement property the Mrs and I are planning on will be between 2-4 acres at most.

    Thus, I had started out with wanting the 1025R and knew that the Mauser cab was a definite-must-have option for us. It seemed like a perfect fit but after figuring in getting wheel spacers and larger wheels to give it a little more balance, we felt the 2025R would be a better fit due to the size and the price not being all that much different.

    A 2032 though, in my opinion (which is what you asked for) is WAY too much overkill for what we proposed to do with ours. The extra $6K for the larger tractor is the cost of the Mauser cab..... and Id rather it take a little longer, but staying alot warmer in the winter any day!!!

    Dont get me wrong, Ive gone and checked out both machines and I admit, its gorgeous but..... its just way too much tractor for what Id ever use it for.
    Very good points. Thank you!
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    You sound like the perfect candidate for the 2025r.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herminator View Post
    You sound like the perfect candidate for the 2025r.
    I agree.
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    Having cold feet is understandable. If you're already committed to the 1025, via signed documents, don't worry. You're gonna love it. I have 4 acres and snow plow drives and our 1/4 mile gravel road, as well as box blade the potholes in the road with my 1025 (among other things). Sometimes I think I'd like a larger tractor, but for my size yard it's just about right. Besides, the money the larger tractor would cost I can get implements instead for the 1025. Now I can do a lot with/to my yard...anytime I want.

    As far as the backhoe, I love it. Today the Mrs & I planted our flowers for the season and I had to go to the part of our yard that has great black dirt and scoop up some and use in the planting. 5 backhoe buckets dumped into the garden cart in about 5 minutes and off she went (pulled by the other tractor). Another 2 projects I did last year with the backhoe.....300 feet of drain tile for the downspouts on the house and barn. Best thing.....I could do it at my leisure and not once did I hurt my back

    Another great thing about a TLB....resale. They lose very little of their value.

    Just food for thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herminator View Post
    You sound like the perfect candidate for the 2025r.
    With a Mauser cab on it.



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