We have a 2018 1025R we bought at the very end of last year. Got the Frontier 2048 brush hog for it. We'd used it for some smaller jobs already, but really put it to work yesterday. Temps were in the low 80's, fairly humid, brush hogging a big field with a fair amount of raspberry bushes and 3' tall grass and weeds. The tractor overheated 2-3 times, from what the wife told me. The grill would fill up, so she'd stop and clean that and the screen out. I ran it for about 20 minutes of the 4 hours, but it didn't overheat on me.
I guess the take away is we have to be stopping pretty regular and keeping the grill and screen cleaned out. But I was still kind of disappointed it is this fussy. There were 5 other tractors with us doing the same work, but all bigger ones with larger cutters. None of them were having big issues. 80's is warm but it's not even summer yet! We'll see a lot of 90's and even a few 100's during the hot months.
Does the above sound fairly normal for the 1025? Or should I be complaining to the dealer? The overflow bottle is a mess from the coolant boiling over, as are the fan blades and inside of the hood and side panels. I'll clean that all up and refill the coolant, of course, but I'm hoping this is not a regular thing. It has not overheated with out 60D MMM while mowing our acerage. At least not yet. We clean the radiator and screens every time we get done mowing.