The issue with the air cleaners on the 1025r, from 2013 to some time in 2018 has caused some concern with tractor owners. Some have already replaced the air cleaner assembly at their own costs. Some have had their air cleaner replaced by their dealer, a couple of required a new engine due to the damage from the air cleaner mounting system breaking the valve cover and depositing metal pieces into the engine.
In the discussion threads, some indicate they are waiting for Deere to take a formal approach with a manufacturer paid replacement program before they will take any action. Others have said they will just leave the air cleaner as it is and should it cause engine damage, they plan to "go after" Deere at that point and make them replace the engine. There are others who have discussed this issue with their dealers and waiting to find out who is going to pay for the replacement of the air cleaner assembly.
So, if you have a 2013 to 2018 John Deere 1025r what are your plans for your tractors air cleaner assembly? Or what actions have you already taken to resolve this issue?
Note, the 1023e uses either the original system used on the 1026r or the new system used on the 2018 and newer machines. So, this issue doesn't impact either the 1026r or the 1023e, just the 1025r model tractors until the new system was used in early 2018 models.