Well my 1026R finally arrived today. I'm sorry, I waited in the front yard today and looked out the window waiting for Santa Claus. What a beauty as it drove off the trailer. I have a 60" mm deck, 48" box blade and the bucket. The salesman showed me all the controls and demonstrated the bucket removal. The box blade with the quick hitch came off nice. The 60" deck was a bit stubborn on removal. I had the salesman remount the deck and the issues started..... We could not get the deck to remount. They had a mechanic come by in about 2 hrs. This gave me time to play with the bucket.
We could not get the quick connect on the deck to work. The deck had a bolt on the front mounting arm that rubbed through the beautiful green paint.
MM stands for Mickey Mouse on the deck. We loaded it in the mechanics pickup for a trip to the dealer. They said maybe you will have to assist the mounting of the deck by pulling it on. I told them to watch the JD video to understand my requirements on deck mounting and removal! I could buy a Massey if I wanted to struggle with a deck. I hope the deck turns out and they get it straight with JD. I will keep you posted. I put 4 hrs on the unit today. I was happy with the bucket and box blade. I removed some old stumps, pushed about 7 pickup loads of wood and saved lives. Kidding.