I am contemplating a 1025r. I was able to borrow a
Mahindra eMax 22 HST FEL to dig some fence post concrete out of the ground. What happened after I finished is what Iím sure typically happens. Since I have a FEL Iíll just move this. Oh I can move this dirt and fill some holes in. Oh let me smooth this ground out. Basically I kept finding things to do with it. Let me try this finishing mower on this over growth behind the garage. Let me just scrape the thorny overgrowth with the FEL instead.
It got me thinking, maybe I can get a small Scoop for my mower for mulch and moving pea gravel around. That transitioned to me finding the SCUT market (TTWT) and looking at a used 2017 1025TLB 100hr with 60Ē MMM for $14k locally and a Ď19 1025r w/ FEL, frontier box blade, trailer and MMM for about $20k.
So the question is, can I legitimately justify replacing my Cub Cadet 46Ē non-ZT mower with a 1025r for twice weekly cuttings and honey doís? In my mind I can justify anything of course, but wanted owner opinions. With the Cub it takes about an hour to mow. The Mahindra was definitely faster in speed.
I have an acre of property in total with Bermuda grass and weeds. The area is flat and open mostly save for a few obstacles in the back yard. I donít mow AROUND anything, just go by them in straight lines including the small amount of trees (3) in the front yard.
The wife loves mulch in her garden, my back doesnít I usually get a truck load or two of it a year and figured a FEL would be useful for moving it around the house. Plus I want to top dress and level the yard which could mean putting tons of top soil on the yard yearly until itís smooth.
I need a French drain done (backhoe). I need to move 5 tons of rock to the back yard for our pool oasis. Iím constantly saying, you know a tractor would make this task easier.
It costs about $200 to rent a Kubota BX locally for 8 hours. However if I break it, Iíve bought it so Iím wary of rentals. The motor can blow and their contract holds me liable. Iíd rather spend money fixing up stuff I own