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    New 1026R

    On Friday I picked up my 1026 R . It now has 5.2 hrs on the clock. Purchased with a H120 Loader, 54D mm deck. I was skeptical of how it would mow my lawn. It mows as well as it's predecesor the X748. I like having the ability to use a rear implement while having the loader attatched. For now I am well pleased with my decision to sell the 748 and upgrade, it will handle more of what I am asking of the machine. I know you guys like pics, I will get you some soon. One last note, I am going to replace the turf tires for the HDAP's. I know I can only get the rear in 2 ply, but they worked well for me on the 748. I will sell the turfs on craigs list and hopefully be close to breaking even.


    Will keep you guys posted as the hours progress.

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    Nice up-grade. Looking forward to the up dates.
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    Enjoy your 1026R! I am going to run a "test mow" with one tomorrow in regards to upgrading from my X728 for pretty much the same reasons you described. Its funny, as I have considered the R4 vs. turf tire debate myself. I had actually thought of seeing if the dealer would swap the HDAPs off my X728 (it only has 55 hours) as they are a great all around tire IMHO. And yes, I wouldn't object to any pics of your 1026R!

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    Deck

    What were your reasons for going with the 54" vs 60"?

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    You will get a better cut quality with a smaller deck. If my yard was as smooth as a golf course a 60" would be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiserk1 View Post
    You will get a better cut quality with a smaller deck. If my yard was as smooth as a golf course a 60" would be fine.
    Not sure about that, I run a 62c mower on my rough yard and get great results. I just have to keep overlap to a minimum in the ditches or it looks weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiserk1 View Post
    You will get a better cut quality with a smaller deck. If my yard was as smooth as a golf course a 60" would be fine.
    I've found that you can get excellent results with the 60+ decks just by setting the cutting height to 3"+. My lawn is far from golf course smooth and I am very happy with the results of my 62" and 72" decks. Now mind you, there are some spots that end up quite short but they are hardly noticable if at all. Also, they say that longer cut grass makes for a healthier lawn.
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    I always cut my grass at 3 1/2inches in spring and fall. I cut at 4 inches in the hot months. My grass always stays healthy. I would still opt for a 54 inch deck quality over a 60 plus.

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