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    Bought a 1026r, now what...

    Hey y'all,

    I've been lurking on the forum the last couple of months and thought it was finally time I joined. Any time I'd do a google search on the models I was looking at, I'd get pointed to GreenTractorTalk, and I would gobble up whatever sage advice was being dispensed that day. After it was all said and done, I committed to a 1026r this morning. I'm pretty excited and felt like I was given a fair deal. I demoed the Kubota BX2660, but fell in love with the green machine when I drove it.

    That being said, I bought the JD mainly because I just acquired 5 acres of grass field that will soon contain my new home. It's pretty much meadow right now, but I plan on landscaping over the next couple of years. In your expert opinions, what implements should I buy versus what makes sense to rent? I got the 1026 with the 60 drive over deck and FEL, so those are covered. What have you guys found to be your best investments in attachments/implements? I thank everyone in advance!

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    Welcome Spence!

    We are really glad you decided to participate in the fun. Your machine will serve you well. As far as doing some landscaping, I find the FEL, a dump trailer, tiller, and boxblade are my staples of dirt work. Hope you got a ballast box with that FEL, it is a must. And post up some photos, we like the eye candy.
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    I demoed a bx2360 before I bought my 1023e. I liked the JD much better. My biggest dislike about the Kubota were the forward and reverse pedals. It felt like everytime I changed direction, I had to reposition my leg. Enjoy your new tractor!
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    Thanks Randy! I'm thinking a tiller could be a purchase or a rental. My dad has a 4110 and my mom likes to have a big garden, so maybe I can convince him to split it with me! A box blade could definitely come in handy too to smooth out some of the highs/lows out here. I used to sell for a company that sold the system that coupled a laser receiver to the hydraulic control of a box blade, so maybe I track one of those down.

    The Kubota was a nice tractor, but like you, I wasn't crazy about the forward/reverse controls. Plus, it ended up being only about $200 less expensive than my 1026r. Add to that the fact that I wouldn't be able to buy my little guy a matching orange tractor when he gets a little older and I was sold!

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    Oh also the Kubota has a little lower lift capacity with the front loader. I figure I will be using my loader a lot for moving heavy stuff.

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    Welcome starkey!

    With the landscaping at our new home....and starting up a new yard,retaining walls,trees,flowerbeds,etc. I've found a box blade,tiller,and backhoe to be very handy. I would really like to have a cultipacker for getting a yard started....but it will only be a one time thing I hope. Bad thing around here....no one rents implements.
    Also,the problem with renting pto powered implements is having the proper driveshaft length. It may or may not fit.
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    Hi Spence, I agree with the majority, (tiller,box blade,backhoe) would be my choice for implements, especially with 5 acres and planning on building. You lucky dog, I am already droolling. I almost forgot, pallet forks is a great attachment to have.
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    Thanks for the input everyone. At least one of those will probably be a Springtime purchase. In retrospect, I probably should have added one to the purchase. Thank you JD Financial for 60 months at 0% interest I'm hearing around 2-3 weeks for mine, which is fine since I'll be storing it in my current home's one car garage. They said I could have the floor model, but everybody and their brother had climbed all over it.

    I'll have to take some before and after pics of the land. Driveway going in this week and then the big equipment comes in. Once again, thanks for the advice.

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    Welcome and congrats on the new tractor!!!
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    Congrats on a great purchase. If you are considering a tiller, I bought mine at TSC and for non commercial use, they are great IMHO.
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