I just recently purchased a used 1026R with the H120 loader and 60D auto connect mowing deck. I am considering buying a 54 John Deere front snow blower off of a person who has a 1025R that he wants to sell me which was used 1 time for 3K with everything needed so the blower is in like new condition. Is that a good deal for the snow blower or should I try to do better? I'm also trying to figure out what will need to be removed to connect the front hitch and the snow blower to the tractor. From what I have read so far I think that I need to remove the auto connect PTO from the underside of the tractor by pulling four pins. I also understand that I will need the front attach hardware off of the 1025R and attach that to my 1026R. The questions that I'm not sure about is do I need to remove the brush guard on the front that is already there on my 1026R or can it remain in place? Are there other gotcha's that I need to be aware of? The reason I ask is that my local dealer offered a discount on a new one if I did the installation myself. I'm wondering if it has to be setup properly for each tractor or should everything just fit? Thanks for your help.