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    Just ordered my new 1025r

    Just placed an order at my local John Deere dealer. I ordered a 1025r, R4 tires, H120 loader, 60" MMM, a JD647 tiller and an iMatch Quick connector. It is scheduled for delivery this coming Saturday.

    I am a first time tractor owner and was wanting to ask is there any particulars I need to know in terms of operation, maintenance, etc.

    The tractor will be used for mowing 2.5 acres and doing work in a 2 acre wooded area and gardening and other misc task around the house.

    Any advice on using the 647 tiller?

    Thanks for any info y'all can give!
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    Welcome sir, you are really going to enjoy your landscape chores with that tractor. I will apologize for not knowing how to link a thread for you, but you will absolutely have to have a method of attaching a great deal of weight to the rear of the tractor, referred to as ballast. I will advise you to search this site for ballast and why you need it, and then select the type of weight set up you think will be best for you. Ballast is essential for balancing the tractor when you use the loader to pick and carry weight in the bucket. Failure to ballast can lead to premature front axle failure due to overloading and also loss of brakes and tipping the tractor over on relatively mild slopes and bumps. Sorry so serious but it is THAT important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff B View Post
    Welcome sir, you are really going to enjoy your landscape chores with that tractor. I will apologize for not knowing how to link a thread for you, but you will absolutely have to have a method of attaching a great deal of weight to the rear of the tractor, referred to as ballast. I will advise you to search this site for ballast and why you need it, and then select the type of weight set up you think will be best for you. Ballast is essential for balancing the tractor when you use the loader to pick and carry weight in the bucket. Failure to ballast can lead to premature front axle failure due to overloading and also loss of brakes and tipping the tractor over on relatively mild slopes and bumps. Sorry so serious but it is THAT important.
    ^^^^THIS^^^^



    Congrats...you will love it!

    Just because you CAN lift something without ballast doesn't mean you should. There are numerous options for ballast and a few minutes of research on the subject here will be extremely enlightening. There are factory options as well as a many aftermarket options, Some of our supporting vendors offer options as well. I chose to go with a Heavy Hitch from heavyhitch.com/ and some factory weights. I use this anytime I have the loader on without the BH. While this works for my situation it may not be best for you so shop around. Stay safe and have fun!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CodeHacker82 View Post
    Just placed an order at my local John Deere dealer. I ordered a 1025r, R4 tires, H120 loader, 60" MMM, a JD647 tiller and an iMatch Quick connector. It is scheduled for delivery this coming Saturday.

    I am a first time tractor owner and was wanting to ask is there any particulars I need to know in terms of operation, maintenance, etc.

    The tractor will be used for mowing 2.5 acres and doing work in a 2 acre wooded area and gardening and other misc task around the house.

    Any advice on using the 647 tiller?

    Thanks for any info y'all can give!
    Welcome. One thing I would mention to a new tractor operator is to always start/stop the PTO only at idle. Do not engage/disengage the PTO at full throttle.

    Many other things, but you will learn as you go. Don't be a stranger here. Ask questions, read the historical discussions. LOTS of wisdom on the pages of GTT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratheon View Post
    ^^^^THIS^^^^



    Congrats...you will love it!

    Just because you CAN lift something without ballast doesn't mean you should. There are numerous options for ballast and a few minutes of research on the subject here will be extremely enlightening. There are factory options as well as a many aftermarket options, Some of our supporting vendors offer options as well. I chose to go with a Heavy Hitch from heavyhitch.com/ and some factory weights. I use this anytime I have the loader on without the BH. While this works for my situation it may not be best for you so shop around. Stay safe and have fun!!

    Yea, I have had others mention this to me as well. My salesman said to get a box blade and it would be plenty heavy enough and it would serve more purpose other than just weight. The box blade is around 350lbs, so I dont think that would be quite heavy enough. Im going to go pick up a ballast box soon.

    Thanks for the info and thanks for the warm welcome everyone!
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    My carry-all from TSC serves as my ballast most times. I've covered it with plywood to allow carrying the Wife around and loading equipment, junk, etc. I put concrete block at the back when I need it. It will pop a wheelie when I take the loader off, so that's about the right loading I would guess. It's my most versatile attachment.

    You will love the Tractor. It will transform your property and your life. Enjoy.
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