I have to be honest, right after taking delivery of my 1025r I had some buyers remorse. My long paid for GT 235 cut just fine so I questioned whether I should have spent $18k on a tractor. Fast forward a month or two and it might be the best investment I have made. The FEL is a great tool that just gets stuff done. My kids and I have fun finding new things to do,with it.
I have a 3pt broadcast spreader I have used with my dads 8n. The efficiency of that on the 1025r vs a pull behind is substantial. I just bought a 40gal 3pt sprayer today.