I just signed the proposal for a 1025r FILB. If I have it shipped here to Hawaii with wheel weights installed, I would save a ton of money. Shipping or buying separately later would be much more expensive. I have never ever driven a tractor before, so I don't know if I will even need them in the volcanic terrain I will be working in.
I never have mud, so traction might not be as big an issue as other places. But I have rocky, somewhat uneven terrain, and am on a slight hill as well.
I don't really want to fill the tires with liquid. First - I don't know how, or if anyone over here in my small town does. And if I ever have to work on the tires, or trailer the tractor to my close-by dealer on my undersized trailer, it would be nice to just remove the weights and attachments first - so it would trailer much safer. Or just easily take a tire to the dealer, if need be.
I would probably save hundreds of dollars if I bought them now. Or would the backhoe be enough weight for most jobs? And couldn't I always fill the backhoe bucket with weights and achieve pretty much the same result?