1025R Composite hood review
Results 1 to 10 of 10
Like Tree34Likes
  • 12 Post By Vinson Scott
  • 5 Post By Drifterbike
  • 5 Post By romcjr
  • 4 Post By xcopterdoc
  • 1 Post By Levi
  • 2 Post By HydroHarold
  • 2 Post By H-D dealer dude
  • 2 Post By Vinson Scott
  • 1 Post By fishbait

Thread: 1025R Composite hood review

  1. Top | #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Last Online
    09-09-2019 @ 09:43 AM
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    113
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 11 Times in 6 Posts

    1025R Composite hood review

    I have a mini review of the hood to share with everyone. I've seen video showing the benefits of the material used on the 1025R. I can testify first hand to the validity at least in part to my experience.
    I was moving dirt with the loader a few days ago and I lifted the bucket all the way to its furthest position and a piece of stump rolled out of the bucket backwards toward me and crashed onto the hood. It made a loud noise and bounced off the hood onto the ground.
    I don't know how much the chunk of wood weighed but I would conservatively guess 3-5 pounds. The wood was very hard and soaked with water because the spot I was digging in is damp all the time. It had been buried for a long time.
    The pictures I'm posting shows the wood chunk on the hood where it struck and a picture afterwards. I do not see any damage. The wood chunk hit the hood fairly hard.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails IMG_20161106_162916827_HDR.jpg   IMG_20161106_162952464_HDR.jpg  

  2. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. Top | #2
    Drifterbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Last Online
    Today @ 03:00 PM
    Location
    Hampton Ill
    Posts
    2,714
    Thanks
    1,084
    Thanked 317 Times in 278 Posts
    if that hood was any other color probaly would dented or chipped the paint.
    2018 2038R 220R FEL, 72" Mower, Radial tires, wheel spacers, dual rear SVCs, CtA grapple, single point for FEL, 60" broom with front hitch;2018 1025R 54"auto connect, HDAP tires, Quick Hitch, Ballast Box, Etc...;1967 1020 3cylinder gas, #47 FEL, 72" Landpride Grooming Mower, 6ft box blade, For Sale(no Hurry); life Member NRA since 1974

  4. Top | #3
    romcjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Last Online
    10-06-2019 @ 04:17 PM
    Location
    Waller,TX.
    Posts
    1,121
    Thanks
    122
    Thanked 150 Times in 97 Posts
    I like the composite hood for that very reason . I've been fortunate so far not to have anything like that happen , but I have definitely put my tractor in a position to do that .
    Ron
    2016 1025R SILB (Self Installed Loader Backhoe)
    54 Autoconnect MMM
    JD Imatch
    Several homemade Mods
    Ken's bolt on grab hooks combo , Diff lock pedal , Oblong slings , Backhoe Steps
    Piranha tooth bar
    Artillian forks
    Armstong Ag 4' Box Blade
    Fimco 40 gal. 3 pt. sprayer
    Blue Hawk (?) Plug Aerator

    2016 x580
    Power Flow 14 Bushel Bagger
    Brushguard
    Jeff's LED Taillights
    JD Mulch Kit
    42 Hyd. Tiller

  5. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. Top | #4
    xcopterdoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:51 PM
    Location
    nc
    Posts
    1,673
    Thanks
    212
    Thanked 892 Times in 335 Posts
    Keep that lil near miss in mind. Stuff rolling out the rear of a bucket can have serious consequences. A small chunk hitting the hood and bouncing back at the operator can ruin yur day. Pay attention to the decals and the lil stick people!

    Sent from my LGL52VL using Tapatalk

  7. Top | #5
    Bonehead Club Lackey Levi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Last Online
    10-11-2019 @ 09:47 AM
    Location
    NE Tenn.
    Posts
    10,153
    Thanks
    2,990
    Thanked 1,899 Times in 1,065 Posts
    It's a plus in my book. I'm glad it's not metal as I've done the same thing.
    etcallhome likes this.
    1026R -- 60D mmm -- H120 Loader -- Curtis 150 Tiller -- DR 3 point Chipper -- Howse Middle Buster -- Brinly 16 Blade Disk -- Kodiak 5' Box Blade -- 12-42 lb. suitcase weights -- Lawn roller -- Upgraded seat springs from psrumors -- Kennyd's bolt on hooks & clevis -- BXpanded tooth bar -- CMI 6' wagon -- Heavy Hitch Cultivator /garden bedder / hiller attachments --

    Donated by some great people/vendors on here: 72 lb. wheel weights -- Bro-Tek 1½" rear wheel spacers.
    NRA Life Member

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Levi For This Useful Post:

    Michigan Grandpa (11-18-2016)

  9. Top | #6
    HydroHarold's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Last Online
    06-28-2019 @ 11:07 PM
    Location
    Mid Hudson Valley NY
    Posts
    3,554
    Thanks
    321
    Thanked 332 Times in 253 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Levi View Post
    It's a plus in my book. I'm glad it's not metal as I've done the same thing.
    Yeah, but a dent in metal tractor parts makes a much more sexy story around the campfire at beero'clock!

    I christened my hood the second day with a piece of broken concrete about 10# worth, a really significant bang then it hopped off the hood via the grill/grill guard. I have not crabbed (much) about the plastic since. Don't have a loader on the GX335, but there's a few really significant gouges from low hanging branches and 1 phone pole guy wire... I still cringe when I pull up the GX hood though as I remember some campfire stories from the early 2000's.

    (Let's just hope JD doesn't cheap out further down the road to save more pennies!)
    Last edited by HydroHarold; 11-19-2016 at 12:01 AM.
    etcallhome and Levi like this.
    2013(12) 1026r TLB 54 QH front blade, 54D Auto Connect deck, ballast box, carryall

    '04 GX335, 48C, Johnny Bucket Jr., PowerFlow W/7bu. bagger, 42 snow blower, 48 Plow, JD front dethatcher, 10 Cart, Little-Brown Henway, Stihl 026P/20", Stihl 241/16", Stihl BG 85 blower, Stihl KombiMotor 110 w/string trimmer/brush cutter/edger/pole saw/hedge trimmer, Snapper 21" WB, Snapper 8/24 snow blower

    "...and visions of green CUT sugarplums dance in his head..."

    NRA Life Member

  10. Top | #7

    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Last Online
    03-02-2019 @ 06:20 PM
    Location
    Lehigh Valley PA
    Posts
    3,228
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 201 Times in 195 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Drifterbike View Post
    if that hood was any other color probaly would dented or chipped the paint.
    2 years ago I rented a Kabota B21 for some serious snow removal. The metal hood looked like an old fashioned wash board. I'm glad it was already damaged because I bounced quite a few ice/snow chunks off of it. LOL
    etcallhome and Levi like this.

  11. Top | #8

    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Last Online
    09-09-2019 @ 09:43 AM
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    113
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 11 Times in 6 Posts
    I'm very pleased with the outcome of this incident. Good job John Deere with your design.
    etcallhome and Levi like this.

  12. Top | #9
    etcallhome's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:19 PM
    Location
    Preston County WV
    Posts
    13,503
    Thanks
    3,299
    Thanked 2,502 Times in 1,612 Posts
    Guessing 7-8 yrs ago , I almost traded my JD2305 for another 2305 because it had a BH. Seen this tractor setting in dealers lot from the interstate. That evening on way home from work stopped to check it out. According to dealer a very large rock came rolled out of the bucket slid down the lift arm of FEL (it was all scratched) and put a big hole through the hood and took out the radiator.
    Gene

    Have fun and be safe !!!
    USAR 8yr 8 mo SSG 99th ARCOM
    JD 1025R, H120 FEL 54" bucket, 54" mmm Auto Conn, 54" Front blade, JD back hoe ,JD IMatch, 48" Bush Hog tiller, Middlebuster from MF dealer, used King Kutter 5' rear blade, a new 47" JD Front blower and Original Tractor cab w/heater.
    We have a Red Honda Pioneer 700-4 (4 seater) w/soft top , doors, and winch.

  13. Top | #10
    fishbait's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Last Online
    08-15-2019 @ 05:25 AM
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    396
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 113 Times in 68 Posts
    I was transporting large, heavy oak tree rounds piled on the grapple to the splitter. One rolled off the grapple, over the brush guard and bounced on the hood with no damage. The round bounced off to the side before it wiped out the cab windshield. Dumb thing was, I managed to do it again on the next load! Again, no damage to the hood. A metal hood would have been mangled at this point.

    The rolling, bouncing logs convinced me; that evening I ordered the Artillian Back Rest .
    etcallhome likes this.
    1025r
    H120 Loader w/Ken's hooks, Pirhana Bar, Ratchet Rake, Bucket Tamer Shoes, front quick hitch
    260 Backhoe w/Ken's hook, BXpanded Thumb, Bro-Tec Ripper Tooth
    Artillian Diverter kit. Grapple w/Fangs, loader arm mounted 54 snow blade w/ wings, 24" forks
    54" Rock Bucket
    Ballast box
    I-Match
    Box Blade
    Back Blade
    3pt CarryAll
    Boom Pole
    Artillian Front Hoe
    RimGuard in all 4
    2" Wheel Spacers
    Heavy Hitch
    Block Heater
    HLA 60" Snow Pusher w/Backdrag Blade
    Tektite hard side heated cab

  14. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •