I'm buying a house next week and I will need a mower/tractor. I'm buying 48 acres. With about 4 fairly nice finish lawn, 3 mid grade lawn/field and 3 rough power line. The rest is rolling hills heavily wooded. I had been thinking I would get a 1025r with 60" MMM, FEL and 48" Frontier rotary cutter. I just learned that some relatives that are going to rent our garage apartment have a small riding mower. This now has me wondering if I should just not get the MMM, or would it make more sense to move up to a 2 or 3 series without a MMM. Originally I was thinking the 1025r for its size getting up close around the house and stuff. But I was a bit nervous about it being kinda small for everything else, but I may have been spoiled using my family's 3, 4 and 6 series over the years. I still like the thought of having 1 tractor/mower to maintain, and of the riding mower really sucks or dies soon I will need to either get a MMM or another riding mower. I have been using my parents' zero turn and I realize I don't like them like I do with a lawn tractor or CUT. I don't really care that my lawn is perfect, but I don't want to tear it up either. The land doesn't really have any heavy loader work that's needed. It will be helpful for gathering wood for the wood stove and in that respect a smaller tractor will drive through the woods easier.
I like the 2032r (2017) as it seems like a good size balance. But not sure if it's really worth the significant cost increase.