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    New toolbox for 1025R

    I've been watching for some time for a better toolbox for my tractor. I can get just about everything I need in the OEM toolbox, but I have to take out a lot of stuff to get what I need, then figure out how to get it all back in there. I just needed a little more room.

    I came across a small box made by Waterloo Industries in Missouri. It was $11 on Amazon. It has a removable tray inside and a metal locking latch. By my rough measurements, it has 67% more volume inside. There was a logo sticker on the front and a UPC sticker on the back. Both were removed easily with no residue.

    Here's a side-by-side comparison with the OEM box:

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    The new box fits in the existing space without interfering with the backhoe or covering the storage area over the rear fender. I had to angle it slightly so that it would sit flat on the mounting plate (it has small plastic feet on the bottom). You can see the angle in the next photo by comparing to the wheel weight. If you didn't like the angle, you could cut off the feet or the plate.

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    I cut a piece of scrap outdoor carpeting for the bottom so that the bolt heads don't rub on the tools. I also mounted a waterproof pouch in the lid for my insurance card.

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    I use the removable tray to store my "wet work" stuff for hydraulic change-outs.

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    The tray sits nicely in the lid when you need stuff in the bottom.

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    The material in the new box is just a little less rigid than the OEM box. Also, the lid is not watertight. There are small openings where the handle connects to the lid. I'm going to add some silicon sealant in this area the next time I have a tube open.

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    1025R SCUT
    H120 FEL
    260 Backhoe
    54D MMM
    54 Snow Blower
    54 Front Blade
    JD I-match
    10P Dump Cart
    Heavy Hitch: Receiver hitch w/rack, 2" receiver 8-Weight Rack, 2" front & rear receivers, synthetic blade
    Ken's BOGH: Grab Hooks/ Clevis Mounts, Oblong Ring Slings, Differential Pedal, backhoe step, etc.
    Everything Attachments: Pine Needle Rake, Aerator
    Bxpanded: Ripper Claw, Trenching Bucket, Quick Change for 260 BH
    Artillian: 3K fork frame & 36" tines
    Miller Tire: R4 tire chains

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    Very nice!
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    Thanks I went to amazon thru your link and pit it on my list.
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    Great idea. Seeing what you have in your toolbox is as important to me as seeing the upgraded toolbox itself. I looked but I cannot find a thread/post about "What's in your on-board tool box?" If someone knows of a thread(s) about this subject, please let me know.

    2018 1025R w/120R FEL
    54" Quickhitch snowblower (JD)
    54" Quickhitch blade (JD) with Artillian wings
    54" JD MMM
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    53" Heavy Hitch tooth bar
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    16 - 42# suitcase weights (JD)
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    Mount for HR-20HB-1 Toolbox

    Hey all! If I'm going to find my answer, this is where I'm going to find it. I just bought a new toolbox for my 1025r. It is the HR-HB-1 from

    What I want to do with it is mount it behind the seat. I don't have the backhoe so no problems there. I wish I knew how to weld. Starting some classes spring semester. (Been a looooong time since I was in school) anyway, I need a sturdy mount and was wondering if anybody knew of a mount out there that would work on my tractor with this toolbox. Size is 20 x 8 x 9.

    • 2019 John Deere 1025r ("Greenbeard")
    • 120r Front Loader
    • 60D Belly Mower
    • FRONTIER RC2048 Rotary Cutter
    • MTL Grapple
    • BoltOn Hooks by Kenny
    • Quick Hitch by Titan Dist.
    • Heavy Hitch Bucket Tooth Bar (Piranha)
    • Heavy Hitch Receiver Hitch Drawbar with Suitcase Weight Bracket
    • Titan Industries Clamp on Forks with stabilizer bar
    • Rim Guard filled rear tires
    • Large metal ammo box installed on bracket bolted to loader arm (Doubles as step)
    • BoltOn Hooks ROPS Clamps

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    Carpet in the bottom is a nice touch.

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    Sweet. The evil eyes looking up are cool to.
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