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Don't get me wrong, I love my new 2021 1025R tractor. There's just a few things I don't like.

1. Fuel gauge, who's idea was it to put the fuel gauge down on the left where it's hard to read?
Why isn't it in the dash where it belongs?

2. Snow Blade/Mower Deck Transition. I traded in a 2305 for this 1025R. On the 2305 the snow plow bracket was always on the front of the tractor. Take the mower deck off put the snow blade on.
Now I have to disassemble the front end every time I switch.

3. Mower Deck/3Pt. On my 2305, when I lowered the mower deck to cut grass, the 3 pt. stayed up.
Now it drops with the mower deck. I have to buy a separate hydraulic kit have individual control.

Like I said, I love this new tractor and wouldn't to go back to the 2305, it just, I would have expected some better upgrades on the items I mentioned.

By the way, I ordered the hydraulic kit and still waiting on the mulching kit to come in that I ordered in June.
 

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2. Snow Blade/Mower Deck Transition. I traded in a 2305 for this 1025R. On the 2305 the snow plow bracket was always on the front of the tractor. Take the mower deck off put the snow blade on.
Now I have to disassemble the front end every time I switch
Just curious, you’re referring to the quick hitch? Yes, there are quite a few pieces to assemble and it’s worse if you add the drive shaft for the snow blower or broom.
 

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Don't get me wrong, I love my new 2021 1025R tractor. There's just a few things I don't like.

2. Snow Blade/Mower Deck Transition. I traded in a 2305 for this 1025R. On the 2305 the snow plow bracket was always on the front of the tractor. Take the mower deck off put the snow blade on.
Now I have to disassemble the front end every time I switch.
Isn't there a bolt-on lip/bracket that stays on the front of the tractor all the time and then you just pin-on the quick hitch to mount the snow blade? You shouldn't have to actually unbolt anything to go from mowing to snow removal. This is how most tractors are these days.
 
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Just curious, you’re referring to the quick hitch? Yes, there are quite a few pieces to assemble and it’s worse if you add the drive shaft for the snow blower or broom.
When you have to remove 8 bolts and then reinstall, I wouldn't call that a "quick hitch"
 

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Isn't there a bolt-on lip/bracket that stays on the front of the tractor all the time and then you just pin-on the quick hitch to mount the snow blade? You shouldn't have to actually unbolt anything to go from mowing to snow removal. This is how most tractors are these days.
No, you have to remove the bracket that holds the mower deck and replace it with the bracket that holds the snow blade. The brush guard comes off when switching brackets but you can put it back on.
 

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When you have to remove 8 bolts and then reinstall, I wouldn't call that a "quick hitch"
I don't have to take anything off or add anything which requires "bolts" when changing over to the plow and front quick hitch on my 1025r. In fact, the entire process doesn't take any tools.................or require removing the front hood guard........
 

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It is what it is. Your gripes, the fuel gauge and mechanical mower lift, are very common gripes that many others have shared on GTT.

Just wait until you try to grease the front U-joint on the main driveshaft, prang a light on a tree, or whack into your garage door header with the ROPS. :mad: You‘ll be back.;)
 

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No, you have to remove the bracket that holds the mower deck and replace it with the bracket that holds the snow blade. The brush guard comes off when switching brackets but you can put it back on.
This is wrong, your dealer didn’t install this correctly. I have the deck hangars and the quick hitch mount all installed at the same time.
 

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I don't have to take anything off or add anything which requires "bolts" when changing over to the plow and front quick hitch on my 1025r. In fact, the entire process doesn't take any tools.................or require removing the front hood guard........
^^^^ This.

Can the OP post some photos of what is currently on the tractor. As some have suggested, it sounds like something isn't installed correctly.
 

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The fuel gauge is kinda cheesy lol, JD used a mechanical float which causes the gauge to bounce around a lot. Making it electronic would solve that and it would also be right at home in the dash then. I get Deere was saving some money with the mechanical gauge but they could have still used it on the 1023E and given the 1025R an electronic gauge instead.

ROPS and rear lights, it is what it is. If you picture the tractor upside down you'll see why it's so tall. Actually ROPS is intended to keep the thing from exceeding 90 degrees of roll anyway, stopping the tractor from becoming inverted in the first place.

I've not broken my lights yet nor have I bashed the ROPS into my house, but I DID do a wheelie courtesy of an oak tree! Which is odd because I'm always mindful of vertical clearance with any vehicle or equipment I'm operating, so I was mad at myself for letting it happen in the first place and thankful it was just a tree instead of my roof or power lines and thankful that particular branch was stout enough it didn't break and land on me. It was a pretty hefty size so it woulda hurt for sure!
 

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I have had both the separate ele/hyd lift and the version you have now which works off the 3pt hitch lever .
I have to say, and maybe I am in the minority here on this, but I actually prefer the version that works off the 3pt controls.
I feel it gives me additional control to tackle say a super thick or tall area, where all the way down in my preset height is too low and really don't need to raise it all the way up to keep it from bogging or clogging my mulch deck setup.
The separate ele/hyd switch versions seem to be all or nothing, all the way up or all the way down.
 

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I like the fuel gauge on my JD 2025r better than what was on my Kubota BX. It was on the dash but it didn’t seem to move until you burned nearly half a tank then it really swung around a lot when moving.

Make sure you use the rock shaft lever stop when mowing. Depending on your deck height when mowing the 3 point only needs to drop about halfway.
 

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The fuel gauge location doesn't bother me at all, I do however wish I could see it after dark. Some members have come up with a fix for this though.
 

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The fuel gauge doesn't really bother me either except it's not backlit. I actually prefer a simple mechanical gauge like this, less electronic crap to break as the machine ages and we all know fuel sending units are right up there in failures/ inaccuracy in all kinds of machinery.
 

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3. Mower Deck/3Pt. On my 2305, when I lowered the mower deck to cut grass, the 3 pt. stayed up.
Now it drops with the mower deck. I have to buy a separate hydraulic kit have individual control.
I thought the only option on the 2210/2305 was the mechanical lift that was operate off of the 3PH? On my neighbors 2210, we rigged a "check chain" to holt the 3PH up when he mows to keep it from dropping so low.
 

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You need longer bolts that reach all the way through both the quick hitch (snowblower) and mid mower mounting brackets, and you can leave all 8 bolts and BOTH brackets on all the time! Total game-changer when someone explained this to me, now I can swap the mower / snowblower in half the time. Amazingly, there is no interference.
The only thing I dislike about my 1025 are the sucky driveshaft and engine / hydro pto shaft with the sloppy splined ends that barely engage and no means to grease them.
 

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The fuel gauge location doesn't bother me at all, I do however wish I could see it after dark. Some members have come up with a fix for this though.
This was all I did. Purchased a little led from Amazon. Made a little bracket & wired it into my taillights. Works great.
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Theres youtube videos showing 10 things i hate about this thing or another. One guy actually posted a video on 10 things he hates about his Denali HD. Come on man. Those are sweet rides. I think it sends out bad vibes about something that in all actuality is a pretty darn good product. I have no dislikes about my 1025R. There are some things i would have differently like bigger tires and a better ride but thats one bad little bubba and ive put it to the test plenty. I have too much repsect for it to show any dislikes. Sorry if i rub you the wrong way by posting this but theres enough negative energy in this world. No need broadcasting it
 

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Theres youtube videos showing 10 things i hate about this thing or another. One guy actually posted a video on 10 things he hates about his Denali HD. Come on man. Those are sweet rides. I think it sends out bad vibes about something that in all actuality is a pretty darn good product. I have no dislikes about my 1025R. There are some things i would have differently like bigger tires and a better ride but thats one bad little bubba and ive put it to the test plenty. I have too much repsect for it to show any dislikes. Sorry if i rub you the wrong way by posting this but theres enough negative energy in this world. No need broadcasting it
They do sell them with bigger tires, they call them a 2025r 🤣
 

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I thought the only option on the 2210/2305 was the mechanical lift that was operate off of the 3PH? On my neighbors 2210, we rigged a "check chain" to holt the 3PH up when he mows to keep it from dropping so low.
I did this on the 2210 I owned. The 3 point went up and down with the mower deck. My son in law had a 2305 that worked the same way. I do not know how he was raising & lowering the mower deck without the 3 point moving, unless his 2305 had the independent lift option.
 
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