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Spring is coming on, so I am measuring up
my 1025 and implements to fit.

I am looking at the GM1072E if the tractor
will handle it, otherwise the GM1060E.

Any one know the overall length without
loader, I need to get my LX255 on the
trailer as well.
 

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I really would like you to just go buy the 72" because that's what I would like for my 1026R and I have the same curiosity as you.


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The tractor will handle the
GM1072E according the
salesman, we are just looking
into the length, he is thinking
5'. 3700$CDN:bigthumb:
 
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The tractor will handle the
GM1072E according the
salesman, we are just looking
into the length, he is thinking
5'. 3700$CDN:bigthumb:
Keep us posted


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I think your gonna find the 72" er will be to much for the tractor to manhandle it.. Power you might be OK. Lifting it you should be OK with loader on. But, I think the mower will push the tractor around in turns and if any hills.. I had a 72" rear mount once and it took my 2210 for a ride.. 2520 was much better to handle it..
 

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I will do a demo test before buying, I am sure that
they can locate one to try.
 
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Hi NEWT, I got to thinking about what you said, so I went
and checked the specs on the 2210 vs 1025r, the 1025r
only 40lbs more, but, if I add liquid filled drives and proper
suitcase weights to the front, this "might" fix the problem
you had. The 72" is 440lbs,GM1060E 375lbs and the
GM1048E 350lbs.

The JD dealer has some nice hill on their lot, so I will look
into what you said. Thanks.
 
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Hi NEWT, I got to thinking about what you said, so I went
and checked the specs on the 2210 vs 1025r, the 1025r
only 40lbs more, but, if I add liquid filled drives and proper
suitcase weights to the front, this "might" fix the problem
you had. The 72" is 440lbs,GM1060E 375lbs and the
GM1048E 350lbs.

The JD dealer has some nice hill on their lot, so I will look
into what you said. Thanks.
I had loaded AGS on the rear of my 2210.. Also, keep in mind you will have none of the mowers weight on the tractor while mowing. And its fixed to the tractor as far as side to side movement, so if your on a slope and the mower wants to pull left or right it will also pull the rear of the tractor with it..

Neighbor of mine got a new 60" finish mower once for his 2210. He used it 4 times and sold it and went back to his belly mower.. His yard has some rolling parts and the 2210 didn't like the 60" out back..

Not trying to scare you away from an mower, just letting you know what to look out for if you test one out.. Some salespeople will say whatever for the sale, then when you get home you come down to reality.. :thumbup1gif:
 

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I agree with Newt.

I had a 2305 with a 60" rear mower.

Four suitcase weights on the front and all was good to lift. But there was nothing for the side slide on slopes. I had loaded rears with 50# weights on each side.

I wouldn't have wanted anymore behind the tractor on side sloping hills.
 

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Can I ask what type of soil conditions you have for your
grass in ID and IL? This is helpful to me, I will be hitting the
salesman hard on all this answers I get.
Tractorslinger , I will look into this. Thanks:bigthumb:

I appreciate all this help, I may hold off until next
spring for purchase and keep researching.:cheers:


I agree with Newt.

I had a 2305 with a 60" rear mower.

Four suitcase weights on the front and all was good to lift. But there was nothing for the side slide on slopes. I had loaded rears with 50# weights on each side.

I wouldn't have wanted anymore behind the tractor on side sloping hills.
 
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trailer length

Budman ; I have a 16' landscraper trailer I use to haul my 2520 cut with, also have the 72" finish mower for behind it, on the hills around here where I live I have to mow them up and down, no sideway mowing on them, if loader is off I run 3 45 lb weights up front with rear tires loaded, I cannot haul tractor loader and mower at same time without lifting loader in air and locking loader in place. my next trailer will be a 20'. I agree power wise 1026 would handle the finish mower, no different in power than my 2520, but the weight difference between the tractors is where I would say the problem lies, unless all your land lays perfectly flat. good luck Big Jim and happy :greentractorride:
 

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All my land is perfectly flat and wide open, I just need a guinea pig for the 1026R and 72" RFM combo.:lol:
 
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Discussion Starter #16 (Edited)
I already have two mower units ColonyPark, but hiring
myself out, I wanted a bigger deck, but not tractor.
I am going to have to do some experimenting over
the summer, I am sure I can find a 72" unit to test
with various setups.

The reason I want the 3pth, is I don't want to take
my cab off when I get it on.:cheers:

I will be getting my tires liquid filled for winter, also
a front weight bracket for weights due to other
rear mounted options I am looking at.
 

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Sounds good budman. I really would like a rear discharge mower to cut down on windrows during periods of heavy growth in our 2 acres of wide open, flat area we mow behind the house. We keep up with it, mow once per week, but sometimes it grows faster than that. I figured that I already have the 60"MMM, so why not try a 72" RFM.:good2:
 
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