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Hey y'all,

I've been lurking on the forum the last couple of months and thought it was finally time I joined. Any time I'd do a google search on the models I was looking at, I'd get pointed to GreenTractorTalk, and I would gobble up whatever sage advice was being dispensed that day. After it was all said and done, I committed to a 1026r this morning. I'm pretty excited and felt like I was given a fair deal. I demoed the Kubota BX2660, but fell in love with the green machine when I drove it.

That being said, I bought the JD mainly because I just acquired 5 acres of grass field that will soon contain my new home. It's pretty much meadow right now, but I plan on landscaping over the next couple of years. In your expert opinions, what implements should I buy versus what makes sense to rent? I got the 1026 with the 60 drive over deck and FEL, so those are covered. What have you guys found to be your best investments in attachments/implements? I thank everyone in advance!

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Thanks Randy! I'm thinking a tiller could be a purchase or a rental. My dad has a 4110 and my mom likes to have a big garden, so maybe I can convince him to split it with me! A box blade could definitely come in handy too to smooth out some of the highs/lows out here. I used to sell for a company that sold the system that coupled a laser receiver to the hydraulic control of a box blade, so maybe I track one of those down.

The Kubota was a nice tractor, but like you, I wasn't crazy about the forward/reverse controls. Plus, it ended up being only about $200 less expensive than my 1026r. Add to that the fact that I wouldn't be able to buy my little guy a matching orange tractor when he gets a little older and I was sold!
 

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Thanks for the input everyone. At least one of those will probably be a Springtime purchase. In retrospect, I probably should have added one to the purchase. Thank you JD Financial for 60 months at 0% interest :good2: I'm hearing around 2-3 weeks for mine, which is fine since I'll be storing it in my current home's one car garage. They said I could have the floor model, but everybody and their brother had climbed all over it.

I'll have to take some before and after pics of the land. Driveway going in this week and then the big equipment comes in. Once again, thanks for the advice.
 

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Forgive my ignorance, but do the Artillian forks just hook onto my loader bucket? I could see myself using it quite a bit. I keep joking with my wife that I'm going to buy a skid steer...this might be a good compromise. That's what makes a marriage work, right?:good2:
 
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