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I am new to this forum, a soon to be in possession of my new 1025r . ( Loader and deck and some other assorted attachments )
I have a good feeling about this purchase ( had a 2012 JD x360 , front snow blower, and 48" deck ) and had to upgrade because of
our new home and property. Like some other forums, this seems to be fueled by a lot of very knowledgeable people with these compact tractors.
I see many many threads on things that went wrong, broke , didn't work or is missing ? and wonder about owning this unit. I am sure they work
very well, when operated within their limits but I question the quality of the build.
I have watched many of the U Tube John Deere videos and see why these tractors are so popular. Besides fun, they appear to do the jobs very well. I am looking
forward to experiencing the operation of the 1025r.

Rick Hillner
2019 1025r , deck, loader, quick attach , i match connections, forks, drop spreader, and probably a few more attachments in the future

Bancroft, Ontario , Canada:
 

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I am new to this forum, a soon to be in possession of my new 1025r . ( Loader and deck and some other assorted attachments )
I have a good feeling about this purchase ( had a 2012 JD x360 , front snow blower, and 48" deck ) and had to upgrade because of
our new home and property. Like some other forums, this seems to be fueled by a lot of very knowledgeable people with these compact tractors.
I see many many threads on things that went wrong, broke , didn't work or is missing ? and wonder about owning this unit. I am sure they work
very well, when operated within their limits but I question the quality of the build.

I have watched many of the U Tube John Deere videos and see why these tractors are so popular. Besides fun, they appear to do the jobs very well. I am looking
forward to experiencing the operation of the 1025r.

Rick Hillner
2019 1025r , deck, loader, quick attach , i match connections, forks, drop spreader, and probably a few more attachments in the future

Bancroft, Ontario , Canada: canada
It's the nature of any forum. You are reading about a very small sampling of owners.

When folks have an issue a lot will seek help in a forum like this. People who do not have any problems likely won't be on a forum like this. Hence the reason you think you are seeing a lot of problem tractors. Might be 1% or 2% have issues of some kind.

Don't second guess yourself now - you pulled the trigger and have one on the way.
 

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I see many many threads on things that went wrong, broke , didn't work or is missing ? and wonder about owning this unit. I am sure they work
First of all Welcome to the forum. There are a lot of units out there and most of the time when someone posts it going to be about a problem and not how everything has been working fine. So you have to keep that in mind.
 

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While there are threads of some issues, overall, these units are very reliable and many have a lot of use and a lot of hours put on them, often in short periods of time.

Make sure you get a Technical Service Manual with your tractor, whether you want it in CD-Rom or book form, they are very helpful to the tractor owner who wants to properly maintain their tractor. Make sure the manual is a John Deere Technical Service Manual and not one of the many generic "tractor manuals" which are sold on Ebay and other sources on the web. This will provide you the necessary information to put much of your worries and concerns at bay and enjoy your new machine.

Sounds like this is your first diesel machine and they are different than the x3xx you previously had. Make sure since you are in Canada that you treat your diesel fuel for cold weather operation. There are dozens, if not more threads on the subject which provide all of the details you will need.

The diesel machines also vibrate more than gas machines, which are a nature of their operation. This tends to cause some things to rattle loose over time and its just something to keep an eye on. It's also suggested you check the wheel lug nuts at about 10 hours or before and then during subsequent service intervals.

You are going to enjoy your new machine. There are going to be many differences from your old machine and make sure to be very careful with carrying any loads high in your front end loader. Keep the loads low and the machine slow when carrying a lot of weight. Also, ballast, ballast, ballast front and rear, depending upon the implement being used.

There are endless discussions on the use of these machines and the wide range of implements. The advanced search feature here on GTT can bring all sorts of helpful information and the experience of others to you. Build a good relationship with your dealer and use the experience and knowledge of this forum to your benefit and the experience with your new machine is going to be a good one. Likely, a great one.

Welcome to GTT and congratulations on your purchase.....
 

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It's the nature of any forum. You are reading about a very small sampling of owners.

When folks have an issue a lot will seek help in a forum like this. People who do not have any problems likely won't be on a forum like this. Hence the reason you think you are seeing a lot of problem tractors. Might be 1% or 2% have issues of some kind.

Don't second guess yourself now - you pulled the trigger and have one on the way.
I was a diesel pusher, motor home owner, and not a new one. So thank god for these like - forum members. Saved me a lot of money and time by their experiences . I see from these responses I am in good hands ( membership shows care and concern, very grateful )

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While there are threads of some issues, overall, these units are very reliable and many have a lot of use and a lot of hours put on them, often in short periods of time.

Make sure you get a Technical Service Manual with your tractor, whether you want it in CD-Rom or book form, they are very helpful to the tractor owner who wants to properly maintain their tractor. Make sure the manual is a John Deere Technical Service Manual and not one of the many generic "tractor manuals" which are sold on Ebay and other sources on the web. This will provide you the necessary information to put much of your worries and concerns at bay and enjoy your new machine.

Sounds like this is your first diesel machine and they are different than the x3xx you previously had. Make sure since you are in Canada that you treat your diesel fuel for cold weather operation. There are dozens, if not more threads on the subject which provide all of the details you will need.

The diesel machines also vibrate more than gas machines, which are a nature of their operation. This tends to cause some things to rattle loose over time and its just something to keep an eye on. It's also suggested you check the wheel lug nuts at about 10 hours or before and then during subsequent service intervals.

You are going to enjoy your new machine. There are going to be many differences from your old machine and make sure to be very careful with carrying any loads high in your front end loader. Keep the loads low and the machine slow when carrying a lot of weight. Also, ballast, ballast, ballast front and rear, depending upon the implement being used.

There are endless discussions on the use of these machines and the wide range of implements. The advanced search feature here on GTT can bring all sorts of helpful information and the experience of others to you. Build a good relationship with your dealer and use the experience and knowledge of this forum to your benefit and the experience with your new machine is going to be a good one. Likely, a great one.

Welcome to GTT and congratulations on your purchase.....

I was a diesel pusher, motor home owner, and not a new one. So thank god for these like - forum members. Saved me a lot of money and time by their experiences . I see from these responses I am in good hands ( membership shows care and concern, very grateful )

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First of all Welcome to the forum. There are a lot of units out there and most of the time when someone posts it going to be about a problem and not how everything has been working fine. So you have to keep that in mind.

Thanks again, and I appreciate any and all the information that is provided.
 

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It's the nature of any forum. You are reading about a very small sampling of owners.

When folks have an issue a lot will seek help in a forum like this. People who do not have any problems likely won't be on a forum like this. Hence the reason you think you are seeing a lot of problem tractors. Might be 1% or 2% have issues of some kind.

Don't second guess yourself now - you pulled the trigger and have one on the way.

I will probably be a regular on this site, reading and asking ! Its a comfort to know there are people who like sharing.

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Hey neighbor, welcome to the forum. I know you will enjoy your time here. There are no dumb questions, but we all enjoy pictures. Read away, there's a 'POP' quiz at the end of each month!
 

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I will probably be a regular on this site, reading and asking ! Its a comfort to know there are people who like sharing.

Thanks
We have a very good group here. I’ve been a member of a few different forums over the years but have never seen a group like this. Helpful without any trash talk. It’s really quite refreshing!
 

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Welcome to the forum. GTT is populated (mostly) by people who sincerely want to be helpful and don't have a lot of ego invested in their internet presence. It is a 'very-low-flame' discussion forum.

I'm not particularly knowledgeable about tractors, so this forum has been very helpful to me. I have a 1023E and I've put 70 hours on it since May. I've not had a lick of trouble with it but have received a LOT of tips and tricks regarding SCUTs.
 

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Welcome to GTT.

We would like to see pictures when you get your tractor.

Yes, there are threads concerning some issues. As any piece of equipment, they aren't perfect but they are very good!!

I would say, as others have said, get familiar with the tractor; how it works, how the mmm raises and lowers, how the FEL attaches and detaches, etc., etc. Read the manual many times and maintain it.

As many things, some of the problems that we have are user inflicted or caused by lack of maintenance. :banghead:
 

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Glad to have you at the forum. From your comments I can assure you that there is no perfect tractor as any design or manufacturer has some issues. The beauty of this forum is to learn how to learn and overcome issues. The 1025r is a very good flagship tractor. The various configurations make it very versatile. Like the over worn statement though "it is what it is". If it fits your needs and expectations it will do you good. For my purposes my unit exceeds my expectations. I have made some minor modifications a term commondly called MODS which are personal add ons or alterations. My unit was purchased used but it was exactly what I was looking for in value.
 

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Glad to have you at the forum. From your comments I can assure you that there is no perfect tractor as any design or manufacturer has some issues. The beauty of this forum is to learn how to learn and overcome issues. The 1025r is a very good flagship tractor. The various configurations make it very versatile. Like the over worn statement though "it is what it is". If it fits your needs and expectations it will do you good. For my purposes my unit exceeds my expectations. I have made some minor modifications a term commonly called MODS which are personal add ons or alterations. My unit was purchased used but it was exactly what I was looking for in value.
 

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Welcome and congratulations on your purchase! Post some pictures when you take possession!
 
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