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Morning All from Ontario, Canada!
New to this site but as a new owner of a pair of 1026R's and several implements, I figured there would be some great dialogue here as more people grab hold of one of these. I spent a lot of time of some of the other sites during the research process but like the idea of primarily Deere products here!
Look forward to discussions!
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WELCOME Bob.

Glad you decided to join us. We like to think we are the best tractor forum on the net. And would love any and all input to making it better. I will beat Pete to it, how about some pics of your Deere herd?
 
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ok...I only see one (I think). Unless JD started painting'em in Cub Cadet colors.And why a pair? Are you using them for commercial service?

Glad you found us!

we need all the help we can get:laugh:
 

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His and Hers units?
 

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Thx to all for kind words and pleased to be part of the JD fraternity! One of those things I've always wanted to own and there's a lot of green machines in my part of Canada with the occasional splattering of orange!

As to "his and hers"....NO! My wife can barely operate a blender...;) A colleague of mind was also in the market for a CUT and since I was already researching options, the ability to group two tractors and implements made a tremendous difference on the pricing. Many of the implements are duplicated due usage profile but in some cases, we purchased a few different items that we can also share. For example, the power tiller get marginal use a couple times a year so we will just trade off as required. Of course we had to keep it all under one invoice to make this work but the end pricing and 4 year no interest deal...couldn't lose! Almost had a third setup in the mix too but I think the significant other vetoed the purchase! (something about a new stove or something!!!)

As the other implements arrive, I'll be sure to post pic's. I have about 15 hours on mine so far and thoroughly impressed with the tractor. Remarkably powerful and I can honestly state that I've moved more dirt/clay in the last two weeks then I managed to move in the previous 20 years the old "manual" method! Old stumps are a breeze to move and an entire hill has not been leveled to facilitate a new tractor shed! Once the PTO splitter arrives, there's enough tree's already down to provide years of firewood but I'm not as young as I once was and swinging an axe is no longer fun!!


Cheers to all!

Bob
 

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I sure like that wrap-around grille guard. Nice unit.
 

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I sure like that wrap-around grille guard. Nice unit.
Indeed....it already saved my grill as a boulder came down and under the bucket and up against the parking stand and guard! First war wounds on the new machine...but grill saved!
 

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Nice 1026R you have there Bob! I would not mine owning a 1026R someday, but the 2305 will have to do for now! I see your from Ontario, Canada as well. What Dealer did you deal with on your 1026R? I do all my Deere equipment purchases through Huron Tractor out of Exeter Ontario. Should last you a long time, I really love my 2305 Deere.

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Nice 1026R you have there Bob! I would not mine owning a 1026R someday, but the 2305 will have to do for now! I see your from Ontario, Canada as well. What Dealer did you deal with on your 1026R? I do all my Deere equipment purchases through Huron Tractor out of Exeter Ontario. Should last you a long time, I really love my 2305 Deere.

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Hi Jason
Out by Orangeville and used the Premier dealership in Ospringe. A friend of mind did some business with them and they were great to deal with. They have several locations and the one in Alliston isn't far away either.
I've yet to talk to anyone that owns a Deere that wasn't more than happy with the performance and reliability. I almost went with the 2305's as well but then one of the 1026R's ended up at the dealership in Brampton and I decided to wait for the newer model. Although there's always a risk with early adopters, anything Deere seemed less likely to be problematic and thus far, haven't been anything but happy. Save a few creature comforts, there's not a whole lot of difference between the two so your not missing much.
 

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Greetings and welcome from Winnipeg.
 

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Hi Jason
Out by Orangeville and used the Premier dealership in Ospringe. A friend of mind did some business with them and they were great to deal with. They have several locations and the one in Alliston isn't far away either.
I've yet to talk to anyone that owns a Deere that wasn't more than happy with the performance and reliability. I almost went with the 2305's as well but then one of the 1026R's ended up at the dealership in Brampton and I decided to wait for the newer model. Although there's always a risk with early adopters, anything Deere seemed less likely to be problematic and thus far, haven't been anything but happy. Save a few creature comforts, there's not a whole lot of difference between the two so your not missing much.

Yeah, Premire is a good dealership! I bought my 2305 over Kjji last winter and really like it a lot. Only had 465 hrs when I got it and have put 100hrs on it so far. I mainly use it to plow snow and may run a front mounted Sweeper in a year or two, although it cuts grass really well indeed. Wish I could get the 7 Iron deck for my 2305.

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its becoming quite amazing how many folks online here seem to be almost neighbors!! Everytime I see green gear I wonder if its someone I've linked to on this site!

This site is a Great resource and certainly a sense of community which is becoming far too uncommon in our day to day lives!
 
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