I picked my 2025r up a week ago and really like it! I ordered it with just a loader and backhoe. I never used the mower deck on my 1025r since we have a X758 as well. It came with the R3 radial tires on it which I am very happy to say clean out well in my very sticky soils. I pushed off a large pile of dirt with it and tilled my garden with it when I first picked it up and was worried since it was wet but no problems. During the week I aerated a lawn for a customer and the tired did not dig up anything or leave ruts. The backhoe seems much smoother than the older 260 and I really like the second seat for the backhoe. The seat base for the main seat is very stout compared to the 1025 and the X758 which is handy since I am rotund...