I have a 2014 1025r and Deere is going to make me a trade offer for it tomorrow for the 2018. My question is, is the new model really better or am I going to miss the old one. I use this for landscaping and it has to do with about 50% of my income so this is something I want to get right. My biggest concern is will it lift as much as the 2014 model PTO wise . I have a aera-vator that the 2014 barely lifts but works great with. And NO, getting a bigger Tractor to tear up customers yard is not a option. I just would like some feed back if anyone has had both model's.