I can't drink beer and drive my X500 - the beer goes flat from the jostling around while mowing. I think a Yeti can coozie is a good short-term answer, but that still won't keep my beer from going flat.I would think of it as a platform frame (same as auto industry does) and the initial 1 series was intended to be a structure base (frame) that was a 2 series. These designs are developed years ahead of production offerings.
An option for cooling coils for the cup (beer) holder is still aloof.
I would be very interested in any list of differences and upgrades the new 2025R offers over the 1025R. How are they marketing this? What capabilities will it have over the 1025R?I saw the new 2025R today. Video coming out very soon (uploading now...will take awhile from the hotel).
I will also post a link to our website showing all the differences and similarities I could see (and the Deere PMs could point out) between the 1025R/2025R/203xR
Sorry for the delay. It has been a LONG day, and we go back again tomorrow.
I will say that it is much more like the 1025R than the 2032R. The frame is longer than the 1025R, but shorter than the 2038R. Seating position much higher than the 1025R.
Overall, I think it is a nice 'tweener'. More details when I get the video (and web page) uploaded.
Any specific things you want me to look for tomorrow when I re-visit?
The maneuverability is a great point. I'm sort of in the same spot. I don't want two machines. I could justify (almost) buying a ZTR and then buy an older SCUT for the chores. In that situation, I wouldn't mind the slightly larger SCUT like the new 2025R. But the every-5-days-mowing? I think I would tire of the larger tractor. I really do want snowblower duties on the SCUT as well. Making the jump to the new 2032R is a whole new world of attachments and cost. Wish I could justify it, though!!!I don't like the small tires from an aesthetic point of view. But, I do like them from a functional point of view. Small rear tires mean a short wheelbase and small front tires, both of which translate into maneuverability. I know others see it differently, but the way I look at it, I own a 1 series because I can't afford to own two machines, one to mow and one for everything else. If I could, I'd have an X758 or X739 and a 2032r (or bigger). This new one...I don't think I could have it as my only machine. The turning radius is bigger by over a foot, which may not sound like much, but is actually pretty huge. Not in an open parking lot where you can hardly tell the difference, but along narrow trails and tight spaces where the 1 series can barely squeeze in as it is. I always want a smaller tractor when I mow.
So if I can't have this as my only machine, then the only reason to get it over the bigger tractors is price, which is as valid a reason as any I suppose, but doesn't really excite me. The 2032r excites me, but I can't afford it and something else to mow with.
Again, maybe it will be different once I actually see it. And, of course, to each his own. If I had open land without tight trails and lost of obstacles, I'd probably choose this 2025r over a 1025r.
That's true...I was thinking more of the maneuvering I would be doing around certain areas that I mow...the larger tractor could start to feel cumbersome. I have a solid 1.5 hours of mowing if I do everything...sometimes I split it into two nights. The ZTR entered my head thinking that I could chop that down to a solid hour...not sure.I would expect the 2025R to ride a lot better than the 1025R due to the larger tires, and the 15% longer wheelbase.