I just ordered a 1025r with an H120 loader and 60" MM deck from my local JD dealer along with a Land Pride BB1254 box blade, and it's supposed to be ready for pickup later this week. I can't wait to start using it! I'm going to be using it for multiple purposes to include mowing, hauling firewood out of the woods, with some other miscellaneous loader work with dirt and gravel occasionally. One of my first projects with the loader is to use it to dig out an area for a patio paver project I'm working on. From what I've read the H120 loader is pretty strong for the size of the 1025r. That's another reason why I went with the 1025r over the BX2370 was because JD is supposed to have stronger hydraulics. My question is does John Deere under spec the loader lift capacity on these units and will the box blade that weighs 325 lb. be enough ballast on the rear for moving gravel or should I consider putting more weight on the rear since I only weigh 185 lb. myself?