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Looking at retiring my 445 with 54 inch deck and just drove a 1023 with 60 inch deck. Was looking at the 700 series mowers but by the time you add diesel engine and 4x4 its quite a bit more than a 1023 just at MSRP. Anyway I got a quote of $12995 with 60 inch deck but I have seen several others advertising under 12k pretty regular. I want to be fair but the Kubota BX2370 was quoted to me for $11000 plus the tax so big difference. I have owned both JD and Kubota and still have a 2013 MX5100 HST that I love but really like JD mowers better I do believe. So if you purchased one let me know what you paid around about and I will call a few dealers and get some price quotes.

Also wanted to ask, should I opt for a 1025 or 1026??? I am just going to use it as a mower and nothing else, I don't need a loader or really even a 3 point hitch but I understand that is standard. I tend to overkill everything I do and it usually keeps me pleased. That's the reason I am entertaining the 1023 over the 700 series mowers. Anyway thanks for the help and your time ...... God Bless
 

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Looking at retiring my 445 with 54 inch deck and just drove a 1023 with 60 inch deck. Was looking at the 700 series mowers but by the time you add diesel engine and 4x4 its quite a bit more than a 1023 just at MSRP. Anyway I got a quote of $12995 with 60 inch deck but I have seen several others advertising under 12k pretty regular. I want to be fair but the Kubota BX2370 was quoted to me for $11000 plus the tax so big difference. I have owned both JD and Kubota and still have a 2013 MX5100 HST that I love but really like JD mowers better I do believe. So if you purchased one let me know what you paid around about and I will call a few dealers and get some price quotes.

Also wanted to ask, should I opt for a 1025 or 1026??? I am just going to use it as a mower and nothing else, I don't need a loader or really even a 3 point hitch but I understand that is standard. I tend to overkill everything I do and it usually keeps me pleased. That's the reason I am entertaining the 1023 over the 700 series mowers. Anyway thanks for the help and your time ...... God Bless
I too went from the 400 series to the SCUT - twice a 2210 and the 1026r - I had AWS - I miss the AWS but the backhoe was a necessity for me

I wanted the torque(important for grass cutting) the SCUT has and the loader - the loader has been the best money I have ever spent - the loader on the 1 series and miles more useful over the 700 series - consider it highly

the loader is like have extra teenage children who follow your every order without question, whining and wont ask for the keys to the car -

you will need useful ballast to use it to its fullest - a box blade and 6 suitcase weights may make more sense for your situation vs a ballast box that rots on the ground filled with concrete - it will lift or hold 600lbs at 6ft above the ground and will lift/move about 1000lbs to 4ft

my 1026r with 60" mulching mmm mows about an acre in 45min and burns about 1 gallon of fuel

the 1026r with r4 tires is light on the grass and they offer better traction than turf tires in the morning dew
 

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On the new JD tractors the 1026 was replaced with the 1025. If you never use the 3 point hitch the suspension seat, tool box and extra 2 work lights are the only difference you will most likely notice between the 1025-26 and the 1023. I do like having a little give in the seat for longer tractor time. I did need to purchase Psrumers custom springs to make it much better though.

If you are not using any 3 point implements and no real long hours on it the 1023 would make more sense IMO. I'll bet you find implements you cannot do without and use the 3 point though. It is just that you can do so much with it you'll find you couldn't live without it. :)

On the cost I am not sure what people are paying right now for a 1023. I think you can find it under $12,000. I am not sure how much under.
 
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Looking at retiring my 445 with 54 inch deck and just drove a 1023 with 60 inch deck. Was looking at the 700 series mowers but by the time you add diesel engine and 4x4 its quite a bit more than a 1023 just at MSRP. Anyway I got a quote of $12995 with 60 inch deck but I have seen several others advertising under 12k pretty regular. I want to be fair but the Kubota BX2370 was quoted to me for $11000 plus the tax so big difference. I have owned both JD and Kubota and still have a 2013 MX5100 HST that I love but really like JD mowers better I do believe. So if you purchased one let me know what you paid around about and I will call a few dealers and get some price quotes.

Also wanted to ask, should I opt for a 1025 or 1026??? I am just going to use it as a mower and nothing else, I don't need a loader or really even a 3 point hitch but I understand that is standard. I tend to overkill everything I do and it usually keeps me pleased. That's the reason I am entertaining the 1023 over the 700 series mowers. Anyway thanks for the help and your time ...... God Bless
While I love my 1025 and wouldn't have anything else, if I was just going to use it for mowing then I would have gone with a zero turn. I believe that they are the best at what they do. Have you thought about one of those? Is their a reason you prefer/need a tractor?

As for 1023 vs 1026, for what you described I think that you will be fine with the 1023.


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I have 1023E w/60" mower, hydraulic mower lift and front quick hitch 54" snow blower. I too looked at the x748 machine but after all the dealer figuring the 1023E was less money after adding all the stuff that was standard on the 1 series (no low range x748). But if you don't need anything except the big 60" mower the x758 should be cheaper without the 3 point and rear power take off. I went for the 1023E since heavy snow blowing is my main reason for the bigger tractor. Three point lift has been nice for moving heavy stuff. But in Tennessee a snow blower should not be necessary. Price was just short of $15k.
 

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Agree with some of the others you should be fine with the 1023, since you're not wanting to use the 3pt or a loader. Power should be fine, , main thing missing out on cig lighter, the extra lights, better seat, mat on the floor board, tool box. and then select control on 3pt you won't use. and what ever else I'm missing on difference of 1023 and 1025r Oh and 2 or so HP.
 
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It sort of sounds like the 1023E would serve you just fine. I'd compare the 10xR models to an LT truck versus the 1023E being more of a work truck. I like power windows and carpet over crank windows and rubber floor mats. If you plan on using the 0% I bet the difference is very little per month...... Today you may not want to use the 3 point, but do you think that will always be? I plan on keeping my 1026R for quite a few years and that's why I went up from an X748. Just seemed like a long term platform.

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Where in TN?

Tennessee Tractor or Tri-Green?

Check with Mutton, who is a site supporter and will ship. (and could also save you our wonderful 9.xx% sales tax)

A couple of our TN Administrators have a pretty good relationship with a Tri-Green dealer in the Nashville area that might pay off a bit.

Another member got John Deere to match Kubota's price...

Just a couple random thoughts.
 
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Does the 1023 have foldable ROPS? I was thinking it didn't. I know that would be a no go for me, as I couldn't get it in my garage.
You probably could on the second try, don't ask how I know. :hide:
 

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Does the 1023 have foldable ROPS? I was thinking it didn't. I know that would be a no go for me, as I couldn't get it in my garage.
Yes ,same as the 102xr models
 
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Reason for the tractor and not zero turn is I do a lot of off camber and many hills and by ditches. No flat group at all so I chew up several spots constantly using the difference lock on the 445. I understand the sales tax issue with buying out of state but then again I would like to support local dealers and form a relationship with one. Not to say I won't shop out of state though on price. Where I'm located I am less than 2 hours from 6 different states being in east tennesssee. I like the ruggedness of the (SCUT) and the heavy components too. I have a 2013 Mx5100 hst with loader cutter tiller forks...etc.... so no need for implements or loader. Bow snow isn't a issue. All good advice so far and keep it coming. I'll check with Tri Green and get a quote and loving the forum so far.. thanks guys/gals and as always God Bless
 

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If you have the bigger tractor then I think the X Series would be a more ideal machine. They have a sweet AWD system that allows you to turn without messing up your turf. The MFWD on the 1 Series is pretty sweet for getting you out of a pinch, but it's not built to flex and let you turn with it on. It's too bad the X749 is no longer available. If I had your situation a couple years ago I'd have one in my garage FOR SURE! AWD and AWS along with that sweet Yanmar, you can't beat that in an LT/GT. It's not going to have a ROPS that grabs branches as you pass by them as well. I think they have a lower center of gravity as well. And on steep inclines that can be the difference in enjoyment vs clenching and/or ruined drawers. The X748 SE was 2nd on my list until I saw the 1 Series spec sheet. That SE seat gets rave reviews all the time. Not sure about your yard, but mine has it's share of bumps and even the 1026R's better seat can beat you up if you go to fast. It could be the stiffer tires also. R4's are a lot heavier duty than the sweet HDAP tires the X7's have. Normally I'm one to sway people up to the 1 Series, but IMO you have the perfect situation for the X7's...


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Thanks 636Mullet, I really am considering the 700 series but just for the money seems like the 1 series is the better for longevity I would think. I get everything done with the 445 now but I definitely tear up the yard in several places and only I can mow a lot of it as I don't trust the kids yet to do those areas as they are tricky. I might still do the 700 series mower only for the center of gravity but by the time I do the 4x4 option and add a diesel then you are talking the same as a 1026 with loader and mowing deck as far as price. I just think resale wise I will do better with a full tractor than a mower. Anyway keep coming with all the advice, its GREAT!!!!!!!
 

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Wheel weights, which I believe that you can add to either, will make some of those tricky spots a little more comfortable.

The X700 will be more comfortable, the 1 series more versitle.

Either won is a great tractor. You really can't go wrong.
 

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Thanks 636Mullet, I really am considering the 700 series but just for the money seems like the 1 series is the better for longevity I would think. I get everything done with the 445 now but I definitely tear up the yard in several places and only I can mow a lot of it as I don't trust the kids yet to do those areas as they are tricky. I might still do the 700 series mower only for the center of gravity but by the time I do the 4x4 option and add a diesel then you are talking the same as a 1026 with loader and mowing deck as far as price. I just think resale wise I will do better with a full tractor than a mower. Anyway keep coming with all the advice, its GREAT!!!!!!!

http://www.greentractortalk.com/forums/sub-compact-utility-tractors-scut/4462-roll-over-limits-1026r.html#post37998

see post #4 of the tread about ills and the 1026r
 

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If all your going to do is mow, I'd get a X7XX with 4 wheel steer & maybe 4x4.

Now, if you want a loader, rear PTO, and 3pt the 1025 is the way to go.
 

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Wheel weights, which I believe that you can add to either, will make some of those tricky spots a little more comfortable.

The X700 will be more comfortable, the 1 series more versitle.

Either won is a great tractor. You really can't go wrong.
I was really surprised at how much wheel weights add to the stability.
 
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