I use my 1025R for mowing, hauling firewood & mulch etc. I opted for the 60" MMM. It has thicker deck steel. No complaints after 2 years and 200 hours. No warranty issues. I leave all the heavy lifting to my 3046R.Decided its time to upgrade my riding lawn mower (Cub Cadet XT3) for something that can help me out more around the yard. Been leaning towards a John Deere 1025R or a Kubota BX2680. Shockingly there is a price difference from both proposals (4K) so wanted to reach out to other 1025R owners to see if what was proposed is correct for my needs.
Currently I use the XT3 for mowing and towing. Have a wood stove so I move a lot of split wood around the property via a trailered cart. I also use the dump trailer in the spring for mulching. I have never tried using the XT3 for snow removal so I do have a blower for that but was hoping the 1025R would allow me to sell the snow blower.
The dealer proposed a brand new 1025R with a 2YR warranty. Plus they added a PowerGard protection plan. $15,1xx.xx
120R Loader $4,5xx.xx
54D auto connect $2,6xx.xx
The total comes out to $23K
Is $23K a good price for all of this equipment? Is PowerGard really needed for a residential tractor that will only see 50-100hrs a year? It's tough to spend 4K more for the Deere but it was the tractor I preferred from the get go.
I appreciate any help with the pricing or if I am missing any accessory for this tractor. I know I will need to buy a plow or blower in the future for snow removal. Been watching a ton of tractor time with Tim. Thanks.