My FIL is the same way, he is 88 , since about the age of 70 can only hear certain sounds. I've worn sometype of hearing protection most of my life.The sound of the 1025r is music to my ears! Never thought it was too noisy, and I don't wear ear buds. I like to hear what is happening with whatever it is I am running.
Hey all- Has anyone tried successfully in reducing the exhaust noise on their 1025R? My fathers 2305 is so much quieter than my new machine. Short of installing a generator muffler, what can be done?
I agree with Pilot-5, my suggestion would be to use a 2305 muffler. And, I agree with you, the 2305 is a very quiet machine. Let us know what you end up doing.You would have to replace the muffler with a better one and/or increase the length of the exhaust pipe to have an impact on the noise generated.
Hearing protection is a serious issue.I have run various types/sizes of farm equipment my whole life. The 1025r is a lot quieter than most of them. I always laugh at those people that put in ear phones, listening to music while running a tractor. You have to crank up the music so loud to even be able to hear it, that it seems like it would do more damage to your hearing than wearing nothing at all. Plus, you can't really hear what is going on around you at that point. From a safety standpoint, I have never been a big fan of that. I have young kids, and although they know to stay away from a running tractor, you just never know when they might in the way and you don't see them.
The only time I notice the 1025r being noisy is when I am against a building, and the exhaust/engine noise is bouncing off the building.
I do wear ear protection when running my chainsaw, as it is louder than my 1025r, and it will hurt your ears after running it all day without protection.
Great suggestion - I bought the 3M WorkTunes and they have exceeded expectation. The reception and quality of sound is shockingly good.Hearing protection is a serious issue.
I use a hearing protector head set that also has a radio and input jack. They take away 80% of the noise but I can still hear the engine and running implements which is also very important.
The mower deck is a whole other animal with its own increased noise.I agree, the 1025R is a noisy little bugger. My ears were ringing after trying out the mower deck for the first time. I think its the inherent noise of the engine, and less the actual exhaust, but definitely would be interesting to see if a muffler change has any effect. It seemed like the deck also contributed to the noise.