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Having purchased our new-to-us house on 4 wooded acres a few years ago, the wife and I knew we'd need something more than a push mower to maintain the property. I found an old Kubota B6000 with belly mower which was a HUGE upgrade.

After using it a couple of years we figured out that we needed a newer solution. Our house is on top of a hill with little flat yard. The old 'Bota lacked a ROPS which was a major concern on some parts of the yard, plus the gear transmission wasn't the best fit for our slopes, so a few months ago the wife suggested we just buy a new tractor! :good2:

I did a ton of internet research and it came down to the 1025R and BX2370. Went to each dealer to get some seat time. Both were very nice tractors (and such HUGE improvements from the 1970's era B6000) but I felt the JD just had a bunch of little touches that added up to a much nicer package and was worth the slightly higher price.

Just in case anyone is also tractor shopping and comparing these two tractors (can't go wrong with either), here are the main reasons I chose the Deere:

  1. Ease of attaching implements. The H120 FEL and Auto-Connect MMM are second to none. On the Kubota I had to specify their drive-over deck but it's not nearly as slick and polished in operation as the JD A-C.
  2. Ergonomics. Mainly the difference between HST pedals, twin pedals > "treadle" pedal. And FEL joystick location
  3. Longer and wider wheelbase. Should be better for our uneven terrain
  4. Better protected components: No exposed HST fan and steering components protected by front axle
  5. Ease of maintenance: To remove the side panels on the Kubota to access the lower engine compartment requires removing the grill guard
  6. More Ergonomics: lots of little things like foot space, extra thick rubber floor mat, throttle lever (for some reason I really didn't like the Kubota's), toolbox, and more
  7. Dual bucket curl cylinders
I've purchased a Taylor-Pittsburgh 48" box blade and a HF quick hitch so far. Next purchases will probably be a tooth bar and either wheel weights or load tires. As for the tooth bar, I'm heavily leaning towards the Heavy Hitch tooth bar but am also considering the Expanded Piranha bar.

I'm sure I'll have some questions as I get more seat time (only about 9 hours so far), but I'm LOVING every bit of it!!

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:congrats: on the new :greentractorride:

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Congrats on your new Tractor. :greentractorride:
 

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Congratulations woodsnhills and welcome to GTT.
 

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Welcome:wgtt:

You will find many things to do with your new 1025r, they are amazing little scuts!
 

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:congrats: and :wgtt:
 

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:wgtt: and Congrats on the tractor! :bigthumb:
Thanks for the pics.
 

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Welcome from West Virginia

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Thanks for the welcomes! I've been reading this site since searching for a tractor and have found a bunch of great information. Glad to be more formally attached to this place.

I do have one gripe: our grass doesn't grow fast enough. I dreaded mowing the summer we only had the push mower. It became more fun with the B6000, but started to become too much work since it seemed like I was always fixing something after each use. Now I actually look forward to getting seat time but it only takes about 2 hours to mow the entire yard (we have LOTS of obstacles and slopes).
 

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Congratulations on your new machine enjoy!
 

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Congratulations from Tennessee.


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Congratulations and welcome from Iowa. You'll find many more chores to do with the machine to give you more seat time.
 
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The 1025r is a fine choice. Of course I may be a little biased as I bought one in February and now have 65 hours.
We use it a LOT and don't even have the mower yet. Grass is to be planted this fall and I will be getting the auto connect deck early next Spring.

Welcome to the forum. This is a great place.:bigthumb:
 

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Welcome! I think you will love your new 1025R. I've had mine a couple of months and love it.
 
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Just in case anyone is also tractor shopping and comparing these two tractors (can't go wrong with either), here are the main reasons I chose the Deere:

  1. Ease of attaching implements. The H120 FEL and Auto-Connect MMM are second to none. On the Kubota I had to specify their drive-over deck but it's not nearly as slick and polished in operation as the JD A-C.
  2. Ergonomics. Mainly the difference between HST pedals, twin pedals > "treadle" pedal. And FEL joystick location


  1. Much the same for me. The Deere, the Kubota, and an LS were the final three. The LS probably would have been my second choice...you seemed to get a bit more tractor for the dollars with the LS. But your top two items were also my top two...the H120 quick attach loader was a big selling point. And I, too, prefer the twin pedals to the single rocker pedal. But that is a matter of personal preference...I know a lot of people have indicated that they prefer the rocker pedal. To each their own, I guess. I also like the three point position control.

    But as others have said, you will find all kinds of uses for your Deere. Enjoy it.
 
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Welcome "WoodsNHills" to the GTT forum and I want to congratulate you on an outstanding introductory post. Your summary of your decision points for purchasing the 1 series is something which comes up frequently for those facing the same descision you were. Your succinct summary of the primary decision points will be helpful to others in the future.

I personally find the Kubota "Treadle Pedal" one of the most annoying things I have ever used or attempted to use on a tractor. A close friend has a 30 hp Kubota and that "dang pedal" is enough to drive me nuts when operating his tractor. I have long legs (36" inseam on pants) and trying to position my size 13.5 boots to efficiently and effectively operate the treadle pedal verses the Deere twin pedals is nearly impossible.

I also plow a lot of snow with my Deere and the side by side pedals for tractor operational direction are the best design out there in my humble opinion (and I am a VERY Humble guy :laugh:). In the winter, when wearing the "frugal man's heated cab equivalent" of Car hart Insulated Bibbed overalls, snowmobile boots and the Heavy Car hart winter coat, the ease of ergonomics is even more critical and the Deere really shines.

Please make sure to visit and post within the following here in GTT;

* photo's of your projects and activities with your 1 series. Photo's are extremely popular and are assured to only further enhance your enjoyment of the GTT Forum and our enjoyment of your posts.

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Once again, welcome to GTT.
 

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Not so fast! He needs to mow first at 5 inches then at 3 inches. Problem solved. :munch:
Ah, yes! I see where you are going there!
One problem, though. He will have to skip a mowing cycle to get back to the 5" cut. :think:


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I use my RC2048 every 2 weeks and it takes me only 1.5 hrs.
 
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