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Hi all, got a quote from my local dealer for both. Seems a 2025r TLB come in almost 3500 dollars more. Even the saleman seemed apologetic. His opinion was that the 2025r was not much more than 1025r with bigger tires and a bit more ground clearance.
Can't justify such a large price jump for similiar lifting capacities etc.
Any thought on this?
Hard to find comparisons with the new 2025r's vs the 1025r.

Thanks, George
 

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Hi all, got a quote from my local dealer for both. Seems a 2025r TLB come in almost 3500 dollars more. Even the saleman seemed apologetic. His opinion was that the 2025r was not much more than 1025r with bigger tires and a bit more ground clearance.
Can't justify such a large price jump for similiar lifting capacities etc.
Any thought on this?
Hard to find comparisons with the new 2025r's vs the 1025r.

Thanks, George
I agree. If I ever upgrade, it would be a 2032

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I don’t agree, but that’s what happens when the people selling them have absolutely no experience on them. I think your salesman needs to sharpen his pencil, if I remember correctly the difference was only around $1600 when I traded. It all depends on what you plan to do with it, there’s more to it than just bigger tires to look at, you sit up higher giving much greater visibility, the traction on a 1 series doesn’t even begin to compare to the 2025. Not to mention a better ride, but again, you are the only one who knows what you’ll be doing with it. If you never get off a manicured lawn it doesn’t make a difference, if you plan on working in fields it’s worth a little more, but $3500 tells me the salesman only wants to sell what HE wants you to buy.


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I agree with Pat.
While mine was a bit more than the $1600 difference, it wasnt as much as your dealer is telling you.
Also, make sure you see the sales sheet, with ALL the figures and options figured in.
I had one dealer I got a quote from adding things in on the 2025 that they didnt on the 1025. Hard to compare exact prices when they play games like that.

I agree too about people who havent used it commenting about its capabilities. They are different in capacity and function. Longer wheelbase, more clearance, higher lift capacity, etc.
I bought one because of all of that. Its sad that Deeres salesmen dont know about what they are selling. They seem to get a few things in their minds about certain tractors and dont give an honest representation or comparison of the different models.
I once had a salesman tell me that until you stepped up to the 2032 or 2038 that it wasnt worth getting anything but a garden tractor. What a load that was.

Now, what you really need to figure out is what will work for you.
Do you need the ground clearance, or are you, like Pat said, working on manicured lawn most of the time?
If you arent interested in the extra bits here and there it offers, then skip it.

A 1025 is a good place to start, but quite a few talk about upgrading at some point. I have no plans to do that with my 2025. If ever I need more than it can handle, Ill look at a 3 series, but where Im at, Ive got little use for something of that size, or even the size of the larger 2 series.
I knew going in that my plan was to get one tractor to last me as long as possible. I didnt want to feel like I would need to upgrade at some point in the future. With all Ive done so far, I can say that Im very happy with the 2025 and its capabilities.
 

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So my local dealer is in Wilkes Barre PA. The salesman initially thought it would only be a 1500 upgrade. When he gave me the quote he said that JD did not offer the 2025r as a TLB and that the costs went up due to having to add the backhoe, power beyond etc seprately. Hence the 3500 price difference. Also the 60 inch deck for the 2025 is slightly more.
So, i don't know what to think.
 

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Maybe that explains it better, I don’t have a backhoe so the initial amount seems more in line with when I traded.


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So my local dealer is in Wilkes Barre PA. The salesman initially thought it would only be a 1500 upgrade. When he gave me the quote he said that JD did not offer the 2025r as a TLB and that the costs went up due to having to add the backhoe, power beyond etc seprately. Hence the 3500 price difference. Also the 60 inch deck for the 2025 is slightly more.
So, i don't know what to think.
That makes a difference for sure.
Mine was similar. Cost on tractor with loader wasnt that much difference between the two. Once I added the backhoe, comparing the two got a bit more difficult because as you said, they dont offer the 2025 as a factory TLB. They should.
I did not get a deck with mine as I have no plans to ever mow with it, so that too may make a difference.

I dont have my original quotes handy, but I know it was less than $3500 difference for me.
I know too that even if it was $3500, Id have still gone with the 2025. I had my mind made up by that point that the 2025 was a much better fit for what I wanted to do than the 1025.
For some reason, Im thinking the difference on Deeres website is $2500 or a bit more, and Im pretty sure my dealer stuck to that difference, even though their quote to me was significantly less than Deeres online pricing, and it should be if your dealer is giving you a good price.

I thought someone on here recently bought a 2025 in PA, and had a smoking good quote on it.
Guess I need to go searching for that thread now to see where it actually was.
That brings up another good point, dont be afraid to shop around. Some places will deliver a ways, and it might be worth it. In my case, my local dealer came out so close to the best deal it wasnt worth it to me to mess with it. I have a pretty good relationship with my local dealer so I was glad they came out as close as they did. The best part was, I didnt even tell them the deal I was looking at, I just told them I need their absolute best price on it right off the bat, and they gave it to me.


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Heres a thread that might give you a bit more info on the similarities/differences in the two:
https://www.greentractortalk.com/forums/sub-compact-utility-tractors-scut/173468-1025r-vs-2025r-worth-considering.html

Heres a couple threads about the quotes.
Prices seem to vary quite a bit. Not sure if someone is in PA or not, but the threads are worth a look to see pricing others are getting/have gotten.
https://www.greentractortalk.com/forums/medium-frame-compact-utility-tractors-mcut/162474-2025r-quote.html#post2863250

https://www.greentractortalk.com/forums/medium-frame-compact-utility-tractors-mcut/174164-can-anyone-give-me-second-opinion-dealer-quoteon-2025r.html
 

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You can try Bartron Supply in Tunkhannock. Jeff is the compact tractor salesman. Phone is 570-836-4011. I think that they are the only single, independent JD dealer in Pennsylvania.
 

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Hi all, got a quote from my local dealer for both. Seems a 2025r TLB come in almost 3500 dollars more. Even the saleman seemed apologetic. His opinion was that the 2025r was not much more than 1025r with bigger tires and a bit more ground clearance.
Can't justify such a large price jump for similiar lifting capacities etc.
Any thought on this?
Hard to find comparisons with the new 2025r's vs the 1025r.

Thanks, George
My 2025R with the same set Up as My Previous 1025R TLB was actually close to $3,000 cheaper than a 1025RTLB.
My set Up's for Both
1025R TLB
260BH
H120 Loader
Auto connect Mowing deck
Hydraulic Independent lift Kit for Mowing deck
LED work Light Kit

2025R
260B BH
120R Loader
Auto connect Mowing deck
Hydraulic Independent lift Kit for Mowing deck
LED work Light Kit

The 2025R is Probably closer to $2,500 Less because I went with a 54inch deck this time around instead of a 60inch deck
and I let them Install the Artillian 3rd Function Kit

I agree with other the dealer Needs to sharpen His pencil

Well a Member Here Looked at a 2025R and a Deere rep told Him On a Video that it has the exact same Power Train as a 1025R which is Not Exactly true. It has the same engine But not the same rear Transmission.Sometime Deere reps at these show Just are not Up On there own Machines they are as behind as your dealers statement


Besides the engine the Other Place they are the same is the front Axle and front Transmission

They do not share the same Frame even

2025R Rear Axle Weight Capacity 2425lbs

1025R Rear Axle Weight Capacity 1576lbs

2025R(Gen II) & 1025R have the same Front Axle Weight Capacity 1349lbs

Yes the Loader does Just have a Minimal Loader Capacity Upgrade 840lbs at Max height compared to the 1025R with 754 lbs at Max height

2025R(Gen II) 3point Hitch capacity at 24inches 882 lb
2025R(Gen II) 3point Hitch capacity at lift links 1234 lb

1025R 3point Hitch capacity at 24inches been increased to 758 lb
1025R 3point Hitch capacity at lift links 1177 lb

some are saying attachments don't Lift as High on the 2025R(Gen II) as the 1025R I have not found that to Be the case at all I Can use a Full Cat 1 3point augur with a Taller Bit Than I could use on a 1025R(36inches for the Bit)

I have found The 2025R(Gen II) so far to actually be so Much More Tractor Than the 1025R ever was for me.

I should Have waited the additional 2 Months Last year and Gone with the 2025R(Gen II) in the first Place. Had I Known it was only going to be 2 Months I would have waited.

I wouldn't Mind Having a 2032R or a 2038R. But There Just to wide for My applications Plus there size is Just 1 inch shorter in length than the 3R series open station and 1 Inch shorter In Height than the 3R series open station. If I am and Going to spend the Money at that Price Range In the same configuration I Might as well spend the extra 6 to $8,000 and get a 3R series open station over a 2032R or a 2038R To me those higher 2R's are Not worth there Prices. When I Can get a More Capable tractor In the 3R series and Have about the same sized Tractor with a 1 Inch difference:bigthumb:
 

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Six months ago when I was looking at the 2018 1025R and the 2018 2025R (the 2025R had really just came out, there wasn't a lot of info on it), the 2025R was $1,000 more for the exact same package, except the 2025R had the radials, which are a bit cheaper than regular turfs but seemed like they would have been great in the snow. Another dealer the same distance from me was $2k less for both packages, but I didn't find this out until the dealer I ordered through kept delaying my 1025R. I chose the 1025R because I use mine mainly as a lawn mower and a snowblower on a flat 1 acre lot and I felt the 2025R would have looked a little silly performing those duties.

The point in my ramble is, I'd suggest not limiting yourself to one dealer and one quote. I have a dealer fifteen minutes from my house, but his prices are insane and they will outright lie about things. That lead me to go to one 45 minutes south of me, part of a good sized network (maybe I will try another location next time), which I had a terrible experience with. If and when I decide to upgrade, I'll try dealers two states over where there's no sales tax. Oh, and it'll be a 3R series, not a 2R series because I feel like you get a lot more for your money stepping up into the 3R - and much bigger implements.
 
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