I used to have a 1025R with a Mauser cab which included the rear wiper. My 2 cents on it.... save your money, not worth it. It was seldom used and because the motor as well as the wiper arm are mounted on the rear glass, it also partially blocked my view when I looked behind me.
Awesome intel, thanks!I have a rear wiper on my Mauser cab and I very rarely use it. Front wiper, use it all of the time. I don't use a blower so I don't have a cloud of snow flying around. If I had to do it over, I wouldn't add the rear wiper as it is usually only turned on by accident. I also have a rear camera on the roof of the cab and use it for looking behind me most of the time. The camera on the back never is obscured from vision due to snow mist, etc. so I don't think I would add the rear wiper and save your money.
I would strongly suggest adding two rear LED work lights on the top of the cab roof. Just be careful with the roof clearance on any overhead doors, etc. The rear revolving amber colored safety light is on a pivot bracket, which works well and the light works OK, it's not the brightest safety light, but certainly a reasonable solution. The bracket is handy and allows the light to be seen on all 4 sides of the cab when in the up position, but also can easily be lowered below the roof line for clearance when needed.
The other thing the cab lacks is side mounted safety lights so the tractor is visible when you are sideways to vehicle traffic, such as when clearing driveways or other properties near the roads. I added flashing LED safety lights on the side of the cab roof, which help tremendously. You want enough lights to be seen and to safely see, but not enough to be a hindrance to other vehicle operators.
Fortunately, there are enough switch locations in the roof panel to allow for these to be installed cleanly and professionally. If you are going to add lights, order the extra switches from Deere / Mauser as it makes the installation clean and consistent. The switches are complete with a fuse inside and snap right into the roof panel.
I have a rear wiper on my Tektite cab. While it is something I don't use often I have appreciated it a number of times.I just ordered this tractor, and dealer asked me if I want the rear wiper? I don’t know if I do, none of the farm tractors ever had one, but I have a front snowblower coming with this….
Just a little background on my snow clearing activities. I use a custom built snow plow, which is 87" wide, which is extreme, but I have the equipment set up to handle it, plus I have used this plow since I built it, nearly 10 years ago. When I plow, I plow on average 25 to 30 residential driveways which are on average 150' long and one is 550' and another nearly 1,000' in length. I typically spend 3 to 4 hours plowing snow each outing. On a typical season, I will plow these 30 driveways, an average of 35 to 40 times, when the snow is 4" or more. So, I plow the equivalent of 1,000 to 1,200 residential driveways each season.Cost is about $400, leaning towards going without