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On my new 1025r, I ordered the toolbox. It was an off the lot tractor that did not have the backhoe installed. Apparently they come with the tail lights mounted either in a low or high position. I have seen them mounted both ways in person. I'm guessing since mine did not come with a backhoe, that's why I have the lower mounted lights. I can not mount the tool box with the mount that moves it on the side because it will not open. The bottom of the light sits right on top of the box. I took the light off and there are some more holes that would move it up a little but the tail light guards wont allow me to use them. The dealer just gave me both mounts and tool box and didn't charge me for it. He said we can't make it fit, maybe you can. So, question is, do they make two different tail light setups? If so maybe I could get my dealer to get them for me. Right now I drilled a hole in the tool box and mount and moved it far back enough to where its on there, but its flimsy and I'd like to mount it properly.
 

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I thought the 1025 had the lights mounted higher than the 1026. I am getting ready to move mine lower. I want them just above the tool box. I want to mount auxiliary lights above them and still have all my lights lower than the ROPS when it is folded down. I am going to drill new holes in the light bracket not the ROPS to lower my lights.
 

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The first question I have is, you had to buy the tool box? Because as far as I know the 1025r should have come with it installed, you should not have to be buying one.
 

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The first question I have is, you had to buy the tool box? Because as far as I know the 1025r should have come with it installed, you should not have to be buying one.
Agreed.. Why are you being charged for the box?..
 

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I got a tool box for my 2305....same one as 1025, was like $70.00 w/ bracket...stupid expensive, I know but works well for limited space available
 

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The first question I have is, you had to buy the tool box? Because as far as I know the 1025r should have come with it installed, you should not have to be buying one.

My 1025R came with the tool box. I do not have a backhoe.

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The tool box came mounted on mine also and I do have the 1025 factory tractor loader backhoe. I remember it being listed as part of the package. I guess since the backhoe was purchased and added at the dealer, they did not move the lights up to mount the toolbox. I do believe the toolbox comes standard on the 1025 with or without the backhoe.
 

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They make a North/South mounting bracket and an East/West mounting bracket for the toolbox, depending whether you have/want a backhoe. With a backhoe and North/South bracket, you need extensions to raise the lights high enough to be able to open the toolbox, which mine came with. But then I wanted to add the rear work lights. Can't add the rear work lights unless you add the brush guards to mount them to. Brush guards won't fit the extensions, so they removed my extensions and toolbox and handed them to me when I took delivery. (I was not happy) I ended up drilling 4 holes in each side of the ROPS to mount the brush guards and light assemblies high enough to keep the North/South toolbox intact and accessible. Note that when the brush guards are installed using only 2 bolts, they can swivel, allowing the light assembly to easily be damaged. Hence my using 4 bolts on each assembly.

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You had to drill a 5th hole for the wires to come through didn't you? That's what was keeping me moving the lights up to the second set of holes in the lights. I guess that's what I will have to do. I have the tools to do it with.
 

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You had to drill a 5th hole for the wires to come through didn't you? That's what was keeping me moving the lights up to the second set of holes in the lights. I guess that's what I will have to do. I have the tools to do it with.
Yes, now that you mention it. I aligned the 5th hole with the "split" in the brush guard.

A little tip: Unless you're removing the ROPS to do precision drilling with a drill press, use a slightly over-sized drill bit to give you some wiggle room. The threaded brass inserts in the plastic tail light housing don't like offset pressure the bolts will create if your new holes aren't perfectly aligned.
 

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Ok will do. I do have a drill press. When I was talking about moving it up to the other holes, I meant using the bottom two holes on the lights. It wouldn't have moved them high enough anyway. Plus they didn't even line up. Maybe I'll get started on it this weekend.
 

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On my new 1025r, I ordered the toolbox. It was an off the lot tractor that did not have the backhoe installed. Apparently they come with the tail lights mounted either in a low or high position. I have seen them mounted both ways in person. I'm guessing since mine did not come with a backhoe, that's why I have the lower mounted lights. I can not mount the tool box with the mount that moves it on the side because it will not open. The bottom of the light sits right on top of the box. I took the light off and there are some more holes that would move it up a little but the tail light guards wont allow me to use them. The dealer just gave me both mounts and tool box and didn't charge me for it. He said we can't make it fit, maybe you can. So, question is, do they make two different tail light setups? If so maybe I could get my dealer to get them for me. Right now I drilled a hole in the tool box and mount and moved it far back enough to where its on there, but its flimsy and I'd like to mount it properly.
That was one of the perks for buying a 1026r , gettting a toolbox. One thing if mounting the toolbox on side of tractor the hinge goes away from tractor. Not sure if this will make a difference just a thought.
 

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Listed in all of the literature as standard on the 1025R
 

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They make a North/South mounting bracket and an East/West mounting bracket for the toolbox, depending whether you have/want a backhoe. With a backhoe and North/South bracket, you need extensions to raise the lights high enough to be able to open the toolbox, which mine came with. But then I wanted to add the rear work lights. Can't add the rear work lights unless you add the brush guards to mount them to. Brush guards won't fit the extensions, so they removed my extensions and toolbox and handed them to me when I took delivery. (I was not happy) I ended up drilling 4 holes in each side of the ROPS to mount the brush guards and light assemblies high enough to keep the North/South toolbox intact and accessible. Note that when the brush guards are installed using only 2 bolts, they can swivel, allowing the light assembly to easily be damaged. Hence my using 4 bolts on each assembly.

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Mine has an extra bracket under the lights to raise them up... just a piece of rectangular tubing about 3/4 inch thick. uses original holes on tubing and ROPS, and a new set on the tubing for the lights..... Ho many different ways did the mount these things????!!!
 

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Mine has an extra bracket under the lights to raise them up... just a piece of rectangular tubing about 3/4 inch thick. uses original holes on tubing and ROPS, and a new set on the tubing for the lights..... Ho many different ways did the mount these things????!!!
This is the mount I was referring to in another thread that I saw on the 1025r TLB at my local dealer


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