Green Tractor Talk banner

1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
31 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Last year I purchased a 1025r with H120 loader, tiller, and box blade. Well ever since, I've regretted not getting the backhoe and a couple other attachments :banghead:. It seems to be much cheaper to order the backhoe with the tractor (now I know this). Plus I'd like to keep the 0% financing.

I'd also love to step up to the 2032r, but it's difficult to justify the cost. Plus, I sat on one a couple weeks ago and wow was it uncomfortable compared to the 1025r. I also appreciate how easy it is to switch attachments with the 1 series.

So I'm looking at trading mine in for a 1025r FILB with a 60 inch MMM, rotary cutter, artillian forks, steering wheel knob, rear work light...am I missing anything? I'm sure someone on here will figure out how I can spend more money...:lol: Dealer quoted me a price of around 25k with tax and 0% for 72 months.

Anything I'm overlooking? I've learned so much from this forum. I wish I would've read more on here before my purchase last year.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
124 Posts
I went through the same struggle and researched the 2 series and found the ratings on the Bh are near the same as on the 1 series so it didn't make sense to me to spend more money for the same performance so I started looking into the 3 series . 3032r 3033e to be exact and I just can't justify the price tag so I was back to square one on what to do. According to my dealer the 2032 is being redesigned. Supposedly there not producing anymore what's out there is what's left and he expected a announcement next year of a new 2 series since atm you can't have a BH- and use a quick connect deck with out a time consuming hardware swap.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,140 Posts
Well.... those on GTT can surely spend your money. The FILB is the way to go if you want the BH. They have all the little things on them that you may not get if you add a BH.

You will get varying opinions on the size of the mmm and whether or not to get an auto connect or not. I personally have a 60" auto connect and love it. There have been some who have had scalping issues with the 60" mmm, although, I truly believe the thing that causes scalping problems is the mmm not being adjusted properly and trying to mow with the mmm too low.
Depending on the amount of snow you get, you may want to consider a snow blower of at least a front blade. I have a 54" blade and 54" front mount snow blower. I actually had an X748 prior to buying my 1025R in 2013, so I kept the blade that I had. Again, there are varying opinions on whether to buy a front mount or 3 point mount snow blower. Personally, there is not way I wanted to blow snow with my neck turned all the time. Yes, the front mount is much more expensive, but the additional cost was worth it to me and I bought mine when I bought the tractor.
The list can be endless depending on what you plan to do with the tractor. I recently had an opportunity to buy a new 52" front mount broom. My dealer picked it up from another dealer going out of business so he offered it to my at a really good price. I really didn't need it but it will work good for those 3" - 4" snows that we seem to get some years every other day in PA. :good2:
 
  • Like
Reactions: Levi and afulton25

·
Registered
Joined
·
31 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Well.... those on GTT can surely spend your money. The FILB is the way to go if you want the BH. They have all the little things on them that you may not get if you add a BH.

You will get varying opinions on the size of the mmm and whether or not to get an auto connect or not. I personally have a 60" auto connect and love it. There have been some who have had scalping issues with the 60" mmm, although, I truly believe the thing that causes scalping problems is the mmm not being adjusted properly and trying to mow with the mmm too low.
Depending on the amount of snow you get, you may want to consider a snow blower of at least a front blade. I have a 54" blade and 54" front mount snow blower. I actually had an X748 prior to buying my 1025R in 2013, so I kept the blade that I had. Again, there are varying opinions on whether to buy a front mount or 3 point mount snow blower. Personally, there is not way I wanted to blow snow with my neck turned all the time. Yes, the front mount is much more expensive, but the additional cost was worth it to me and I bought mine when I bought the tractor.
The list can be endless depending on what you plan to do with the tractor. I recently had an opportunity to buy a new 52" front mount broom. My dealer picked it up from another dealer going out of business so he offered it to my at a really good price. I really didn't need it but it will work good for those 3" - 4" snows that we seem to get some years every other day in PA. :good2:
I'm going with the 60 inch mower. I have 5 acres and it's all wide open. I also read through all the posts about the mmm adjustment issues so I've stressed the importance of this to my dealer.

I use a 2015 Honda Rubicon to plow snow, so I should be covered for now.

Thanks for the help!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31 Posts
Discussion Starter #5 (Edited)
Yeah the 3033r is mighty tempting but just too much money. I'd rather spend money on more attachments so my tractor can do more than have a bigger tractor.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
929 Posts
I would stop thinking, and just do it. I don't mow with mine, and have no attachments. Just the BH and FEL. I have used both quite a bit. You already know what the FEL can do, the BH...just amazing what that little guy can do. If you can afford it, just do it.

I love spending other peoples money! :lol:
 
  • Like
Reactions: Ray_PA and Levi

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,919 Posts
I went through the same dilemma. I bought my 1023E in 2013, then traded it in on a 1025R FILB 18 months later. I really enjoyed having the BH, but unfortunately I had to let it go when I moved to the farm so I could get a tractor more fitting the 25 acres of rolling hills and forest.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,559 Posts
Keep your current unit and buy a mini Excavater.
BH is good for a few tasks...strait line ditching on flat ground being the best.
An excavater does everything a backhoe will not.
You can put spoils where you want to..not just left or right.
BH kinda makes the tractor unstable unless your on flat ground...I have none of this on my place.
Tryed the backhoe route ( orange) and traded the whole show back in a few months later as it clearly wasn't going to satisfy my needs.
Not to mention....your gonna have to dismount the BH unit for any mowing jobs or anything regarding use of the 3. hitch.
I had my jd 955 for a non-dedicated BH use so removing the Hoe was a non issue as it stayed on the Orange unit.
There cute..I tryed to like them ...but I am so glad I got a Mini EX.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
572 Posts
Last year I purchased a 1025r with H120 loader, tiller, and box blade. Well ever since, I've regretted not getting the backhoe and a couple other attachments :banghead:. It seems to be much cheaper to order the backhoe with the tractor (now I know this). Plus I'd like to keep the 0% financing.

I'd also love to step up to the 2032r, but it's difficult to justify the cost. Plus, I sat on one a couple weeks ago and wow was it uncomfortable compared to the 1025r. I also appreciate how easy it is to switch attachments with the 1 series.

So I'm looking at trading mine in for a 1025r FILB with a 60 inch MMM, rotary cutter, artillian forks, steering wheel knob, rear work light...am I missing anything? I'm sure someone on here will figure out how I can spend more money...:lol: Dealer quoted me a price of around 25k with tax and 0% for 72 months.

Anything I'm overlooking? I've learned so much from this forum. I wish I would've read more on here before my purchase last year.
You didn't really mention what tasks you plan on performing with your BH, how much you plan on using it etc... That's quite a bit of money to spend unless your going to need it frequently to justify the cost over a rental. BH goes off and on very easily, but reconnecting the iMatch or implements is where you will spend your time if your swapping them out for the BH frequently. As theduke said, mini excavator may be the way to go if you've got the room to store the extra machine and don't mind the extra maintenance.

I went with FILB myself. Glad I did it meets my needs perfectly.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
You didn't really mention what tasks you plan on performing with your BH, how much you plan on using it etc... That's quite a bit of money to spend unless your going to need it frequently to justify the cost over a rental. BH goes off and on very easily, but reconnecting the iMatch or implements is where you will spend your time if your swapping them out for the BH frequently. As theduke said, mini excavator may be the way to go if you've got the room to store the extra machine and don't mind the extra maintenance.

I went with FILB myself. Glad I did it meets my needs perfectly.
I don't have the storage for a separate backhoe. We built a house recently so I have lots of trees to plant. The wife also wants a bunch of overgrown weeds and bushes (very large) dug out by the road. I know it's something I can use for years and years. And from what I've read, you find more to do with it once you have it!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
What about fork tine size? 36 or 42 inch? Dealer prefers 36 but I've read others say 42 makes it easier to see the ends when you're on the tractor.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
572 Posts
...... Anything I'm overlooking? I've learned so much from this forum. I wish I would've read more on here before my purchase last year.
Unless your bringing it over from your current tractor, I'd recommend a toothbar and a set of Ken's Bolt on Hooks for your bucket. I can't begin to tell you how much help those have been.


What about fork tine size? 36 or 42 inch? Dealer prefers 36 but I've read others say 42 makes it easier to see the ends when you're on the tractor.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Can't offer any personal experience, I haven't purchased forks yet. The Heavy Hitch Toothbar and Ken's hooks have been allowing me to lift whats needed so far.
When I make the purchase, I intend to go with the Artilian 42 inch for the reason you stated.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,967 Posts
I don't regret purchasing the hoe even though it gets the least use of the attachments it has to be the most interesting one to master. I really believe you should be able to beat the price you got by at least 2k if you shop harder though. Next bestuss thing is a pallet fork set up from Artillian, I'm not sure if that was included in the price you stated from the dealer or if they were hawking Deere brand?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
I don't regret purchasing the hoe even though it gets the least use of the attachments it has to be the most interesting one to master. I really believe you should be able to beat the price you got by at least 2k if you shop harder though. Next bestuss thing is a pallet fork set up from Artillian, I'm not sure if that was included in the price you stated from the dealer or if they were hawking Deere brand?
The dealer is Mutton Power who actually sell Artillian. I think the deal is decent. It's about 16% off MSRP.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,140 Posts
What about fork tine size? 36 or 42 inch? Dealer prefers 36 but I've read others say 42 makes it easier to see the ends when you're on the tractor.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I personally have 36" Artillian and can see them plenty well from the seat. You have to remember, these tractors are not that large so they are not going to pick much over 800 lb. with forks. Plus the longer the fork, the more front overhand you have to get caught in something.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,680 Posts
I personally have 36" Artillian and can see them plenty well from the seat. You have to remember, these tractors are not that large so they are not going to pick much over 800 lb. with forks. Plus the longer the fork, the more front overhand you have to get caught in something.
Agreed. The lift capacity really declines as you lift closer to the tip of the forks. 36" perfect for 1-family.
Even the 36" make the tractor feel a lot longer when in a tight place.

You'll love the forks!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
470 Posts
BACKHOE:
I bought the FILB in February.
Did I need it? No but I am VERY happy I bought it. I like being able to use it whenever I want and so far we have used it to plant 34 trees and dig out 5 stumps. I have some trenching I need to do for power lines and irrigation lines as well.

FORK TINES:
I have 42" tines on my fork set. I like the extra reach for a couple of reasons: They allow me to more easily reach past the tail gate on my trucks and I have used a pallet several times as scaffolding and the longer length keeps the pallet from tipping if I stand on the end. I am still able to maneuver it around in the barn but you do have to watch the length so you don't clip anything when turning.
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Top