Following up a post on the tractor with hrs. I've had several of the yanmar John Deere tractors. I would think that several thousand hrs. would not be uncommon. One weak spot of the 1025r is absence of a lower step or hand hold, therefore the weak spot is the tilt steering. Mine with 565 hrs has play and I tightened it up some but the bushing probably need replacing which runs about $200. I may do this in future. I added a step and now there is no pressure on a handhold...but anyway to the point. With all the emphasis on safety, everything you do with these tractors in safety leads to an engine shutdown. While I'm not advocating anyone doing anything to their safety, this cannot and I mean cannot be good for the engine. Most experienced users will tell you that the worst thing you can do to a diesel is constantly starting and stopping them, but this is absolutely what is going on with these compacts. I understand that this limits corporate liability and possibly provides personal protection but increasing shortens the life of the equipment. Naturally this would also be of corporate advantage. I'm not looking for any conspiracies but proper use of operation is the only key to a long lasting value. This might also be not letting multiple users on the machine, or an inexperience operator, or someone indeference to maintenance. One thing in our area is key is keeping moisture of the tractor when not in use. A lot of considerations when trying to maximize value. My take from Kentucky.