I saw one of the JD sales managers this morning at the farmers market. He asked how I was liking my 1025r. I got it in November and only have about 80 hrs on it so far but like it a lot. I told him unfortunately I whacked a turn signal on a tree and need to move them inside the ROPS. I also said I was thinking of getting a back hoe. His eyes lit up and he said DONT DO IT, bring it in and we can trade it for a new TLB for less than the cost of the hoe. He said they have a shortage of low hr used machines. Now Im thinking I may. Is there any reason NOT to? Have there been any changes? I thought I read that there have not been. I kind of like the one I have but new is always nice as long as its not a downgrade. I MIGHT even consider skipping the mower deck and putting the the money toward a ZT or even an old ST38. My regular lawn is really only 3/4 acre. Did they make any changes to the [email protected]#** ROPS this year or is it the same? I hadent really thought of trading after less than a year but its fun to think about!