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John Deere 1025R

Sub-Compact Tractor

  • Standard LED headlights and fender lights
  • Premium Operator Station with deluxe seat suspension and armrests
  • AutoConnect™ mid-mower deck can be installed or removed in less than 5 minutes

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Spend more time working and less time switching equipment with easy implement swaps
Drive-over deck makes connection simple Drive-over deck makes connection simple

1 Family Tractors are designed to minimize the time and effort needed to switch-out implements to accommodate different jobs.


  • AutoConnect Deck System: Connect a mid-mount mower deck to the tractor in less than 60 seconds without leaving the seat except to lock the gauge wheels.
    • Load-N-Go attachment: Easily move your 54D or 60D AutoConnect Deck with your John Deere Loader after it has been disconnected from the tractor with the Load-N-Go ramps.
  • Quik-Park™ Loader System: 120R Quik-Park™ Loaders are designed for easy mounting and removal in about a minute, with no tools needed.
  • Quik-Tatch™ front hitch: Save time switching front implements like a snow blower, rotary broom, or front blade without tools.
  • iMatch™ quick-hitch: Easily hookup Category 1 implements in seconds using three fixed points to back in and pick up rear implements without leaving the seat
    • Position control hitch: Set the rear hitch height and then consistently lower the hitch to the exact height every time, which is especially useful in grading and leveling applications.
  • Quik-Knect™ system: Connect power take-off (PTO)-driven implements quickly and with low physical effort. The Quik-Knect system utilizes one connector for the tractor’s PTO shaft and a designated connector for each implement which eliminates twisting and forcing splines to align.


1 Family Tractors can have up to three implements mounted simultaneously due to standard dual selective control valves (SCVs), allowing you to switch from using one implement to another without stopping to adjust. When a third SCV kit is added, the number of possible combinations is greatly increased.

Quickly and easily change speed and directions with Twin Touch foot controls and Hydrostatic transmission (HST)
Twin Touch™ pedals Twin Touch™ pedals

The hydrostatic transmission’s infinite ground speeds and direction of travel are both controlled with the Twin Touch foot pedals.

  • Ideal for loader or mower applications where frequent direction and speed changes are needed
  • No clutching for fast direction changes
  • Match the job at hand with infinite ground speeds
Excellent maneuverability and easy operation with standard four-wheel drive (4WD) and power steering
Standard 4WD and power steering make 1 Family Tractors excellent for mowing Standard 4WD and power steering make 1 Family Tractors excellent for mowing

Both 4WD and power steering are standard equipment on the 1 Family Tractors. This combination allows for excellent maneuverability and ease of operation.

  • Narrow overall width allows you to work in tight areas where most compact tractors just cannot fit. The 144.8-cm (57-in.) wheel base and 119.4 cm (47 in.) overall width gives great stability for all types of terrain.
  • Power steering means fewer turns of the steering wheel than manual steering, which is especially valuable when mowing around obstacles or during front loader work.
  • High horsepower-to-weight ratio makes the 1 Family Tractors a good choice for a variety of tasks. The overall tractor weight reduces ground compaction and makes them excellent for mowing.
  • The fully-independent power take-off (PTO) allows engaging and disengaging of the PTO without stopping tractor movement. This is important when driving across obstacles such as driveways while mowing.
Comfortable and convenient open operator’s station
1025R open operator station 1025R open operator station

The 1025R open operator station is designed for greater comfort and increased visibility.


Comfortable operation  

  • Thick, textured rubber floor mat reduces vibrations and absorbs shock and noise
  • Step-through flat platform and fender-mounted handrails make it easy to get on and off the tractor from either side
  • Controls are conveniently located next to the fenders and are color-coded for quick identification
  • Tilt steering lets you keep your arms in a natural position to reduce fatigue
  • Deluxe suspension seat has moveable armrests and provides great back support
  • Easy access toolbox puts common tools within quick reach
  • Standard 12-V outlet for convenient charging of electronics
  • Easy-lift hood with dual gas-charged lift struts as standard equipment. A simple flip of the latch lets you open the rugged composite hood, providing wide open access to the engine compartment.
  • Foldable rollover protective structure (ROPS) keeps you protected during operation and improve the ability to store tractor in a garage
Foldable Roll-Gard ROPS Foldable Roll-Gard ROPS

Foldable Roll-Gard™ ROPS is standard equipment on 1025R

Increased visibility
  • Sloping hood design provides improved visibility especially during front loader work
  • Standard lighting equipment allows you to work from early in the morning to late at night:
    • Two front-mounted light-emitting diode (LED) headlights
    • Two amber-flashing warning/hazard lights mounted on the side of the ROPS with reflectors
    • Two LED fender work lights
    • Additional front- and rear-light kits are available
Instrumentation Instrumentation

Updated instrumentation is standard equipment for operating convenience and confidence. Instrumentation includes:

  • Tach/hour meter
  • Oil-pressure indicator light 
  • Alternator-indicator light 
  • Flashing-warning lights 
  • Coolant-temperature light
Premium seat
Premium seat Premium seat

The thick, soft padding on this seat provides a smooth and comfortable ride. A high, scalloped back makes it easier for the operator to turn to view rear implements. The embroidered logo and premium vinyl not only provide an easy-to-clean surface but also a well-polished design.

  • Seat adjusts fore/aft for operator convenience
  • Seat flips forward for protection from the elements
  • High seat back and armrests are in base equipment and allow for a more comfortable operation
  • Retractable seat belt feature prevents the seat belt from becoming tangled in the seat suspension and controls
12-V outlet
12-V outlet 12-V outlet

The 1025R Tractor features a 12-V outlet conveniently located on the right-hand side fender for easy access. The placement of the 12-V outlet is within arm's reach.

Mower deck height-adjustment knob
Mower deck height-adjustment knob Mower deck height-adjustment knob
  • The mower deck height-adjustment knob allows the mower height to be adjusted from 2.5 cm to 10.2 cm (1 in. to 4 in.).
  • A spring-loaded detent ensures the height position is locked into place.
  • The transport lock position holds the deck 10.2-cm (4-in.) from the ground, so that rear implements can be used separately while the mower is installed.
Rear installed toolbox
Rear installed toolbox Rear installed toolbox

The 1 Family Tractor features a rear installed toolbox for easy accessibility and convenience.

Beverage holder
Beverage holder Beverage holder

The beverage holder is contour-molded and seated into the fender for a clean look. It is conveniently located and dual-sized to accommodate many containers. The placement of the cup holder is within arm's reach.

Fuel fill and fuel gauge locations
Fuel fill and fuel gauge locations Fuel fill and fuel gauge locations

The fuel fill location is conveniently accessible on the left-hand side fender. The fuel gauge is located in close proximity to make the fuel refilling process easier.

Tilt steering
Tilt steering Tilt steering

The 1 Family Tractors feature tilt steering for easy maneuverability and convenience.

Get year-round performance with the optional cab
Heated cab is ideal for cold weather chores Heated cab is ideal for cold weather chores

The John Deere 1R cab is about comfort, security, and helping you get year-round performance. The cab offers protection from the elements to expand the versatility of 1025R Tractors to perform in all climates.

  • Sound damping system for quiet, peace-of-mind operation
  • Heated cab keeps you warm in colder months
  • Removable doors and front and rear windows that open nearly 90 degrees provide a cooler work environment in warmer months.
  • Excellent visibility to your surroundings with the full glass doors
  • Compatible with all tractor implements except the 260B Backhoe
Flexibility in operation with multiple mid-mower lift system options
Mid-mower lift system options Mid-mower lift system options
Mid-mower lift system options

Standard mechanical mower lift
The standard mechanical mower lift system moves the mower in conjunction with the rear implements and comes factory-installed on 1 Family Tractors.

Optional hydraulic mower lift
The optional hydraulic mower lift system allows the mower to be raised and lowered independently of the rear implements. It uses the loader joystick to lift and lower the mower deck.

Optional independent hydraulic mower lift
The optional independent hydraulic lift system allows the mower to be raised and lowered independently of the rear and front implements. It operates using a rocker switch mounted on the tractor, located at the operator’s left knee.


For more information on this mid mower lift system click here.

Specs & Compare


Key Specs

Current Model
Engine power (gross)SAE J1995 rated power: 17.8 kW
23.9 hp
24.2 PS at 3200 rpm
Power take-off (PTO) power12.8 kW
17.2 hp
Steering hydraulics13.2 L/min
3.5 gpm
Implement hydraulics13.2 L/min
3.5 gpm
Hitch typeLimited Category 1
Lift capacity, 24-in. behind link arms344 kg
758 lb
Standard transmission; forward/reverseHydrostatic - two range
Cruise controlStandard
Approximate shipping weight (open-station; cab)Open station: 706 kg
1556 lb
Cab: 906 kg
1996 lb
Wheelbase1450 mm
57.1 in.


Engine model3TNV80F-NCJT
Engine power (gross)SAE J1995 rated power: 17.8 kW
23.9 hp
24.2 PS at 3200 seconds
Power take-off (PTO) power12.8 kW
17.2 hp
Rated engine speed3200 rpm
Injection pump typeIndirect injection
Emissions complianceFinal Tier 4
Cylinders/displacementThree cylinders: 1.267 L
77.3 cu in.
Number of cylindersThree
Cylinder linersCast-in-block
Bore and stroke80 x 84 mm
3.15 x 3.31 in.
Compression ratio23.1:1
Cooling systemWater pump
Air cleanerDual element with mechanical restriction indicator
Engine torque at rated speed53.1 Nm
39.2 lb-ft
Fuel tank capacity24 L
6.3 U.S. gal.


Battery size500 CCA
Alternator (12-V)40 amp
Starter size1.2 kW
1.6 hp

Fuel system

TypeIndirect injection
Fuel consumption


Standard transmission; forward/reverseHydrostatic - two range
Optional transmission; forward/reverse
Left-hand reverserNo
Transmission gear ranges
Final driveSpur gear
BrakesWet disc (left-hand pedal)
Clutch, wet/dry
Clutch disk diameter wet clutch
Axle capacityFront
612 kg
1349 lb
715 kg
1576 lb
Cruise controlStandard
Differential lockYes
Drawbar maximum vertical load


TypeOpen center
Pump rated outputSteering
13.2 L/min
3.5 gpm
13.2 L/min
3.5 gpm
24 L/min
6.3 gpm
Pump typeSingle gear
Maximum operating pressure138 bar
2000 psi
Draft control sensingPosition control
Remote control valves availableThree

3-point hitch

TypeLimited Category 1
Lift capacity, 24-in. behind link arms344 kg
758 lb

Power take-off (PTO)

StandardRear: 540 rpm
Mid: 2100 rpm
ClutchWet disk
Brake (for mid and rear PTO)Wet disk
Engagement method

Fluid capacities

Crankcase with filter2.7 L
2.9 qt
Transmission and hydraulic system12.3 L
3.2 gal.

Final drive

TypeSpur gear
Differential lockYes

Operator station

Rollover protective structureType
Platform - flat/straddleOne-piece semi flat
Gear shift location - console/floorLeft-hand side


Air conditioning, temperature differentialHeat only
Noise rating
Seat equipmentPremium seat


Wheelbase1450 mm
57.1 in.
Front axle clearance195 mm
7.7 in.
Turning radius with brakes
Turning radius without brakesOutside front tire: 2.51 m
8.2 ft
Limited slip differentialNo
Approximate shipping weight (open-station; cab)Open station: 706 kg
1556 lb
Cab: 906 kg
1996 lb


FrontR3 Turf: 18x8.50-10
R3 Turf Radial: 18x8.50-10
R4: 18x8.5-10
RearR3 Turf: 26x12-12
R4: 26x12-12
Front tread range931 mm
36.7 in.
Rear tread spacing895 mm
35.2 in.


Tilt steering wheel
12-V Outlet

Additional information

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Location: Sparks, MD
Length of Ownership: 3months
Usage: Daily
Incredible Engineering

Debated purchase a long time, glad I did it! Made great progress on my property with it.

Location: Maryland
Length of Ownership: 1month
Usage: Daily
Great Product, well worth the money

I was upgrading from a push mower and looked at some of the riding mowers from Lowe's but decided on getting one from a John Deere dealer instead for better after purchase support. Decided on an X390, then after assessing my needs changed my order to an X590. After reading more and more on the 1 series I knew the 1025R was the one for me. I quickly cancelled my X590 order and the 1025R arrived a month later. After using it for the past 6 weeks I have no regrets despite going way over my originally planned budget. I highly recommend the 1 series for anyone who will do any kind of work on their property themselves.

Location: west virgina
Length of Ownership: 6months
Usage: Daily
all but the tiller

about July last year used it to push snow and used the back hoe a lot love it just dont like the drive shaft that runs the tilller it to hard to put on to the tractor there should be a better way

Location: Maryland
Length of Ownership: 6months
Usage: Weekly
Great Machine

After careful research and thought between the 1025r and the Kubota 2680, I purchased my 1025R mid 2021. It was purchased with the front bucket and a 60" driver over deck. It was everything that I expected and more. Very easy to use, lots of attachments available.I purchased the quick attach 54 inch blade and later added the 18 inch extensions.Gussets were added for securing the extensions to the blade, but probably because I am an over thinker with access to metal and a welder. I have nothing but great things to say about my 1025r.

Location: Nashville, TN
Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger
Usage: Weekly
Steep Learning Curve for 1st Time Owner

I went with the 1025R to maintain a hilly 5 acre parcel of land. About 2.5 acres in lawn that gets mowed weekly, about 2.5 acres of pasture that gets bush hogged monthly. I also use it to maintain a 150 yard long gravel road along with various projects. I regularly use the mid mount 60D mower, the 2048 rotary mower, a box blade, the front loader and a set of pallet forks. I also have a homemade ballast box. I'm a first time tractor owner, so I narrowed my selections to the major brands and dealers in my area: Deere & Kubota. The Kubota treadle peddle drove me nuts. And, I wanted the "easy drive over mower deck". So, it turned out to be Deere. The "easy drive over mower deck" kinda works. I'm glad to have it, but like the entire 1025R there is a steep learning curve for a 1st time owner...don't believe those commercials. Another example of a steep and expensive learning curve is keeping the radiator clean. The 1025R is low to the ground and tends to suck up everything particularly when bush hogging. Buy yourself an air comb and an air compressor to keep the radiator clean both back and front. Or, you'll be buying a new radiator. Wish I would have been told that up front. Deere markets subcompacts to people with a few acres of land, not farmers. But, their dealers cater to the agriculture community. The learning curve is steep for a 1st time tractor owner with a few acres of land. For the most part you're on your own to figure it out...web searches, blog posts, youtube, trial & error. In summary: The 1025R does what I need it to do, but it has been a steep and expensive learning curve.

Location: Oklahoma
Length of Ownership: 6months
Usage: Daily
Powerful little machine

I’ve put 40 hours on this so far. It’s done a lot of pretty heavy ground work and tree removal on my 10 acre property. It’s biggest weakness is the low weight. It has more power than butt, and will sometimes spin the tires instead of moving dirt. I don’t regret buying it but I think I’d shell out for the 2035r if you need a small tractor but plan to move a lot of soil. Also recommend filling the tires and maybe getting some suitcase weights. It will do anything, it just may not do it as fast as a larger, heavier machine.

Big Tony
Location: Ocean Shores Was.
Length of Ownership:
Usage: Daily
Front Loader is great.

You have to remember it's a small tractor. Every Machine has it's quirks or flaws, but the sign of a good Operator or Owner is working with what you have. Run what you Brung to the Job

Location: Rigby, Idaho
Length of Ownership: 3months
Usage: Weekly
Life easier

Bought 2 months ago and does everything I am using it for as intended

Rollie 12
Location: Bozrah ct
Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger
Usage: Monthly
All fittings on hoe are rusting thru. Bad steel !!

Tractor is 8 years old. I like the Tractor but J D used substandard steel on is pistons. Fittings are rusting thru.

Tractor Factor
Location: Dryden, MI.
Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger
Usage: Daily
640 Hours of trouble free productivity!

I brushhog, spray, landscape, move firewood, rocks, and countless other applications and my 1025R just keeps getting work done! If this tractor is properly matched to tasks for a subcompact tractor you'll love and marvel at this little workhorse. Remember...you don't use a pony to do the work of a Clydesdale - and the same applies to tractors.