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1025R

Sub-Compact Tractor

  • Powerful Tier 4-compliant diesel engine
  • Premium Operator Station with ergonomic seat, armrests and fender lights
  • AutoConnect™ mid-mower deck can be installed or removed in less than 5 minutes
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Starting At:15,970.00

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Features



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.

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
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.
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
Standard (and optional) lighting shown Standard (and optional) lighting shown
  • 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 sealed-beam halogen headlights
    • Two amber-flashing warning/hazard lights mounted on the side of the ROPS with reflectors
    • Two additional fender lights are standard on the 1025R
    • Additional front- and rear-light kits are available
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
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.

Specifications


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Key Specs 1025r
Current Model
Engine power (gross)SAE J1995 rated power: 17.8 kW
23.9 hp
24.2 PS
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
Family
ManufacturerYanmar®
Engine model3TNV80F-NCJT
Engine power (gross)SAE J1995 rated power: 17.8 kW
23.9 hp
24.2 PS
Power take-off (PTO) power12.8 kW
17.2 hp
Rated engine speed3200 rpm
TypeDiesel
Injection pump typeIndirect injection
AspirationNatural
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
LubricationPressurized
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.
Electrical
Battery size500 CCA
Alternator (12-V)40 amp
Starter size1.2 kW
1.6 hp
Fuel system
TypeIndirect injection
Fuel consumption
Transmission
Standard transmission; forward/reverseHydrostatic - two range
Optional transmission; forward/reverse
Left-hand reverserNo
Transmission gear ranges
Final driveSpur gear
BrakesWet disc (left-hand pedal)
SteeringPower
Clutch, wet/dry
Clutch disk diameter wet clutch
Axle capacityFront
612 kg
1349 lb
Rear
715 kg
1576 lb
CreeperNo
Cruise controlStandard
Differential lockYes
Drawbar maximum vertical load
Hydraulics
TypeOpen center
Pump rated outputSteering
13.2 L/min
3.5 gpm
Implement
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
Optional
ControlIndependent
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
Foldable
Yes
Platform - flat/straddleOne-piece semi flat
Gear shift location - console/floorLeft-hand side
Cab
Compliance
Visibility
Air conditioning, temperature differentialHeat only
DoorsTwo
Noise rating
Seat equipmentPremium seat
Dimensions
Height
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
Tires
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.
Miscellaneous
ToolboxYes
Tilt steering wheel
12-V Outlet

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Reviews

4.51

519 reviews

Rating Snapshot

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4.33
4.45
4.49

Second guessing my purchase

2/5

Purchased a 1025r on 4/2/20. On 2/3/21 it went back to the dealer for the third time. Today is 2/17 and it's still there. Second time for the same problem. Can't stop the hydraulic system on the loader from leaking off. According to other reviews, I'm not the only one with this problem. The first time they had it for three weeks. Said the left lift cylinder was bad and replaced it. Well, turns out that wasn't the problem. Patiently waiting to hear what they say this time. The first problem was a oil leak in the rear end. Dealer says a part was installed wrong at the factory. I'm satisfied with the fix,10 months later and still no leaks. I did have another problem that I talked to the dealer about and couldn't get a straight answer from them. I went home and took it apart ( although under warranty ) and fixed it myself. I'll wait until I get it back and see if the problem with the loader is fixed. If not I'll be trading for a different brand. Lost a lot of respect for John Deere.

Pros

Cons

Randy G

From: Great Valley,N.Y.

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

2
2
5

It’s a Beast

5/5

I have owned this machine new since 2018. It never ceases to amaze me! I’ve done dozens of sizable projects with the bucket and hoe, and has never let me down! Awesome Machine.

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Cons

gatorguy

From: Washington county Pa.

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Questionable durability

2/5

I bought this tractor used with very low hours on it. At 150 hours the engine needed to be replaced. At 350 hours the mower deck/3 point lift control had to be replaced. I like the tractor but am constantly concerned about the product life expectancy. I do think I'll sell and buy a different brand. I've always heard that the green paint is very expensive and I've had two lessons so far.

Pros

Cons

keo523

From: Springfield MO

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

2
2
5

The John Deere 1025r is a great tractor

5/5

When you see this tractor you think it can't do much I was told it couldn't dig rock but I assure you that it can

Pros

  • everything

Cons

  • none

Smiley

From: Tx

Length of Ownership: 1week

Usage Frequency:

Level of Expertise:

5
2
5

jOHN dEERE 1025r SUB cOMPACT

5/5

I have owned many small lawn tractors over the years and all John Deere. I was in the market recently shopping for a new 2020 sub compact tractor between Kubota BX series and JD 1025R with a BH / FL / MM, after a long period of time and research comparing product vs price I decided to go with the JD 1025R which was slightly higher than Kubota, but what won me over was all the easy off & on quick disconnect attachments plus. I have to commend John Deere that the 1025R 1st family series so far has exceeded my expectations using the multi attachments from mowing / digging mid size tree stumps / and using the front loader to move mountains of dirt..

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Cons

hARLEY

From:

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

I lI love the versatility

5/5

I’ve had my 1025R for about a week. I love the versatility and how easy it is to switch the attachments on and off. The power is excellent. I can’t believe how it moved dirt effortlessly. So far so good!!

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Cons

Jwill

From: Hanover, minnesota

Length of Ownership: 1week

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
2
5

I have one of these nice tra

5/5

I bought a 2017 1025r a few years ago I use mine with jd loader and 60 D mower deck. And a snow blower on the the 3 point in the winter. Mine has a factory cab nice in the winter it’s hot in the summer if you leave the doors on. I wish they had air conditioning option. It does what ever in need around the acreage. The best part is how easy to change from loader to mower deck. I can do it in about ten minutes if everything goes together like it supposed to. No tools ether and the drive over deck cool idea. The only draw back is the quick tach bucket only fits John Deere. No skid loader buckets or other tools fit with out buying after market quick tach system. Other wise very nice yard tractor.

Pros

  • the drive over deck

Cons

  • the loader bucket quick tach system

10fArm66

From: FUlda mn

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

Definitely not built to last... constantly broke down

1/5

NOT BUILT TO LAST... CONSTANTLY BROKE DOWN... Hydraulics is a constant issue.

Pros

Cons

  • cheap not built to last...only paying for name

Nichron

From: Blair

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

1
2
5

Poor buIlt

2/5

Problems from the time I got it home had a noise under tractor dealer said bolts cross threaded in drive shaft. Dealer fixed that .deck hangs up when raising and lowering . 54inch belly mower cuts poor leaves streaks have to mow over several times defeats having a large deck had a 730 with 54 inch deck cut perfect tractor has spent a lot of days in shop and nothing solved so much for quality control and making customers happy guess I will have to trade for another brand I thought jd was the best but I was fooled

Pros

  • front end loader is good

Cons

  • belly mower does not cut well
  • seat back needs to have adjustment
  • lights need to be led and work light on rear

JT2019

From: Gadsden al

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

2
2
5

Great Little Tractor

5/5

We purchased our 1025 a couple of years or so ago. It is really a well built machine. We live on 5 acres out in the country. If your needing something to remove stumps from the ground; this little tractor just won't do it. If your looking for something to mow with, haul dirt, gravel, or to smooth out your driveway; this little guy is awesome. You just need to know up front what it capabilities are so that you don't exceed them or your expectations are ruined. John Deere makes a great product. I have used mine for all kinds of things. We have knocked down brush and removed it with this. We have cleaned off land with this. If you talk with me, I'll tell you I think we made a wise investment. It's almost paid for now and we love it. My son usually names all our equipment, cars and such. I guess if he were to name this one he would probably be calling it Hulk Jr.

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wleamon4

From: Old Fort, TN

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Best sub-compact in the market

5/5

When I was shopping for a sub-compact tractor I gave all brands in the area a chance to show me what they got to offer and tested their machines. New Holland, Massey Ferguson, John Deere, Kubota and Mahindra were the brand's I tested on all their sub-compacts, they were all great machines but John Deere was the only one that stood out from the rest in terms of Performance, Durability and Functionality. I bought a new 2019 1025R from premier equipment ospringe location in Wellington County, Ontario, Canada. Their salesperson "Joe" was the person who helped me with my purchase, I went in to look at x500 and x700 series models and ended up with a 1025R with 60" deck and 54" blower because I was blown away on the outstanding customer service that was delivered during my 1 month shopping for a Tractor, Joe answered all my questions and was very knowledgeable on the products. I was never rushed to buy anything and was always available to make time to show me products while I was shopping around. I spoke with their mechanics and asked questions and they were prompt answering and also with a lot of knowledge with their products. So far my 1025R has been working incredible, attachments easy to install and already looking forward to winter to test out my snow blower, I made the right choice picking John Deere, my machine gets a lot of attention from farmers in my area and couldn't be any happier and look forward on purchasing more equipment in the near future.

Pros

  • performance durability functionality

Cons

  • slightly higher cost

Jaalouro

From: Orton, Ontario, Canada

Length of Ownership: 1month

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

We Love Our 1025R

5/5

We love our NEW 1025R. It's our second. First 2014 1025R with front mount snowblower plus a Curtis Cab--No Good was cold, poor construction had diesel fumes, snow, water and noisy in cab. Now our 2017 1025R with front mounted snowblower plus NEW MAUSER CAB as seen in brochure excellent; warmer, quieter. OUR SALESMAN WAS RICK MARTIN @ THERIAULT EQUIPMENT in Presque Isle, ME. So stop by and get your own today. Don't wait financing available. Nothing Runs Like a Deere! And Also Nothing Blows Snow Like a Deere!!! You can quote me on that. We also own 2-X390 Lawn Tractors also excellant. Tell Rick Martin that Tom Gagnon sent you.

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tomg

From: St David, Madawaska, ME 04773, USA

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

1025r Great Potential Poor Execution

2/5

So I will begin with that i started out with a x738. It was a great machine until the engine block was cracked at 365 hrs., and that was that. So my dealer said that the 1025r was a better more durable machine so I bought it and within the first 15hrs of use the machine had a coolant leak. So brought it back and the dealer fixed the hose fitting, because it was cracked. The next problem happened at 20 hours when I was mowing and the PTO shaft for the mower deck sheared at the u-joint. Note I was on level ground and it was brand new. Took it back to the dealer, and they fixed it in about 4 days. The next break down happened when the tractor wouldn't start. Turns out the power source to the starter wasn't connected very well and needed a new harness. At this point I was mad at the quality of the machine I spent over $27,000 on this machine and it keeps on breaking down while under warranty. The dealership is fixing it every time and thats fine. But if the machine breaks down again I might pull the plug, and trade to a 2038 or try and get a new one because this one isn't working out again. Rant Over Other wise its a great machine and the dealership is great with helping out

Pros

  • attaching implements
  • comfort items

Cons

  • quality of the machine
  • the price

BobbyADA

From: Southington, CT, USA

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

1
2
5

I won't be able to get away from this machine quick enough. Complete buyers remorse.

1/5

I bought the 1025R in April of 2015 and had nothing but trouble with the thing since. Got the machine home from the dealer and immediately, the mower deck would not connect properly. Dealer came out and took it to the shop for repairs. Got the machine back and again, something else went wrong. The dealership had the machine for over a month. We made our first payment and the machine was still in the shop. When we did get the machine back, it was a royal pain to get the deck to marry up with the mower.We finally did and I won't remove the mower deck again. I had the machine out yesterday, and the bracket that holds the seat in place broke. I'm not a very big guy by the way. It's been one headache after another with this machine. I wish I had never laid eyes on this thing. Do yourself a favor, don't even entertain the idea of buying a piece of trash like the 1025R. John Deere needs to recall this model.

Pros

Cons

  • does not connect as easily as advertised.

Paul2764

From: Smithville, Mo.

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

1
2
5

Our 1025R is a great work horse with plenty of power

5/5

We bought our 1025r to mow the 4 acres of rough grass which it handles with ease. We used the front loader to plow, push and lift lot's of snow this past winter and she never hesitated lifting or pushing even up a 3 degree grade. The back hoe may be small but it works just like the big ones and is very good at digging up tree roots and digging holes. Frankly, 90% of the use on our 1025r has been removing tree roots, and clearing out saplings and small trees up to 6" diameters. We've leveled and graded our grounds and moved 15 tons of decorative marble stone chips without any issues. Bottom line, we love our John Deere 1025r

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PeterD

From: Connecticut

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Beginner

5
2
5

This is one tough little tractor

5/5

I have 50 hrs on my 1025 with a front end loader and ballast box. I use it to clear heavy snow from my steep 150 ft driveway. It performs flawlessly so far. Great capacity on the loader lifting heavy snow for hrs. the ergonomics/controls are the best including the lights which give great field of vision at nite. These may seem like little things but believe me they are not.. The engine is more powerful than I anticipated even when pushed to the limits. fires up fast even in cold weather. The cadillac of sub compact Tractors. Go green

Pros

  • smooth operation
  • powerful
  • ease of operation

Cons

  • nothing yet

Canuck

From:

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency:

Level of Expertise:

5
2
5

A workhorse

5/5

I bought my 1025R in March of 2016 with a H120 loader, a 5' rear blade, and have since added the quick change pallet forks (not the clamp on type). I have only .75 acre but care for my home myself. Having had 2 back operations and 2 titanium slugs placed on the upper and lower spine, I needed to avoid lifting, stooping down, twisting, and generally stressing the back which is the sole purpose for buying the machine. I have 34 hours on the machine now without a single problem. Trimming shrubbery standing up and placing them in the loader bucket or on the pallet forks at waste height is a blessing. I used it to dig irrigation pipe ditch and cover it back up. I carry trimmings to a yard waste and simply raise the bucket and dump it. No bins, no cutting to length, no raking, no shoveling. My back loves it. Lifted and installed a gun safe with no problem. Carried concrete pavers, loaded and unloaded pine bark mulch. Great machine. I should have gone one size bigger but the 1025R is a great machine.

Pros

  • no complaints

Cons

  • haven't found one yet

BackSaver

From: Seven Lakes, NC, USA

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
2
5

Poor engine choice

2/5

I have owned this tractor now for 1.5 years and while it has done everything I have asked of it and can't complain of the actual build quality of the tractor itself, the yanmar diesel is not up to the standards of the rest of the tractor. First off this engine spits and sputters terribly when u first crank up from a cold start bellowing white smoke like crazy for about 30 seconds then the engine smoothes out and runs fine. Second thing is at 55 hours the engine starts choking down with rpm's in the 2700 -3000 range while pulling a load such as a 4ft disc or small middle buster plow. Dealer where I bought it has had tractor over 3 weeks and evidentially cannot fix it because every time I call to check the service mgr States he's not real sure what the tech. Has found wrong with it. This my first and last Deere product, buyers regret. Should have bought a tried and true orange tractor like several friends recommended! Seems like i was sold on marketing hype rather than quality as almost every part on this tractor is foreign made. Hope this helps.

Pros

  • could be a nice tractor

Cons

  • wish i had bought something else
  • very poor engine and poor service at purchasing de
  • never again!

smittydawg46

From: Columbus, MS, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

2
2
5

John Deere 1025R FILB

5/5

I looked at the competitions sub compact tractor offerings before I decided on buying the John Deere . Any of them will most likely be able to do the work you have in mind. Some are boasting running at low Rpm's or doing this or that better. Here is what I have learned after sitting on the competition machines. Hands down the John Deere has controls that are easier to use. Everything from the 4x4 shifter to the loader control is within easy reach. Having been able to operate the competitions machines in real world work conditions the John Deere offers better comfort, less complex control's and is a easy machine to operate. It will do the job just as easy as a bigger machine just takes a few extra buckets.

Pros

  • all controls are within easy reach
  • engine runs excellent at 2200 rpm . plenty of powe
  • easy to service!

Cons

  • reversing the seat takes a little practice
  • rops could be just a little wider
  • rops lights should be standard!

Spider37

From: Sutton, WV, USA

Length of Ownership: 1week

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

she thinks my tractor's sexy

5/5

Purchased this for 5 acres of mowing and has done a great job, only complaint is where the rear lights are mounted. Mowing along a hedgerow the lights sometimes get hung up on a branch or shrubs and has broken away from ROV bar. Have them wired tied now to bar. Bucket has been an awesome attachment for moving stone, mulch and even snow. Have a blade that attaches to rear (given to me by my brother) that I also use for plowing snow. All in all, I Love my John Deere 1025R. Before I purchased it my brother said," a tractor payment is better then a car payment." I agree.

Pros

Cons

  • location of rear lights

BobH

From: Lower Saucon Township, PA, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

fieldturf

1/5

Been doing research on this machine for several months and can't get over that RIO switch. I'll just stay with my old 25 year tractor or upgrade to a larger tractor. Can't believe I got to hold a switch to keep my PTO running when I back up. Wow

Pros

Cons

  • rio switch

fieldturf

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2
5

Love the Ergonomics!

5/5

There's more comfort in this little tractor than a nap on grandma's lap! Everything is logically laid out and functionally located. Visibility is great and getting on and off either side is a breeze. The tilt wheel makes all the difference in the world. Getting in and out of the loader and mower is a fast, easy and convenient.! You'll love the long list of attachments for this tractor. The 1025 R really is a dandy little tractor.

Pros

  • operator station layout
  • visibility
  • comfort
  • versatility of attachments

Cons

Jasper2toes

From: Dryden, MI 48428, USA

Length of Ownership: 1month

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

1025r Working beast

5/5

I have run my 1025r for 55 hours since Jan 2015. I bought 54 inch snow thrower, 60 inch mmm, FEL, backhoe, and weight box. Non-JD clamp on forks and subsoiler too. I have 6 acres, 2 lawn, 4 woods. I down sized from a larger 36 hp tractor and consolidated 3 machines. The snow blower was timely with record snow in Boston. It went through more than 2' no problem. 11 hrs blowing in half time as before. I put in 15 hrs mowing, half time as before. I moved 20 trees of brush with forks. Moved 50 tree lengths 8-12' with forks. I pulled 1-3000 lb logs with cable out of swamp. I moved yards of manure, graded, subsoiled 25'x50' garden. I used forks and long pallet to lift material to barn loft. I dug up 6 stumps 12-20" diameter and planted 12 trees and bushes. I pulled 6 cords firewood up ice and snow path, uphill 300' to house all winter, no problem. Implement change is a breeze. Think this is not enough machine? Think again.

Pros

  • does everything
  • implement change

Cons

  • mmm spring pin was undersize

Jbgoody

From: Chepachet, Glocester, RI, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

1025R .. after two weeks it was broke

1/5

after two weeks the auto connect deck quit being an auto connect deck. first the PTO drive shaft was bad, then they brought it back and said it was fixed backed it out of the garage and the deck was rubbing on tires. dealer came took the tractor back to the shop for the second time and brought it back again and said it was fixed and brought it back. Got on the tractor that night took the deck off and went to put it back on and the PTO again didn't line up and deck would not go on. told them come get this piece of junk. Really 3 times now with same problem within 3 weeks and still can't fix the problem give me my money back so I can get me a tractor that will work like it's supposed to. Once I get it back it will be for sale. What a shame spending 17K on a tractor that broke only after 2 weeks.

Pros

Cons

MrTony

From: monterey, IN

Length of Ownership: 1month

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert

3
2
5

3 acre farm

5/5

*When we first got our farm this year, my wife laughed at me when I started looking at a tractor to mow the yard, brush-hog and till my garden and move things around with the forklift attachment but now that she sees how much it is used, she is happy she let me get my little green tractor!

Pros

  • easy to swap out attachments
  • easy to use
  • fast at going forward and backwards

Cons

  • got more land so need bigger tractor now

FryFarm

From: Little Rock, AR

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

My 1025R is the ultimate machine for our family!

5/5

The purchase of our 1025R was the best choice for our use. With the addition of the 60D deck, mowing is done in a fraction of the time it required previously. To go cut firewood, merely drive off the deck, hook up a trailer, and head to the woods. John Deere has raised the bar again! Thanks John Deere!

Pros

Cons

BDG4

From: Wilmar, AR 71675, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

Tractor runs pretty good. Starts in cold Michigan winter

4/5

Two improvement that need to be made, on the tractor itself and one on the mower deck. The roll bar in the up postion should go through a seven foot garage door. It's currently about 3 inches to high. The mower deck needs to have the center wheel like my F930 does. I bought this tractor as a way to replace my F930 and a smaller tractor that has a snow blower. My F930 mows three times better than this new one. I also bought the snowblower, forks and front lend oader. Those all work very well. The lights work OK for general use but are very poor for snowblowing at night. I had added two LED lights higher up that work very well.

Pros

  • tractor is a good value
  • great snowblower
  • great front loader

Cons

  • terrible mower deck

Agatefinder

From: Saint Johns Michigan

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

Life Saver

5/5

The John Deere 1025r is the best in its class in my opinion. I have no regrets in my purchase, it has payed for itself, I have done so much with it already that I could have never gotten done without it. The ease of removal and connectablility of all its attachments is one of the best features. I would recommend this tractor to anyone.

Pros

Cons

Jordan22

From: Reidsville, NC 27320, USA

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

This is a great tractor!

5/5

This is a user friendly tractor. From mowing, to digging, to removing the bucket and the mower deck. The only thing I would change is the fact you have to pull the button out to back up while mowing. My husband thought a step over the mower deck would be helpful too. I love this tractor and tell everyone about it and I've named her Gladyis!!

Pros

Cons

thet91

From:

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Beginner

5
2
5

Really enjoy this tractor

4/5

I have quite a difficult time with the drive on deck, I am nearing the 40 hour mark and plan to have it checked out as it is very difficult to get the deck on and off. I have a 60" deck.

Pros

Cons

  • drive on deck

dean

From: Middleville, MI 49333, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
2
5

OVERALL A GREAT TRACTOR

5/5

I bought the 1025R with the 47" JD tiller, 48" snowblower, and the 60" drive over deck. When you do it just right, the drive over deck is great to have for cleaning and sharpening. Mows great. I used the snowblower (front mount) last winter and it was fun to go bail out the neighbors too. I bought a soft cab to add on from Green Dealer. Nice for the price. The rototiller is super and I have used it for my 1/4 acre garden for two years now. Excellent all around except for one minor issue. I weigh 240 and the seat does bottom out at times when mowing rough terrain. A little more support could be there. Other than that I love running it 130 hrs now.

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Cons

Unknown

From: Monroeville, Ohio USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

MMM lift system and non-QA bucket ruins tractor for me

1/5

I bought this tractor for the advertised quick connect and disconnect features of the MMM and FEL. What was not advertised was the terrible MMM lift system and the non-quick-attach bucket with a quick-attach FEL. I started with the "mechanical lift" for MMM, but dealer could not set it up right and make it work. So I finally agreed to pay them to put on the "independent" hydraulic lift, but this was a disaster also. Blew hydraulic hose off on first use, soaking tractor and shop floor with oil, then found they'd left out the orifice for it, then found they had left the deck un-level by an inch difference from side to side, I had literally spent hours setting the deck level perfect previous to their working on it. And even if/when the lift works it takes both hands just to set the deck height. This should be just a linear actuator, or a real hydraulic cylinder instead of a one-way cylinder. Also, I bought the H120 quick-attach loader with the tractor, and JD site shows it comes standard with a quick-attach bucket. But when I wanted to buy some QA forks for mine, found that it has the pinned-on bucket, shown as standard for the other (D120) loader. But my dealer told me when I asked about this that the quick-attach bucket was another extra-cost option for the H120 and that I had not specified it, so I am stuck with the pin-on bucket, and cannot use any other quick-attach accessories with the FEL. I have owned small diesel tractors (non-JD) for 25 years, and this 1025r purchase has been the worst buying experience of my life. I'm getting to the age that I wanted something I didn't have to work on myself, but I have worked on this thing more in a year than all of the others I've owned over the 25 years put together. This was my first JD product, and it will also be my last.

Pros

Cons

  • incompetent dealer

chas99

From: Sherman, TX, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Monthly

Level of Expertise: Expert

1
2
5

The accessories that are available

5/5

This tractor has many accessories to pick from since all accessories would not be beneficial for everyones use. You get to pick instead of wasting money on things you don't need.

Pros

Cons

Putz

From: Danbury, WI 54830, USA

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Beginner

5
2
5

A combination of two tractors

4/5

I was very pleased with the power of the 1025 when I first got it. I traded in my IH 1066 and was replacing my Cub Cadet with an in between tractor for my small acreage. After using the tractor for the first three months, I noticed the hydraulics were sagging/weeping when parked or driving. No fluid was leaking, but I needed to keep raising the deck or the bucket when driving. I returned the tractor to the dealer to have this checked and was told that this normal and within spec. My twenty year old Cub wouldn't do that. Also when driving the tractor on uneven surfaces, the linkage for the deck rubs the rear wheels. This causes the Auto-Connect Deck to come unhooked when maneuvering. This was fixed by putting a pin in the manual deck release to prevent it from unhooking. But this doesn't prevent grooves from being wore into the rear tires. Other than those issues the tractor is very nice to drive and steer and the fast action in the hydraulics.

Pros

  • very smooth tight steering
  • good power for the hp rating

Cons

  • very poor hydraulics
  • poor deck linkage desighn

TomfromIowa

From: Postville, IA 52162, USA

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
2
5

Good machine overall

4/5

There should be a step to get up onto the hoe like my previous Kubota had.

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Cons

Marlon

From: NEPA

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Monthly

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
2
5

like J D it work good on little and med jobs

5/5

like how it works. but need to move h y d couplers for bucket to be easier to hook and un hook. not like to safety for mower deck that stop it when backing up on mine it shut down hole tractor at times but like tractor well so fare

Pros

Cons

buck

From: Fairview, WV 26570, USA

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

Great Machine

4/5

Yes I had many of the same issues that I read about before my purchase, rough smoky engine on cold start not near as bad with 100 hours on it. The drive over auto connect MMM hardware fell apart, John Deere a simple lock nut made the difference! The PTO/RIO that many complain about, leave it alone. I credit that with saving my grandson's feet as he ran up behind me with out warning. It is no different then raising a bucket or plow as you back up. I have a FEL, MMM, Snow plow and Leaf collection system. This tractor has done all I have asked of it and I am amazed at what this small tractor can do. I would highly suggest this tractor to anyone.

Pros

  • quality
  • ease of attaching implements
  • fuel economy

Cons

  • mmm hardware

JAWR

From: Maine, NY

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
2
5

Outstanding tractor

5/5

For the small landowner, you can do whatever you need to maintain your property.

Pros

Cons

Raven

From:

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

very handy tractor, love it.

5/5

I love the fuel filler location, no lifting fuel can up over hood, to me one of my main reasons for buying the 1025 over bigger JD models and other brands. Not everyone has a fuel pump, they, like me use fuel cans. Try lifting 6 gallons over the hood. Get the I-Hitch, best thing ever. Also the quick attach implements for the front end loader, very sweet. I would like a horn. Also, it needs stiffer seat springs as they bottom out on a sudden bump and sends a jolt up your spine. They must be rated for 130 to 160 lb's which isn't enough. The springs need to be rated for 200 to 240 for us older, slightly overweight, retired people. Maybe just a little bigger pump for the hydraulics to help the minor floppy bucket dump. I know this is nic-picking, but honestly I love this tractor. If it went missing tonight, I would be at the dealer the next morning replacing it. It's that good!

Pros

  • very easy to use tractor

Cons

Craig

From: East Bend, NC 27018, USA

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

I really like the 1025r

4/5

I really like the 1025r I have done a lot of work with it I have only 2 things I don't like and that is the "Drive over mower" it is hard to hook up in my opinion The other is on the mower the wheels should turn

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Cons

bigMike

From: Pelzer, SC 29669, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
2
5

Excellent overall tractor for price, functionality and ease of use.

5/5

Excellent overall tractor for my needs. Perfect blend of power, functionality and ease of use for a homeowner versus somebody in a trade related field. Would love to see hose connections for backhoe located so they are not directly in operator's left foot location but its workable as is.

Pros

Cons

Joe2

From: Trumbull, CT, USA

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Greeat tractor! Hate the reverse cut off safety feature

5/5

The reverse cut off safety feature is horrible! I do not like it at all. Terrible when mowing steep inclines and tight areas.

Pros

  • like the tractor

Cons

  • reverse safety cut off

Bigzachwt

From: Mandan, ND, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
2
5

Commercial is deceiving

4/5

The hands free drive away from the mower deck feature is not quite as advertised. You still must dismount to release the deck wheels (4 in my case) to allow the deck to completely lower to the ground. When reinstalling the mower deck from cleaning, my power take off to the driveshaft has yet to align. I must get off and physically hold the driveshaft to the coupler on the decking to the proper alignment in order to receive the driveshaft. They didnt show that part in the commercial! This is why I rate it average ease of use. But when its all back together and mowing, I love this tractor. It uses less fuel (diesel) than my previous garden tractor did on gasoline.

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Cons

Yellerlabsdadx2

From: Stewartstown, PA, USA

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
2
5

So far has done everything I've asked it to do

5/5

has good power but is a bit loud when mowing , great fuel mileage and mower deck is well engineered , grass doesn't clump coming out of chute. very comfortable seat we mow about 7 acres and u can cut at high speeds. a little hard to get off the tractor but easy getting on . The roll bar gets in the way at times. Can't what to get more attachments .

Pros

Cons

  • roll bar gets in the way

JTwo

From: Pulaski, NY 13142, USA

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
2
5

Good product. Excellent on fuel. I love GREEN.

4/5

My 1025R is a good tractor. I previously owned a BX2200 Kubota and the John Deere is much more comfortable and easier to use. It also has a lot more features than the Kubota. The only problem which I have with the 1025R is the continual "fogging" of the instrument cluster after each use. There are white streaks under the glass which only appear when the tractor is hot and been used for a couple of hours. They disappear when the unit cools down. The unit has been replaced twice by James River Equipment, Wilkesboro, NC. I checked with the service dept. there recently and was told that John Deere knew of the problem and was working on a fix. It must be a defective engineered part from the supplier. Anticipate a reliable fix soon.

Pros

Cons

ccduramax

From: Purlear, NC 28665

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
2
5

Flimsy, poorly made and not easy

1/5

I bought a new tractor thinking it would require less fixing than an old tractor. Instead, I spent thousands of dollars (and lots of time) in the first two years repairing pieces that broke or popped off without any reason -- on a NEW tractor that cost me $20,000. The whole thing rattles around and the small wheels make it a bumpy ride in the field. (I am used to the big old tires of an old tractor I used to use.) The other reason I bought this model is because it was supposed to be easy to remove and put on the lawn deck. It is not easy at all. In fact, this year I opted to mow my lawn with the brush hog still on because it is such a hassle to remove and put on the brush hog. I should have just bought a lawn mower for a fraction of the cost and kept my old tractor.

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Cons

Charlotte

From: Kingston, NY

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

1
2
5

only one problem

4/5

The nuts came loose on one of the tires and it fell right off. That is the only problem we had.

Pros

Cons

Mark1962

From: Mt. Morris Michigan

Length of Ownership:

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
2
5

great product

5/5

I like everything but one problem I have is the lights on the roll bar are getting knocked off when I get close to tree limbs on a sideling hill. Maybe you could move them to inside of roll bar or lower down on the roll bar.

Pros

Cons

Larry2

From: Saint Joseph, MO, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
2
5

Excellent tractor

5/5

Excellent tractor with a lot of useful features. Can be used to complete a lot of different jobs around the property.

Pros

  • easy to use

Cons

  • 3 point hitch a little hard to hook up.

cshaffer

From: Blairsville, PA 15717, USA

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Lots of power for the size.

4/5

I always wanted a 4 wd tractor with a front end loader and after researching the prices and features of 3 other brands I decided on John Deere. The tractor has plentty of power to do anything you would want to do with one this size. My only complaint: one of the main reasons I bought this tractor was the drive over deck that automatically connects. Well I've owned this tractor for over a year now and the deck has only hooked itself up 3 times. The other times I've had to get off the tractor and yank the deck around to get it to lock up like it's supposed to. Other than that its a great tractor.

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Cons

Beav118

From: Bladensburg, OH

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
2
5

Pricey but worth it!

4/5

While the John Deere 1 series tractors are priced above their competition I feel they are worth it! I replaced a 7 year old 25hp garden tractor that I bought at one of the box stores with my 1025r. I bought the 60" deck, the 54" blower, and the H120 loader for mine. I mow the yard in 1/2 the time using 1/2 the fuel, did not have snow piles to deal with in the spring, and the only time I remove the loader is to mow. There is always something that I want/need to do. Quite honestly not sure how I got by without it for so long!

Pros

Cons

CWDozer

From: Holland, MI, USA

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
2
5

Toy of a tractor

1/5

Very expensive LITTLE TOY TRACTOR. Dealership was very un informative.

Pros

Cons

From:

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

3
2
5

MOWING

1/5

I bought this tractor to mainly mow. It is the most pitiful mower I've ever owned. Id return it if I could. I took it to the dealer when it was new and it still mows pitiful. I adjusted, bought new blades and made sure everything was level.. Still it mows pitiful. I have two friends that have the same issues with their 1025r.. This is my third john deere and most likely my last. Thank you Keith Feldmeier

Pros

Cons

  • mows uneven

jerrykeith

From: Indiana, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

2
2
5

Poorly engineered tractor

1/5

This tractor performed so badly I traded it within a year. Spent several months in the shop and still wasn't right, but that could have been Larson Farm and Lawn's shop personnel. The drive over deck is really a bad design...wouldn't mow without scalping. Couldn't drive off and on without spending hours getting it straight and in-line. Couldn't operate for more than a few hours without removing deck and tightening and re-aligning all connection devices.

Pros

Cons

j999

From: Oklahoma City, OK

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

1
2
5

One tough machine

5/5

Have put 90 hrs on the tractor. Estimate about 60 hrs with the FEL, 25 with the backhoe and 5 with the snow blower. Dirt being dug is glacial moraine with a lot of rocks, gravel and clay in it. Tractor has performed very well digging up around a full basement for waterproofing work. It is power limited but that is to be expected with a unit this size. It will dig up and move some very large rocks but requires some time to do it. I like the separate forward and reverse pedals. Both the high/low range lever and 2wd/4wd levers are easy to use. The parking brake and cruse controls are a little too close together and similar in feel so can be confusing. This is a minor frustration. The quick release FEL is easy to remove. The snow blower takes about 20 minutes to install (by a novice). Only issue with the snow blower is that if the backhoe is left on, there is not enough weight on the front wheels to steer. Plan to remove it this winter and just add a smaller counter weight.

Pros

  • very well built
  • has stood up to some serious excavation work

Cons

  • none of significance

BPop

From: Sagle, ID, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency:

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
2
5

Has a few quirks

4/5

I probably need to have the local dealer clean a few things up. Overall a great tractor.

Pros

Cons

Bill132

From: Suffolk County, NY, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Powerful machine for 25 HP

4/5

This was the first tractor I purchased and have been surprised at the lack of options and dealer never mentioned the cost to add. Wanted a rear hydraulic connection for attachments; $1100-$1800 to add.. Cost of attachments is ridiculous.

Pros

  • power
  • turning radius
  • quality of product

Cons

  • cost of attachments
  • cost of bagger system
  • cost of snow blower

jgeller

From: Wisconsin

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

3
2
5

The 1025r is a great little tractor.

5/5

I bought this size tractor because I ask it to be my lawn mower, snowblower, dirt mover and more. For its size, I couldn't be happier. I blew snow all winter last year and didn't need chains with my R4 tires on. This summer my 54" mower has gotten the job done. The H120 loader is so easy to connect that even I can do it.

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Cons

bcoc

From: Minnesota

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
2
5

A good tool for maintaining a few acres

5/5

The features of this product including the ease of changing attachments makes it a perfect choice for maintaining a few acres of land. The ease of changing attachments makes it easy and quick to go from job to job. It also makes it easy to keep the attachments clean and ready for use. The tractor itself is easy to use and has plenty of power when needed. I would recommend this for anyone looking for something to help maintain a few acres of land.

Pros

  • ease of changing attachments

Cons

Pat01

From:

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
2
5

1025R

5/5

This is a great tractor that has been a wonderful addition, it has proved itself over and over again since we purchased. The ease of installing and removing the attachments is perfect. Can't imagine all the work it will see over the next several years.

Pros

  • attachments removal and install
  • reliable

Cons

  • hydraulic hose attach and dettach can be a problem

LJ123

From:

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
2
5

Love my tractor

5/5

Great little tractor. The only negative is the transition process to use the backhoe. A little difficult to spin the seat and then get into the seat. Otherwise it's all good.

Pros

Cons

Rebub

From:

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Beginner

4
2
5

Very versatile and easy to operate

5/5

I use this machine more than I expected. It is easy to operate and comfortable. It is extremely manuverable and has the power to do many tasks.

Pros

Cons

JayJay

From: Watertown, WI, USA

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Good overall unit

3/5

Overall the tractor is built fairly solid. There are some issues with excessive mower bounce when driving over rough terrain. The cut quality is not as good as my X585 that I had but for a bigger tractor it isn't bad. I really like the ease of the quick connect mower deck and other attachments. Overall, it is a good value and I really like the assortment of attachments available.

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Cons

Kriz287

From: Marshfield, WI

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
2
5

Overall this is a good product

4/5

I have a front end loader and 4 foot tiller and the 1025R handles both with ease, plenty of power and traction with the 4 wheel drive. The turning radius on this tractor is great which helps when using the loader and tiller. As I said above this is a good tractor and could be a great tractor if there were a few improvements made, especially to the mower deck. The mower deck does not float over the yard like other mowers. If John Deere would make a design change to make the deck float instead of just hanging it from the belly of the tractor this would be a great tractor / mower not just a great tractor. The main reason I purchased this was for the drive over deck which is good but not as easy as the commercial leads you to believe.

Pros

  • great tractor

Cons

  • mower deck could be improved on

1959

From: Ossian In

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
2
5

A lemon from the start

2/5

This was a lemon from the start. Started with what I thought was hydraulic oil leakage. Turned out to be the radiator hoses weren't properly tightened. it was antifreeze solution dripping from the power steering. Then the throttle wouldn't stay. Mechanic finally replaced all the washers. Two washers had been left out by the factory. Then the fuel shut off. The fuel solenoid went bad. Then an oil leak developed. Thought it was from the oil filter and went through all sorts of ways to ensure it was tight, etc. Turned out to be an oil leak on the back side of the injector. The factory left off the strap holding the air cleaner housing in place. This thing is a Yanmar mistake in not getting the emissions down and therefore having to run a ridiculously high idle speed of 1,650 rpm. The engine was never a smooth one either, always rough. Kubota can get their idle speeds down to 1,000, and the idle speed on my 2025R is 1,300, a lot more civilzed (and smooth). It idled at about the running speed of my Isuzu whole house diesel generator and uses about 3 times the fuel usage of the Isuzu. Nice toolkit that the sales person moved to my 2025. Nice cup holders vs. the useless one on the 2025 (I've used the top of the document holder as a cupholder, mounted onto the right FEL tower). The Kubota B2301 has the nice features of the 1025 but outdoes the 2025 on power issues of FEL and 3ph lift. Would have gone for the Kubota but for additional hassle of doing so.

Pros

  • nice features

Cons

  • warranty issues
  • rought fast idle

RalphVa

From: Charlottesville, VA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

3
2
5

always happy with JD performance and quality overall

5/5

Tractors features are great with drive over mower deck, quick attach loader and backhoe option is a simple on and off procedure

Pros

Cons

  • starter switch is base lawn tractor quality

mike1954

From: Cartersville, GA, USA

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
2
5

What a workhorse for the hobby farmer!!

5/5

I absolutely love my tractor. I am a single female living on 5 acres and this tractor is comfortable for me to use. The operation and changing of attachments is easy for me to do alone. It is big enough to do the work I need and small enough/easy operation to not be intimidating. It is kind of like a riding mower on steroids!! I tell people jokingly," it's my baby" and have affectionately named it "The Hulk"!! I am looking forward to many years of "play time" on my "baby" doing projects on my land. The only con #and it's a very very small one# I have come across was I had to charge the dead battery #user error# and due to where the tractor was in relation to power I had to remove the battery. I had to remove a head light to get the battery out. It was only 2 screws to remove the headlight but I was a little nervous feeling like I was dismantling my tractor......So far that's my only con....I said it was a small one! Kendall Boyer

Pros

  • is capable of accomplishing the jobs i need it for

Cons

Gigi

From: Conroe, TX, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Monthly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Very nice piece of equipment!

5/5

I purchased this unit for my retired father as a Father's Day gift last year, I'm not sure he has ever gotten off of it since! We got the front loader and big mower deck for him and it has cut his mowing time in half! He maintains just a little less than 10 acres and the unit has all the power he needs to get the job done, the only downfall is that the dealer never loaded the tires for full use of the loader, but we just keep the brush hog hooked up when using it for gravel and sand and it works just fine!

Pros

  • power
  • ease of use
  • construction

Cons

  • front loader practically useless w/o counterweight

JG23

From: Morgantown, WV, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Big Bang for the Buck

5/5

Keeping up small acreage with trees there is always a need for a tractor and I have some specific projects to do that will each take several days. It is extremely time consuming, inconvenient and expensive going back and forth to the rental yard over the course of several weekends so decided to buy a John Deere 1025R with the fork lift attachment and brush hog. I found the size of this tractor to be just what I needed. For digging tree stumps a bigger tractor would be nice but don't let the size of this one fool you. It might take a little longer to do it but it gets the job done. It isn't a toy. I did some shopping and the comparable Kubota BX25 looked good but I try to buy American when I can and to me the John Deere was also the better value with more features for the same money. I had the tractor less than a week when a strong wind broke the top trunk from an oak tree onto my driveway. After a few cuts with the chain saw and using the fork attachment I had everything hauled to the burn pile in less than an hour without breaking a sweat. With ownership I'm able to do my dirt work with the bucket and backhoe at my leisure. I had been cutting my field with an older Kubota B7100 but if the grass got tall it was often too much for the 17HP engine forcing me to take smaller cuts. The 25HP John Deere handles it with ease. The power steering on this tractor is is great and I don't have to hold the steering wheel as tightly on rough ground as I did on the old Kubota. After a little practice it is easy to R&R the backhoe to make the 3point hitch accessible for the brush hog or other attachments. I never thought I would get much use from the standard fender mount auxiliary lights but they sure made it nice when I've mowed at night. The standard tool box is handy for storing the pins I'm not using, hammer, pliers, etc. Not that I want to sell but I noticed these little tractors have good resell value too.

Pros

  • affordable
  • versatile

Cons

  • foreign made loader

TimK

From: Texas

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Beginner

5
2
5

Great value

5/5

I grew up on a farm JD4020, JD4010, G this little tractor has big tractor features in a small package while it is powerful and so easy to use. It does a great job mowing my yard, The Loader is powerful. The Backhoe not as much but still worth it. Dropping off the Loader is easy and fast the Backhoe is a little tricky but not that bad. Getting the black hose to connect for the Deck lift is a pain. The Deck lift drifts down very quickly so you have to lock it up when not mowing. The drive over connect Deck is very nice but its not all automatic as advertized. You still have to lay on the ground to connect and disconnect the PTO with the Backhoe in place that is a real pain. I have as much fun on this JD as I do my Harley. I'm glad I didn't go cheap.

Pros

  • great value
  • powerful
  • great deal

Cons

  • the deck lift hose connection is a pain
  • the deck lift cylindar drifts down rather quickly
  • the auto connect deck is not completely 100% auto
  • i broke a bolt on the seat the first day

Jeff317

From: Mooresville, IN, USA

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

LIke the tractor but have had a lot of repairs. Good news is Dealer great about covering under warranty

3/5

Had one the first 2200's and loved it. The 1025R makes switching implement MUCH EASIER, but the over all quality (plastic hoods, lighter gauge metals, etc. have led to more failures. The one thing that John Deere could improve is the position of the back lights. Both the 2200 and 1025R lights have broken when mowing around a tree on an incline.

Pros

Cons

LoveGardening

From:

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

2
2
5

A lot of Tractor for the small size

5/5

A value for the size and capability of the tractor. And that's what it is... It's mobile but tough. I have the full set up, 1025R FILB with 54 inch mower bed. It's a bit much for a mower, but still does the job. Great fuel hours, 5 gallon tank may not seem like much, but it serves it's purpose. depending on what you're doing, 5 hours on this may leave you sore, the seat it a bit awkward, but is much better that s standard seat they sell on others. I have 4.5 acres here in southern Maryland, lots of heavy clay soil and many trees, opened up the yard by 3/4 of an acre to total almost 2 acres. soil leveling, stump removal, tree pulling and creating paths with it. It's easy to run, my 13 year old does well mowing the lawn. I have just over 40 hours on it in 2.5 months. It takes a little practice with the attachments, definitely use level ground for parking the backhoe, it's tends to be tricky when not level. Buy the brush guards for the blinkers on the roll bar, one tree limb took out on side of ours, put the brush guards on and no more issues. Consider your tires wisely, I heave the heavy tread, if your have a soft lawn, get the lawn tires and you wont chew up your lawn. Mower bed hook up is a pain at times, again, on a level surface it's not bad... Two things have broken so far, Blinkers mentioned above and the 260 Backhoe just blew a hydraulic line while pulling a stump. Great dealership honored the warranty with a fast replacement. I'm a first time tractor owner, I have many tools, but there are specific things I recommend you not leave the dealers with, Engine Oil, it's a diesel! JD Hydraulic fluid, connections leak every time you disconnect, or if like mine you blow a line, all accessories operate from the same take. Grease and grease gun, I have a separate two care garage for my stuff, but you will leave the backhoe and loader outside at some point, and they need to be greased every so often. Read the book and watch the videos... Have fun too! Go JD!

Pros

  • big
  • powerful and small
  • fun

Cons

  • seat springs are not good
  • no brush gaurds on stock tractor
  • mower bed hook up

LCnmd

From:

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Nice tractor, some concerns, especially auto connect

4/5

This is a very nice tractor to run. Good controls, easy to operate. Have a backhoe, loader, mower, and snowblower. Great ride, much better than my X724. Two problems: the steering rod cuts out the grease boot on the left side. Looks like the rod will eventually cut away. Been over a year and still no permanent fix from Deere. Their solution is to put a magnet on the assembly to keep from turning too short. That didn't last long. Worse though is the auto connect. A little over a hundred hours on the deck and the auto connect assembly had worn the hanger brackets and rod almost in two. After the warranty expires, probably will take that off and go back to the regular shaft connection. It does a great job of mowing, though.

Pros

  • ride handling

Cons

  • some issues especially with auto connect deck

FormerDeerefan

From: Illinois, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

Should have purchased this years ago!

5/5

Absolutely great! I was not certain it would be able to move riprap stone to the pond, but it handled it with no problem. Wish I would have purchased the backhoe instead of the mower deck. I have too many trees and tight turns and really need to maintain my zero turn mower which does a better, faster job on the lawn. Would be great on large, open lawns. I'll pick up the backhoe later, I'm sure. About the only complaint is that I have a hard time disconnecting the hydraulics without leaving pressure in the line. This makes it hard to connect the next time. Countless uses!

Pros

Cons

jessenmacher

From: New London, OH

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Does everything I need.

5/5

Replaced a 445, which was a great machine. Does not give as clean a cut when mowing, most notably on hillsides. However this is not important to me. Drive over auto connect deck is great, especially as I am not as young as I once was. Also use loader, box blade, back blade and front snow blade. Performs well using all.

Pros

  • versatile
  • easy to service

Cons

  • does not 'goom' lawn like a unitasker mower.

Tom26

From: Springfield IL

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Great versatility

5/5

Simply put, next to the purchase of our property, buying our 1025r was the best thing we have ever done! It has made the maintenance of our 20 acres a snap. It is so simple to operate. My wife actually looks forward to cutting the fields: mind you this was a person who wouldn’t even operate a riding mower previous. Simple to operate, simple to maintain! Cannot ask for more. Wanna drop the mowing deck? Well if you can turn a knob and work the forward/reverse pedals… it is done! The front-end loader can be removed just as easily. I’m looking forward to eventually getting the backhoe attachment. Our 1025r has operated trouble-free for two years. Dealership has always been responsive. A great range of attachments are available. If I could get one wish granted, I would love to be able to get grappling type loader that could pick up brush piles. Other than that, there are absolutely no complaints from me.

Pros

Cons

DandD

From: Woodruff SC

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Not a mower not a tractor

2/5

Too big to be a good mower, poor turning radius and no reverse with mower engaged, engine shuts down. Contrary to salesperson, it's too small to be a good tractor, few attachments (tiller, snowblower) are available at rentals that will fit, most are too big. Wish I had kept the 3520

Pros

Cons

QuiaAl

From: Illinois, USA

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

2
2
5

we really like the tractor

5/5

the three point hitch control lever adjustable stop does not hold because the plastic slide groove spreads apart. we only have 15 hours on tractor so far. need to make groove out of something that does not spread so easy.

Pros

Cons

don56

From: east canton ohio

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

Very easy to use

5/5

I love the quick attach mower and loader that I have on mine.

Pros

Cons

mount3030

From: Rosharon, TX, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
2
5

Well built,quality tractor. Does everything I've expected so far.

5/5

I bought this unit with a 60" mower deck and a 54" angling blade. It mows excellent and cut my mowing time more than in half. The first project for the blade was spreading out 2 dump truck loads of 3" rock in my driveway. I put it in 4 wheel drive and it spread and leveled my rock easily. I am more than happy with this little tractor. I can't wait to see what it will do this winter to keep snow removed and pushed back with the blade. I had two minor issues at first (hydraulic oil line fitting and o-ring bad and light switch bad) but am very impressed with my dealer because they wasted no time in resolving these issues!!!!!!!!! They came to me and fixed both issues on site on the same day or within a day after I called!!!!!! Impressive customer service!!!!!!!

Pros

  • plenty of room to get on and off
  • great fuel efficiency
  • love the diesel power
  • comfortable for long periods of use
  • auto connect deck is awesome
  • quick hitch front blade is awesome
  • hose connection to clean under deck a nice feature

Cons

  • seat springs could be a little stiffer

DieselDoctor

From: Madrid, Iowa

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Beginner

5
2
5

Decks are to ridgid. Horse power is to low. Mower guard are cheap plastic.

3/5

I have had problems mowing uneven ground like the dam of my pond and hills. The deck is to ridged. The mower guard I have had to replace 2 times because of rocks putting holes in the plastic guard. I think that the cost is to high compared to other compacts. There is to much plastic in the mower.

Pros

Cons

sarg

From: Illinois, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

2
2
5

Good quality machine, easy to use

5/5

Overall I would say that I am very happy with the performance of this tractor. I have the auto-disconnect deck which makes removing the deck very easy. I also purchased the snow blower attachment which is awesome. Went through drifts 4'+ no problem, plenty of power. The only complaints I have are that the hood and the side panels don't line up and it appears as if the side panel is bulging out. Also, all the literature shows a air filter restrictor gauge on the 1025R but mine never had one. I have had the unit 3 years and had only one problem that was remedied quickly.

Pros

  • work horse

Cons

Noof1

From: Woodville, OH 43469, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
2
5

While you can always use something a little larger, this tractor really fits my property perfectly

5/5

I was torn between this and the 2032R, from a cost perspective I was really happy with the 1025r but I wasn't sure about the power and traction of the 1025r. After having it for a couple months now, I have no reason to regret the smaller 1025r. It has done everything I wanted and has quite a bit more power and traction than I expected. I pull a 60" box blade with no issue (except when hitting roots), even when full. Another great thing about the 1025, it fits everywhere on my property, some places it's a really tight fit but it goes. Any larger at all and I wouldn't be permitted into the tighter spots. I bought the backhoe at the same time, with a mower. I've used the backhoe a lot and will continue to do so but the mower aspect is really coming into play. As mentioned before, the size allows it to fit everywhere but the power allows me to do any job I would need (5 acres of heavily wooded ground that I'm clearing a bit to make more yard). As I knock down the large chores and use it more for mowing, I "feel" better about the size. Switching between applications/tools is a breeze, the mower deck is awesome in this respect, just drive over, done. The backhoe goes on and off very quickly and easily. The frontend loader, same thing, cake. The only thing I haven't bought yet is a york rake, but since the box blade is handled without any issue at all, I have no reason to think the tractor won't breeze through this work as well. I've done the 50 hour hyrdo fluid change myself and it was also an easy chore. The controls are all well placed (for me) and so far (about 70 hours) it still looks and operates like new (this isn't long but I have used it hard, I also live on the side of a mountain).

Pros

  • good power in a small package
  • adequate traction for the size & power
  • durable and attractive design
  • easy on/off of attachments
  • very happy using it as a mower between larger task
  • easy maintenance

Cons

Bill0331

From: Boyce, VA 22620, USA

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
2
5

This tractor can do anything

5/5

This tractor is versatile and reliable beyond belief. I've mowed miles of grass, dug trenches, moved gravel, removed stumps, plowed snow, and the list goes on and on. Don't be fooled by it's size. This baby has all the power you need for residential work. The 4 wheel drive is key when you need it to really dig deep for pulling or pushing. With the loader, mower deck, and backhoe attachments, I believe this tractor and I can accomplish anything. One of the greatest pieces of equipment I've ever purchased. I couldn't be happier.

Pros

Cons

Toof44

From: Lincoln, DE 19960, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Amazing machine

5/5

I am going on my second year with the 1025R with loader and backhoe and I can say though the price is up there near what a new car costs, it is by far one of the best purchases I have made. The ease of use and quality of every component on it is first class. The tractor has been flawless in the 2 years and 120 hours I have run it. The quality of the cut for mowing is superb and I thought maybe being a larger tractor for a 2 acre lot it would be cumbersome but quite the opposite. I can trim around trees with ease with the 60 inch deck. Between the power of the diesel engine and power steering, mowing and any chores are extremely enjoyable. I use the quick hitch and plow for keeping the driveway clear in the winter. It hasn't mattered if its 2 inches or 12 inches of harsh Minnesota winter snows the tractor doesn't even slow down. It has made so many of the yard chores an absolute pleasure to do now. The backhoe though small in size is perfect for those projects around the homestead, from planting trees to trenching power and water to my shop, it has been a huge asset in getting projects completed. It connects and disconnects from the tractor in less then 2 minutes and I am back to mowing configuration. The loader is probably the most fun and easiest to connect. Within a few seconds I can have it on and moving items from the yard and back to mowing with ease. I hope to get many years of work from this tractor, and it always looks good doing it.

Pros

  • easy connection of attachments
  • quality built

Cons

mnjdguy

From: Greenfield, MN, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

A real workhorse!!!!!!

5/5

The machine does everything we expected and much more. It's fun to use for all of our yard projects.

Pros

Cons

TheBreeze

From: Windham, ME, USA

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Beginner

5
2
5

Works pretty good

4/5

Seems pretty durable so far. Mower works good although the easy connect does take a little getting used to. Loader is very handy and handles a full load of dirt. Tiller is great.

Pros

Cons

Bob17019

From: Dillsburg, PA 17019, USA

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Beginner

4
2
5

The perfect tractor for the homeowner.

5/5

John Deere has built another quality product. The controls are perfectly located for ease of use. Responsive hydraulics make the 1025R very maneuverable for any job. Overall a great tractor for the homeowner.

Pros

Cons

shark62

From: Oswego, NY, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

Strong and reliable!

4/5

I am a John Deere man. I want good reliable equipment, well built by well payed American workers. So far that's Deere. Keep it up!

Pros

Cons

BroFLE212

From: Warren County, OH, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Monthly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
2
5

My 1025R performs well for all my uses.

5/5

I mow around a lot of trees and schrubs. To keep from destroying the flashing caution lights while working in close to low hanging limbs and schrubs, I moved the lights to the inside of the roll bar. All other features are working well. Excellent tractor.

Pros

Cons

lional

From: Avon, Il

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

great running machine

5/5

my 1025r runs great and has lots of power and implements to just about anything

Pros

Cons

brad50

From:

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
2
5

john deere 1025r

4/5

good tractor!!! I don't like the mower deck power switch that you have to turn off mower to back up or the tractor shuts off !!!!!

Pros

Cons

  • mower

themattman

From: Newry, PA, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

3
2
5

Cut mowing time in half

5/5

Easy to use and does a great job! Cut our mowing time by hours.

Pros

Cons

StaceyMc

From: Clinton, PA, USA

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

The tractor is not reliable, and the auto connect is not as easy as it is advertised.

1/5

My tractor has fewer hours on the engine than it has in the shop. The hydraulic system has failed twice. The auto connect function is not nearly as easy as it appears in the advertisements. The tractor is not comfortable for a person that is more than average sized. I must say that the dealer has been very good about repairing the tractor. I can not recommend this tractor, it is not worth the cost.

Pros

Cons

52572

From:

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Beginner

1
2
5

Day three

5/5

I strongly recommend this machine for any disabled Operating Engineers out there. Granted it looks like a lawn mower on steroids with just the belly mower. The fact is with just the belly mower, it IS a riding mower on steroids. Mine has a loader and a backhoe. this machine is put together very much like a normal piece of heavy equipment. The hoe and the loader are as strong as I hoped they would be. Much more than I expected. I think every man who has the space to use one should have one. Also there are grease fittings all over the machine and attachments so it should be a long lasting machine.

Pros

  • well built

Cons

TMAC2000

From: Alabama, USA

Length of Ownership: 1week

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

Lots of pros, but a few big cons

3/5

In general, this is a nice tractor, and some of the features are amazing. But there are a few big issues for me, and reading around online I don't think they are unique to me at all. Pros: The drive over/auto connect deck works well and is way easier than manually taking a deck on and off. The quick connect loader also works very well. I can have the loader on and off in a few minutes, which makes it much easier to use when I need it. It's more than capable of working such as material moving, snow removal etc. Cons: The cons generally have to do with cutting grass. IMO, the deck was never set up properly. I contacted JD and the dealer and never received any real response. On all but 2 of the height settings the blades are literally digging into dirt. Google this problem and you will find that I am not alone. In addition, on my unit, which I have not been able to find as much about, the deck actually drops to lower settings while cutting. I am lowering the deck until it is firmly resting on the stop. It only seems to happen on the highest setting or two (but these are the only two that can be used, see above). Bottom line, for cutting grass it is a sub par machine. The hardest part about writing this review was whether or not to check that I would recommend it to a friend. If a friend honestly asked me, I would say if even 50% of your use is cutting grass, look elsewhere.

Pros

Cons

TimH

From:

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

3
2
5

Who thinks of this stuff

5/5

Well, it's been a few weeks since I posted my first review. Since then I've mowed my 2 acres twice and started to move 25 tons of gravel. I wasn't able to use the 1025R to level the area for the new shed due the ground being too wet. Luckily my neighbor has access to a e3025 and even that got stuck. As for mowing, what a machine to do the task. First, removing the H120 loader couldn't be any easier. There is a slight learning curve with knowing which way to move the joystick to get the loader to do what it needs to to get it off and back on. A few more times and I should have that down. Now back to the mowing. The first cut was on Sunday, the grass was high and the yard still wet. Neither one mattered to the 1025R. I set the cruise control and went to town. Not once did the mower bog down. The second cut was done on the following Thursday. Again the grass was high, but the lawn had dried out some. Both times it only took about 2 hours from start to finish and roughly a gallon of fuel. With my previous garden tractor it used over 4 gallons of gas. The one thing I don't like is that the height selector for the deck isn't marked in inches. Instead it has high/medium/low. Further broke down to three dots in each setting. The first time I had it at the highest position due to how high and wet the grass was. The second time I moved it to the highest medium selection. That left the deck scalping the lawn to much. Now moving the gravel I first wanted to take off the mower deck. Unbelievably simple to do and re-attaching it was even easier. Being new to using a loader there is a learning curve on how to actually get the material from the pile. After a hour I finally got it down and was dumping full buckets of gravel.

Pros

  • uses very little fuel
  • ease of putting on/taking off attachments

Cons

  • deck height selector not marked in inches
  • fuel filler neck opening to wide allows splashing

pgcg4life

From: Bethel, NY

Length of Ownership: 1month

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Beginner

5
2
5

Nice Tractor

5/5

I've been using this tractor and loader for a month, and its awesome! I'm very happy with the tractor in general, but I am a little dissapointed with the final setup when it was delivered. The ROPS did not work properly, which was quite annoying given that I can't park it in my garage with the ROPS up. The top bar was clearly welded out of position. You could see easily after banging the pins out with a mallet that one of the three holes was about 1/4" out of alignment. I'm not so fond of needing to file down safety structures at 0 hours. One of the fender lights was delivered full of water. I don't think these should take on water at all, and certainly shouldn't be delivered that way. Anyway, the bulbs are bright but hot and explode when wet. At about 6 hours one of the loader lines started leaking badly. The hydraulic line's bolt was only hand tight. I would also like if the seat had stiffer springs available. A good bump will bottom them out hard and adjust your spine. Other than that, I love it. Just go over it really well before you start using it! Stiffer seat springs please!

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Jason

From:

Length of Ownership: 1month

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Beginner

4
2
5

HYD. DUST COVERS

2/5

Wrote one review, now a follow up after 10 hours of use.. Sill boils radiator over, paint is a throw back to the old 445s anything that touches it leaves marks on finish. Actually spent 5 hours getting auto connect mower to work (dealer setup??). The hyd. dust cover do not stay together when loader is being used. Have contacted John Deere and Dealer both say can't help, dealer is sending replacements but say their the same way. JD changed vendors and the new brand (fastner) just don't work, should go back to the old brand like was on the 2305 I had. I'm not new to JD having had at least 6 starting with a 425 in 2000 all the way to the 1025R. Just when I think they got it right along comes the 1025R. Sorry but that's the way I feel.

Pros

  • mower higth knob better
  • tilt wheel
  • lighting
  • controls

Cons

  • overheats
  • dust caps not compatible no help from jd

Sonny

From: Bedford, IN 47421, USA

Length of Ownership: 1month

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

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2
5

1025R is EASY to Use

5/5

The 1025R is one of the easiest tractors I have ever used. Everything you need is right there in your line of sight and within easy reach. Fantastic turning radius!! Super smooth ride, with plenty of power to get even difficult jobs done quickly. Quick attach/release tools allow a smooth transition from one job task to the next. Wonderful engineering that combines comfort and ease in this JD workhorse! I LOVE IT! Pamela

Pros

  • tilt wheel
  • moveable seat
  • low hood i can see
  • great in tight quarters

Cons

  • 3 point hitch control could be smoother

pmc1210

From: Victoria, TX, USA

Length of Ownership: 1month

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
2
5

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