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1025R

Sub-Compact Tractor
1-series-sub-compact-tractors

  • 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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Features



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 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.

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 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
Family
ManufacturerYanmar®
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
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

Accessories and Attachments

Ballast

Ballast boxBallast box
Ballast box with 3E TractorBallast box with 3E Tractor

A ballast box can be used to carry additional ballast for greater tractor stability.

 

A 23-cm (9-in.) high extension can be added to ballast box for even greater capacity.

 

 
Ballast box extension 

 

The hitch utilizes a standard Category 1 configuration for connection to the tractor Category 1 hitch.

 

A bushing kit is required for the ballast box to be used with the iMatch™ Quick-Hitch.

Ballast box with extensionBallast box with extension

The ballast box can be used to carry additional ballast for greater tractor stability.

 

A 23-cm (9-in.) high extension can be added to ballast box for even greater capacity.

 

The hitch utilizes a standard Category 1 configuration for connection to the tractor Category 1 hitch.

 

A bushing kit is required for the ballast box to be used with the iMatch™ Quick-Hitch.

 

The ballast box extension is only available through Parts; it is not a factory option.

Cab Operator's Station

Console Adapter Kit for Non-Current Tractors - LP68119

Drop-on cab from Mauser (Heat Only) - LP68087

Illuminated Rear License Plate Kit - LP68118

Rear LED Work Light Kit - LP68117

Rear Wiper Kit - LP68115

Stereo Kit - LP68120

Cold Start Packages

Engine block heater adapterEngine block heater adapter

Fits into engine block to help provide faster and easier starts in extremely cold weather (below 0°F or –18°C). Uses 110-volt electricity.

Allow one hour to install.

Drawbar

Magnetic hitch pinMagnetic hitch pin

Fits John Deere lawn and garden tow behind attachments.

  • Strong magnetic grip
  • Rust resistant
  • Easy to install, secure fit
Ordering information

Customers, please contact your local John Deere dealer for availability and pricing information.

Magnetic hitch pin

Order number: LP63768

Engine

Engine coolant heater kitEngine coolant heater kit

Attached to the engine cylinder block, the engine coolant heater plugs into a 120-V electrical outlet to warm the engine for fast cold-weather starts.

 

NOTE: It is recommended to install optional engine coolant heater, transmission oil heater, and battery heating pad (A22400P - ordered through A and I) if operating machine in temperatures below -18 ⁰C (0⁰F).

Exhaust

Front Weights

Front Wheels And Tires

18x8.50-10 (4PR, R3 Turf, 1 Position) Front Wheels and Tires - BLV10859

18x8.50-10 (4PR, R4 Industrial, 1 Position) Front Wheels and Tires - BLV10857

Hydraulics

3rd Function Selective Control Valve - BLV11143

Power Beyond Kit - BLV11216

Power Beyond Kit (1023E, 1025R, 1026R) - LVB25956

Third SCV kitThird SCV kit
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Includes single-lever control, hydraulic lines, and rear-mounted couplers with one set of outlets.

  • Allows using third spool on SCV
  • Provides a single set of rear SCV outlets for added versatility

Rear Selective Control Valve Kit - BLV11217

Rear-hydraulic outlet kitRear-hydraulic outlet kit

The rear-hydraulic outlet kit routes hydraulic power from dual mid-selective control valves to two sets of couplers at the rear of tractor.

Rear Tubing Kit - BLV10948

Lighting

Rear work lightRear work light

This kit provides light to the rear of the tractor for evening work.

 

For open-station tractors only, this kit contains individual light.

 

Allow 30 minutes to install.

 

NOTE: Kit includes one rear light.

NOTE: Both the rear- and forward-work lights are compatible together and with the light-brush guard kits. The light kit contains a two-to-four pigtail that plugs into the main harness, as if only plugging one set of lights, providing two sets of plugs to use for forward and rear-work lights. The forward light is installed on top of the brush guard, and the rear light is installed inside the ROPS using the bolt holding the light and brush guard on.

NOTE: For 102E3 and 1026R Tractors – kit interference during backhoe operations (mounted inside ROPS) – use LVB25546 forward-light kit as an alternative.

Beacon Light Kit - LP68116

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The forward-lighting kit provides extra visibility when working in dark conditions. Lights attach to the brush guards located on the rollover protective structure (ROPS). Each kit contains two lights.

 

NOTE: Requires BLV10400 warning light brush guard kit and LVB26026 light kit harness. Not compatible with LVB25547 rear work light kit (1023E).

 

NOTE: Requires BLV10400 warning light brush guard kit. Not compatible with LVB25547 rear work light kit (1025R, 2025R, 2032R, 2038R, 3025E, 3032E, 3038E, 4105, 4044M, 4052M, 4066M).

 

NOTE: Requires BLV10620 premium warning light brush guard kit. Not compatible with LVB25547 rear work light kit (3033R, 3039R, 3046R, 4044R, 4052R, 4066R).

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 Rollover protective structure (ROPS) mounted LED work lights

An optional LED work light kit is available for all open-station compact utility tractors. These lights provide extra visibility when working in dark conditions and have 180-degree rotation to face forward or backward. The kit contains two lights and the mounting hardware required for installation.

This lighting kit is mounted to the warning light brush guard kit, which is mounted to the ROPS and requires attachment BLV10400 for installation.
  
The halogen work light kit attachment is still available (LVB25546).

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An optional premium light kit is available to provide extra visibility when working in dark conditions. The premium light kit includes the following:

  • Two light-emitting diode (LED) fender lights
  • Two LED rollover protective structure (ROPS) work lights (adjustable 360 degrees for forward or rear lighting)
  • One LED rear PTO light

ROPS warning-light brush guards protect turn signal/warning lights from damage caused by low branches on trees.

Two guards are included in each kit and are for open-operator station (OOS) tractors only.

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An optional premium light kit is available to provide extra visibility when working in dark conditions. The premium light kit includes the following:

  • Two light-emitting diode (LED) fender lights
  • Two LED rollover protective structure (ROPS) work lights (adjustable 360 degrees for forward or rear lighting)
  • One LED rear PTO light

Miscellaneous

Typical home maintenance kitTypical home maintenance kit

Filter Paks are a handy and convenient way for dealers to supply a customer with the maintenance-interval parts as specified in their operator's manual. These kits contain an oil filter, air filter, fuel filter and hydraulic filter, offering a complete solution for all your customers’ maintenance needs to keep their tractors running at peak performance.

 

Benefits of Filter Paks:

  • Convenience – all filters in one package 
  • Value – better pricing than purchasing individual components
  • Performance – you get the most out of the capability of your tractor

 

Easy to understand – indicates models and contents so you never have to worry about the right filters for your compact utility tractor

Rear License Plate Kit (Includes Light) - BLV11042

Tractor Cover - LP95637

Open Operator's Station

Canopy Kit - Rigid Plastic - LP64809

Seat Cover - LP68694

Operator''s Station

Cell phones, tablets, and other devices are key tools for farming today. John Deere has now made it easier than ever to incorporate these tools into the operator's station.

 

Stay connected with the RAM® cell phone and tablet mounts. John Deere offers a vast selection of adjustable accessory mounting solutions and media devices to fit every need and application.

Mounting bracket with cell phone and tablet mountMounting bracket with cell phone and tablet mount
Mounting bracket with cell phone and tablet mountMounting bracket with cell phone and tablet mount

RAM is a trademark of National Products Inc.

Power Take-off (Pto)

Rear Wheels And Tires

26x12-12 (4PR, R3 Turf, 1 Position) Rear Wheels and Tires - BLV10858

26x12-12 (4PR, R4 Industrial, 1 Position) Rear Wheels and Tires - BLV10856

Three-point Hitch

3-Point Hitch Tractor Receiver Hitch - LP25001

iMatch Quick Hitch Bushings - LVU12858

iMatch Quick Hitch Bushings - LVU15507

iMatch Quick-Hitch bushingiMatch Quick-Hitch bushing
Ordering information

Customers, please contact your local John Deere dealer for availability and pricing information.

iMatch Quick-Hitch Bushings
Order number: LP19969

iMatch Bushing Kit - LP25004

iMatch Quick Hitch Upper Adapter Bushing - PM00353

iMatch Quick Hitch Upper Adapter Bushing - PM03008

iMatch Quick-Hitch (LVB25255)iMatch Quick-Hitch (LVB25255)
iMatch Quick-Hitch with rotary cutter hookup (LVB25255)iMatch Quick-Hitch with rotary cutter hookup (LVB25255)
iMatch Quick-Hitch (LVB25976)iMatch Quick-Hitch (LVB25976)
iMatch Quick-Hitch with rotary cutter hookup (LVB25976)iMatch Quick-Hitch with rotary cutter hookup (LVB25976)

One of the greatest customer concerns involves difficulty in attaching tractor implements. John Deere has addressed this issue with the iMatch Quick-Hitch.

 

The iMatch Quick-Hitch provides easy hookup and a guaranteed fit for all Category 1 implements that are designed to meet the ASAE Category 1 Standard S278.6 for quick-attach hitches.

  • All implements require a set of bushings in order for the attachment to fit and work properly with the iMatch Quick-Hitch. One set of bushings comes with the iMatch Quick-Hitch.

 

NOTE: In the picture above, you see the bushing set. These bushings allow the hooks on the iMatch and the pins on the implement to fit together properly. All other implements (box blades, tillers, rear blades, etc.) will require a set of bushings to enlarge the pin to fit with the iMatch hooks. Bushings of different lengths can be found in the parts system or through a bushing supplier (see dimensions below).

  • Upper bushing
    • Inside diameter: 0.76-0.77 in.
    • Outside diameter: 1.24-1.25 in.
  • Lower bushings
    • Inside diameter: 0.88 to 0.89 in.
    • Outside diameter: 1.43 to 1.44 in.
iMatch quick-coupler bushing kitiMatch quick-coupler bushing kit

This bushing kit is for use with Category 1 implements (ballast box) to make them function correctly with the iMatch Quick-Hitch.

Tire Chains

Tire chainsTire chains

Tire chains increase traction dramatically under ice and snow conditions.

NOTE: Not intended for use on all four rear tires on the TH 6x4.

Weights

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One or two 23-kg (50-lb) cast-iron weights may be installed on each rear wheel to provide extra traction and stability.

  • Made of durable cast iron and painted John Deere yellow
  • May be installed with wheel in either the narrow or wide position
  • To stack the weights and install two on a wheel, two 1/2x8-in. bolts are required per wheel (not furnished)
23-kg (50-lb) plastic-shell rear-wheel weight23-kg (50-lb) plastic-shell rear-wheel weight

One 23-kg (50-lb) plastic-shell rear-wheel weight may be installed on each rear wheel to provide extra traction and stability.

  • Outer shell made of tough polyethylene plastic
  • Filled with a heavy granular material that contains a high iron percentage
  • A bonding substance is added to hold the material together so that it will remain intact even if shell is damaged

Multiple stacking is not recommended.

 

Overall width of the tractor will be increased by approximately 5 cm (2 in.) when weights are installed.

Schematic of weight installed on wheelSchematic of weight installed on wheel

Weights are packaged one per carton, with necessary hardware for installation on a wheel, in either the narrow or wide position.

70-lb (32-kg) cast-iron starter weight70-lb (32-kg) cast-iron starter weight
Starter weight with 50-lb (22.7-kg) cast-iron weightStarter weight with 50-lb (22.7-kg) cast-iron weight

70-lb (32-kg) cast-iron starter weights can be bolted to the outside of the rear wheels for ballast.

Additional 50-lb (22.7-kg) cast-iron wheel weights may be bolted to the starter weight.

NOTES:

1. For 26-in. (660-mm) tire and rim only. 

2. Starter weight not for use on all-wheel-steer tractors.

3. X700 Special Edition Tractors (model year 2012 and prior) and X738, X739, and X758 Signature Series Tractors require a BM21497 wheel weight adapter ring on each rear wheel on which weights are to be installed. 

NOTE: Plastic rear-wheel weight comes with necessary hardware for installation.

23-kg (50-lb) cast-iron wheel weights23-kg (50-lb) cast-iron wheel weights

For 23-kg (50-lb) cast-iron wheel weights on 26x12-in. rear tyres:

NOTE: Order two sets for both sides of the tractor.

33-kg (72-lb) starter cast-iron wheel weight33-kg (72-lb) starter cast-iron wheel weight

For 33-kg (72-lb) starter cast-iron wheel weight on 26x12-in. rear tyres:

NOTE: Order two sets for both sides of the tractor.

33-kg (72-lb) starter and 23-kg (50-lb) cast-iron weight(s)33-kg (72-lb) starter and 23-kg (50-lb) cast-iron weight(s)

For 33-kg (72-lb) starter and 23-kg (50-lb) cast-iron weight(s):

 

NOTE: Order two sets for both sides of the tractor

NOTE: Plastic rear-wheel weight comes with necessary hardware for installation.

23-kg (50-lb) cast-iron wheel weights23-kg (50-lb) cast-iron wheel weights

For 23-kg (50-lb) cast-iron wheel weights on 26x12-in. rear tyres:

NOTE: Order two sets for both sides of the tractor.

33-kg (72-lb) starter cast-iron wheel weight33-kg (72-lb) starter cast-iron wheel weight

For 33-kg (72-lb) starter cast-iron wheel weight on 26x12-in. rear tyres:

NOTE: Order two sets for both sides of the tractor.

33-kg (72-lb) starter and 23-kg (50-lb) cast-iron weight(s)33-kg (72-lb) starter and 23-kg (50-lb) cast-iron weight(s)

For 33-kg (72-lb) starter and 23-kg (50-lb) cast-iron weight(s):

 

NOTE: Order two sets for both sides of the tractor

NOTE: Plastic rear-wheel weight comes with necessary hardware for installation.

23-kg (50-lb) cast-iron wheel weights23-kg (50-lb) cast-iron wheel weights

For 23-kg (50-lb) cast-iron wheel weights on 26x12-in. rear tyres:

NOTE: Order two sets for both sides of the tractor.

33-kg (72-lb) starter cast-iron wheel weight33-kg (72-lb) starter cast-iron wheel weight

For 33-kg (72-lb) starter cast-iron wheel weight on 26x12-in. rear tyres:

NOTE: Order two sets for both sides of the tractor.

33-kg (72-lb) starter and 23-kg (50-lb) cast-iron weight(s)33-kg (72-lb) starter and 23-kg (50-lb) cast-iron weight(s)

For 33-kg (72-lb) starter and 23-kg (50-lb) cast-iron weight(s):

 

NOTE: Order two sets for both sides of the tractor

Quik-Tatch Weight, 42 lb (19 kg) - UC13263

Reviews

4.47

568 reviews

Rating Snapshot

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Versatile & Dependable

5/5

After several years of ownership, and 900 hours of usage, I still give the 1025R a 5 star rating. Attachability, turning radius, power and dependability of a Yanmar diesel, make this subcompact a real workhorse. In addition, the wide footprint offers stability not found on the competition. If you are evaluating tractors give the Deere a try - especially in tight quarters and applications where a tight turning radius is required. You will love the visibility from the operators seat and the fuel economy of this tractor.

Pros

Cons

Git2work

From: Lapeer, Michigan

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
2
5

It does have great features.

1/5

I changed dealers and wish I hadn't. I had two tractors , an X738 and a 1025r. I liked both tractors. I let the salesman convince that I should make one payment. I thought maybe a 2025r instead. It was too clumsy for my two lots. So I traded it back to a 1025r. It isn't the ractor. It's the dealership I purchased it from in Cameron Wisconsin. I didn't even get a 2nd key with it and the plastic was still on the machine when they delivered it. That's why I gave a 1 star. Tim

Pros

Cons

Palidin

From: Hayward Wisconsin

Length of Ownership: 1month

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

3
2
5

Lynch pin disappeared along with a link

4/5

5 hours and less than three weeks of ownership, a Lynch pin came undone and then the link disappeared. The dealership charged us for these parts! I don't think that's fair or right. In talking to other owners, same situation happened to them. Fix the Lynch pin issue please

Pros

Cons

Dillon

From: Bloomfield KY

Length of Ownership: 1month

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Versatile and Easy to Learn

5/5

First tractor and I really enjoy using it. Looking around the property, I decided to take the plunge and do the needed work myself. Between online videos, a little construction experience and the right tools, the 1025R TLB makes it all possible. Removed a failed retaining wall and replaced it. Next will be a shed foundation, a fence and then...

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ts55

From: Mount Airy, MD

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Beginner

5
2
5

Love my tractor

5/5

Having issues with grass hopper It does not fit correctly

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From: East Derry NH. 03041

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

web site sucks

1/5

Model # on the belly mower attachment don't work Serial # on the mower don't work. You can't get a web part online. To have service in will cost you labor charges from the time they leave the shop until their return. Very expensive when the nearest service center is 1 hour away. Three years and have had to buy many parts and parts are expensive.

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bob72

From: Fairmount City PA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
2
5

My Amazing Tractor the 1025R

5/5

Don't Wait Get Your John Deere 1025R Today You'll Never Regret It

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Bill in Vermont

From:

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

First Sub Compact

4/5

Purchased a 1025r at a local dealership at the end of spring last year, 2022. My garden tractor expired and was left with making the decision to upgrade to maintain 1.5 acres of cleared property. I wanted the flexibility to leverage 3 point rental tools for gardening and snow removal during the winter. I am please so far with the capability of the 1025r this far given that is machine is likely more than I need. Definitely will grow with us as we are looking for more property.

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wispt99

From: Chambersburg, PA

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Beginner

3
2
5

Nice little tractor

5/5

I purchase a1026R in 2011, I have work this tractor hard of the years and has not left down

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DBViar

From: Woodbridge, Va.

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Completely reliable,,, Great little tractor

5/5

Bought this 1025R three years ago, we sold 15 acres and downsized to 2.5 acres. I had a GT275 48 inch cut and a bush hog with tractor at the old place so traded for this one. The loader and mower are both really easy to use, tractor is straight forward, comfortable and hafta say,, thrifty of fuel.. Well worth the money, The only draw back is if you have irregularities (rises or small hills) it will scalp in a heart beat. Over time, I've learned where, but I do wish there were rollers in the center front of the deck instead of a skid plate. But all in all, that is a small worry, we use it all the time and would highly recommend this to anyone with a lot of grass to cut,, Oh, one more thing, I added the mulching kit to it and the pine cones just disappear,, Maintenance is really easy as well. Having started with a John Deere 110 and on through the years, I do have a little experience with them,,

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Handoff57

From: Grovetown GA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

GREAT product

5/5

I've had my 1025R since last summer and love it. We have the bucket, mower bed and forks and use them all regularly. Easy on and off for attachments. Reliable and perfect for maintaining our property! Well done on this model!

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MarkDee

From: Lebanon, TN

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

EXCELLENT MACHINE

5/5

We have had our 1025R for 3 years now. It has proven to be the best utility peice of equipment we have purchased. With 60" quick tach mower deck our mowing time is greatly reduced with a great looking lawn. The loader is an added tool with the quick change to forks is awesome. We added the quick couplle hydraulics to change from loader to stump grinder in minimal time. We are extremely pleased with the operation of the 54" snow blower attachment also.

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mr deere

From: Lakes, MN

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

Solid machine

5/5

Purchased my 1025r in April of 2018 with 6 attachments and have close to 400 hours on it. Great machine use it all the time. Would highly recommend this tractor. Very easy to attach and detach loader, mower, rear tine tiller etc.

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Dlb53

From: Green Bay WI.

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

Get one!

5/5

Bought my 1025R, 54 mid-mower, ballast box, rear spreader, loader, 54 front snow blower in May 2022. This is the first sub compact I have owned, and this thing is awesome! I opt'd for the R3 turf tires and wondered if the radials would have torn up my lawn/been better or worse for what I wanted to do... the only thing I'd say is driving in reverse/even in 4x4 is not that great on hills. The rear spreader is a beast/you can control the spread, and I bought a cyclone rake XL to help with the fall clean up (was not impressed with Deere's bagger option). Notes to self... always make sure your pto lifter is in the highest position before you adjust the mower height. Also, if it gets tough with switching the mid, rear, both pto... turn on/off the pto switch, then try again/don't force it. The 54 mower cuts awesome (wish it went a little higher in the highest position tho), but HOLY COW, the turning radius is unbelievable! Get a good grease gun for your attachments, and it is difficult to find the grease points on the actual tractor as the youtube videos out there are older and the manual doesn't give great directions/figures; seem to be only 4? The mid mount auto connect piece was difficult taking it off (had to for the snowblower, and you might want to for more clearance in the woods), but I cannot wait to use the front mounted snowblower with the float function! I added a step on the left side (def get a good torque wrench), 4 LEDs, and a suicide knob... also, ask the dealer to swap your top/rear lights to the inside to avoid smashing them on trees/branches going through the woods. One more thing... take videos of the guy who shows you how disconnect things like the mid mower attachement and snowblower, etc... it will be your reference along with youtube videos (some will not be your exact model). You will not be disappointed with this machine. I'm like a kid in a candy store talking about and using this bad boy!

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Granite Stater

From: NH

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Beginner

4
2
5

Best Tractor!

5/5

We have had our 1025r over a year now and it has been an essential part of taking care of our acreage. The 60D drive over mower deck is ingenious and works perfectly, not to mention it chews through everything in our pasture including the brutally strong Colorado ragweed. Great power, excellent turning radius, smooth engine, perfect operating station including very comfortable seating. We are 100% satisfied and very impressed with the capability and power of this tractor. Our property has areas that are very rough and steep so there was a bit of a learning curve in testing the stability. As long as we go slow we have had no issues in the steep areas. That being said this is a very stable tractor with a great COG. I added the "Load and go" system for easier mower servicing, blade sharpening, and pressure washing. If you are considering purchasing this 1025R tractor I can say you will not be disappointed.

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Navyvet

From: Peyton Colorado

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Poor quality

1/5

Bought the only tractor, they could get in time frame I needed. Problem is 3 point hinge didn’t work . Value from factory was bad. No parts available and part was on backorder for 4 weeks . Really got a bum deal . Missed doing my project on time .

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Wildwalker

From: Idaho

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

1
2
5

Good but not great tractor

4/5

I've put ~50 hours on my new factory ordered 2022 1025R so far, and can only give it between a 3.5 to 4.0 tops rating, depending upon what I am doing. First complaint is the workmanship. It's been sloppy. I have found loose nuts and bolts all over the tractor (like when I added lights to ROPS, I found 6 loose/missing pieces of hardware in wheel wells), as well as have lost it to shop a total of 5 time (totaling about 8 weeks worth) for warranty repair work (e.g. leaking hydraulic valve, maladjusted and missing parts on deck to tractor, rear rock shaft inop, rear 3 point fluttering, etc.). Hydraulics are underpowered. Yes, its a 1 series, but the pump output is under powered at 3.5GPM (the orange competitor does 6 or so in comparison). Even cutting thick heavy grass bogs down the motor, and doing so while climbing a hill almost stalls it out.. I've owned and used the competitors (both yellow and orange) and they have way more problems and typically use cheaper material, and this is my 3rd green machine-but for what I paid-I am a little bit disappointed in the overall lowered performance in terms of HP or hydraulic pressure or stability. And did I mention, its tipsy as all get out.. I run RIMGUARD in both rear tires, use ~550lb rear weight box with loader, and since I have nasty hills, this machine has scared me even at dead slow 90 degree approaches or on minimal angle turns on slops and difficult terrain. I should note I've been running farm and logging equipment for almost 5 decades, so its not like I'm some newbie. I beginning to think I should have gone with the 3 series (the 2 series is essentially the same as the 1).

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Aroostook Canuck

From: Southern Maryland

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
2
5

Tracker is good

3/5

Been about 2 months, Tractor and bucket are gear, the 60” mower needs some adjustment badly. Not 100% happy at this point

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CollardMW

From: Grayson KY

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Beginner

3
2
5

I love my 1025R!

5/5

I bought mine in March and it's everything I was expecting and wonderful to use. It's a well-engineered product, intuitive in most cases. The dislikes are all minor. I wish hoses disconnected a little easier, and that the parking brake and throttle hold were a different feel without looking, but it's small stuff that could have been engineered with a tiny bit more thought.

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From: Rogersville, MO

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Beginner

5
2
5

Tractor itself is great but...

4/5

Well made and great running tractor. That being said I'm not happy with the 60D AutoConnect deck mower. The max mowing height is only 3 inches and this is with the unit being adjusted beyond where it should be. Can not br adjusted higher. Not mechanically possible with current setup. My model year is 2021. Other that the finicky hard to set up mower this is a great tractor. Just don't recommend buying this primarily for mowing duty.

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Jim D

From: Georgetown, IN

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Awesome compact!

5/5

I use this thing for everything on the horse farm and even cutting grass.

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hammer

From: 40075

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Handy, essential

5/5

Countless uses on our 2 acre property - pallet forks, mowing, material movement

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Kgaustin

From: Austin, TX

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

1025 tractor

5/5

I brought the 1025 2 years and 8 months ago. The 120 R loader is great for moving dirt and also for snow removal. The 60D mower deck is great for mowing at our farm. One great feature is the drive over mower deck making removal and installation very easy. Fuel economy is also great. Overall an excellent purchase.

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Coolaid

From: Gypsum, Ks

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

Well engineered

5/5

I’m very impressed with my new 1025R, as a retired mechanic I see that they thought thru servicing and the functions of this tractor. Small in size but very efficient and performs very well for its modest size. Easy to maintain as well.

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Esjones

From: Maryland

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

Incredible Engineering

5/5

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

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Bearswipe

From: Sparks, MD

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Beginner

5
2
5

Great Product, well worth the money

5/5

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.

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JTP88

From: Maryland

Length of Ownership: 1month

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
2
5

all but the tiller

5/5

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

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Roye

From: west virgina

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

Great Machine

5/5

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.

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1025rMark

From: Maryland

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Steep Learning Curve for 1st Time Owner

4/5

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.

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LiveAndLearn

From: Nashville, TN

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
2
5

Powerful little machine

4/5

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.

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CJ121

From: Oklahoma

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Beginner

5
2
5

Front Loader is great.

4/5

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

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Big Tony

From: Ocean Shores Was.

Length of Ownership:

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise:

4
2
5

Life easier

5/5

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

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Bschmidt

From: Rigby, Idaho

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

All fittings on hoe are rusting thru. Bad steel !!

1/5

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

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Rollie 12

From: Bozrah ct

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Monthly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

2
2
5

640 Hours of trouble free productivity!

5/5

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.

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Tractor Factor

From: Dryden, MI.

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

Bad fittings on hoe

3/5

Like the tractor. Hate the fact that the fittings on the hoe are inferior steel and are rusting,pitting and leaking

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Cons

1025

From: Bozrah ct

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Monthly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

3
2
5

Great work horse

5/5

Good investment, Great little work horse.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Cons

Bigharley guy

From: Vt.

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Beginner

5
2
5

Mixed bag…mower is not great

3/5

Overall, I like the versatility of the tractor, but in two years of ownership have had multiple issue with hydraulic leaks. All fixable, but the last time it dumped a large quantity of hydraulic fluid in our shed. The most frustrating issue is the poor quality of the 60” mower. It has proven impossible to get a tall enough cut and cuts unevenly (from right to left), scalping my grass. The dealer seems not to have been able to fix this, so I presume it’s a design/manufacturing issue.

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From: SW Wisconsin

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

3
2
5

Tractor is Great

4/5

I bought it a couple of months ago, the loader is great and backhoe is good(having issues with unhooked, dropping to the ground) and 60" auto connect mower

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streetglide

From: Fairfield Vt.

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Beginner

4
2
5

Great for jobs around the farm

5/5

Bought the 1025R in May, it has been the best small tractor for small to mid-size jobs! I really wish it would have been our first tractor and not our third! Just the right size to get inside our barn to cleanup and move equipment around!

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CKinn

From: Ohio

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Auto connect mower sucks

1/5

I have had the lawnmower deck in three times and it still can not connect properly. It is a 2019 and I am sorry I bought it. They are picking it up again tomorrow and I am going to trade it on a kubota asap

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starsky

From: West Bend Wisconsin

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency:

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

1
2
5

So far, so....

4/5

I'm still early in the familiarization process but it seems spretty intuitive so far. I've removed the backhoe and bucket, and added pallet forks to move some logs around the property.

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Robert

From: Wayzata MN

Length of Ownership: 1week

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Beginner

4
2
5

I love my 1025r!

5/5

This subcompact tractor can perform a variety of jobs. Grading dirt roads, brush hogging, plowing snow, moving dirt, moving items with the pallet forks and much more! One of the best investments i've ever made!

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Dav1025

From: Michigan

Length of Ownership:

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

GOOD SMALL TRACTOR

4/5

I have owned my 1025R for two years. Purchased it used from JD Dealer. I own a 12 acre residential parcel. It is great for light jobs around the home. Mower is great but not quite as easy to install and remove as TV advertising indicates. I discovered that the Hydraulic fluid fill was located in a well under the seat. When water got into the well it was drawn into the hydraulic system and really messed the system up. Engineering problem that a 3 inch piece of pipe solved. Still have hydraulic system problems from that experience. Great for gardening, moving dirt, plowing snow with loader and back blade (front end is too light for front mounted angle blade). Overall, great tractor for SMALL jobs.

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Norm D

From: Caro Mi

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
2
5

Comfortable, ease of operation

5/5

Bought it April 1 2021, outstanding machine .also bought snow plow

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Norm

From: Arundel Maine

Length of Ownership: 1month

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Great little utility tractor

5/5

I have had my 1025R for over a year. I am amazed at how useful this machine is. I have the snow blower, 60" deck, loader and tiller. It is so easy to mount and dismount the loader and the deck very well designed. I was back and forth between the 1 and 2 series, this does everything I need it to for my propertyt.

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Todd21074

From: Maryland

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
2
5

Pros and cons

3/5

I have owned my 1025r over 2 years and have 209 hours on it. Overall, it us a decent tractor. Hydraulics are strong enough to do everything I need. However, you can not do multiple functions with the hydraulics, i.e. lift the bucket and dump at the same time without the functions being very very slow. Same for the backhoe. The slowness can be very cumbersome. The seat is comfortable and functional. I am disappointed with the instrument panel as it doesn't have a fuel indicator light ( only a float indicator on fender), and also no indicator that the machine is in 4wd. Just thought that was a bit cheap considering the price you pay. Turning radius is excellent, and ease of changing implements is excellent. Although I do like the tractor, the cumbersome hydraulics would have been a deal breaker and I would have chosen a different brand.

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John Deere 1025r

From: Midland Mi

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

3
2
5

1025r

1/5

This tractor is crap never owned a John and never will own another the cylinders are leaking oil slow piece of crap I never new a tractor could be so bad believe me people don’t buy this crap not worth half the sale price biggest piece of crap I have ever had

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Bob23

From: Alabama

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

1
2
5

We Love Ours!

5/5

We bought our 1025r in July 2019. We have about 40 hours on it. On our 6 acres we use it for mowing, plowing snow, cleaning out the paddock of our barn, clearing tree branches. We use the forks quite a bit and are glad we purchased them. It's started up every time so far! Love that it fits in tight spaces and pretty good power. Only thing we wish it did was move large round bales, which we use to feed our cows.

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dbrandon

From: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

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.

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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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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.

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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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hARLEY

From:

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

bETTER THAN MOST BUT NOT PERFECT

4/5

My only real gripe is the Neutral Switch underneath gets damage while brush hogging. There is no protection for it. I'm on my third one in two years. I now keep a spare. The saftey bar is high but I deal with it by lowering it to go in a garage.

Pros

  • jd financing

Cons

  • neutral switch

From: Madison, Maine

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Canopy top

4/5

So far the tractor has been good. The only disappointing thing is the ROP bar is so high that it makes the canopy top extremely high and barely blocks the sun and interferes with the trees

Pros

  • comfortable

Cons

  • rop is extremely high

Cajun

From: Rayne,LA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Monthly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
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!!

Pros

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

Ultimate Tractor

5/5

Perfect for homeowner projects and light small landscape projects.

Pros

  • has great easy to use safety features
  • very compact!!

Cons

BILLmor

From: omaha ne

Length of Ownership: 1week

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

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

some good, but poor quality and service

3/5

I was choosing between the 1025R and another brand. I ultimately chose the 1025R because of the availability and ease of attachments. I was especially impressed with the drive over mower deck. Despite the premium price, there have been a number of quality issues with the tractor and my dealer experience has not been stellar either. The tractor just turned two. Here is a list of just some of the issues thus far (not an exhaustive list and doesn't include dealer and attachment issues). 1. Steering wheel tilt did not work and was locked in place. 2. Mower deck height adjustment knob is crooked and does not operate correctly. 3. Block heater installed improperly (more a dealer issue) 4. The easy drive over mower deck.....I'll just leave this one here. 5. The reverse pedal that appears to be sturdy metal literally snapped in two right as I was working to disconnect the 'easy' mower deck. So, my experience over two years of residential use has not matched with the price paid or the reputation marketed. Between this and the dealer service at two different locations I have been disappointed in my ownership experience.

Pros

  • quick hitch is good
  • lots of accessories avialable
  • dealer network is large

Cons

  • quality and attention to detail
  • dealer network can be hard to work with

disappointed1

From: Wisconsin

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

3
2
5

little Power House

5/5

This little tractor continues to surprise me. After owning John Deeres for the last 40 plus years. This is most likely one of the best that has come along . The agility of this machine is amazing, prior to owning this 1025R I had a X360 to cut grass with.which was pretty nimble a little over powered but a really good machine.The 1025R is just as maneuverable as the smaller machine .The power to weight is much better on the 1025R than the smaller machine. With the loader I have moved a lot of loose material rather quickly given the size bucket .It dose a good job grading.. I just got to use the backhoe to re-landscape our driveway entrance ,again the power of this little machine is impressive,compacted blue stone and bank run gravel dug through it like a full size backhoe . When operating this machine I find the controls are exactly where you would expect, all with in easy reach from the driver seat . The loader is very easy to install and uninstall. I just wish all of them were this easy 30 years ago. The backhoe is a breeze to uninstall .I found that installing it to be a little cumbersome It may just take a little more time to get the hang of it. Cutting the 2 acres of grass Is no longer so time consuming set the RPM,s at 2400 and go it that easy. Cutting around tree it gets close to the mulch with very little weed whacking required. I am still playing with the speed /RPM to find the best cut for my yard it just take a few more cut and it should be dialed in. Overall I think John Deere has done a really good job with this tractor with all the attachment that are available I see my self going back and buying other attachments. The only item that give me some concern is the light mounted on the ROPS .I have already hit them once on a tree limb.Went straight to the dealer and bought the guards for the lights seem to help. maybe some kind of redesign on the next model.

Pros

Cons

Number11

From:

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

This machine is a beast hAs exceed expecta

5/5

This machine for its size is unbelievable in what it can accomplish. I’ve used larger tractors for years and this lil guy could compete with most. Very impressed

Pros

  • ease of operation
  • power/versitilit

Cons

  • havent found any yet

Jake29

From: Pa

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Drive on deck

5/5

The drive on deck dont work right,the bolts fell out i had to put new ones in ,

Pros

Cons

DEERebuck2020

From: Guntersville,al

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

This is a great machine.

5/5

The 1025R is a well designed tractor. I have the 120R loader and 270B backhoe. The tractor is all around easy to and fun to operate. The controls of the 270B are comfortable. Great machine

Pros

Cons

Sotwa75

From: Orchard, Texas

Length of Ownership:

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Best of the BEST

5/5

I have owned a Kubota BX in the past and although a great tractor, the John Deere 1025 R is leagues ahead of its orange brethren. I have had the 1025 R for almost 2 years and could not be happier. The tractor is used to maintain the 4 acre property in New Hampshire. It is a workhorse, mowing, plowing, dislodging tree stumps and various landscaping projects. The engine, is immensely powerful, yet insanely efficient, sipping fuel. The seating, quick disconnect systems for the mower and other attachments are a dream. Best Feature? We often get heavy wet snow being on the coast of New Hampshire. Everyone struggles even wit the biggest of snow blowers, but the 1025R never misses a beat. It throws heavy wet snow around like it is fluff. Never slips, and tons of reserve power. Truly the best tractor one can but for the money! And its American! (Mostly minus the Yanmar Diesel)

Pros

  • powerful
  • efficient
  • made in america
  • comfortable
  • ease of use
  • stability

Cons

  • none

Johndeere1725

From: New Hampshire

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

A Younger "me"

5/5

I purchased my JD sub-compact 1 1/2 years ago for a large drainage project on my property. This machine is awesome. The backhoe attachment is great and simple to use and made quick work of a job that wouldn't have gotten done properly otherwise. The bucket was perfect for hauling the stone. It's like having a younger version of myself available to help me whenever I need it, and I don't have to bribe it to get it to work! I've used it to clear snow from the driveway, dig foundations for concrete work, haul firewood and countless other jobs that used to be difficult. I also plan to dig a new leech field for our septic system next year. I've never regretted this purchase for a moment.

Pros

  • reliable

Cons

bmack74

From: brockport, ny

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Monthly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

First time buyer new tractor

5/5

I was looking for a sub compactor tractor .10 days of going to all the dealers in my area the John Deere meets all that I’m looking for in a sub compactor tractor. I bought the brush hog box scraper any grapple. I only have 2.2 hours on it but I put it through all the paces with lifting a bucket full of granite dirt and moving logs on my property. This tractor is unbelievable.

Pros

  • small enough to work in my woods
  • al the extra attachments you can get
  • the wife loves to drive it
  • price
  • it’s a john deere
  • the dealer i bought it from

Cons

  • can’t complain

Craigc51

From: Grants Pass Oregon

Length of Ownership: 1week

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Beginner

5
2
5

Threre is not much this tractor won't do.

4/5

My only complaint is that the mower deck does not do a great job. It has a tendency to scalp my yard. The rototiller works great and will be great for making food plots and my garden.

Pros

Cons

Dan2513

From: Michigan

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Beginner

4
2
5

I could sell these 1025r that's how well I like them 66960

5/5

60 hrs. No problems, no leaks, no remorse! Many yards of gravel moved, tilling food plots, brush hogging and everything works great! Green is worth the bucks. Most of all it makes my four year old grin from ear to ear just to sit on it!!

Pros

Cons

Foreman99

From: Glenwood minn

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Love it

5/5

for my 5 acres it’s perfect. Mower, backhoe and loader

Pros

Cons

Missouridawg

From:

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Beginner

5
2
5

Great tractor

5/5

This tractor has done everything it has needed to do. Just remember that it is not a 80hp tractor and things take time. The only thing I dislike is the bouncy little fuel gauge. You pay extra for green and they are the only one without a proper fuel gauge.

Pros

Cons

Farmallman41

From: South bend,In

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
2
5

A real review

4/5

This is a great all around Sub Compact. I have a 2018, loader, backhoe, box blade and 60 inch MMM. I am very pleased so far with it but be prepared before you buy one, you need to know a few things. 1. All tractors eventually have small issues. Remember this is not a car. You are buying this to flat out beat on it so you can save your back. I suppose if you baby it, wash it daily, buff it, then maybe just maybe it will never have an issue. What I mean by issues is do not get prissy if a bolt comes loose here or there or if a snap ring comes loose. It is a tractor, it vibrates, they all do no matter what color! 2. This is a subcompact. With that in mind please remember it is not a skid steer and never will be one! Do not expect to go out and lift more than it specs. Also for those that complain about it being under-powered should have considered a larger machine! 3. Yes it has a lot of plastic, plastic that holds ups very well, that does not dent like steel, does not scratch easy, and does not rust! 4. If you are buying this just as a mower, do not waste your time and go get a zero turn. No one in their right mind buys a 1025R just to mow. Now if you have other purposes such as the need for a loader or 3-point attachment than go ahead. And do not listen to the other reviews, IF IT LEAVES LINES OR CUTS WEIRD THEN IT IS JUST OUT OF ADJUSTMENT!!! 5. Backhoe digs very well but you will not set any records with it. 6. 3 point has an adjustable height setting and lock, no others in this size do! 6. Lights are not dim as others state, I cut my grass in the dead of night and have no issues at all! All in all this is a good machine! I shopped it to all the other brands and it came ahead. However, remember that your machine is only as good as the dealer! If your dealer is poor, do not blame the Deere. Make sure you have a good dealer first, no matter what brand you buy!

Pros

  • runs well
  • turns sharp
  • comfortable
  • fun to drive
  • auto connect works well
  • loader/backhoe very easy to remove and attach
  • 150 hours with very minimum issues

Cons

  • drinks diesel like a drunken sailor
  • led lights would be better for less heat
  • neighbors expect you to do free work
  • green attachments a bit pricey

Brinkley1

From: Arizona

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
2
5

Not worth the money spent for power receieved

3/5

Tractor hydraulics are severely under powered. Only a 681 lb 3 point is very limiting. Speed such slower than my older 2320. I do not buy into all the plastic hype. Headlights are dim. Not enough standard options for the money paid. The engine runs incredibly rough in summer, I cannot even imagine what winter starting will bring.

Pros

Cons

Jaeger

From: Neenah, wi

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert

2
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

more than just a lawn mower

5/5

Being a woman in my 60's I needed a small tractor that I could get up and down on but could handle the job at hand. It handles a single bottom plow with ease, tiller and scrape blade so far w/o any problems and believe you me I dug down deep with that bottom plow! I was use to an 8N and this little tractor reminds me of it. Fits in tight places and the backhoe! Oh that is worth so much!!! I have planted and moved more trees and shrubs and wonder how did I ever live without this thing! It was a real task to learn how to take it off and on but now, no problem. I can't wait to buy a cultivator/planter for it! I love this little tractor and it's perfect for me. It does everything I need it to do and hasn't failed me yet. Oh and the frontend loader is awesome! It's just right for my little hobby farm! I wish I had not waited so long to buy it! Love my 1025R.

Pros

Cons

From: middle georgia

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Probably the best purchase I've made!

5/5

This thing is easy to use, & so versatile. You can do a lot of jobs with it, both big & small jobs. There are a lot of attachments available out there for this machine as well.

Pros

  • easy to use especially in tight spaces.

Cons

Hodgeyzx

From: PA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Very pleased with performance

5/5

I have owned a 1025R for a little over a year. Simple to operate, maintenance is minimal. Performance is as advertised. One negative comment is about the seat, it is not as comfortable as I expected rear spring seems weak for a 200 lb. person, and not adjustable to different conditions.

Pros

Cons

Peel

From: Decatur Il. area

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
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.

Pros

Cons

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

It's GREAT

5/5

This compact tractor is a work horse. It eats up loader work with ease and mows like a dream. The controls are easy to use, and removing mower deck is o so easy. Best of you look good operating the tractor......

Pros

Cons

  • wish that wheel weights were an option

sfcmike

From: Adams, TN

Length of Ownership: 1month

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

This tractor is simple to operate.

5/5

I have five acres that I have to keep up with. I use it for mowing, hauling and light dirt work. This tractor is the perfect fit for all my needs. The implements are easy to attach and remove. The tractor is simple to operate.

Pros

  • ease of operation.

Cons

  • no good times radio. lol

Grandaddy

From: Maypearl, Texas

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
2
5

This tractor lives up to the quality that I expected from John Deere

5/5

I recently purchased this tractor with the backhoe attachment. I love the way it handles and its smooth operation. The controls were easy to learn and I tend to look for projects so I can get on the machine. There is only one thing I do not like and that is the fact that the tractor only comes with one key. After paying more than $20K for this machine, I tried to get a second key but they had to first order one for me and then I had to pay for it. At only $6 it was not a big deal but that is exactly my point. Why not provide 2 keys to start with and I could have saved myself another trip to the store. That is just cheap business practice.

Pros

Cons

Tuffmonkey

From:

Length of Ownership: 1month

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Beginner

4
2
5

Great Little Tractor

5/5

I have had my 1025 for several years and have several hundred hours on it. It has not had any issues. I have the quick release loader, backhoe, 4' box blade, 50" finish mower, 4' rotary cutter/shredder, 4' tiller, imatch quick hitch and pallet forks for the front. I have worked it hard on my hunting property in the country. My main use is on my 3 acres in town. I bought this because of the small size and getting into tight areas and my small barn doors. This thing has been a real back saver for me around the house. The pallet forks have been the most useful implement I own. I use them all the time for work around the yard and pasture at home. The forks will even pick up and carry my round hay baIes (although they are much heavier than what I should be doing with this tractor). It will also pick up my 4-wheelers for loading on trailers. I use counter weight for sure when using the loader or forks. I have 3 larger tractors on our country property, but prefer using this one for many tasks. The seat is much more comfortable (I did as stiffer springs) and it is so easy to get on and off. When it is cold out, I start it and the engine runs rough for just a short time then smooths right out. Not a problem. This is my favorite tractor even though it is small. I am amazed all the work I can do with it. It is also fun to find stuff to do with it!

Pros

  • small size
  • tight turning radius
  • very reliable
  • strong for it's size
  • very adaptable

Cons

  • feels unstable on side slope
  • seat springs too light
  • driveover mowing deck difficult to set up 1st time

UltraPile225

From: Houston, TX

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

Compact & mighty yet not intimidating

5/5

This little tractor is only a few inches larger than any of the X series garden tractors although the versatility’s are endless in comparison. My wife has & will not hesitate to move or use it without intimidation. I have worked this tractor through it’s paces the last few month with absolutely no issues or disappointment. Cannot wait for the end of snow season for yard projects & to try out the mid mount mower.

Pros

  • ease of use

Cons

  • cannot run flood & hazard lamps at same time

Justchillaxin1

From: Mpls, Mn

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

Versatile and very easy to use.

5/5

Purchased my 2017 model in January of 2019 - it was a dealer floor display model and so had been stored inside, was in new condition. This has been not only a very versatile and easy to use piece of machinery but also a FUN little tractor that surprises me every day with it's power-to-size ratio. Having grown up on the farm with a several large and medium sized tractors I first started looking at the 1 series as more of a large lawn & garden tractor for my acreage in Kansas. This has turned into quite a workhorse that has made the job of brush clearing, brush hogging, tilling, firewood hauling and both lite and heavy landscaping much easier than expected. I retired from a career that physically beat me up and so the idea of doing all of these many projects around my property was a bit daunting and I was concerned I might have to hire out more than a little bit of the work. With my front end loader, some suitcase weights on an easy hitch on the back, some heavy duty tow straps & chains and a full tank of diesel I have been able to remove many invasive trees from around my pond, move large decorative rocks around the property and put a really nice amount of river rock around the foundation of my weekend cabin - none of which would have been possible without my 1025r. I opted to get a 3-point rotary mower instead of the belly mower offered and, for me at least, this has worked out great as I don't need a finished lawn look and the rotary mower (brush hog) cuts short and does a nice job. This tractor is very easy to use and just the right size for most homeowners who have more land than is manageable for a lawn mower and who may have always wanted something with the capability to move gravel, till, mow heavier grass and brush, dig post holes or for tree planting and well...just all sorts of projects that you didn't imagine.

Pros

  • versatility
  • quality of build
  • price
  • dealership support
  • excellent warranty
  • fits in a standard sized garage

Cons

  • price of optional implements

OldBuffalo

From: At the prairie's edge - KANSAS!

Length of Ownership: 1month

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

An Okay Tractor but has issues starting in cold weather

2/5

Tractor seems fine but has issues if you live in colder climate. At even -1 Celsius it struggles, hat to think what it will be like when it gets real cold. If you purchase the brush cutter be aware on less its flat ground it does not have what it takes to lift the brush cutter of the country when on slight hills. Consider a larger tractor if on any type of even small hills.

Pros

Cons

MrTom

From: Nova Scotia, Canada

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Monthly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
2
5

solid 4 star performer

4/5

Ive had my 1025 for 3 years and have right at 400 hours on it. The only issues I've had with my tractor were not mechanical issues, rather issues with the placement of a few things. If I'm using a rear attachment ant had to turn around and look back, I have often times hit the key with my right knee and turned the tractor off. Likewise, I've hit the light switch with my left knee and have turned the lights on. For the small stature of this tractor, it really works its tail off. I have done a ton of work with this little guy, and it doesn't tear up my yard like a larger tractor would. My wife uses the belly mower all summer long to cut the grass. She loves mowing now after complaining about doing it before we got the 1025. I've had a front seal leak, which I've seen is pretty common. I always make sure it has fluid in it, so I am not planning on replacing the seal. The yellow seat turned black within six months of purchase no matter how much I cleaned it or protected it from the elements. I have a pull type bush hog, 6 foot wide and this tractor handles it very well. This was my first new tractor purchase ever. I have no regrets.

Pros

Cons

RobfromTN

From: Indian Mound, TN 37079, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
2
5

Love the cab and snowblower for this machine works excellent

1/5

I am very happy with the machine itself. Very poor design of the window and bucket indicator. Opened window while using bucket which hit windshield and blew windshield out. No warning sticker! No letter from JD telling me that! Only a bill for a new one $$$ Major design flaw that JOHN DEERE SHOULD BE GOING GOOD FOR, Their fault totally.

Pros

  • great overal machine
  • snowblower works well
  • cab is the best warm and comfy

Cons

  • poor bucket indacator design

Rancidcrabtree1

From: Scarborough, ME, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

1
2
5

Little John needs a big brother

4/5

I have owned the 1025R for 3 years with 290 hours of use. Equipped with a front end loader (a must have) a 60 in belly mower and box blade. Have had a couple maintenance issues like leaking fuel line and neutral sensor problem which kept me from starting it. Mow quality is fair on flat ground and so so on a slope. It is a lot faster/more powerful than my JD X380. I live on 5 acres in south Alabama with LOTS of trees and vines with which to deal. Little John does pretty well, but I am going to upgrade to a 2032R for more weight/width/ capacity. Will feel much more secure on a bigger, wider tractor. Still have lots of trees with which to deal from Michael. Have a level lot? 1025 is a fine little tractor.

Pros

  • reliable mostly
  • good power
  • plenty of operator room

Cons

  • light and narrow
  • belly mower uneven

Bamageezer

From: LA...Lower Alabama

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
2
5

Excellent subcompact tractor

5/5

Took delivery a few weeks ago. This SCUT is a work horse, love the four wheel drive and Yanmar Diesel engine which sips fuel. Got the imatch implement quick attach system, perfect. Also added the MCS20 or material collection system- I highly reccomend this if you want a top shelf bagging system for leaves and grass clipppings. The front end loader or FEL is powerful for such a small tractor. No tiller needed with an FEL and the Piranah tooth bar which I added after purchase. I went with the 54” deck which cuts my centipede grass nicely. You can also add a backhoe later on which is a nice option. You won’t regret this purchase.

Pros

  • a super user friendly tractor!

Cons

  • none that i can think of right now.

Patriot1

From: Shelby, NC, USA

Length of Ownership: 1month

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
5

1025R

4/5

I just purchased this new 1025R tractor with backhoe, loader bucket, and drive on mower. I love the ease of removing backhoe and loader. It is much easier than the old Kubota that I had. Have yet to remove the mover, but I am looking forward to do this when required. Tractor preforms out do the old one I had so far. It is also a bit larger than the Kubota. The only drawback is getting used to the operating requirements, but that will come in time.

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Malvin

From:

Length of Ownership: 1week

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Beginner

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mower deck

5/5

I have owned a 1025 R for 4 years now. It has a 54" quick attach deck on it. No matter what I do to the deck it will not mow without leaving an uncut strip of grass. I have done everything the manual, the JD shop people tell me to do but NOTHING will work. It leaves a strip on both sides of the mower deck no matter how high or low I cut. I have talked to two other people that have the same problem with their decks. Other than this it is the best JD product I have ever owned from a 2355 tractor to a 7810 tractor. This may seem like an easy problem to fix but there are three of us with the same issue. Any suggestions?

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David

From: Kentucky, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

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Does everything well

5/5

I bought TLB, Love it!! I added 9 iron finish mow deck, 48" Shredder and 48" Box blade. I have 5 acers, 1/2 mile dirt drive way. This unit works great, easy to use. I love the hydro trans and driver over finish mow deck. Very fast to swap out attachments. I'm very surprised the power this unit had for its size. This is a unit you will keep for years. Having this 1025r for over a year and 300 hours on it, I have to say, my John Deere starts and runs like new, Does not leak a drop, I do take good care of but I do keep out side all the time. All I do is keep oil changed (with maintenance agreement) and keep sprayed off. Very good unit, Bach hoe attachment more useful than I though I would ever use.

Pros

  • well built
  • starts every time
  • great fuel efficency

Cons

  • no cruse control

SusieQ

From: Buffalo Gap, TX 79508, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

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Great little tractor

5/5

I purchased my 1025R December 2017 and have 77 hours on it already. I use it for my own property (3 acres) and it has made the impossible - possible. From grading soil, removing tree stumps, and hauling brush and debris, this tractor has not let me down in any way. Considering it is a small tractor, it has more than enough power to get just about any job done. It can get into tight areas where a larger machine wouldn't be able to. The backhoe has plenty of power, the loader seems to lift whatever I put in it without any trouble. I purchased my tractor in lieu of renting one. This tractor will pretty much pay for itself the first year.

Pros

  • small
  • powerful
  • reliable

Cons

  • neighbor asking to borrow it

woodsman

From: Hartford, CT, USA

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

5
2
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EASE OF OPERATION, GREAT ENTRY LEVEL TRACTOR

4/5

PERFECT FOR OUR LANDSCAPE OPERATION WHERE A COMPACT TRACTOR IS TOO LARGE. STILL HAS ADEQUATE POWER TO PERFORM TASKS NEEDED

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BRADS1025R

From: Central Illinois, IL, USA

Length of Ownership: 1month

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert

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Great Tractor - It will continually amaze you what it can do

5/5

My 1025R is an amazing tractor. I absolutely love it. I got the 60" auto connect deck, 260B back hoe with thumb and the 120R loader. Everything has worked very well and has that feel of quality. I was worried this tractor was going to be too small. However after operating it I am shocked how capable it really is. I would buy this tractor again without thinking twice. I looked at all the other tractors out there, they are not as well rounded of a machine as this. When you buy a Deere you expect quality, a well engineered machine, easy to use attachments and a machine that just operates well. John Deere delivered and then some. Totally satisfied.

Pros

  • build quality
  • dependable
  • comfort
  • well designed
  • resale value

Cons

  • fuel gauge should be in the dash

Ducky

From: Southern Michigan

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

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1025R MAUSER CAB

5/5

JUST PURCHASED///IT DOES FIT UNDER A 7 FOOT GARAGE DOOR!!...IT IS VERY WELL CONSTRUCTED...I LIKE THE UPDATES FROM MY 2014 1025R VERY STABLE HIGHLY RECOMMEND ALONG WITH MY DEALER VALLEY PLAINS EQUIPMENT JAMESTOWN ND

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MO73

From: JAMESTOWN ND

Length of Ownership: 1week

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

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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

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John Deere compact 1025R , carryover- NEW model year 2016

2/5

I bought this Compact 1025R not because it was cheap >$20k! It was because it was advertised as being very diversified with an auto detached mowing deck , quick attach loader, box blade and snow blower accessories. After operating this tractor for a period of time I found that all of these features advertised with Auto disconnects require near perfect conditions for them to all attach / detach without extra efforts or adjustments. After owning my tractor for one month I decided to detach the mowing deck, when reattaching the mower deck it would not reconnect. I found that the drive shaft assembly linkages we're done in correctly at the John Deere dealership and the service techs did not pay attention to details when installing this assembly so the tractor had to go back to the shop for two days for that correction. Then on month number four I noticed anti-freeze on the floor in my shop. Upon further inspection I found the water pump front shaft seal was leaking! The tractor only has 47 hours on it. Next, I'm finding when the weather is below zero this unit gels up very easily… I've owned diesel tractors before and I have never had gelling issues as this unit seems to have a lot of idiosyncrasies.. I am now waiting for the John Deere dealership shop to pick it up again to put in a new water pump! At this time I'm not too impressed with the level of quality and workmanship coming from John Deere. In closing, this tractor is very expensive and it should not be breaking down with less than 50hrs on it! I hope John Deere improves its workmanship and pays more attention to quality and to all the necessary details in the future construction of these compact tractors as this unit is very frustrating to deal with being brand new. Thanks

Pros

  • it's compact

Cons

  • very particular on almost all facets of operation.

Harry25

From: Fargo, ND, USA

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

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Great value and versatility

5/5

I recently purchased a 1025R and have to say I'm very impressed with what it can do. I have about three acres with much of it wooded and wanted a tractor to move dirt, clean up fallen trees, etc.. I've had it a week and already have more than 10 hours on it, and it's the middle of December. I'm not a contractor - this purchase was entirely for working my own property. Considering this is a relatively small tractor, the amount of power and versatility it delivers is amazing. I would have to say it's more than what I expected, and I'm more than pleased with the value.

Pros

  • versatility
  • agile
  • powerful
  • easy-to-use / operate

Cons

  • neighbor keeps asking to borrow it

gsaisselin

From: Hartford, CT, USA

Length of Ownership: 1week

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

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Love my tractor size

5/5

love my tractor size and all that I have done with it I got the 1025r filb didn't know how much you could do with it my brother-in-law has a much bigger John Deere but still calls me to do the jobs he can't get his larger tractor into and the Backhoe is great for ditches and hole digging wish I had a ripper tooth and bucket thumb will get it down the road has enough power for what I do with it I have seizures so I wanted the seat safety switch which it has so if I try to leave the seat the tractor shuts down and the hydrostats that drive the machine if I take my foot off of the pedal it comes to a stop even on a hill so the 1025r filb fits me just fine it's a little work horse the only problem I had with it is the stabilizer would leak off if the tractor was running or not so when I done the first year service the guys at John Deere shop got it replaced for me and it was under warranty work at no cost to me and that fixed the problem the guys at my local John Deere dealer want me to be happy with my purchase so they go above and beyond to make that happen I think I will get many years out of my machine and it makes my life so much easier to complete my jobs will recommend this to all of my friends

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BubbaBlack

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Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

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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