Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21
  1. #1
    Gold Member nikdfish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    437
    Location
    Person Co. NC
    Tractor
    John Deere 3038E & 1025R FILB

    Default 2013 1025R FILB coming home

    Looks like we will be bringing a 1025R FILB home. While cutting & loading a couple of trees at the house the other day, the wife commented that a loader equipped tractor would help out with stuff like that ... so we decided to size something for the house (4+ acres w/ 3+ being wooded) to help with our cleanup/open up activities. The hoe should help with removing smaller stumps, brush & with plantings. No need for a belly mower at this point, so we'll skip that, but will probably order a Bro-Tek thumb & ripper.

    With incentives & promotions, the $22,800 list price got down to $19,150 - plus we will do the 0% 60 mo. financing which also lets us take advantage of the low cost JD insurance for it (coverage in case we decide to use it away from the residence location at some point).

    Nick
    2010 John Deere 3038E w/305 FEL
    Frontier RC2060 Rotary Cutter, Frontier BB2060 Box Blade, Jinma 6" Chipper from Ranch Hand Supply, TSC Tarter 5' Rotary Tiller, Middle Buster, ASC Keulavator Hiller/Bedder, Caroni 59" Finish Mower
    2010 Gator CX
    2013 John Deere 1025R FILB w/ Bro-Tek thumb & ripper
    Retired FBOP NRA Life

  2. #2
    Super Star Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    14,436
    Location
    Yanceyville, North Carolina
    Tractor
    Kubota L4400

    Default Re: 2013 1025R FILB coming home

    Congratulations.
    The PUPIL who does not surpass his Master, fails his Master.

  3. #3
    Gold Member nikdfish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    437
    Location
    Person Co. NC
    Tractor
    John Deere 3038E & 1025R FILB

    Default Re: 2013 1025R FILB coming home

    Supposed to get delivered today 3:30-4:00 PM. Yeah!

    Pictures after delivery ...


    Forgot the pics until already in the garage.

    -1025r-1-jpg

    Nick
    Last edited by nikdfish; 05-24-2013 at 05:35 PM. Reason: added pic
    2010 John Deere 3038E w/305 FEL
    Frontier RC2060 Rotary Cutter, Frontier BB2060 Box Blade, Jinma 6" Chipper from Ranch Hand Supply, TSC Tarter 5' Rotary Tiller, Middle Buster, ASC Keulavator Hiller/Bedder, Caroni 59" Finish Mower
    2010 Gator CX
    2013 John Deere 1025R FILB w/ Bro-Tek thumb & ripper
    Retired FBOP NRA Life

  4. #4
    Veteran Member megotatractor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,016
    Location
    New Richland, Minnesota
    Tractor
    JD 2210

    Default Re: 2013 1025R FILB coming home

    Wow, congrats! I'm trying to remember the feeling, it's been 9 years since my 2210 was delivered!

  5. #5
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    16
    Location
    North Carolina
    Tractor
    John Deere 4120 and 1023E

    Default Re: 2013 1025R FILB coming home

    What is your first impression of the backhoe attachment? I have a 1023 that I bought to mow my hilly land and a 4120 with a FEL. Now I'm trying to decide which to add a back hoe attachment to.

  6. #6
    Gold Member nikdfish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    437
    Location
    Person Co. NC
    Tractor
    John Deere 3038E & 1025R FILB

    Default Re: 2013 1025R FILB coming home

    First impressions? A little hard to climb onto for a fat man with a bad leg...

    I guess it depends on what you want to do. The 260 is not going to pop out even a smallish (4" across) pine stump in one scoop, but it definitely is much preferable to shovel & mattock! I really see the 260's niche as landscape type activities. Grubbing out smallish stumps & brush, digging holes for transplanting, etc. & maybe doing small scale foundation prep for a sheds or pads or light duty trenching. I'm planning on ordering a mechanical thumb & ripper for it from Bro-Tek later this week or next to help with grubbing roots & moving rocks. I think the 1025R FILB makes sense for us as we bought it as our "house" tractor rather than as another "farm" tractor.

    BTW, if you hang a 260 on your 1023, you'll need to either add a FEL or a bunch of suitcase weights to keep the front wheels firmly on the ground. It is over 600 lb. located significantly behind the 3 PTH location.

    If you have "real" backhoe needs, you'd probably be happier with something sized for the 4120.

    Nick
    2010 John Deere 3038E w/305 FEL
    Frontier RC2060 Rotary Cutter, Frontier BB2060 Box Blade, Jinma 6" Chipper from Ranch Hand Supply, TSC Tarter 5' Rotary Tiller, Middle Buster, ASC Keulavator Hiller/Bedder, Caroni 59" Finish Mower
    2010 Gator CX
    2013 John Deere 1025R FILB w/ Bro-Tek thumb & ripper
    Retired FBOP NRA Life

  7. #7
    Super Star Member murphy1244's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    16,785
    Location
    Ohio
    Tractor
    Kioti DK 40-Massey ferguson 135-Ventrac 4500 Diesel

    Default Re: 2013 1025R FILB coming home

    Lookin Good!
    Murph ------------

  8. #8
    Gold Member nikdfish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    437
    Location
    Person Co. NC
    Tractor
    John Deere 3038E & 1025R FILB

    Default Re: 2013 1025R FILB coming home

    Well I ordered a thumb & ripper from Bro-Tek. They should ship first of the week and get here first of the following.

    I had a couple of hours to play with it so far, mostly getting aquainted with the backhoe. We have been doing some trimming so I got to dig up three stumps that were 4 or 5 inches across. It will be interesting to compare that process with how the ripper handles similar ones. I'll have to remember to get some pics.

    Nick
    2010 John Deere 3038E w/305 FEL
    Frontier RC2060 Rotary Cutter, Frontier BB2060 Box Blade, Jinma 6" Chipper from Ranch Hand Supply, TSC Tarter 5' Rotary Tiller, Middle Buster, ASC Keulavator Hiller/Bedder, Caroni 59" Finish Mower
    2010 Gator CX
    2013 John Deere 1025R FILB w/ Bro-Tek thumb & ripper
    Retired FBOP NRA Life

  9. #9
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    115
    Location
    Platteville, WI
    Tractor
    John Deere 1026R

    Default Re: 2013 1025R FILB coming home

    Came close to envy reading your posts! I recently took delivery of a 1026R, but at initial delivery it only had the FEL and a tiller, with the deck and blower being delivered at a later date. Was only recently that I told the dealer to go ahead and get me the backhoe.

    Chuckled at your ".. for a fat man with a bad leg.." comment as it fits at this house also except bad knees vs bad leg!

    I really want the backhoe to get here so I can play .. er, do some work!

    Congrats on your purchase!

  10. #10
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    7
    Location
    linden nj
    Tractor
    garden tractor

    Default Re: 2013 1025R FILB coming home

    Congratulations, Nick, nice tractor, hoping to join the club soon. Which dealer did you buy from? I checked out the Bro tek site, and it looks to be a very handy tool. Let us know what you think (you hinted there would be more pics), thanks, George

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Can't decide Deere 1025r filb or Kubota BX25D
    By Mazdaspeed in forum Buying/Pricing/Comparisons
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 08-25-2014, 10:57 PM
  2. Question: Overall Length of fully dressed 1025R FILB
    By nikdfish in forum John Deere Owning/Operating
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-13-2014, 09:10 PM
  3. Will the new 2013 BX25D seat install on a new 2013 B2920?
    By J F in forum Kubota Owning/Operating
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 05-08-2013, 06:56 AM
  4. New toy is home... 2013 5083e
    By bglz42 in forum Buying/Pricing/Comparisons
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 01-22-2013, 07:43 PM
  5. Buying Advice Is there a NEW BX series coming for 2013 model year?
    By AxleHub in forum Kubota Buying/Pricing
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-21-2012, 08:14 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.