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John Deere 1026r Review



Overall Rating:
rating
 4.60
Build Quality:
4
Features:
rating
5
Performance:
rating
4
Value:
rating
5
Reliability:
rating
5


Very Nice, But Lots of Plastic and Finicky SCV Posted by Devin on 08/23/2012

I'm really loving this tractor so far. The only real complaints I have is the overabundance of plastic used on the tractor hood/fenders and the SCV control for the FEL seems a bit finicky in a few situations. For example, I can't raise the boom and dump the bucket at the same time; it will only let me raise it or dump it, not both at once. This feels more like an issue with the SCV itself rather than the hydraulic flow capacity, as it has yet to seem like it's low on pressure for anything I've done with it yet. It may have something to do with the speed dump option for the bucket. Would prefer not to have that if I could simply perform both tasks at once.

Lastly, it takes one really heavy ballast box to offset the weight of a full FEL bucket with the standard H120 bucket. I've found myself having to use the MFWD just to back up slight inclines since I can't seem to fit any more ballast in the box (I don't have the extenders).

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2012 Date Purchased: 08/21/2012 Number of Hours: 3
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Very strong machine for it's size/ratings. Easy to handle when properly ballasted. Cons: Lots of plastic. Poor SCV design for FEL use. Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres Location: United States Minnesota I also considered buying:
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