John Deere 1025r TLB welcome to our website for the latest compact tractor reviews, ratings, prices and comparisons. The 1025R is powered by a 3-cylinder engine 24.2 hp (17.8 KW) YANMAR. Although only small engines of this series have been developed to meet the Environmental Protection Agency Tier-4 (EPA), environmental requirements with low exhaust levels and emissions.
The engine in the John Deere 1025r is located in its own compartment under the large lifting bonnet and behind the radiator and cooling system. As soon as the engine fires in life it becomes evident the isolated area of the engine bay greatly reduces the amount of noise that resonates under the bonnet.
At no time during my test I needed to revolutionize the casings of the small Yanmar engine to generate sufficient power to the mower or hydraulic oil flow to operate the instruments, if it be the frontend loader, the Backhoe or mower. I really appreciate that John Deere has resisted the tendency to complicate simple procedures in new machinery.
Starting this model is very predictable – simply set the two-range hydrostatic gear selector to neutral and turn the key. I accept that security has to be considered, but I hate it when I have to work my way through endless steps, carried out in a particular order, just to get started.
Having a 12 volt electrical system and heat outlets, for cold weather starting, will provide the 1025r with excellent starting reliability in all situations. Choose from high or low speed on the gear selector mounted on the left side, set the desired revolutions and place one foot on the steering pedal forward or backward is all that is required to move, it is not rocket science.
Other controls include the four-wheel drive selector, middle mount and rear power takeoff (PTO) options that can be used as a rear or middle mount individually or both can be operated simultaneously. The three-point rear arms (TPL) can be equipped with the control lever installed next to the operator’s seat. The lifting capacity of the 1025r is not huge but a useful 309 kg. A practical addition that was once reserved for the larger members of the family is a link drop controller that regulates the speed of decent prevention that stresses undue in man and machine.
In the 1025R, a dual mid-SCV, [selective control Valve] which is standard equipment, operate loader and optional independent lift kit for mid-mount Mower. This is an area I’d like to see John Deere re-evaluate because it makes necessary a front end loader of the hydraulic hose is unplugged and the mower hose plugged in and Visa-versa every time I switched between mowing and loader work.
In addition to this, the connection point is difficult to access for anyone who has the hands larger than a five-year-old and the lawnmower and frontend loader can not be used at the same time. Both front end and backhoe loader seem to have the quality of manpower I’ve grown to expect from John Deere. After a day of digging holes, collecting gravel and pushing the limbs of the trees in a heap I am well and really convinced that this small farm horse is able to perform as well as any other machine I have driven into this class.
The 4WD participation provided the 1025R that further thrust bit to slip effortlessly into a slag pile and completely fill the bucket in a try. With a full bucket I maneuvered easily through a variety of twists and turns, and moving my foot from one directional pedal to the other made an extremely smooth transition from front to back. While driving the 1025r around with a full bucket I have to use proper care because in just 655kg it did tend to want to lift an inner wheel while spinning but at no time can I fill in risk of tipping.
On the one hand I am really absorbed with the performance of the loader, but when I detach it from the tractor it quickly became clear that there is a necessary requirement in the release process that will disturb my hell and I suspect that too. The activation of the mechanical decoupling steps of the charger is excellent. Simply lower the magazine downwards to exert pressure on the mounting assembly and then from the driver’s seat lift two release levers, then as the magazine rises, it is separated and left resting on its supports.
However. As it moved away it almost ripped off an electrical wiring network installed to activate the mechanism that prevents the bucket from tipping its load back into the operator, while the charger rises to the full extension. I immediately turned off the engine and prepared to disconnect all the electrical outlets that controlled the different operations.
Unfortunately, and annoyingly, there are no identifiable marks on the identical plugs to indicate which plugs back into which when the charger is put back on. There are two ways to solve this, or to incorporate each of the individual leads into a single bank outlet or to do away with the electronics and use a more mechanical approach.
I firmly believe that a small tractor like this should not be overloaded with unnecessary electronics that can be easily damaged the rendering of the machine inoperative.
John Deere 1025r TLB
The backhoe performance is as impressive as the frontend loader. Like your larger counterparts, it is necessary to lower the rear stabilizer legs downwards to lift the back wheels off the ground. The same process should be repeated on the front side using the front loader as reinforcement. Combined, this creates a very stable base in which the backhoe can work.
I really can’t fail the backhoe performance. Running in a comfortable 2, 200rpm, it is extremely responsive while maintaining very smooth movement in all directions and having the power to dig your way into the hard soil in our Western Victorian property that has not seen the rain by Quite a while.
The hydraulic pump delivers a total of 24 litres per minute and from that, 10.8 is reserved for handling, leaving only 13.2 l/min to serve instruments. This however seems to be quite adequate for every task I try.