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  • Implement compounding improves efficiency
    Implement compounding (1025R Tractor shown)Implement compounding (1025R Tractor shown)
    • Allows mounting more than one implement at a time, eliminating implement changeover
    • Loader, mid mower, backhoe, and a variety of 3-point hitch implements can be attached to the tractor at the same time
  • Easy-open, gas-lift hood
    Gas-lift springGas-lift spring
    • The under-hood gas-lift support provides easy one-finger access to the engine compartment and eliminates the need for a mechanical prop rod.
    • This design of the support structure provides excellent rigidity for the hood.
  • Hydrostatic transmission (HST) with Twin Touch™ foot controls

    The 1023E and 1025R Tractors feature a HST.

    • Fluid under pressure transmits engine power to the drive wheels through a hydraulic pump and motor
    • The hydrostatic-drive unit functions both as a clutch and transmission
    Twin Touch foot controls Twin Touch foot controls

    Twin Touch foot controls allow selecting both speed and direction of travel with a touch of the toe. Ideally suited for jobs where productivity is a must, such as loader or mower applications.

    • Infinite ground speeds, even at full throttle, to match the job
    • No clutching for fast direction changes
    • Faster, easier, and more precise to operate than competitive tractors with treadle pedal design (toe-heel)
    • Provides high torque for start up
    • Reduces power train shock loads
    • Large foot pedals were designed for operator comfort and allow for convenient operation of the tractor
    Two-speed transmissionTwo-speed transmission

    Transmission has two speeds - Hi and Lo range.

    • The range lever is located next to the seat, conveniently within reach of the operator
    • Lo range allows performing tougher tasks at higher speeds than competitive tractors equipped with a three-range transmission (that is, lo range on three-speed transaxle is slower than lo range on a two-speed transaxle)


    Durability features include:

    1. Large forged one-piece trunnion shaft with larger support bearings that reduce vibration and noise.
    2. Innovative transaxle combines an HST, gear reduction axle, and clutch.
    3. Pressure side filtration allows using a finer-mesh filter (10 micron) than suction filtration systems use on many competitive tractors.
    4. One pump to supply charge pressure and implement flow. A flow divider splits the flow to various circuits throughout the tractor.
    5. The transaxle has an oil cooler which provides improved hydraulic cooling performance.
  • Optional cab offers protection from elements

    The field-installed cab offers protection from the elements and expands the versatility of 1025R Tractors to perform in all climates.

    1025R Cab – LP680871025R Cab – LP68087

    Key features:

    • Full glass doors for maximum visibility
      • Curved glass for a styled look
      • Sealed for cold weather operation
      • Easily removable for summer operation
    • Heater with fan
      • Switches and vents integrated into headliner
    • Dome light
    • Fully openable front and rear windows with gas struts
    • Front sun visor
    • Front work lights
    • Front wiper with washer system
    • Dual outside mirrors
    • Rollover protective structure (ROPS) certified cab frame
      • Allows for improved rear visibility
      • Reduces overall height
    • Rubber isolation at all mounting points
    • Interior sound insulation
    • Immersion-primed and powder-coated cab frame
      • Provides superior corrosion resistance
    • Integrated John Deere styling


    • Cab height: 1525 mm (60 in.)
    • Overall height when installed: 1990 mm (78.4 in.)
    • Overall height when installed to top of beacon: 2159 mm (85 in.)
    • Overall width with cab installed: same as tractor width
    • Cab weight: 200 kg (440 lb)

    Optional kits:

    • Rear wiper kit – LP68115
    • Stereo kit – LP68120
    • Beacon light kit – LP68116
    • Light-emitting diode (LED) rear work light kit – LP68117
    • Illuminated license plate kit – LP68118
    • Retro-fit kit – LP68119
      • Required for all 1026R Tractors. Also required for 1025R Tractors built prior to calendar year 2016.  Calendar year 2016 machines will have a G in the 10th position of the serial number.
      • NOTE: Any tractor that does not have the gas-lift struts on the hood will require this retro-fit kit.                                                                 

    Compatibility and Installation:

    • Compatible with:
      • 1025R
      • 1026R
    • Not compatible with:
      • 1023E
      • 1025R TLB (FILB)
      • 1026R TLB (FILB)
    • Compatible with all tractor implements except 260 Backhoe.
    • Cabs will be shipped direct to the dealership and installed by a service technician.
    • Estimated installation time is 7-8 hours.
  • Powerful Tier 4-compliant diesel engine and standard dual mid-selective control valve (SCV)
    Powerful engine
    • Tier-4-compliant isolated Yanmar® TNV clean and silent diesel engine
    • 24.2 gross hp (PS) - 18.0 power take-off (PTO) hp
    • 3200 rpm rated speed
    Strong hydraulics
    • Standard dual mid-selective control valve (SCV) with integrated loader joystick
    • Third-SCV kit
    • Power-beyond kit
    • Independent hydraulic-lift kit
    Comfortable operator station and controls
    • Ag tractor family styling with sloping hood design
    • Folding rollover protective structure (ROPS)
    • Deluxe-suspension seat with armrests
    • Standard cruise control
    • Tilt steering
    • Standard tool box
    • 12-V outlet
    • Ergonomic-floor mat
    • Cup holder
    • Standard side fender lights
    Versatile implements
    • D120 and H120 Loaders
    • 54D AutoConnect™ and 60D AutoConnect 7-Iron™ mower decks
    • Material-collection system
    • 260 Backhoe
    • iMatch™ AutoHitch™
    • Rotary brooms 132.1 cm and 152.4 cm (52 in. and 60 in.)
    • Front blade 137.2 cm (54 in.)
    • Snow blowers 119.4 cm and 137.2 cm (47 in. and 54 in.)
    • Rotary tillers (647)


    Yanmar is a U.S.-registered trademark of Yanmar Company Limited.

  • Fast and easy implement changeover
    • Front Quik-Tatch™ hitch makes changing front implements quick and easy
    • All front implements (blade, brooms, and snow blowers) use a common hitch
    • AutoConnect™ mid-mount mower decks, D120 and H120 Loaders, and 260 Backhoe can be taken on or off within 5 minutes, and no tools are necessary
    • Changing rear implements is a snap with the iMatchTM Quick-Hitch, which has three fixed points to back in and pick up a rear implement that is iMatch compatible

    *Features shown are available with all current model year tractors.

  • Easy operation four-wheel drive (4WD) power steering

    Both 4WD and power steering are standard equipment on the 1025R. This combination allows for excellent maneuverability and ease of operation of the tractor.

    • Narrow overall width allows the 1025R to work in tight areas where most compact tractors just cannot fit, yet the 144.8-cm (57-in.) wheel base and 119.4 cm (47 in.) overall width gives great stability for all type of terrains.
    • Power steering means fewer turns of the steering wheel than manual steering; especially valuable when mowing around obstacles or when the tractor is used with a front loader.
    • High horsepower-to-weight ratio makes the 1025R a good choice for a variety of tasks; overall tractor weight reduces ground compaction and makes the 1025R an excellent mowing tractor.
    • The power take-off (PTO) is a fully-independent PTO on the 1025R, allowing engaging and disengaging of the PTO without stopping tractor movement. This is important when driving across obstacles such as driveways while mowing.
  • Optional iMatch™ Quick-Hitch feature allows for easy implement hookup
    iMatch Quick-HitchiMatch Quick-Hitch
    iMatch Quick-Hitch with rotary cutter hookupiMatch Quick-Hitch with rotary cutter hookup
    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 operator 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 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) 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: The bushing set can be seen in the picture above. 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: 1.93-1.95 cm (0.76-0.77 in.)
      • Outside diameter: 3.15-3.18 cm (1.24-1.25 in.)
    • Lower bushings
      • Inside diameter: 2.24-2.26 cm (0.88 to 0.89 in.)
      • Outside diameter: 3.63-3.66 cm (1.43 to 1.44 in.)
  • Open operator's station is comfortable and convenient
    Open operator's stationOpen operator's station

    The 1025R operator's station has been designed to allow greater operator comfort and increased visibility. Large and easy to grab handrails are located on each fender for an easier on and off of the tractor from either side.

    • Sloping hood design provides improved visibility
    • Operator's station provides plenty of room for comfortable operation
    • Step-through textured flat operator station makes getting on and off the tractor easy from either side of the tractor 
    • Fender-mounted handrails are large and easy to grab; located on each fender, they assist the operator in getting on and off the tractor
    • Controls are located next to the fenders for operator convenience
    • Operator controls are color-coded for easy identification of operation
    • Front-horizontal exhaust for increased operator visibility

    *Features shown are available with all current model year tractors.

    Operator presence systemOperator presence system
    • If the operator leaves the tractor seat when the transmission, mid or rear power take-off (PTO) is engaged, the engine will shut down
    Foldable Roll-Gard ROPS Foldable Roll-Gard ROPS

    Foldable Roll-Gard™ rollover protective structure (ROPS) and retractable-seat belt are standard equipment to protect the operator in the event of a tractor tip-over, as well as improve the ability to store tractor in a garage.


    Seat belt is within easy reach of the operator, to encourage the use of it whenever operating the tractor.

    *Features shown are available with all current model year tractors

    Standard (and optional) lighting shownStandard (and optional) lighting shown

    Standard equipment lighting includes:

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

    *Features shown are available with all current model year tractors

  • Mower deck lift components
    1025R Tractor1025R Tractor
    • The 1 Family tractors includes factory-installed mechanical deck lift components.
    • The addition of these components from the factory significantly reduces the time required to do the initial mower deck installation at the time of purchase.
    • Refer to the mowers and material collection page for more details on mower deck installation and compatibility.

3-point hitch

Lift capacity, 24-in. behind link arms 309 kg
681 lb
Type Limited Category 1


50 Reviews
Oct 06, 2016

A workhorse


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


  • From: Seven Lakes, NC, USA
  • Usage Frequency: Weekly
  • Level of Experience: Intermediate
May 07, 2018

Does everything well


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.


  • From: Buffalo Gap, TX 79508, USA
  • Usage Frequency: Daily
  • Level of Experience: Intermediate
May 25, 2017

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


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


  • From: Connecticut
  • Usage Frequency: Weekly
  • Level of Experience: Beginner
Jan 04, 2016

Avery useful little powerhouse.


I have had this machine since July 2015 & have about 25 hours on it. In addition to the FILB I have a 47" front Snow Blower & a Box Ballast on the back. I also have the 54" drive over belly mower. Although it does take some practice the implements are very easy to change out. The caveats are to always change & store implements on firm level surface & to relieve hydraulic pressure on the lines before removing the lines: very important! That having been said everything about this machine is as advertised. It is a real powerhouse! Wish I got it at least a year sooner! I have moved tons of gravel & dirt. I have dug numerous holes of varying depth & width & I had a brief chance at snow blowing. A great little machine.


  • From: Highland, NY
  • Usage Frequency: Weekly
  • Level of Experience: Beginner
Apr 17, 2017



Great little work horse. I have a box blade,60in mower, fertilizer spreader and loader and use it daily. Highly recommend


  • From: IA
  • Usage Frequency: Daily
  • Level of Experience: Intermediate