John Deere 2025R
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  • Durable, efficient, high-torque 3-cylinder diesel engine provides adequate power
    3-cylinder Yanmar TNV Series diesel engine3-cylinder Yanmar TNV Series diesel engine

    Power is provided by a durable and efficient high-torque three-cylinder Yanmar® TNV Series diesel engine.


    This series of engines was developed to meet Tier 4 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) environmental requirements by featuring low levels of both exhaust and emissions.


    Number of


    Gross engine hp

    Power take-off
    (PTO) hp



    1.267 L



    Yanmar TNV Series engine offers these features:
    • Economical for good cooling and long life
    • Isolated engine provides reduced vibration and noise for the operator; indirect fuel injection uses a precombustion chamber to give the engine a smooth and quiet operation; aluminum-alloy piston with built-in steel struts are lightweight to reduce connection rod bearing loads and provide good heat transfer characteristics
      • Design permits tighter tolerances and neutralizes expansion of the piston, thereby reducing blow-by gas and less noise from the piston slap
      • Higher top rings on the piston and a thinner head gasket greatly reduces the volume of unburned waste gases and increases combustion efficiency
    • Timing-gear teeth have a designed roll-off profile giving almost no clash,no noise, and no backlash
    • High-torque reserve provides plenty of power under heavy load, yet retains excellent fuel economy
    • Easy access to engine check and fill points on the right-hand side of the tractor by removing the side panels
    • Fuel filter with replaceable element
    • Full-pressure lubrication system provides filtered oil under pressure to all vital engine parts
    • Glow plugs provide quick starts in temperatures down to 18°C (0°F) (Optional engine coolant heater attachment will assist starting under more extreme conditions.)
    • Auto-bleed fuel system means there is no special bleeding required if the tractor runs out of fuel; this system will self-prime the injection pump, lines, and injectors, providing fast fuel recovery
    • Key start and shut off eliminates fuel shut-off knob
    • Electric solenoid shuts fuel supply off immediately when key is turned off
    • See-through coolant recovery tank permits operator to check coolant level without removing radiator cap
    • Dry-type air cleaner with safety element keeps dirt and other contaminants out of the engine
      • Safety element (second filter) will protect engine if primary filter would develop a leak
      • Protects engine when servicing primary filter
    • Air filter restriction indicator is standard equipment on the 2025R Tractor
    • Sealed-radiator compartment keeps trash and debris on outside of hood
    • Horizontal exhaust discharges fumes away from the operator station, reducing noise and improving operator visibility and comfort

    Yanmar is a trademark of Yanmar Company Limited.

  • Factory-installed mechanical mower deck lift components reduces dealer initial mower deck install
    2025R Tractor2025R Tractor
    • The 2025R model 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.
  • 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 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.)
  • Superb serviceability improves productivity

    Regular service and maintenance are essential to the performance, productivity, and longevity of the tractor.

    • Two quarter-turn fasteners allow operators to easily remove the engine side panels without tools to access to the engine compartment
    • The under-hood gas-lift support provides easy access to the engine compartment and eliminates the need for a mechanical prop rod
    • External hood latch requires no tools and can release using the tractor key
    • Easy access to regular service points minimizes service time
    • Daily service checks, such as checking the engine oil or water separator, can be done without opening the hood or removing the tractor side panels
    • Tractors are equipped with a mechanical air filter restriction indicator that alerts the operator when the air filter needs to be cleaned or changed
    • All external engine, fuel and transmission filters are easily accessible
    • Fuel tank is located on the rear of the tractor to allow for easy access when fueling

    NOTE:  Always refer to the operator’s manual for complete maintenance and service recommendations.

  • Implement compounding improves efficiency
    Implement compounding (2025R Tractor shown)Implement compounding (2025R Tractor shown)
    • Loader, mid-mower, and a variety of rear hitch implements can be attached to the tractor at the same time
    • Optional premium independent mid lift system operates independent of the rear 3-point hitch. This gives the operator the flexibility to leave the mid mower attached when completing other tasks.

  • Premium independent mower lift system allows quick and easy adjustment

    The optional premium independent lift system has been improved over the current 1 Family system by now allowing the operator to have full control of the mower deck in both the raise and lower positions. When the operator reaches the desired height, the button can be released and the deck will hold its position. This feature reduces the effort required to adjust the height-of-cut (HOC) dial and it also allows for quick height changes on the go.

  • Easy-to-use hydrostatic transmission (HST) increases efficiency

    The 2R Series are equipped with a two-range hydrostatic transmission (HST) incorporated in a die-cast aluminum transmission case. Fluid under pressure transmits engine power to the drive wheels via a closed-loop pump and motor arrangement. Infinite ground speeds allow the operator to match the speed of the tractor to the job.

    • No clutching for fast and easy direction changes
    • Twin Touch™ foot pedals for quick and easy forward/reverse operation
    • Transmission oil cooler cools transmission oil for longer transmission life

    Safety features of the HST include:

    • The tractor will only start with the range lever in neutral
      • If the range lever is in gear when the key is turned to the start position, the instrument panel instructs the operator to shift to neutral
    • The engine will shut off if the operator leaves the seat and the forward/reverse pedals are depressed
    Twin Touch foot controls Twin Touch foot controls
    Two-range transmission
    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
    • All tasks can be performed using two ranges on the 2025R which means less shifting throughout the day

    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 the use of a fine-mesh filter
    4. One pump to supply charge pressure and implement 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
  • Fast and easy implement changeover offers versatility
    • Front Quik-Tatch™ hitch makes changing front implements quick and easy
    • All front implements (blades, brooms, and snow blowers) use a common hitch
    • AutoConnect™ Mid-Mount Mower Deck, 120R Loader, and 260B Backhoe can be taken on or off within 5 minutes, and no tools are required
    • Changing rear implements is a snap with the iMatch™ Quick-Hitch, which has three fixed points to back in and pick up a rear implement that is iMatch™ compatible
  • Open operator's station is comfortable and convenient
    Open operator's stationOpen operator's station

    The operator’s station has been designed to allow for greater operator comfort and increased visibility. The ergonomic layout and convenient color coded controls with large labels allow for easy identification and operation. Large and easy to grab handrails are located on each fender for an easier on and off of the tractor from either side.


    Below are other key features of the 2025R Tractor operator’s station:       

    • Sloping hood design provides improved visibility
    • Plenty of room for comfortable operation
    • Cup holder, multiple storage compartments, and a 12-V outlet ensures an organized operator’s station
    • Fender-mounted handrails are large and easy to grab, assist the operator in getting on and off the tractor
    • Rubberized floor mat design to reduce vibration and noise
    • Step-through operator platform makes getting on and off the tractor easy
    • Front-horizontal exhaust for increased operator visibility
    • Controls have been raised and integrated into the fender for operator comfort and ease of use
    • Large, easy-to-read decals provide clear instructions for experienced and even non-experienced operators
    • Portable toolbox integrated into the front frame of the tractor
    • Fuel tank is located on the rear of the tractor to allow for easy access when fueling
    Left-side step
    • The left-side step allows for easy access on and off the tractor
    • Foot platform has non-skid surface
    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.

    • 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

    Key features of the operator’s station include:

    • Tilt steering wheel design in base equipment on the 2025R Tractor
    • Allows the operator to adjust the steering wheel to the most comfortable position
    • Provides additional clearance for the operator to enter and exit the tractor
    • Provides easy return to the fully raised position
    • Provides plenty of room for comfortable operation
    • Easy-fold rollover protective structure (ROPS) allows the tractor to be used or stored in low-clearance environments
    Standard lighting shownStandard lighting shown
    Optional premium lighting shownOptional premium 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 rollover protective structure (ROPS) with reflectors
    • Two additional fender lights are standard on the 2025R
    • Additional front- and rear-light kits are available

    For those operators requiring additional lighting, additional light options are available:

    • Premium light kit
      • Two light-emitting diode (LED) fender lights
      • Two LED ROPS work lights (adjustable 360 degrees for forward or rear lighting)
      • One LED rear PTO light
    • Auxiliary rear work light
      • One halogen light
    • Forward halogen work light kit
      • Contains two ROPS mounted lights
    • Forward LED work light kit
      • Contains two ROPS mounted lights

    NOTE: Lights mounted to the ROPS will require the warning light brush guard kit.


    Optional work light brush guards can ordered to protect lights from debris.

3-point hitch

Lift capacity, 24-in. behind link arms 400 kg
882 lb
Type Limited Category 1


10 Reviews
Sep 27, 2018

Great Tractor


I use this for Grinding Stumps, and other general tractor work. Traded in my 1025R for this one. It is a very great up-grade. Heavier and sturdier, which is what I needed.


  • From: Hedgesville WV
  • Usage Frequency: Weekly
  • Level of Experience: Intermediate
May 02, 2016

Great Tractor with Front End Loader


I have owned my 2025 for just over a year and I can say I am 100% satisfied with the tractor. The front end loader is an absolute necessity and makes the unit twice as versatile as one without the loader. I use the tractor for a lot of different things, light plowing, bush hogging, disking, moving firewood, dirt, gravel and digging post holes. The dealer I have conducted business over the past has been excellent, but when I took the tractor in for the 50 hour maintenance I had one minor problem that I needed fixed. The lift arms on the rear of the tractor were not level, causing the bush hog and disk to cant to one side. Even with the leveling device on the right lift arm cranked all the way up, the implement was still not level. The right rear lift arm needed to be removed and moved one notch down on the spline to correct the problem. The dealer simply put a locking nut on the bottom portion of the lift arm leveling device. Not a fix but I will give it a try. Minor annoyance.


  • From: Guntersville, AL, USA
  • Usage Frequency: Weekly
  • Level of Experience: Intermediate
May 16, 2017

2025R Great tractor from mowing to food plots and landscaping


I purchased John Deere 2025R. I carefully reviewed and looked at the 1025R. And must admit i was impressed. Nice little tractor. Loader, backhoe, mower I thought wow what more could you ask for. Then I reviewed and looked at the 2025R. Larger tires, more lift capacity on loader and stronger hoe. I wanted a tractor that could do it all and the 2025R was the one for me. I like the larger tires more stability less tipsy when going though woods to reach fields where I do food plots for deer. I purchased mine with the 130H loader(Quick Attach) and 270A backhoe. (Quick Attach) I LOVE this tractor. I have a 3 point 5 ' finish mower and a 5' brush hog and it handles them with ease. The backhoe has great power and you don't have to take off 3 point to install it. The 3 point is needed to hook it up. That's another key feature over the 1025R. I have nothing against the 1025R it is a bit more fancy nicer seat 12volt outlet storage compartment but the 2025R is more of a work tractor and all those extras could be added if you feel there necessary well worth the extra $$$$. For better lift and stability. I hope this helps anyone that's stuck between the 1025R and the 2025R like I was. But if your still not sure. I never heard anyone say I wish I Bought a smaller tractor.


  • From: Sterling Township, PA, USA
  • Usage Frequency: Daily
  • Level of Experience: Expert
Dec 25, 2015

A real farm tractor!


Simple inline diesel with NO complicated DPF emissions nightmare to deal with.


  • From: Boyne City, MI 49712, USA
  • Usage Frequency: Weekly
  • Level of Experience: Expert
Oct 15, 2016

Best piece of equipment I have ever owned


Spent the extra bucks and get the front end loader.You will be glad you did. I have a 26 acre farm and this tractor amazes me everyday. I love this tractor.It has 60 hours right now.


  • From: Bowling Green, KY, USA
  • Usage Frequency: Daily
  • Level of Experience: Beginner