John Deere 1,2 or 3 series tractors

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by jl8806, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. jl8806

    jl8806 LawnSite Member
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    I'd like to go with the 1023e for the price but I want something that's going to get the job done so I need some opinions... definitely need a loader to scoop mulch with and a box blade, also thinking about getting a slit seeder to go behind it. What does everybody recommend between these 3 series for landscape work and some reseeding jobs.
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  2. dutchacres

    dutchacres LawnSite Senior Member
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    Where are you located?
     
  3. ClassicLawnCareInc

    ClassicLawnCareInc LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a 1023E. Ive had it 2 or 3 years. IOts great with the bucket, and 3 pt hitch broadcast spreader and a 55 gal sprayer. I wouldnt put a slit seeder behind it unless its a small one. On my old 2305 JD tractor I cracked the transmission housing using a slit seeder and said I wouldnt do it on this new tractor.
     
  4. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
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    I would plan for the future.... About 4 years ago we purchased a Kubota BX2360, outgrew it after a year. Now we have a B2920. The B will handle just about everything we want but there's a lot of times where we could still use a bigger tractor.

    If you are just planning on literally doing "small" jobs a 1 series sub compact should be fine, but just look out for down the road.
     
  5. arl250

    arl250 LawnSite Senior Member
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    My 2305 did the same thing using a bush hog.. I'm debating on trading it in and getting a 2025r or 2032r. These are all amazing tractors. They are huge time savers doing mulch and are still light enough not to harm the lawn
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  6. ClassicLawnCareInc

    ClassicLawnCareInc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yea on my 2305 it wasnt worth fixing b/c of the price.

    I havent looked at the new 2 series. I have a 1023 and a 3520 plus a Cat skid steer so Ive got something for each size or job
     
  7. arl250

    arl250 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yea the 2 series is pretty nice... I've got a older 5200 I use for bigger jobs but those little tractors sure are handy... What did you do with the 2305? My dealer isn't hardly offering me anything for it so I might try to sell it straight out
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  8. ClassicLawnCareInc

    ClassicLawnCareInc LawnSite Senior Member
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    They took mine on trade, this was 2 years ago. They gave me around 5k for mine with 600 hrs on it. Which was great. I think they have a smaller dealer about an hour away that sells used and off brand eqpt and he bought it off them and they made a few bucks.
     
  9. arl250

    arl250 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well maybe my dealer isn't too far out of line then.. They offered me 4000 and mine has around 660 hrs. Even though its a major repair I was expecting more that 4k
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  10. ClassicLawnCareInc

    ClassicLawnCareInc LawnSite Senior Member
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    yeah it sux. I think b/c the new 1023 was only around 12k if I remember right thats why they wouldnt go over 5k. I was happy for the 5k considering I couldnt use the tractor and I didnt wana pay to fix it. I forget how much it would have been to fix it, I think around 3500$? maybe more
     

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