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John Deere 1023E vs 1025R

Looking at the John Deere 1 Series and not sure which one is right for you? We're here to help with a complete list of major differences between the John Deere 1023E and 1025R compact utility tractors.

John Deere 1023E John Deere 1023E

John Deere 1025R John Deere 1025R

John Deere 1 Series similarities

Let's start with the similarities. Both tractors are from the same family, so many of the specs and features are the same. As far as specs go, the 1023E and 1025R have the same:

  • frame size and overall dimensions,
  • wheelbase and tire sizes,
  • hydraulic capacities and flow rates,
  • four-wheel drive (4WD),
  • and hydrostatic transmission (HST).

You'll also notice that most of the same attachments and implements are compatible. Both tractors use the 120R loader (same lift capacity), have a Limited Category 1 three-point hitch, and work with the same time-saving implements and attachments that John Deere offers. This includes the:

1023E and 1025R differences

What's different about the John Deere 1 Series tractors? The 1025R comes in with more engine power, PTO power, and overall weight compared to the 1023E.

Specification 1023E 1025R
Engine Power (Gross) 21.5 hp 23.9 hp
Power Take-Off (PTO) Power 14.9 hp 17.2 hp
Approx. Shipping Weight (Open Station) 1,446 lbs 1,556 lbs

John Deere 1025R high-back seat, toolbox, and fender lights

What extra features does the 1025R come with?

With the R trim level, you'll notice that the 1025R offers more premium features than the 1023E. Additional features include:

  • standard cruise control,
  • optional cab,
  • deluxe high-back suspension seat with adjustable armrests,
  • fender work lights,
  • standard 12-V outlet,
  • tilt steering,
  • 3-point hitch position control,
  • and a thick rubber floor mat.

If you're looking for extra comfort, the John Deere 1025R is the right choice for you. The slightly higher price tag will be well worth it in the long run. If you don't care for the extra bells and whistles, you'll be happy to own the John Deere 1023E.

Both 1 Series tractors offer excellent capabilities in a compact package. You really can't go wrong either way! If you're looking for something even smaller, you may look into the John Deere X700 Series garden tractors. For a step up, check out the John Deere 2 Series compact utility tractors.

Want to learn more about the John Deere 1 Series, test drive one yourself, or compare models in person? Give your local Hutson store a shout and we'll help however we can!

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