Why should I consider a John Deere sub-compact utility tractor?

posted on Friday, February 18, 2022 in Ag-Pro Companies News

You may be surprised at just how versatile John Deere’s 1 Series sub-compact utility tractors are. 

Keep reading for 3 reasons to consider adding a 1 Series sub-compact utility tractor to your lineup.

1. Small but Mighty 

Don’t let the fact that the 1 Series starts at 22.4 horsepower fool you. These tractors mean business. 1 Series tractors range in horsepower from roughly 22-24hp. If you're working with five acres of land or fewer, that’s plenty of power to fit your needs, depending on the task. 

Besides, horsepower should really be thought of as a jumping-off point when determining which John Deere sub-compact or compact utility tractor is right for you. Other factors, like tractor weight, the speed at which you’re hoping to work and the types of jobs you’ll be completing (and therefore the type of implements you’ll need), should also come into play in the selection process. 

Overall, John Deere 1 Series tractors are similar in terms of overall frame and tire size, transmission type (hydrostatic - 2 range), compatibility of attachments/implements, flow rates, hydraulic capabilities and in the fact that both the 1023E and 1025R are four-wheel drive. 

So, what’s the difference between these two small, yet powerful, sub-compact tractor models? We’ll get to that in just a moment. 

2. Highly Versatile 

As you’re researching which 1 Series sub-compact John Deere tractor is best for you, you’ll quickly realize just how versatile these tractors are. What can you do with a sub-compact tractor from John Deere?

Land Maintenance
The smaller size of 1 Series tractors allows for easier maneuverability, while the wide variety of attachments and implements available are here to help you get most any job done. For example, the addition of a backhoe allows you to use your 1 Series for everything, from digging ditches to laying pipe.

Mowing the grass has never been easier (or faster!) thanks to your 1 Series tractor. Working with thicker grass or brush? That’s no problem with a rotary cutter. 

The standard-duty tiller can loosen even the most stubborn soil, making preparing your garden a breeze!

Livestock Tending
Allow the addition of a loader to make your next feeding or stable clearing a lot easier on your back and your schedule. 

Home Maintenance 
The 1 Series is perfect for a variety of home maintenance projects, but one that comes most immediately to mind is driveway maintenance. The use of a box blade will help keep your gravel nice and smooth. 

3. Affordable 

John Deere’s 1 Series sub-compact utility tractors come in at a price point that is incredibly reasonable, especially when considering how much bang you’ll get for your buck. 

Remember earlier when we said we’d eventually cover the main difference between the 1023E and the 1025R? Well, that time is now. 

The price point on these two tractors differs and that all comes down to comfort. The 1023E is John Deere’s most affordable 1 Series model and will do the job quite well for anyone not interested in extra bells and whistles. The 1025R offers a few additional features that may make this tractor the more enjoyable of the two. For a slightly higher price point, the 1025R offers more power and a higher weight than the 1023E. Additional premium features found with the 1025R include:

  • Step-through flat platform for easy mounting and dismounting 
  • Standard cruise control 
  • Spur-gear final drive and wet disk brakes 
  • Two front-mounted sealed-beam headlights 
  • Tilt steering to allow for a more natural driving position 
  • Floor mat designed to reduce vibrations 
  • Toolbox for added convenience 
  • 12-volt outlet 
  • Position-control hitch 
  • Tough polycarbonate hood
  • Easy-lift dual gas charged lift-struts for easier maintenance 

As a testament to their value and quality, you’re likely to experience a higher resale with a John Deere sub-compact tractor when compared to competing brands. Although you’re sure to love your 1 Series tractor so much you can’t imagine parting with it down the road, that’s certainly something to think about. 

Ready to discover the 1 Series sub-compact tractor that’s right for you? Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to help! Request a quote below, or contact the Ag-Pro dealership nearest you to learn more.

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