We are attempting to do an in depth user oriented review and comparison of the Deere 1025R and Kubota BX 2680.
We intend to cover practical items which might be missed by the specification sheet, or a quick dealer walk around. This comparison will take multiple episodes, so if you don’t see a particular area of the tractor listed here, keep watching. We will go over each major function of the tractor in as much detail as possible.
We do not have access to a BX23s, so we cannot compare backhoe functionality.
Our Bias Stated Explicitly
We believe that no one can do any product comparison without some bias. It is simply impossible. We can only promise to do our best, using objective tests where possible, and openly stating that we are being subjective (using our opinions) at other times.
We believe it is best for us to discuss our bias and background up front. You can then view the videos and read the write-ups with that understanding.
Our Equipment Background
We have owned two Deere 1025r tractors, starting with a new 2014 model, and now we own a 2018 model.
Our Dealer Relationships
Ok, with those points aside, let’s get started with the review!
Round #1 leans Kubota due to the much higher 3 point lift capacity. However, the lack of position control is a major missing feature. So, while Kubota wins, it was not a resounding victory.
Round #2 goes solidly to the 1025r. The auto-connect mower seals the win.
Round #3 – Mid Mount Mower Operation