John Deere 1025R Compact Tractor Review & Specs

John Deere 1025R is called a sub-compact utility tractor because it is between a compact tractor and a regular tractor. It can maneuver and packs a decent power level for challenging work. This tractor is one of John Deere 1 tractors. The need for tractors has evolved over the years, from simple mowing patterns to other activities like sand filling and dressing. The use of tractors is too many, so manufacturers have made specialized tractors handling different tasks to perfection. The John Deere 1025R is a sub-compact utility tractor that can do more while maintaining a small frame. This John Deere tractor was made between 2013 and 2019 in Augusta, Georgia, USA.

John Deere 1025R’s utility is evident in its build to accommodate a good number of attachments. Small farm activities like bagging, tilling, mowing, and clearing will be done comfortably by JD 1025R. The market for this type of tractor is on the rise, and JD’s 1025R is at the forefront. This is why this guide is vital; to show you a review and specifications of the John Deere 1025R sub-compact utility tractor.

JD 1025R uses a tier 4 diesel engine with great power for a sub-compact tractor. Before talking about what this tractor can do for you, let’s see a simple table of John Deere 1025R specifications.

John Deere 1025R Specifications

General Specifications

ModelJohn Deere 1025R
Length2,750 mm (108.3 in)
Width1,200 mm (47.2 in)
Height1,050 mm (41.3 in)
Wheelbase1,450 mm (57.1 in)
WeightOperated: 655 kg (1,444 lbs)
With JD D120 loader and JD 260 backhoe: 1,150 kg (2,530 lbs)
With JD H120 loader and JD 260 backhoe: 1,180 kg (2,600 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity21.2 litres (5.6 US gal.; 4.7 Imp. gal)
Battery12V 40A
Cabin typeTwo-post foldable ROPS on semi-flat platform.
Engine modelYanmar 3TNV80F-NCJT
Engine typeFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Fuel typeDiesel
Displacement1.3 L, 1,267 cm2, (77.3 cu·in)
Bore and stroke80.0 mm X 84.0 mm (3.15 in X 3.31 in)
Compression ratio23.5:1
Horsepower24.2 PS (17.8 kW; 23.9 HP)
Torque53.1 N·m (5.4 kg·m, 39.1 ft·lb)
Oil capacity2.7 L (2.85 US. qt, 2.38 Imp. qt.)
Coolant capacity:3.7 L (3.91 US. qt, 3.26 Imp. qt.
Fuel capacity21.2 L (5.6 gal)
Hydraulic typeOpen centre
Hydraulic capacity12.3 L (13 US. qt, 10.82 Imp. qt.)
Pressure2000 psi (137.9 bar)
Valves2 or 3
Pump flow3.5 gpm (13.2 lpm)
Total flow6.3 gpm (23.8 lpm)
Steering flow2.8 gpm (10.6 lpm)
Chassis4×4 MFWD 4WD
Steering typeHydrostatic power
BrakesWet disc
Final driveSpur gear
Transmission model
Transmission typeHydrostatic
Gears2 forward and 2 reverse
SpeedForward: 14.6 km h (9.1 mph) Reverse: 14.6 (9.1 mph)
Transmission and Hydraulic System capacity
12.3 L (13 US. qt, 10.82 Imp. qt.)
Front Axle2.8 L (3.0 US. qt, 2.5 Imp. qt.)
Front tiresLawn/turf: 18×8.50-10;
Industrial: 18×8.50-10
Rear tiresLawn/turf: 26×12-12;
Industrial: 26×12-12
Middle PTO typeIndependent
Middle PTO speed2,100 rpm
Rear PTO typeIndependent with wet disc clutch
Rear PTO speed540 rpm
Mower deckMid-mount John Deere 54D 1370 mm (54 in), mid-mount John Deere 60D 7-iron 1520 mm (60 in)
BladeFront-mount 1370 mm (54 in)
LoaderJohn Deere D120, John Deere H120
BackhoeJohn Deere 260

John Deere 1025R Features

After seeing a tabular representation of the JD 1025R sub-compact tractor specifications, let’s see its features in more detail and what makes it different even from other sub-compact tractors.

Physical Dimensions


As its name implies, it is a subcompact tractor which means its size is small and compact. It is made for small farm activities, so its size must be kept small so navigation never becomes a problem.

Weighing 655 kg, JD 1025R is not the smallest sub-compact tractor, but its weight is still reasonably light. It is also 108.3 inches long and 47.2 inches wide while also having a height of 41.3 inches.

It has two foldable ROPS to protect the operator from harm in case of an accident



The popular Yanmar makes the John Deere 1025R engine. Its model is the Yanmar 3TNV80F-NCJT. It is a four-stroke, liquid-cooled engine powered by diesel. The engine has three cylinders, a compression ratio of 23.5:1, and a large fuel capacity of 21.2 L, so you can use it for your small farm activities for a long time before you’ll need to refuel.

A 23.9 HP engine powers John Deere 1025R; this is the primary reason it can handle many different and complex farm activities. Its bore and stroke are 3.15 in × 3.31 inches. The oil capacity here is 2.7 L, while its coolant capacity is 3.7 L.

Transmission and Chassis

Transmission and-Chassis of john deere 1025r

The transmission transfers the power in the engine for use in the tires and other parts. The transmission used here is the hydrostatic type, and the unit serves as both transmission and clutch. It has two forward and two reverse gears with a maximum forward speed of 14.6 km/h and a maximum reverse speed of 14.6 km/h.

The chassis here is 4×4 MFWD 4 wheel drive. The steering fitted here is easier to control and operate because it is hydrostatic power steering. The JD 1025R tractor uses a wet disc brake which prevents skidding in wet situations.


Tires of john deere 1025r

The tractor tire is another essential part of a tractor as it carries the weight and moves it around. The JD 1025R tractor front tire for the lawn and industrial models is rated 18×8.50-10, while the rear tire is rated 26×12-12.


Attachments of john deere 1025r

Remember, this is a utility tractor which means you can use it for many activities; however, they have to be small farm activities since it is a sub-compact tractor. This tractor is made with this in mind and fitted with PTOs that allow these attachments to work correctly.
Some of the attachments available are John Deere 260 backhoe, John Deere D120, H120 loaders, a front-mounted 54 inches blade, and mid-mounted 54 and 60 inches mower decks.

Pros and Cons


  • Tier 4 diesel engine: this type of engine provides comfort, control, and versatility for the operator
  • Additional protection: with two foldable post-ROPS, the operator is protected in case of an accidental turnover of the tractor
  • Sound control: JD 1025R tractor provides reasonable control so you can maneuver tight controls through its combination of power steering and four-wheel drive
  • Good fuel capacity: with a fuel capacity of over 20 L, you can work for a long time without worrying about refueling
  • Quick and easy changeover: the numerous attachments that can be used here can be changed quickly and easily, which will save you time and energy
  •  Warranty: John Deere offers a 1-year warranty for its attachments, six years or 2000 hours powertrain warranty on the 1025R tractor, which is generous and would protect you if you decide to get it


  • Expensive: since it is a new model tractor, its price is still on the high side and out of reach for people on a tight budget


In its first year of production in 2013, the John Deere 1025R sub-compact utility tractor went for $13,361 while it sold for $14,301 in its last year of production in 2019. This price is without any attachments, and if you need attachments, you’ll have to pay separately for them. Right now, you will get a decently used 1025R tractor for around $12,000.


John Deere 1025R is a fantastic sub-compact tractor that will not only handle your small farm activities but also do a lot of work for you without breaking down or needing breaks due to its build and horsepower.

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