John Deere 1025R vs. 2025R vs. 2038R: Which Compact Utility Tractor is Best for Me?

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What are the key features of the John Deere 1025R, 2025R, and 2038R Compact Tractors?

Many customers find themselves trying to think through the decision of which compact utility tractor is best for them and their property. For smaller-acreage properties, this decision often comes down to the 1025R, 2025R, and 2038R John Deere tractors. With a look at some of the key features of each unit, it is easier to find the right fit for you and your property.


John Deere 2038R Compact Tractor


Why choose a John Deere 1025R Compact Utility tractor?

The John Deere 1025R tractor is a subcompact utility tractor in the 1-Series lineup that John Deere offers. All 1025R tractors come standard with a premium operator station that includes an ergonomic seat, armrests, and fender lights.

If you are looking to mainly mow but have a few smaller tasks for property under 5 acres, the 1025R offers versatility like none-other. With the addition of attachments, you can easily convert this subcompact utility tractor from the perfect mini tractor to a riding lawn tractor. In less than 5 minutes, you can install or remove the AutoConnect™ mid-mount mower deck with ease!


Why choose a John Deere 2025R Compact Utility tractor?

The John Deere 2025R is at the base of the John Deere 2-Series lineup. The 2025R is built on the same frame as the 1025R lawn tractor with about a 6” wider wheelbase. The 2025R comes in as a heavier weight lawn tractor weighing about 15% more than that of the 1025R lawn tractor.

If you have around 5 acres or less that you are looking to maintain and do more than just mow, the John Deere 2025R lawn tractor has the power and versatility to get the jobs done you need it to. With a variety of attachments available, you can tackle some slightly larger projects and still maintain your mowing.


Why choose a John Deere 2038R Compact Utility tractor?

If you are looking to cover an area of 5 or more acres, including mowing, the John Deere 2038R is going to fit your needs better than a 1025R or 2025R will. The 2038R has a lot more horsepower to offer than either the 1025R or 2025R can, as well as a more substantial list of attachment options.

Along with the addition of attachments, you also have more control over the attachments from the operator’s seat with the 2038R. For instance, you can adjust the mower deck height electronically from the operator’s seat of the 2038R, which is not an option on either the 1025R or 2025R lawn tractors.


Specification Comparison

Check out the chart below to compare some of the common specs that are looked at when purchasing a sub-compact lawn tractor.

















  23.9  24.2  36.7




  18  18  30.4




  Hydrostatic - 2 Range  Hydrostatic - 2 Range  Hydrostatic - 2 Range


  2WD or 4WD


  4WD  4WD  4WD


  3PT Hitch


  Category 1  Category 1  Category 1




Where can I find new compact utility tractors for sale?

Whether you know exactly what you want, or still need some help with the decision-making process, Koenig Equipment can help you with all your new compact utility tractor needs. The trained sales experts at Koenig Equipment will walk you through all the details of the 1025R, 2025R, and 2038R compact utility tractors and let you sit in the driver's seat to see what not only fits your needs the best but also feels right.

Finding the attachments you need is an important part of the process too. On top of the compact utility tractor, our sales experts can help you select the right combination of attachments to make ease of your property to-do list. You also have the ability to Build Your Own subcompact utility tractor through Koenig Equipment’s website and learn more about the compact utility tractors and attachments Koenig Equipment has available.


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