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  • Excellent maneuverability and easy operation with standard four-wheel drive (4WD) and power steering
    Standard 4WD and power steering make 1 Family Tractors excellent for mowing Standard 4WD and power steering make 1 Family Tractors excellent for mowing

    Both 4WD and power steering are standard equipment on the 1 Family Tractors. This combination allows for excellent maneuverability and ease of operation.

    • Narrow overall width allows you to work in tight areas where most compact tractors just cannot fit. The 144.8-cm (57-in.) wheel base and 119.4 cm (47 in.) overall width gives great stability for all types of terrain.
    • Power steering means fewer turns of the steering wheel than manual steering, which is especially valuable when mowing around obstacles or during front loader work.
    • High horsepower-to-weight ratio makes the 1 Family Tractors a good choice for a variety of tasks. The overall tractor weight reduces ground compaction and makes them excellent for mowing.
    • The fully-independent power take-off (PTO) allows engaging and disengaging of the PTO without stopping tractor movement. This is important when driving across obstacles such as driveways while mowing.
  • Flexibility in operation with multiple mid-mower lift system options
    Mid-mower lift system options Mid-mower lift system options
    Mid-mower lift system options

    Standard mechanical mower lift
    The standard mechanical mower lift system moves the mower in conjunction with the rear implements and comes factory-installed on 1 Family Tractors.

    Optional hydraulic mower lift
    The optional hydraulic mower lift system allows the mower to be raised and lowered independently of the rear implements. It uses the loader joystick to lift and lower the mower deck.

    Optional independent hydraulic mower lift
    The optional independent hydraulic lift system allows the mower to be raised and lowered independently of the rear and front implements. It operates using a rocker switch mounted on the tractor, located at the operator’s left knee.


    For more information on this mid mower lift system click here.

  • Spend more time working and less time switching equipment with easy implement swaps
    Drive-over deck makes connection simple Drive-over deck makes connection simple

    1 Family Tractors are designed to minimize the time and effort needed to switch-out implements to accommodate different jobs.


    • AutoConnect Deck System: Connect a mid-mount mower deck to the tractor in less than 60 seconds without leaving the seat except to lock the gauge wheels.
      • Load-N-Go attachment: Easily move your 54D or 60D Autoconnect Deck with your John Deere Loader after it has been disconnected from the tractor with the Load-N-Go ramps.
    • Quik-Park™ Loader System: 120R Quik-Park™ Loaders are designed for easy mounting and removal in about a minute, with no tools needed.
    • Quik-Tatch™ front hitch: Save time switching front implements like a snow blower, rotary broom, or front blade without tools.
    • iMatch™ quick-hitch: Easily hookup Category 1 implements in seconds using three fixed points to back in and pick up rear implements without leaving the seat
      • Position control hitch: Set the rear hitch height and then consistently lower the hitch to the exact height every time, which is especially useful in grading and leveling applications.
    • Quik-Knect™ system: Connect power take-off (PTO)-driven implements quickly and with low physical effort. The Quik-Knect system utilizes one connector for the tractor’s PTO shaft and a designated connector for each implement which eliminates twisting and forcing splines to align.


    1 Family Tractors can have up to three implements mounted simultaneously due to standard dual selective control valves (SCVs), allowing you to switch from using one implement to another without stopping to adjust. When a third SCV kit is added, the number of possible combinations is greatly increased.

  • Quickly and easily change speed and directions with Twin Touch foot controls and Hydrostatic transmission (HST)
    Twin Touch™ pedals Twin Touch™ pedals

    The hydrostatic transmission’s infinite ground speeds and direction of travel are both controlled with the Twin Touch foot pedals.

    • Ideal for loader or mower applications where frequent direction and speed changes are needed
    • No clutching for fast direction changes
    • Match the job at hand with infinite ground speeds
  • Comfortable and convenient open operator’s station
    Open operator's station (1025R shown) Open operator's station (1025R shown)

    The 1023E open operator station is designed for greater comfort and increased visibility.


    Comfortable operation  

    • Thick, textured rubber floor mat reduces vibrations and absorbs shock and noise.
    • Step-through flat platform and fender-mounted handrails make it easy to get on and off the tractor from either side.
    • Controls are conveniently located next to the fenders and are color-coded for quick identification.
    • Easy-lift hood with dual gas-charged lift struts as standard equipment. A simple flip of the latch lets you open the rugged composite hood, providing wide open access to the engine compartment.
    • Foldable rollover protective structure (ROPS) keeps you protected during operation and improves the ability to store tractor in a garage.
    Foldable Roll-Gard ROPS Foldable Roll-Gard ROPS

    Foldable Roll-Gard™ ROPS is standard equipment on 1023E.

    Increased visibility
    Standard (and optional) lighting shown Standard (and optional) lighting shown
    • Sloping hood design provides improved visibility especially during front loader work
    • Standard lighting equipment allows you to work from early in the morning to late at night:
      • Two front-mounted sealed-beam halogen headlights
      • Two amber-flashing warning/hazard lights mounted on the side of the ROPS with reflectors
      • Built-in tail light on one warning/hazardous light
      • Additional front- and rear-light kits are available

3-point hitch

Type Limited Category 1
Lift capacity, 24-in. behind link arms 344 kg
758 lb


15 Reviews
Dec 20, 2017

No Regrets


I traded an equally powered Kubota BX series due to dealer issues for this tractor. Out of the gate, the 1023e has more power than my Kubota. I have been plowing snow with a 66 inch snow pusher; and snow a foot deep doesn't bog the tractor down one bit. I was skeptical about the auto-attach mower deck, and H120 easy park loader, but refreshingly both work as advertised with no effort. { I will not miss laying on the ground pushing and pulling the 300lb mower deck trying to align the driveshaft splines on my old Kubota}. The 1023e is fuel efficient, and has power to spare. The fit in finish on delivery was excellent, and I found the manuals easy to follow. If you are looking for an all around workhorse for your acreage, or small farm, you can't go wrong with the 1023e.

  • From: Canastota, NY 13032, USA
  • Usage Frequency: Daily
  • Level of Experience: Expert
Mar 23, 2019

Needed one years ago!


I bought this tractor after talking to my local JD dealer. He was knowlagable and honest. After questioning me about my uses he recomend the 1023e. And with endless well built implaments from Deere and Frontier this little tractor is unstoppable! I pull wood, back blade brush and level new road beds, push snow, mow, broadcast spread lime/fertilizer, you name it. The 1023e will really suprise you on how easy it operates and what it will do! I've operated loads of heavy equment so I feel like I'm quailifed to say this little tractor is a great machine! Thanks Meade Tractor and John Deere for making my chores so much easier!


  • From: Southwest Va
  • Usage Frequency: Daily
  • Level of Experience: Expert
Apr 23, 2019

Solid machine for the $


So I've had the 1023E for a year now. Very impressed with the engineering of the drive over deck and quick attach bucket. I have mowed, pulled shrubs, moved mulch and even topsoil with ease. If you can afford however the 1025R adds aux lighting and a suspension seat, both of which I wish I had.


  • From: Bridgeton, NJ
  • Usage Frequency: Weekly
  • Level of Experience: Intermediate
Oct 31, 2017

Great tractor for 4 acres or less.


Bought a 1023E for my 2 acre home. Best investment I could have made. I bought mine with a bucket, rear blade and 54" quick release mower deck. The lot needed work, with this little work horse it took no time to level and improve it. Easy to use, powerful for it's size, which makes it just right to fit in the barn and get around tight spots. Unfortunately, too many neighbors are jealous and want to borrow it. It even came in very useful for unloading some heavy equipment (400+ lbs) from my truck recently. Much better than buying a lawn mower and trying to load it up with accesories, this gem is designed to work with buckets and blades.


  • From: Prescott Valley, AZ
  • Usage Frequency: Weekly
  • Level of Experience: Intermediate
Jun 22, 2020

Impossible to connect hydraulic “quick disconnect”


No support numbers. Hydraulic quick disconnect ...sure disconnect ...just try to connect. Never mind moving levers to lose hydraulic pressure that doesn’t work. Can’t hammer them on even. Nothing quick about that.So...can’t use mower or bucket. No support from dealer or website. So it sits. Sell, sell sell once that’s done good luck.


  • From: SD
  • Usage Frequency: Weekly
  • Level of Experience: Beginner