Yes, 1025R has cruise control. I THINK the dash setup is different in order to accommodate the cruise mechanism, but dont quote me on that. The position control is also very nice. I would assume that could be added to the 1023E. My 1025R was a 2015 model TLB. It had plenty of power, I dont know that the extra HP is necessarily needed, but it was nice to have. I am sure in jobs like rototilling it would be nice, I never had a tiller for mine though.