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Mahindra tractor reviews, anyone have one?

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rod passuello

04-29-2013 04:32:08
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Have been a John Deere guy my entire life but am seriously looking at a Mahindra in the 50 to 60hp range. I know they aren't made here but neither were my last 2 Deere. Wondering what you guys that have one think of them after using them. Thanks.




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JD Seller

04-30-2013 00:35:47
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 Re: Mahindra tractor reviews, anyone have one? in reply to rod passuello, 04-29-2013 04:32:08  
Go use one for a while to see how you like them. They are a low torque, high rpm engine. They are light compare to a mainline of the same horsepower.

We haul hay to a few guys that have them. They have the 50-60 horse power ones with factory loaders and hay spears. They will not pickup real heavy round bales. They just kind of get them up and the guy drags them off the trailer.

The one guy has a Mihindra 6520 MFWD with a loader. It is five years old with 2500 hours on it. He is on his third front axle. The gear hubs fail and cut the castings up. The first one was under warranty the second two he paid for. He talks about how great it is all of the time but he has dumped $4500 in the front axle twice.

My brother has a JD 5310 MFWD with a 540 loader. It is about the same size. He has 12,500 hours on it and only has put in two batteries.

JD makes cheap 5055E series that is just about the same and it is made in India. You do get JD parts availability on them.

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jm.

04-29-2013 18:53:48
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 Re: Mahindra tractor reviews, anyone have one? in reply to rod passuello, 04-29-2013 04:32:08  
My thoughts are Dealer support. This part of the country ever time you look up some service stations is selling them then next month they are gone. I am thinking if you check Kubota or CNH you might get something with better dealer support for around the same money. Had a neighbor get one two years ago radiator went out and he waited two weeks for a radiator.



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GordoSD

04-29-2013 18:17:56
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 Re: Mahindra tractor reviews, anyone have one? in reply to rod passuello, 04-29-2013 04:32:08  
Friend just bought a Boomer 8N. hydro, 50 hp 50 hours, 18K. And it is FWA



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Wile E

04-29-2013 16:22:19
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 Re: Mahindra tractor reviews, anyone have one? in reply to rod passuello, 04-29-2013 04:32:08  
Deere has a plant in Pune India, They make the 5000 series there. Before you buy a Mahindra, check the warranty and compare prices to the CNH, and CIH. There is a guy at a CNH dealer that wants me to buy a New Holland. He was twisting my arm cause New Holland has 0% interest for 72 months..........Almost makes it hard to say no on free money. New Holland has a new model, The workmaster 55HP, Roughly $24,000. 4x4, 12/12 transmission, check out the New Holland website.

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JD Seller

04-30-2013 00:20:38
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 Re: Mahindra tractor reviews, anyone have one? in reply to Wile E, 04-29-2013 16:22:19  
Wile E some of the cheap low end 5000 are made in India. Many of the others are made in Augusta George as well as most of the compact utility tractors.

Also your 72 month 0% money does cost you something. The cash discount on dealer invoice. There are always sales incentives. The low interest rates always cost you the cash discount. So the actual cost is about the same.

An example of this is: Assume a $25,000 tractor that has a dealer cost of $23,000. So there is a 4% cash discount or 72 month low interest financing. So if you take the low rate financing you are paying $920 more for the tractor. Where the low rate is really bad is when you have a high value trade-in. You lose the cash discount on the entire dealer invoice to get low rate financing on maybe 50% of that.

Moral is nothing is free. The dealer may tell you that it does not cost you anything but he is pulling one on you.

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samn40

04-29-2013 15:26:06
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 Re: Mahindra tractor reviews, anyone have one? in reply to rod passuello, 04-29-2013 04:32:08  

Iam nearly sure that this John Deere is built by Mahindra. A few years ago I was at Empire Farm show NY and noticed the fenders on the John Deere were the same as the Mahindra.....We ran back and forth for a bit between the two tractors before deciding the deere was actually a Mahindra. Sam

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Irv Plitzuweit

04-29-2013 15:20:18
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 Re: Mahindra tractor reviews, anyone have one? in reply to rod passuello, 04-29-2013 04:32:08  
After looking at several brands and comparing cost and construction, I purchased Mahindra 5010 with Hydrostatic drive. Have less than 100 hrs on it, but I like it alot and believe it to be a good tractor.



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RN

04-29-2013 11:41:16
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 Re: Mahindra tractor reviews, anyone have one? in reply to rod passuello, 04-29-2013 04:32:08  
Mahindra started building English IHC under license- B250, B275, B400 series, made interchangable parts and some of them are stocked by the current Case/IHC/NH/Fiat or whatever they're called now- have part numbers for old english, some american and the Indian number on packages. The quality control and metal works is typical of the company- very good if sometimes rough finish as befits a military supplier who doesn't want a dissatisfied customer with access to a tank coming to complain. <---Mild Teasing Alert!

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W_B

04-29-2013 11:14:46
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 Re: Mahindra tractor reviews, anyone have one? in reply to rod passuello, 04-29-2013 04:32:08  
A friend just got one late winter (smaller than what you are looking at) and he loves it so far. I've not hear much bad about them over the years. Will be looking at them myself in a year so when ready to get something newer.



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hd6gtom

04-29-2013 08:13:36
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 Re: Mahindra tractor reviews, anyone have one? in reply to rod passuello, 04-29-2013 04:32:08  
Rod, when I was in the tire business, one of my customers bought a new one. The first trip to the field, he was cutting hay, he had a flat on the right rear. Called me, I had been in the tractor tire business for 20 years at the time, I tried to take the tire off the rim. The rim was so thin, It was impossiable to do without bending the rim. When I did get it off, the rim was very rusty, looked like the tire had been mounted tubeless and had been filled with calcium. but there wasn't a drop of calcium in the tire. Just 1 of my experiences with this brand.

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MattE

04-29-2013 06:28:54
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 Re: Mahindra tractor reviews, anyone have one? in reply to rod passuello, 04-29-2013 04:32:08  
Never had a problem, or really heard of anyone else having anything major go wrong with them. Funny story from this weekend that mad me think of the quality of these tractors. Took the 4530 to pick up some implements. my buddy (all 220+) pounds of him decided to ride along and hopped up on the fender. Rode all mile and a half through the field on that fender just comfortable as all heck. Try to sit on the tin of any of the other major manufacturers.

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ben there

04-29-2013 05:38:10
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 Re: Mahindra tractor reviews, anyone have one? in reply to rod passuello, 04-29-2013 04:32:08  
i own a Mahindra 6000 2whd with loader...i've done nothing but work the crap out of this tractor since it got here with 100 hours on it...that was 6 years and 2200 hours ago...only repairs to date is replace original battery,little duckbill lookin thing on air breather and finding a hidden fuel fuel filter...sips fuel too...i was raised blue but this red,now sunfaded pink tractor has kept me happy...its rated 59hp but pulls a NH 852 rd baler like its not there.

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mudcreek183

04-29-2013 05:35:41
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 Re: Mahindra tractor reviews, anyone have one? in reply to rod passuello, 04-29-2013 04:32:08  
I have a 6500 that I bought new in 07 we looked at all the other colors and found that this one was the best built no plastic or fiberglass no problems so far after 6 years the parent Co. is in India .



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Texasmark1

04-29-2013 05:20:41
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 Re: Mahindra tractor reviews, anyone have one? in reply to rod passuello, 04-29-2013 04:32:08  
In the spring of '07 I was looking for a "new" tractor. I visited all the popular colors and found nothing to suit me.

In the process the local blue dealer sold them also and I know folks who have them. I looked them over and felt that it was a good solid tractor based on older, proven performance objectives. So, if I wanted a basic tractor the red in my shed today may have had that badge.

But I had almost given up and in September passed a Branson dealer on the interstate. Pulled in and the rest is history. I bought the 6530 with all the trimmings. 6 years later have had zero problems other than the local guy wiring up my air suspension seat hooking the power to the wrong circuit. Great tractor, tough, sips diesel, and would buy it again.

Mark

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rpirkle1

04-29-2013 05:18:08
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 Re: Mahindra tractor reviews, anyone have one? in reply to rod passuello, 04-29-2013 04:32:08  
Hi Rod,
I'm in a size lower than you're looking at (2816) and I've been happy with it. Had it about two years and it does what I need it to.
A lot of the Mahindra lines evolved from building International Harvester under licence. I don't recall if they both the specs and then evolved or what. A lot of their mid 30-50 hp stuff for a long time looked very much like Doncaster built IH with slight changes to sheet metal.
There are statistics out there that show Mahindra is actually building more farm tractors than JD for what it's worth.
I'll hope someone with one in the size you're looking at chimes in. I think you'll be happy with one though.

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Texasmark1

04-29-2013 05:23:06
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 Re: Mahindra tractor reviews, anyone have one? in reply to rpirkle1, 04-29-2013 05:18:08  
Kukje tractor mfg. co. in S. Korea, who builds the Branson, also builds some mid line JD's. Model numbers are on their www.

Mark



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Texasmark1

04-29-2013 05:18:00
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 Re: Mahindra tractor reviews, anyone have one? in reply to rod passuello, 04-29-2013 04:32:08  
In the spring of '07 I was looking for a "new" tractor. I visited all the popular colors and found nothing to suit me.

In the process the local blue dealer sold them also and I know folks who have them. I looked them over and felt that it was a good solid tractor based on older, proven performance objectives. So, if I wanted a basic tractor the red in my shed today may have had that badge.

But I had almost given up and in September passed a Branson dealer on the interstate. Pulled in and the rest is history. I bought the 6530 with all the trimmings. 6 years later have had zero problems other than the local guy wiring up my air suspension seat hooking the power to the wrong circuit. Great tractor, tough, sips diesel, and would buy it again.

Mark

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