So, how'd you make out? What do you think of the Max? I'm considering a new machine and I'm between a MF & Max.
My son bought one last month with fel an belly mower its a impressive machine in lots of ways. But if you are looking at the gear drive modle beware it does not have live power when you push the clutch in the pto stops the HST runs continuious. We did not realize that until we got it home. Power is great hydralics strong even at low rpm handles an rides good an is balanced well . One other issue we've had if you get a belly mower an front end loader is the front pulley hits the cross member for the FEL if you roll over uneven ground that causes the deck too rise enough too get close to a high center condition . These things will climb like a billy goat but don't crest any banks you'll wipe out a pulley with a belly mower. We hope too work out these issues through our dealer an mahindra. The clutch has too take alot of abuse when your mowing if you have many reasons stop pause or slow yourself to adjust speed by useing the clutch kinda like the ole 8N fords . Consider the HST if those things will effect the way you intend too use it.