The massey mf 1529 with just the FEL is $19,700. but to get it set up as a TLB, it,s another $8300 plus $2800 for the MMM. They do make a MF 1526, but its only like $1800 cheaper. That is what i am basing my estimation of the bota and jd on. If 10k is a bit high, its not by much I bet. +10k is a pretty good number to work with to get into the CUT class or roughly 30k total.The price differential with a Kubota B Series and JD 2000 series isn't as much as you might think. I would expect to get a B2320 or JD2320 for about the same as this Mahindra Max 25 -- certainly not $10K more.
Just as an example, here is the MSRP info for a Kubota B2320 TLB with MMM deck (drive-over). Keep in mind, the out-the-door price will be approximately 15% less after rebates, haggling, etc. That would work out to about $21,250 (I have heard of folks getting them for less than that.) That is only $750 more than the Max 25 price ($20,500) you quoted in the other thread....+10k is a pretty good number to work with to get into the CUT class or roughly 30k total.
Kubota B2320 TLB w/ Mower
Base Price Including Tires$13,499.00
Selected Attachments Total=$11,438.00
1 FRONT - 6-12 R1 Goodyear Power Torque
REAR - 9.5-16 R1 Goodyear Dura Torqueinc.
1 FRONT LOADER PACKAGE $2,769.00
1 SUBFRAME KIT FOR BACKHOE $964.00
1 6.5 FT BACKHOE $5,602.00
1 54" MID MOUNT MOWER $2,103.00
That's very important Information that I Likely would not have otherwise known. I am looking forward to checking this tractor out.I'm not familiar with the MF offerings above the GC series. As you note, their line-up is not filled-out as much as say JD or Kubota. So they lack the intermediate sized machines like Kubota B2320/2620/2920 or JD 2320/2520/2720 that fall into the small-frame CUT class. That is the sweet spot when considering something a little more capable than a SCUT, yet reasonably affordable still.
One thing to know about the B2320 is that it does not share the same engine as the BX2360's 0.9 liter "Super-Mini" D902. Although the horsepower rating is roughly the same, it is a larger-displacement engine from a different engine family that produces a lot more torque at lower rpm for pto speed. This is the same 1.0 liter engine (D1005) that is used in the BX2660, but again with different performance characteristics such that it produces more torque at a lower rpm.
I priced a JD 2520 TLB a couple years ago and it was less than $25k...@UT:
I take your point about the Bota 2320. Massey I don't think is making the MF26 for 2013. It lists it on the website, but you can't actually click on it. I know for a solid fact they are not making the MF28 this year. I'll have to check with the dealer to see if they still have the MF26 this year. If they don't, then Massey does not really have a tractor to compare to the Bota 2320. The MF29 is a substantially higher capacity CUT over either the 2320 or the Max25. But like I said, it's also roughly 30k. Set up as specified.
I am thinking that I will be making a return trip to the Bota dealer to look at the 2320. Compairing specs between the MF1720 and the BX2360, the B2320 appears to be basically a BX2360 on a larger CUT frame. Lift capacity is extended over the BX I suppose because of this. The Max 25 is still sporting larger numbers across the board. Though I suspect that the Bota is much more refined. If one needed a Cut sized tractor over the SCUT's available, looks like the B2320 would be a good candidate. As you point out, it certainly is within the price range. I will report back when I have had a chance to look them over. This could actually fit the bill.
Alow me to refine my earlier thoughts. At this time I am working on the assumption that in terms of Massey, the next step from the GC1720 is the MF1529. Bota certainly has an a more intermediate step in the B2320. But spec for spec, the B2320 is basically a BX2360 on a larger frame size. The B2320 sports only a marginal price increase because of this. I still maintain then that in order to get into MF1529 territory in either kubota or JD, your going to be looking at roughly a 30k package price.