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Hello all,

I live right around the corner from a Mahindra dealer in PA. Also near there is a Bobcat dealer. I currently own an '01 Kubota BX2200.

OK, all that said, I'm seriously considering trading the 'bota in on either a Bobcat CUT or a Mahindra CUT. The quote I got back for pricing on a 100 series Bobcat with FEL and Belly mower was around $17,500. I'm pretty sure I can do better than that with one of the smaller Mahindras. The reason for my post is to find out some thoughts on the Mahindra brand. Where is the company from ( I know they are assembled in GA and I guess TX ). Are they as tough as a Kubota? Do they stand behind their products? How about reliability? I use my CUT A LOT for many things and don't want a tractor I have to baby.

Why am I getting ride of my 'bota? Simple, in '01 they hadn't figured out how much of a pain that tiny 3ph would be for owners trying to utilize attachments with a full-sized 3ph. I LOVE my 'bota. In fact, I've beaten the heck out of it and that's putting it mildly, and the thing just runs. I had a 72" Brush Hog finishing deck for it, but it was WAY too heavy for the BX. I used it, but it just wasn't the safest setup for mowing. The mid mount PTO got beat up pretty good over the years and I can't really use it. Getting another 3ph finisher doesn't make sense simply because if the grass is damp at all, having both sets of tires running over it prior to the deck getting to it leaves uneven cuts. We just bought a new house with 2.3 acres and I need a nicer cut. A zero turn is a possibility, but I don't want to store 2 machines. I use my CUT at home and at our camp, so I would like to stick with a CUT versus a zero turn. But I think I would prefer a belly mower (60").
 

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Well which one did you decide to purchase?

We like our Mahindra very well, and it has been trouble free for the last 5 years. Depending upon model the tractor may be built in India or another location. Our model was built in India, and it is a very well built machine. My only compliant (with our 2003 model) is that it appears that they use enamel based paints that fade after a few years if exposed to the elements. Other than that, it has been a real work horse.
 
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