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I don't know a lot about Mahindra but I sure agree that looks like a VERY GOOD deal; assuming the 28 HP model is the right size for what you need it for.

I'D be tempted. Those accessories aren't cheap!
 

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Seems like a good deal with me - the only thing missing is a finish mower!

I don't know much about Mahindra's reliability... the downside, not made in the US like JD or Kubota.
 

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I think that Mahindra has a fair reputation as a solid tractor- so, the more important question would be- how is your local dealer support? I wouldn't be afraid of a Mahindra. I would be a little more careful, because they don't have the same wide support that Deere and Kubota does. If your local dealer is good, and looks to be there a long time, than I would give it consideration.
 

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I believe this is the specs on the unit.

http://www.billstractor.com/mah3016std.htm

I agree, that is a pretty impressive package deal.

Are you looking for a SCUT or a CUT? This is definitely a CUT, size-wise, and not their smallest, either. (Mahindra doesn't really offer a SCUT.)

One thing, it doesn't appear to have a hydrostatic transmission, in case that's something you wanted:

TRANSMISSION:
Type: CONSTANT MESH

SYNCHRO SHUTTLE TRANSMISSION
 

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Actually, Mahindra does. Here's a review of the Max 22 on our sister site: http://www.tractor.com/manufacturers/mahindra/2012-mahindra-max-22-review-1501.html
JDF, I stand corrected! A new offering for 2012, it appears. I had studied their offerings last year and concluded that their smallest was more in the category of a Kubota B or larger JD 2000 series, and was too large for my purposes.

That Max22 is neat, and certainly worth a look. Thanks for pointing this out!
 

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Excellent review! slkpk
 

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That Max22 is neat, and certainly worth a look. Thanks for pointing this out!
These are definitely interesting machines, with some impressive features and stats. Mitsubishi diesel engines.

I obviously haven't seen one in person, so will defer, but I just spent some time looking at the specs on the Max 22/25, and I would say they are borderline "SCUT". These are a half a foot wider than a Kubota BX, about a foot longer, and about 400 lbs heavier. Those dimensions are closer to a large-frame JD 2000 series (2320/2520/2720) or Kubota B Series, as opposed to the SCUT 2305/2210/1023e/1026r or BX machines.

I guess SCUTs are getting bigger, like just about everything else except the ice cream containers. :D
 

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These are definitely interesting machines, with some impressive features and stats. Mitsubishi diesel engines.

I obviously haven't seen one in person, so will defer, but I just spent some time looking at the specs on the Max 22/25, and I would say they are borderline "SCUT". These are a half a foot wider than a Kubota BX, about a foot longer, and about 400 lbs heavier. Those dimensions are closer to a large-frame JD 2000 series (2320/2520/2720) or Kubota B Series, as opposed to the SCUT 2305/2210/1023e/1026r or BX machines.

I guess SCUTs are getting bigger, like just about everything else except the ice cream containers. :D
Mahindra calls these SCUTs. Here is the link to their "max" site: http://mahindramax.com/
 

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Mahindra calls these SCUTs. Here is the link to their "max" site: http://mahindramax.com/
Wow, they really did just introduce these -- Feb 1.

Dimensionally, they are pretty much the same size as the Mahindra 1816, which I don't think they (or anyone else) labelled a SCUT previously. It is easier to see how they are able to trump the competition so handily with lift capacity, etc, when they are using bigger platforms than what would usually be found in the SCUT class. This could make them attractive to folks who aren't space constrained.

Plus-sized SCUTs, for sure. Thanks for the links and info.
 

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I'm assuming Bill's is somewhat close to you. If so, and you do have dealer support, that could be a competitive package.

Happy hunting! :)
 

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Yes, Bills is bout 15-20 minutes from me and so is Kubota, New Holland, John Deere and I think Massey is less than 45 minutes. Kioti just moved in a few months ago bout 10 minutes away.

Bills has been there for a while. I want to say knockin on 20+ years in same location if I remember correctly.
 

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I like the second one your going to check if a package deal is available, in my opinion the dealer closes the deal. If Bill's has been in business as long as you said he must be doing something right. I have a preference for green but that Mahindra looks real nice, good luck with your decision !:thThumbsU
 

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Well I am comparing 2 units (see links below). The 3016 and the 3616. Weight, lift capacities, pump, flow, etc. is all same or similar. Only difference is horse power and cost. It was freezin cold at the rodeo here so didnt get to talk much, but they told me till the end of Feb I can get that rodeo special for the 3016 with $0 down and $250 a month.

I just cant seem to make up my mind. He told me it would really only make a difference in attachments and he used this Example the 3016 would run a 5' shredder and the 3616 can run a 6' shredder.

I am lookin for suggestions, thoughts, opinions, and comparisons between these 2 units because I am probably gonna pull the trigger next weekend so let me know what I am missing.


3016 specs
3616 specs
 

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Well I am comparing 2 units (see links below). The 3016 and the 3616. Weight, lift capacities, pump, flow, etc. is all same or similar. Only difference is horse power and cost. It was freezin cold at the rodeo here so didnt get to talk much, but they told me till the end of Feb I can get that rodeo special for the 3016 with $0 down and $250 a month.

I just cant seem to make up my mind. He told me it would really only make a difference in attachments and he used this Example the 3016 would run a 5' shredder and the 3616 can run a 6' shredder.

I am lookin for suggestions, thoughts, opinions, and comparisons between these 2 units because I am probably gonna pull the trigger next weekend so let me know what I am missing.


3016 specs
3616 specs

Well, I bought this 40 HP Case several years ago and I've never wished I had bought something smaller. Actually --- I've never wished I had bought anything bigger, either. I'm satisfied. 4 wheel drive IS very important to me, as is the quick-disconnect feature of the FEL. I don't care for hydros, mine has the shuttle trans which has been great. The 3 point arms are the kind that can be unlocked and lengthened which sure makes hitch-ups easier. With the FEL attached, this tractor weighs about 4200 lbs.


I have a:
6' bucket
6' blade
6' rotary mower
6' duckfoot (tilling)
12' harrow
I'm still looking for a reasonably priced post hole digger

 
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