wet spring in wisconsin. have about 5 hrs. on it. you cannot get it stuck. works bigger than it looks.
I purchased my first Mahindra 60 hp in 2005 because it was cheaper then comparable models and the financing attractive and I needed something fairly quickly. Now 7 years later my reason for purchasing an even larger machine has changed somewhat. The Tractor is still somewhat cheaper in cost and financing is still attractive but the driving force behind my purchase was what I had learned over the past few years of working my red baby. Reliablity, ease of maintenance, strength, fuel usage and lack of breakdowns!!! These factors were why I came back for more. I have since purchase bushhogged , fed hay , cut, baled and raked hay. I am at present teaching my youngest daughter (14 years old) how to operate it safely as my father taught me. I LOVE my Mahindra's....Yes more than one as I kept the first one.
I was looking for a tractor with cab primarily for blowing snow. I checked out the competition and nothing compared in frame size and build in the 49 / 50 hp category. Interesting that the competition has no where near the warranty of Mahindra. From helping with choosing the right model to final delivery I could not have asked for better service from the guys at Great Lakes New Holland in Mitchell Ontario
The HST shuttle transmission makes moving this tractor a breeze and the 38 hp PTO is more than enough to really blow snow.
Can't wait to start a market garden - the secondary use.
Almost three years ago I purchased a Mahindra 2816 Shuttle with the loader attachment. it was my first tractor and to be honest I had no experience with a this type of machinery. My wife and I made the purchase to ease the cleanup of our future retirement property. For those those three years it performed beyond my expectations and left relatives and friends in awe with it lift and pull abilities, most were who custom to other manufacturers.
This past winter we need to take down some larger trees. As usual the 2816 performed well, but I realized that a larger tractor would better suit future needs. So, my wife and I again made the trip to our Mahindra dealer. We looked at the selection and quickly became attracted to the 5035. With it's large operating station, lift capacity, and standards features, it did not take long to arrange a delivery date (next day). I think what shocked us the most was the trade in value of our 2816. It's depreciation was only 20%.
After delivery of the 5035 I quickly put it to use to dig up some concrete footers. This beast did not back down from the challenge. It's amazing strength was notice by the onlookers and quickly emailed to other family members.
We did purchase an after market root rake, which takes less than a minute to connect. With this attachment I was able to lift the longest footer (16') into a nearby dumpster.
This 5035 HST is a GORILLA with hand controls!
very happy with the tractor. pasted all my expectations. i cut several large trees on my property last year. i was shocked by the length of logs this tractor could handle, while the tractor is still small enough to manuever though the trees in my yard while mowing. plowed several snows this winter never spun a tire. best purchase i ever made.
looking for a second hand , realized I could get a brandnew great tractor with whopping 5 years warranty for the same price as one with a few thousand hours on it ! and about half the price of a green one that's built in the same place but a lot lighter and less warranty....after half a year and 250 hrs. on it I'm still almost yealous of myself !! great workhorse , the loader is strong enough to get the backwheels off the ground . Had pto trouble but the dealer instantly provided an other tractor and fixed it . Don't miss my old John Deere one second !!
Excellent tractor with great customer support. I would recommend to anyone in the market for a ~80 HP tractor. You won't be disappointed!
I love my max 28 shuttle shift. It runs a 5 foot rough cut mower like its playing with it. very fuel efficient. Makes a great deer carrier and fire wood hauler. i can honestly give it 5 stars. there are no cons on this machine ,only pros
I bought the Mahindra after looking for the right fit. My first choice was a Kubota BX series, but was disappointed with the size, quality and capacities of the BX, so I went to my #2 choice, the Deere 1026R and again, found it to be a disappointment. While looking for the Deere I also saw the big red Mahindra's at the dealership selling new. I tried an 1816, which I found nice, but was disappointed to learn the blower was rear mounted. The owner told me the new Max series was almost the same, had more horsepower and had a front mount blower. The fit was good so I bought the Max 22.
I have 60 hours on her now and am completely pleased with my choice. The lift capacity of 900 pounds is about right, although I wish it was just a bit more. The built quality is excellent and using it in the woods gives you a lot of confidence when you are slamming around in the rocks and stumps. All the fenders are hood are steel, thank god because the plastics on the kubota or Deere would already need replacing.
The engine is very strong, runs smoothy and is moderate in terms of noise. The air filter is easy to get to for regular cleaning. The oil filter is a bit difficult to get to cleanly to get a filter wrench on it, but it is not impossible. Removing the sides to check the oil is kind of a poor design, but it is not at all difficult. The 3pt hitch is awesome, with a high load capacity it gives me a lot of versatility when strapping logs to the makeshift bar I set up between the 3pt hitch pins.
I have added a soft cab, a rear finish mower and a snow blower. I also keep a weight box on whenever the loader is on. It makes a world of difference. The large wheels give tremedous amount of traction especially on hills and in the leaves and dirt in the woods. I also use aRatchet Rake for clearing slash and debris.
I have a friend who bought the 1026R and we got together to play. He wishes he had the capacity and strength of the Max 22, but he is still a Deere man, no matter how much better my tractor is. I also got together with another friend with a bx25. There is no comparison. His tractor isn't a tractor at all when compared to the Max22.
Purchased my first tractor and it was delivered today. The MAX 28xl Shuttle is more then I expected to get when I started looking. It came with the Loader, and I added the backhoe, rake, rear blade, and spreader. I couldn't be happier, and best of all - no buyers remorse! The dealer was well informed, has a large inventory, and I left with a big smile. I will write another review after I get out and can put it through its paces.