This tractor is more than I ever expected. The looks, feel of handling, hydraulics all are more than I hoped for.AWESOME is the only word to describe....I"m happy. Gene
I purchased my first Mahindra tractor in 1999. It was a 4505DI 2WD. It was a great tractor with absolutely no problems. That was the main reason I purchased another Mahindra. I wanted 4WD so I went with the 4530 4WD. Let me tell you, this tractor is a beast! Everything about it is massive! No plastic fenders here. Mahindra put a lot of thought into the design. All the controls are right where you need them and the operators area is very spacious. Last but not least, this tractor is just downright GOOD LOOKING! I catch myself in the barn just staring at "Tank". Yes, I named my tractor. It's kind of a bonding thing! I've owned my 4530 just over 60 days now and I'm already mounting up the hours. By the way, I studied on Kubota and Deere but Mahindra is definitely more bang for the buck. This is a very, very solid tractor and once again I am completely satisfied.
I purchased my Mahindra 2015 4WD in November of 2006. It came with the ML104 Loader, and I had the R4 tires loaded from the dealer.
I looked at alot of different tractors. I was comparing tractors of similar size. Most tractors the size of the 2015 are 23 or 24 horsepower. DON'T let the 20HP rating fool you. It truly is more tractor than you would think. It weighs over 1800lbs, without the loader. One thing I was set on was a gear drive unit, and not a hydrostatic. (just personal preference and a couple more horsepower at the PTO)
The first thing that caught my eye about the 2015 was the nice fit & finish, the seriously beefy looking frame, and front axle. The Mitsubishi engine was a definite plus. I was impressed with the lift rating of the 3 point hitch, as it is considerably higher than most if not all other makes in it's class.
So far, in almost 200 hours, I've done everything with this tractor from Backhoe work, blowing snow, and dragging cars out of snow banks, to dragging trees, and even using the loader to lift my Cub Cadet lawn tractor to change the blades! It has yet to disappoint me.
I like to do all service and maintenance myself. And this machine is very straight forward, and simple to service. It took less than an hour to do the 50 hour service.
If I had any complaints, (if you can even call it that) I wish the cycle time on the loader lift and curl was a little faster. I'd like the loader to lift a little higher, and also a 54 inch bucket would be nice as opposed to the 48 inch. A live PTO would be nice, as opposed to the tranmission PTO, but for what I do, it wasn't really necessary. (The HST model has a Live PTO)
Basically, I am impressed, and very pleased with this tractor. The price was much less than any other comparable machine. I would recommend anybody in the market to consider one.
I've had the Tractor for over 2 yrs. now and have had no major problems at all. Over all I'm completly satisfied with the power, ease of use, and lifting capability. Although I have made a couple of improvements I think that you can't beat it for the money.
So far I have used the tractor to clear my farm road. I love it. It handles very well in tight spaces, is quick on the turn, and has enough power to pull logs. I really look forward to putting it out in the fields this spring. I cleared 4 inches of ice out of the road with the recent storms. The blade is really nice for either dirt, gravel, or snow. I will add more when I field test it. All smiles so far.
I bought a 2615 HST after a lot of research. A couple of influencing factors were the manufacturing quality and the value that you got from your hard earned dollar. Mahindra was new in my area and not many people had heard of them but after looking at many of the other brands I decided on Mahindra and have not been disappointed.
The tractor starts and runs even in the coldest winter climate here in upstate NY with no preheater required. Th tractor is very forgiving for being submerged nose first into my pond. After removing the injectors and clearing the cyclinders of the water that the tractor had sucked up it started and runs like it never had been bathed the hard way. I give it a 4 out of 5 because of 2 reasons. First, the HST transmission while easy for the beginner to use eliminates any possibility that you can use differential braking to get you out of a tight spot. This is dues to the fact that the pedal that activates forward and reverse motion is also on the same side as the brake pedals.
The second is that when you have the front bucket on the front of the tractor with some weight in it the rear tires get very light. Without counter weight on the back i.e. a brush hog or weight box, your braking and traction are greatly diminished.
I love my Mahindra tractor and enjoy it's reliability. I am considering an upgrade to the 4530 in the spring.
I purchased the 2415HST tractor with a loader and am very well pleased. This unit has plenty of engine power for small and medium jobs and trmendous hydraulics for the loader attachment. I'm rating this unit as 4 out of 5 only because the reverse speed could be a bit faster. I looked at many brands of tractors for 2 months. Mahindra won my purchase because of the warranty, unit weight and lift capacity. I use this unit on our farm for numerous jobs. My 90HP tractor stays parked more now than it ever has and with fuek prices as high as they are I am proud of my Mahindra.
I purchased the 3525 to replace my tired 1952 Ford 8N. I was looking for a tractor with more horsepower than my 8N, but that was still small enough to use the implements that I already owned. After tractor shopping for about 3 years, and looking at all the brands and all the models in the 30-35hp range, I finally decided that the 3525 fit my requirements best.
I wanted a heavy, solid tractor, gear drive, with minimal electronics to cause problems 10-20 years down the road. I wanted a front end loader, and power steering, live PTO and live hydraulics... I wanted basically everything that the 8N didn't have! And, I wanted it all at the best price possible.
As of the time I'm writing this, I've got 50 hours on my tractor, which I think is enough time to get a pretty good feel for the tractor, and it's strengths and weaknesses. I've done everything from clearing brush to digging dirt to dragging logs out of the woods to mowing the yard with it so far.
As far as performance, I'm completely satisfied with the 3525. While using my 5ft brushhog, going through areas that would kill the 8N dead in it's tracks only cause the 3525 to grunt a little bit. I have no doubt that it would handle a 6ft brushhog equally well. This tractor seems to have much more power than it's 27 rated PTO horsepower would lead you to believe. The ML230 front end loader is rated at 2500 lbs lift capacity, and I dont' think it would have any problems at all doing it, if not more. And, it's fairly quick and quite smooth to operate as well. The power steering is just superb. The power steering pump can keep up with you, no matter how fast you turn the wheel, even at lower engine RPM's, even with a bucket full of rock. I can't praise it highly enough. The 3 Point Hitch is powerful, and operates smoothly, which is important when using implements such as a box blade. It even has draft control, which is useful when using a plow or disk harrow.
Even though this is a 2WD tractor, it performs quite well with the front end loader. Digging a bucket full of dirt is no problem, even without having the rear tires loaded, and nothing on the back for counterweight. That's the benefit of a heavy tractor. Before I bought the tractor, I was planning on having the rear tires loaded, but, the more I use it, the more I don't think it's going to be necessary. It does quite well without the loaded tires, and even better by just putting an implement on the back, like the box blade or brushhog, which I normally have on the back anyway. So far, I haven't missed 4WD at all.
That's my highlights on the tractor, and I've only got a couple minor gripes with it, which I'll list below.
Overall, I'm 99.5% satisfied with my Mahindra 3525, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good strong basic tractor. I don't think you can find more tractor per dollar anywhere than the Mahindra 3525.
Fine quality tractor am interested in purchase of backhoe to fit this model respond to 9700 west highway k Franksville, Wisconsin 53126
After running a 1978 JD for years and being very happy with it I was ready for a new tractor to mow and farm with in the Mississippi delta. A friend with extensive farming and mechanical background had purchased a new 45HP Mahindra in 2005 and could not say enough good things about it. After shopping for several weeks in the spring of 2007 I purchased a 65HP 4WD Mahindra. I have used it for several months now and could not be happier with the tractor. It is heavy but very quick for its size. It has performed flawlessy to this point. I am just waiting for Mahindra to delelope a 4WD in the 90 HP class with cab/air to purchase an additional unit. Mahindra has made a believer out of me.