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.
i do landscaping and so a tractor is my living. i am totally satisified with my mahindra it will out run my last tractor with no comparasion.
We worked this tractor as soon as it was delivered,we do around 65 acres of hay,we use a NH 273 kicker baler pulling steel kicker wagons.Wagons fully loaded this tractor seems to have all the power we need to have.with this weight the 6000 tractor also has pleanty of brakes to stop this load.
My 6000 also has a ML260 loader,which has a large loader bucket for a tractor of this size.
This tractor is also very easy on fuel,at todays fuel prices this is a big plus.
This is one tough tractor! I Would buy another one w/o hesitation. In fact, I am looking at this years model.