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.
i dont know how i did without such a great tractor.have a mf 65 also.love the ease of use with the mahindra;power steering.bucket,4x4 and very comfortable to ride.there is a lot of additional controls that im still learning to use but only have 6 acres and a large garden.so i dont use alot.i would recommend this tractor as it is all that i wanted and price was great too.i shopped around a lot but found mahindra to be a great buy and a great product.
being a previous mahindra , i knew about the quality and craftmanship they put in there products,five years ago i purchased a new 2615 4wd my frist tractor ,not one moment of trouble, but my little company has grown and i need a little more horse power after searching the web i purchased a new 3535 this tractor is un real , i have now cut all of my cutting times in half , outstanding performance, stable and looks great ,Mahindra , Well Done Murrays Lawn Service
I had a 2008 3215 HST that was a great tractor, just too small for what I needed. After working with Kris Liles at Straub International in Salina, KS I got a GREAT trade in value for it. I moved into the 5035 HST because of the lifting capabilities. I am a huge fan of the HST and for what I do around the barns I need the control. With a bum knee the clutch work isn't fun. I stayed with Mahindra because of the workmanship and value. I cannot say enough about Kris and Straub Int. While I have nowhere near the hours I would like to have (yet) I know I won't be disappointed. I move 1800 lb bales and have no problem with the loader and power. The only downside is the rear is just a tad light. I do not what to fill the tires so a ballast box is in order.
I got a good deal on this tractor being a year old on the lot. I needed a cab tractor because of my allergies when I mow or do dirtwork. When you walk up to this tractor you would think it's too small to get any real work done, but don't let it fool you.
Great little tractor, and in the 100 degree heat that we have in Texas, I was mowing in 70 degree a/c weather. Put a 72" or 84" finishing mower behind this thing, and you can throw away that zero-turn or riding mower. I'll save you the shopping time: the comparable 3520 John Deere is $36k, I picked the Mahindra 3616 up for $21k with a loader.
Love it very simple tractor to operate has lot of power
We shopped and shopped for a general purpose tractor. We decided Mahindra because of the value was head and shoulders above the competition. Ruby came to farm and went to work. I cut lanes in our nasty cutover. Brush, briars, hedges, small trees and everything in our path we cut. Several days and shear bolts later we clipped pasture. Ruby is impressing me more and more. Well God had some plans for us and a hobby for gardening boomed. The general purpose tractor is our go to row crop tractor. Our land had been overgrazed and poorly kept when purchased it 4 years ago. I bought a single shank subsoiler and got to it. Broke hard pan and shear bolts. I plowed the first plot in August the ground was pretty hard and I plowed as deep as the 14" two bottom would go. I pull 34" wide 6" tall beds with combo bedder. Most local growers use bigger tractors or smaller equipment. This tractor has been money well spent. We are happy to say we farm with Mahindra. The whole group from dealer to Chuck ( I think) the engineer in Texas has been great to deal with. I called Houston about a question that is not common and they put withan engineer who helped me. I am beyond pleased at the commitment to service. I have videos and pictures of what we do and will continue document our farm and Ruby's role in keeping it rolling on Facebook pages reyer farms. Thank you Mahindra, and Tony/ Randy @ the Tractor Store for all your help.
I purchaced a new 6010 HST Cab HST Cab in March of 2012. I love the tractor. The price was better than other compairable brands with the same features. The standard warranty is 2 years longer than the others.
Has plenty of power. Easy to operate.
My only disappointment is the HVAC system. I live in Texas...it's hot here in the summer, on those 100+ degree days, the AC system might get the cab down to 95...90 if you're really lucky. For $32,000, you'd think the AC system would cool like a new car, but it doesn't. Even the manual states that it should cool to 20 degrees below the ambient temp. It doesn't. If you're mowing a field or creating any dust, you have to blow out the radiator and condensor every hour or so, or you lose the AC altogether.
the only other issue I have had was the condensation lines in the roof of the cab for the AC system have kinked twice on me and had to have the dealer pick it up and fix it each time. My thanks to the dealer, they have been very good about taking care of these issues. It seems that there is a design flaw in the way these lines are placed in the roof, and others have had the same problem as well.