I am in the process of clearing 3.5 acres of woods. I didn't realize how powerful these little tractors are. The people I talked to told me
I wouldn't be disappointed, they were right.
I have only put 10 hours on my tractor but . . . here goes. I purchased a package deal including Max 22, MMM, FEL, BB, tiller, and 16' Falcon Lowboy trailer. Things I don't like: the ground clearance especially with MMM onboard is such that when loading the trailer I must jack the front completely up, block the back and then slowly drive onto the trailer and the MMM still drags some. Also, even though the MMM has several settings, it doesn't truly travel up and down much with the lifting of 3PTH hydraulics - I wish it provided more. I don't like the jerky hydraulics. No matter how I adjust the flow the control on both 3pth and FEL seem to be too touchy, nearly all or nothing. The last bit of bad taste is rust. I like the metal body parts but I think more attention to detail would be nice, a touch more paint at joints, brackets, and ends would stop this bit of rust. Now the good, the stuff I love. This thing is a powerful, full feature, solid little tractor. Everything I wanted at a very reasonable price. 4WD works flawlessly, locking differential makes a world of difference, Steering is tight and turning radius is super small. Red is my favorite color, diesel engine starts quick and runs smooth. MMM is tremendous, can get scalpy but like anything attention to detail helps. The FEL actually seems to dig deeper than advertised but with industrial tires on wet grass it was hard to get started - but fun none the less. Tiller and tiller action is beast mode on this tractor. I am tilling up mostly clay down this way and so far this thing won't stop. The speeds this tractor works in and travels in are safe and appropriate. You just don't need to go any faster on a tractor. Overall I am happy with my purchase. I wonder if putting a set of Max 28XL tires on this Max 22 would solve my clearance problems?
i bought a 5010 with loader in 2013 and this 3016 in2014 now i own 2 mahindras. i wouldnt trade for any other tractor
The 3016 HST was my second Mahindra Tractor. It is a very reliable tractor and I would highly recommend it to anyone. The front loader has more power than you would believe. I have the backhoe as well and have no complaints. I have used it to dig up several stumps and so forth. I do recommend the quick attach option on the front loader. I can quickly switch out the bucket for the forks if necessary. Mark Stevens of Old Dominion Tractor was very helpful and honest in selecting the tractor.
Love this tractor!! Big, heavy, powerful, work horse of a tractor. Went from several compact tractors up to this full size utility tractor and will never go back. This tractor is very comfortable and easy to use. My first shuttle transmission and love it as well. Greenes trailer and equipment, out of Sneedville TN, was fantastic from the buying process, delivery, and any questions or concerns that I have had they have been spot-on. Lift capacity is one of the big selling points for me on this tractor, nothing worse than needing something lifted or moved and your tractor just doesnt have enough to do it, not so with the 5530.
Great tractor, has gone above and beyond all my expectations
Great little tractor. Would like a skid steer system for the loader. Much easier to switch implements. Change the seat to light grey color like the wheels, cooler in the summer sun and have it flip forward to drain and protect from rain and sun.
Hard to fill fuel without spilling over hood. Need a dealer in western Colorado. Utah dealer is really an RV dealer and isn't focused on selling tractors as first priority.
Otherwise good job!
I purchased my Mahindra not knowing what to expect. I thought it was a lot of money for the small farm I operate but It has more than met my expectations, It maneuvers quite well in tight places and is more than enough tractor to operate my old Ford bailer, tiller, plows or rake on the hills of my farm. I have no complaints so far and pray that continues. I have heard complaints that so and so had this or that problem , but have not been able to substantiate any of these claims. I would make the purchase again if I needed to. I wish I had another Mahindra along with the back hoe attachment it would make my work a lot easier. I can honestly recommend this model after a year and a half of service with no problems.
I have used Kabota, New Holland, John Deer and Ford, all in the compact tractors. None of the tractors had the power ratio that Mahindra has. New Holland had little power for such a heavy machine, John Deer seems like it has a lot of cheap parts- my friend just bought his JD and he is disappointed after trying out my Mahindra. My 3616 4wd has not disappointed me. In fact it does a lot more than I expected. Features and warranty cant be beat. My only complaint is that I cant keep my wife off of it.
This is One strong tractor for its size strong hydraulics on front bucket and on the hoe best warranty on the market. I suggest anyone to buy a mahindra tractor