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Mahindra 4500 Specifications
Strengths High 3 point lift capacity
Great Power / Heavy unit - great for pulling
Good fuel consumption
Controls easy to use
ML 245 loader is awesome
Weaknesses Red Paint faded within 6 months
Maintenance parts (filters ) hard to find and expensive
Oil filter not protected - $3600 cost to me
Power steering fitting at axle poor design - repaired after much complaining firts year - leaked about 1 quart per 10 hours of use
Overall Excellent overall - would buy another Mahindra but from different dealer who knows what decent customer service is.
Strengths Blade is convenient. Mounted well.
Plenty of power.
Weaknesses Power steering started leaking after 50 hrs.
No guard on starter-tore solenoid off when a small tree snapped back.
Hard to change filters.
Engine threw a rod with 186 hours! Just over 3yrs and no warranty. Over $5000.+labor for new engine, no short block available.
A new paperback manual was about $50.
Overall I would not own another one! Went back to my 30 y/o MF230 which still works.
Strengths Strong Pulling tractor. Needs rear wheel weights and water add to the tires. I traded in a E350DI Mahindra that was a good tractor but did not have power steering. Seem to be a good tractor.
Weaknesses None yet except having the dealer do what was requested when I ordered the tractor. (adding water in the rear tires)
Overall Good deal for the money.
Strengths Strong tractor and overall reliable
Weaknesses When I purchased it the power steering line was not positioned near the tractors body, when
moving brush this line was easily bent. Line
was rerouted after many many many calls to Mhandria in Texas. If you buy one with a loader it is about a two hour job to change the fuel filters, due to poor access to the main bolt securing the filter element container. Two fuel lines must be removed along with the entire fuel filter canister, then the fuel lines must be bleed. GOOD luck with this one! If you really want to have some fun try draining the fuel tank using the drain valve located on the right bottom side of the fuel tank. The accessibility to this valve is just as complicated as changin
Overall I like the tractor but performing minor maintenance on the equipment can be a real challenge.
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