Review By : Texas Aggie on Aug 5 2005 12:00AM
Price Paid : $11,500.00
Years of Use : 2+ Years
Implements : Dale Phillips Auger, Bush Hog Shredder, Bale Fork - bought seperately
Purchased From : Bill's Tractor - San Antonio, TX
Strengths This is a tough little tractor. A very stout frame with a strong 35HP diesel in a compact package. The compact design makes it great in tight spaces, but the engine is strong enough to run a 6' shredder through deep grass and weeds without any complaints. So far it has worked great. Alot of people talk down foreign tractors, but they don't realize that there isn't a sub-100 HP tractor made in America anymore. They are all made in Japan, Korea or India. When I bought mine almost 3 years ago, Mahindra was the third largest tractor manufacturer in the world!
Weaknesses So far the only weakness I can think of is the fiberglass body. I haven't had any problems with mine, but I do have some concern on long term durability. But then again, this is thick stuff and I've noticed many of the new compacts by John Deere (Yanmars painted green) and New Hollands also have fiberglass body work.
That seems to be the only weak spot I can find in this solid machine.
Overall Overall I have been impressed. The machine has been very reliable and easy to service myself.
Parts : 10 Performance : 10
Ease of Use : 10 Financing : 8
Reliability : 10 Overall : 9