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Old 05-05-2013, 07:22 PM
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Looking at a 5010 cab model, any opinions ? Experience ?
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:15 PM
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Wow....... A 49hp tractor...... That would be neat.... You must have the work for a unit that size....

Best info I can offer is this
tractordata*com ........ for technical info
tractorhouse*com ....... for units for sale, prices etc....
tractorbynet forum
my tractor forum

Do you have local dealers and service available..... ??

Best to do good homework for all things considered regardless of the color...

Be sure to post pictures of what you eventually get....

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Old 05-05-2013, 09:58 PM
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Yes, firewood, loading the sawmill, plowing a long dirt driveway and maintaining the dirt drive . Also hoping to build a barn.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:35 PM
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I looked at that exact tractor. it was very nice but i opted for a Kubota MX5100 open cab. it was a great deal. You can't really go wrong with the Mahindra especially with the 5 yr. warranty.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:48 PM
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Well we bought it, it will be here mid week.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:31 PM
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I want a tractor.....
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:31 AM
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This probably doesn't help, but I find it interesting.

We have an IH B414.

It was made in the UK in the late 60s and imported to the US by IH, IIRC. It's pretty antiquated by modern standards, but I think it's a step up from a Ford N in terms of size, features and HP, but without the parts/accessories support. (nothing against the Ns - I love those tractors) It's been a reliable machine for us after I did a mild rebuild, but we don't use it to anywhere near it's capacity right now. Price being right didn't hurt either.

Anyhow, IH sold/gave/subcontracted the design to Mahindra and they produced it (don't know as which model) for several years virtually unchanged.

I got the impression that the IH designs became the basis for Mahindras of successive generations. Not a bad lineage. I've ordered parts for our B414 from IH that came in Mahindra packaging.

If I were looking for a new tractor, I'd give Mahindra serious consideration - definitely over a Chinese model. The Indians have made some great strides in the last decades, some Mahindras are also made in SK and in Japan by Mitsubishi.

But with any new tractor, especially an import, it's going to be the local dealer that makes or breaks your experience with it.

With any machine, how you use it and how well you maintain it will go a long way towards getting good service from it. Good maintenance might not turn a lemon into a peach, but poor maintenance can sure turn a peach into a lemon.

Good luck with your new machine!
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:06 AM
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Thank you, it will be here Wednesday evening.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:23 PM
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PICTURES...... WE WILL NEED PICTURES.......

Of it and you doing things......

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I typically do not like imported tractors due to issues with getting parts for them. Over the years a few that have come and gone have been Sami, Belerus, Duetz etc. Of these, Belerus was the WORST, because its castings were weak and they were impossible to get. I knew of a man that bought one; bragged how a 65 hp tractor cost him 7 grand, and then in 8 months time broke the rear axle housing and never could get another. 8 Months worth of work out of a 7000 dollar tractor is pretty expensive! Our experience with Sami was similar.

However, there are exceptions as Kubota was once regarded in the same way, but obviously they survived and are a very robust tractor. In looking at the Mahinrah, it appears to be like the Kubota, as far as integrity and parts availability. There are dealers everywhere and so parts should be easy to get, and they are very ruggedly built.

I think you are getting a very good tractor and this is coming from someone that loves (and knows) tractors and so I do not say that lightly.

Congratulations on your new tractor...I think you will love it!
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Thanks for your educated opinion and your support. Whenever you make a major investment there is always a hint of doubt, so it's nice to hear some positive feedback.
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I typically do not like imported tractors due to issues with getting parts for them. Over the years a few that have come and gone have been Sami, Belerus, Duetz etc. Of these, Belerus was the WORST, because its castings were weak and they were impossible to get. I knew of a man that bought one; bragged how a 65 hp tractor cost him 7 grand, and then in 8 months time broke the rear axle housing and never could get another. 8 Months worth of work out of a 7000 dollar tractor is pretty expensive! Our experience with Sami was similar.

However, there are exceptions as Kubota was once regarded in the same way, but obviously they survived and are a very robust tractor. In looking at the Mahinrah, it appears to be like the Kubota, as far as integrity and parts availability. There are dealers everywhere and so parts should be easy to get, and they are very ruggedly built.

I think you are getting a very good tractor and this is coming from someone that loves (and knows) tractors and so I do not say that lightly.

Congratulations on your new tractor...I think you will love it!
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Tons of Mahindras in Texas...they are tough to stand up to the Texas heat. Buddy of mine has one and over the 8 years he's owned it he's had no mechanical problems- although the field rats seem to consider the wiring harness a delicacy. Repair the rat damage and away it goes.
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That sounds positive, except for the rodents.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:27 PM
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http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/mahindra.jpg hope this works, this is the tractor in the dealers lot
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Nice tractor.....

The pictures of that bear must be shortly after they came out in the spring.... Around here that is a signal to keep a 12ga with slugs ready. They can be real destructive.......

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Well its been almost a year and it's exceeded my expectations.I'd buy it again.
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Glad to hear you have had a good experience....

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Well its been almost a year and it's exceeded my expectations.I'd buy it again.
I would be curious to know about parts availability and service. But since you have had no problems, I guess you have had no need for any of that.

My Kubota is getting long in the tooth and I have been listening to the Mahindra ads. Locally, I've heard of the inability of the dealer to get parts in a timely fashion. I hope that issue has been solved by now. Good luck with your Mahindra. When the time comes I'll be considering buying one.
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It looks like you got one big enough to do the job. In the past I have made the mistake of trying to pinch pennies and ended up with a tractor to small for how I work them.
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