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There are Mahindra tractor dealers in 47 out of 48 lower states & they claim to be the number 1 selling tractor. I haven't seen these tractors personally so I can't say. There's a dealer not more than a half hour from me. Maybe I will go take a look. Has anyone got an opinion on the Mihindra line or their clam to be numerou uno:munch:
 

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There are Mahindra tractor dealers in 47 out of 48 lower states & they claim to be the number 1 selling tractor. I haven't seen these tractors personally so I can't say. There's a dealer not more than a half hour from me. Maybe I will go take a look. Has anyone got an opinion on the Mihindra line or their clam to be numerou uno:munch:
I dont buy the "number one selling tractor" sales ploy they are trying.. If that was the case, I would see at least 2 everyday, and I sure dont see them.. I know of 3 local owners, and we do have a dealer that sells them..

Also, they will have no where near the resale value as a green tractor has..
 

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What are the exact details of their claim to be #1 seller?

They probably are, worldwide. They have a huge presence in India. They originally bought a lot of old tooling, molds, etc from IH and a lot of the older Mahindra tractors are basically IH tractors that they produced. Back in the 60's they did the same with Willys Jeeps, and I believe they may even still be producing the equivalent of the Willys CJ-3B.

I've been around a few of their more modern tractors, and I wasn't impressed. That's just my opinion though. I looked at all my options when I was tractor shopping, and the 5320 came out in the best spot. Your mileage may vary.
 

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There are Mahindra tractor dealers in 47 out of 48 lower states & they claim to be the number 1 selling tractor. I haven't seen these tractors personally so I can't say. There's a dealer not more than a half hour from me. Maybe I will go take a look. Has anyone got an opinion on the Mihindra line or their clam to be numerou uno:munch:
My pop knew a guy who's name was mahindra, and that dude was the laziest guy EVER!

But, the only real art to my eyes is green and yellow paint. On john deere tractors!!!!
 

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There are Mahindra tractor dealers in 47 out of 48 lower states & they claim to be the number 1 selling tractor.
Their claim is that they are the #1 selling tractor brand in the world. That claim is based on volume (as opposed to revenue) and the vast majority of their sales are in India (Where they are pretty much the only player at this point. They own something like 90% of the Indian market.)

I have a dealer near me and looked at them when I was deciding last year. While they were cheaper, they weren't all that much cheaper. The price difference between the Deere 2032R and their equal was less than $1,000. IMO, their tractors look better than the Deere equipment but take a look at their resale values. They suck.

Also, if you do go look at some, check the models. The 1533 is actually made by Mitsubishi, the 2540 is actually made by TYM, etc..

If I wanted to buy a TYM, why wouldn't I just go straight to TYM?
 

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I'll bet that most mahindra tractors are made by shibura, the company who made ford tractors in Japan. That's why the have such a presence in India, etc...
 

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There are Mahindra tractor dealers in 47 out of 48 lower states & they claim to be the number 1 selling tractor. I haven't seen these tractors personally so I can't say. There's a dealer not more than a half hour from me. Maybe I will go take a look. Has anyone got an opinion on the Mihindra line or their clam to be numerou uno:munch:
Don't you have to wonder why they feel a need to boast so much B.S. if they were all that great? Would you need to sound like Joe's Giant Car Lot in every video/advertisement you ever made? When isn't that company pumping out fast talk'n crap? Their youtube videos alone had me running in the other direction before I even started looking at compacts seriously. I am sure there are plenty of happy Reds out there. However, IMHO, this company needs to step up their game and be a bit more professional and tone down the BS. I wanted to buy a machine with a REAL reputation of quality and satisfaction, not a company who has to make up stuff, like being number one! Really? Number one? Where? With who? When? To me, quality, value, and convenience should be obvious. Not sure we need a sales pitch when it comes to tractors. A John Deere SCREAMS quality. And yes, even with the yanmar connection with Deere, they do an amazing job.


If you don't go Green, look at Kioti. For the money, I really like Kioti. If I have a chance to grab a used Kioti for a good deal, I'd add it to the family. Beyond that, Red, Orange, Blue, wasn't impressed. Once you go Green....:laugh::greentractorride:
 

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Don't you have to wonder why they feel a need to boast so much B.S. if they were all that great? Would you need to sound like Joe's Giant Car Lot in every video/advertisement you ever made? When isn't that company pumping out fast talk'n crap? Their youtube videos alone had me running in the other direction before I even started looking at compacts seriously. I am sure there are plenty of happy Reds out there. However, IMHO, this company needs to step up their game and be a bit more professional and tone down the BS. I wanted to buy a machine with a REAL reputation of quality and satisfaction, not a company who has to make up stuff, like being number one! Really? Number one? Where? With who? When? To me, quality, value, and convenience should be obvious. Not sure we need a sales pitch when it comes to tractors. A John Deere SCREAMS quality. And yes, even with the yanmar connection with Deere, they do an amazing job.


If you don't go Green, look at Kioti. For the money, I really like Kioti. If I have a chance to grab a used Kioti for a good deal, I'd add it to the family. Beyond that, Red, Orange, Blue, wasn't impressed. Once you go Green....:laugh::greentractorride:
I did the original post here. I'm not in the market to buy anything right now in any color. Was only asking about Mahrinda brand. You tube. Your right on about there sales videos, etc. I watched three videos & found myself asking if they hire used car salesmen to make the videos for them. They are so low grade & a joke as far as presenting what is supposed to be the No.1 seller (?)

But what's a Kioti? Don't think I've ever seen one of those & what is a T Y M also. Stranger to these brands.
 

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But what's a Kioti? Don't think I've ever seen one of those & what is a T Y M also. Stranger to these brands.

TYM is a South Korean manufacturer. They originally started out in the tractor business selling machines that were copies of the Japanese Iseki brand. They sell machines under the TYM brand name but they also built machines for a LOT of other companies. In addition to Mahindra, they've built machines for SAME, Milenium, Scorpion, Alliance, Allmand, BGU, Double-R, Montana, Nibbi and their latest addition... Cabela's.

TYM is to South Korea what Jinma is to China.

Kioti is the US brand name for Daedong out of China. Again, nice looking machines but the big complaint when I was looking was parts. People were left waiting 4-6 months for replacement parts to be shipped over from China via slow boat. Oh, you need an oil filter? Come back in 6 months...

They did build a new parts distro center last year down in NC somewhere but I haven't followed up on them to see how well that's working.
 

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When I first started looking at tractors, I went and looked at Montana tractors. Looked nice but I was early in the search. The next time I went by the dealer was closed. I learned a valuable lesson with out spending money. The money you save in the original purchase may be lost if there is no parts to fix the tractor!

Buy the dealer you like not necessarily brand.
 

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Maybe it's just me but I think you need to support the local economy.:dunno: The economics are such that if you want to maintain the lifestyle that we have become used to, you need to buy more product that is built in your area or close to it. It does trickle down.:gizmo: Just my $0.02.

If everyone was to do this, it isn't too hard to figure out what the effect would be.
 

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My dad had one their tractors and I can tell you IMO, it was the biggest POS I have ever seen. The list of what was wrong with this tractor could fill a book. Not to mention they used the lowest grade material available.
 

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Mahindra being #1 in sales, accounts for all the third world sales, of small, crude, 20-40hp tractors.

They are cheap horsepower, that can replace an Ox or two, and be maintained with a hammer and a pair of pliers, by folks who have never worn shoes.

The castings are about as crappy as they come, next to "Farmtrack", the other Indian Old model copycat Tractor, that was sold for a while.

India is a socialist nation. The Govt. owns controlling shares, and has the final say on production matters.
Keep that in mind. Farmtrack owners that got stuck with tractors and needing parts, wont forget, and they have a hard time selling their Tractors when they are running.

If the Indian Govt. gets a wild hair, and they have been known to grow them in clumps, Mahindra owners could very well end up geshcrewed.
When Farmtrac went belly up, the dealers were left holding the bag, and warrantys became expensive fish wrappers. Not too many are lining up to take the risk again, when they can floorplan Iron from longer established and more reputable makers.

Quality of build and materials is not exactly first rate, or equal to the tractors they copied to start with.
A guy would be better off snagging an old IH, Ford, or Deere, and doing a restoration, if they wanted a lower priced, no frills, small tractor.

Just my .02
 

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But what's a Kioti? Don't think I've ever seen one of those & what is a T Y M also. Stranger to these brands. everyone around where I live has told me that KIOTI was started after two brothers fell out that started Kubota silmnar to lowe's and home depo . this what I've always heard. several eople around had bought kioti's and seemed to have pretty good results, but wait their dealer closed up, yes, gone the tractors, and is now selling used cars.:lolol: Mahindra's are stronger here , neighor had one, bolt's fell out of bell housing and tractor broke in two. he waited a long summer for the replacement tractor, they did give him a loaner to use till his (new one) set sail. and yes we had a(tractor long) owner who couldn't get a axle for his for 3 months one time. so as mad as I get at jd they still are pretty good, even if I had to pay $43.00 for one gasket the other day fot the 50. said their was onlt 42 of them left? guess they wouldn't make any more forever, so they put price up. kioti had tach in dash and turn signals and a power reversal stock on his the neighour. big jim:greentractorride:
 

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everyone around where I live has told me that KIOTI was started after two brothers fell out that started Kubota silmnar to lowe's and home depo . this what I've always heard.
None of that is actually true. Kubota was started in 1890 in Japan by a man of Japanese decent. Kioti was started in 1947 in South Korea by a man of South Korean decent. The founders of Lowe's and Home Depot aren't in any way related to each other either.
 

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I tried them out when I was looking for my SCUT and ultimately bought the 1025R. They were "OK" - I wasn't impressed. Spent a little time digging in the dirt pile on the dealers lot. It rode hard - a lot harder than the Deere. I guess their market can be the really cheap end - but I heard recently they are being priced right up their with Deere and Kubota. No way there quality is comparable to green or orange from what I've seen.
 
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