Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 36
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    5

    Default Kubota vs Mahindra & throw in LS tractors

    I previously posted for feedback on kubota only comparing the L4400 with the MX4700. Between those two I think the MX4700 would suit me the best. Dirt and Pond work mixed with alot of bushhog work, 30 acres. I took the advice of several postings and cross shoped different brands, though Kubota is widely known and used in my area. Deere is too pricey for me. I looked at Mahindra's 4035. Even with less HP it is much heavier, feels larger, and it is loaded with options at less price. Both are HST by the way. Both are around $23000 with 0% with loaders and Mahindra will throw in 6' BushHog and box blade.
    Any feedback on this comparison?
    The Mahindra Dealer also carries LS tractors, Land Source. Their even less expensive, made in USA, but ugly( per wife) blue. Anyone heard of them? Any additonal feedback?

  2. #2
    Platinum Member ModMech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    751
    Location
    Canton, TX
    Tractor
    Kubota B2410

    Default Re: Kubota vs Mahindra & throw in LS tractors

    I like our B2410 but it is light duty, it works well for what it was intended - yard and small hobby type farming. If I have learned one thing, it is weight = traction; if two then the second is enigne HP is WAY different than tractor HP. A heavy tractor with good gearing will out work a lighter tractor with more HP and burn less fuel doing it.

    We own a kubota, but are looking HARD at Mahindra for it's replacement or stable mate.
    JohnG
    We have Democracy, but were founded on Liberty.
    Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote - Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790).

    I am for LIBERTY!

    I Support electric trailer brakes on EVERY axle over the towing vehicle's GVW, CDLs for RVers and safety inspections on ALL licensed vehicles!

  3. #3
    Super Member flusher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    7,145
    Location
    Sacramento
    Tractor
    Getting old. Sold the ranch. Sold the tractors. Moved back to the city.

    Default Re: Kubota vs Mahindra & throw in LS tractors

    Quote Originally Posted by dobe44 View Post
    I previously posted for feedback on kubota only comparing the L4400 with the MX4700. Between those two I think the MX4700 would suit me the best. Dirt and Pond work mixed with alot of bushhog work, 30 acres. I took the advice of several postings and cross shoped different brands, though Kubota is widely known and used in my area. Deere is too pricey for me. I looked at Mahindra's 4035. Even with less HP it is much heavier, feels larger, and it is loaded with options at less price. Both are HST by the way. Both are around $23000 with 0% with loaders and Mahindra will throw in 6' BushHog and box blade.
    Any feedback on this comparison?
    The Mahindra Dealer also carries LS tractors, Land Source. Their even less expensive, made in USA, but ugly( per wife) blue. Anyone heard of them? Any additonal feedback?
    There's an LS forum on TBN.

    LS vs. Mahindra - TractorByNet.com

  4. #4
    Elite Member
    Advertiser
    MtnViewRanch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    8,703
    Location
    4000\' mountains of Southern California
    Tractor
    Mahindra 7520, Mahindra 3215HST, Case 580 extendahoe, Case 310 dozer, Parsons trencher, Cat D6,

    Default Re: Kubota vs Mahindra & throw in LS tractors

    Quote Originally Posted by dobe44 View Post
    I previously posted for feedback on kubota only comparing the L4400 with the MX4700. Between those two I think the MX4700 would suit me the best. Dirt and Pond work mixed with alot of bushhog work, 30 acres. I took the advice of several postings and cross shoped different brands, though Kubota is widely known and used in my area. Deere is too pricey for me. I looked at Mahindra's 4035. Even with less HP it is much heavier, feels larger, and it is loaded with options at less price. Both are HST by the way. Both are around $23000 with 0% with loaders and Mahindra will throw in 6' BushHog and box blade.
    Any feedback on this comparison?
    The Mahindra Dealer also carries LS tractors, Land Source. Their even less expensive, made in USA, but ugly( per wife) blue. Anyone heard of them? Any additonal feedback?
    Sounds like you really need to take a close look at these tractors. Can you list out the std and optional features for each tractor? Or at least the tractors that you were able to actually see in person. And those blue LS tractors are made in Korea and are actually a pretty good tractor. I'm thinking that you should make some spread sheets and go back and take a real good look at all of these machines. They are all good tractors, take the time to sit on them and get a feel for where all the controls are and how they work. Not trying to push you towards any of them, but if you are lucky enough to be able to actually have all 3 tractor makes with the size tractor that your considering, man you are one lucky guy. Take the time to check them out real good. Get prices for each and every feature so that you have an apples to apples comparison for what you would actually be getting. Then come back here with what you have found and any questions that you may have. You will have a much better idea of what to get and what it will cost if you do this.

    Good luck
    Brian
    Top and Tilt Kits by Fit Rite Hydraulics

  5. #5
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    3,201
    Location
    texas
    Tractor
    7040 HDC 1153 fel

    Default Re: Kubota vs Mahindra & throw in LS tractors

    i have a cousin that has a mahindra 65hp 2wd drive an loader.an personally i dont like the looks of the tractor at all.mind you its 2 wheel drive,the front axel looks real thin.an i dont like the body style at all.im not bashing them,because ive heard they are tough tractors.

  6. #6
    Elite Member
    Advertiser
    MtnViewRanch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    8,703
    Location
    4000\' mountains of Southern California
    Tractor
    Mahindra 7520, Mahindra 3215HST, Case 580 extendahoe, Case 310 dozer, Parsons trencher, Cat D6,

    Default Re: Kubota vs Mahindra & throw in LS tractors

    Quote Originally Posted by bigbull338 View Post
    i have a cousin that has a mahindra 65hp 2wd drive an loader.an personally i dont like the looks of the tractor at all.mind you its 2 wheel drive,the front axel looks real thin.an i dont like the body style at all.im not bashing them,because ive heard they are tough tractors.
    The tractor that you are talking about is 1960's technology and is very much one of Mahindra's economy tractors.

    I don't care for the looks either, but looks aren't what gets the work done either.
    Brian
    Top and Tilt Kits by Fit Rite Hydraulics

  7. #7
    Super Member flusher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    7,145
    Location
    Sacramento
    Tractor
    Getting old. Sold the ranch. Sold the tractors. Moved back to the city.

    Default Re: Kubota vs Mahindra & throw in LS tractors

    Quote Originally Posted by dobe44 View Post
    I previously posted for feedback on kubota only comparing the L4400 with the MX4700. Between those two I think the MX4700 would suit me the best. Dirt and Pond work mixed with alot of bushhog work, 30 acres. I took the advice of several postings and cross shoped different brands, though Kubota is widely known and used in my area. Deere is too pricey for me. I looked at Mahindra's 4035. Even with less HP it is much heavier, feels larger, and it is loaded with options at less price. Both are HST by the way. Both are around $23000 with 0% with loaders and Mahindra will throw in 6' BushHog and box blade.
    Any feedback on this comparison?
    The Mahindra Dealer also carries LS tractors, Land Source. Their even less expensive, made in USA, but ugly( per wife) blue. Anyone heard of them? Any additonal feedback?
    My neighbor has a 3 year old L4400 (gear tranny, FEL) and I have a 3 year old Mahindra 5525 (gear tranny, FEL). I have the hp edge (54 hp engine vs 44 hp) and am heavier (5380 lb vs 3300 lb without FEL). My previous tractor was a 2005 Kubota B7510HST, so I've logged seat time in both tractor brands.

    He has 10 acres; I have 10 acres (both flat pasture). His cost about $23K; mine cost about $18K (with FEL).

    For the type of work these two tractors do (mowing, running a post hole digger, box blade work, FEL work) there's not an appreciable difference in performance.

  8. #8
    Super Member Gary Fowler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    9,520
    Location
    Bismarck Arkansas
    Tractor
    2009 Kubota RTV 900, 2009 Kubota B26 TLB & 2010 model LS P7010

    Default Re: Kubota vs Mahindra & throw in LS tractors

    Check out the LS forum here on TBN which has some stats I posted from my LS tractor . They come with an impressive array of standard equipment that is extra on most others and sometimes not available at all. I dont think you can get a better equipped tractor anywhere and certainly not for the money.
    2010 LS P-7010C 20F/20R gear tractor & FEL, 2009 Kubota B 26 TLB, RTV 900 Kubota,17 foot Lund boat with 70HP motor, 2012-20 ft 12k GVW trailer, 2011- 52" Craftsman ZTR mower, 2013 Ferris Zero Turn, 3 weed whackers, pressure washer, leaf blowers, 7 foot bush hog, 8 foot landscape rake , 8 foot 3 PH disc, 2 row cultivator, 350 amp Miller AC/DC welding machine and all the tools needed to keep them all repaired and running.

  9. #9
    Super Star Member LD1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    14,774
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Tractor
    Kubota MX5100

    Default Re: Kubota vs Mahindra & throw in LS tractors

    Both tractors appear to be about the same size and same important specs. Loaders will lift similar amounts, 3PH has similar specs, etc.

    But the mahindra is ~500lbs heavier. 3770lbs for the bota vs ~4700 for the 4035. But the bota has more HP.

    kubota likes being lighter. Their philosiphy is that you can alwats add more weight. Personally, I dont think you will see an appreciable difference in a 500lb heavier machine when it comes to loader work.

    But you did mention a lot of bushhogging. So you may want/need more HP. I dont know mahindras lineup very well, but if they have a similar model(same platform) with a bigger engine, I would probabally be looking at that if it wasnt much more $$$. But then again, I'd probabally be looking at the 5100 in kubotas lineup as well.

    But basically, for a similar price, the machines are similar. With no more differences than they are, I would worry about things BESIDES how they compair on paper. Things like dealer support, ergonomics, how they feel when you drive them, etc.
    ".........there is only one way to find out."
    "Ok, hold my beer and watch this.........."


    Ford 5500 Backhoe
    Kubota MX5100HST w/LA844
    2005 Dodge 3500 4x4 Diesel
    8N Rebuilt and restored
    Bushhog 306
    3 Homemade wood hauling trailers
    Dolmar 6400 84cc ported
    Sachs-Dolmar 120SI Ported
    (4) Sachs-Dolmar 116SI Ported
    Dolmar PS540
    Sachs-Dolmar 115i
    Sachs-Dolmar 117
    Sachs-Dolmar 112

  10. #10
    Super Star Member Diamondpilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    15,812
    Location
    Daleville, IN
    Tractor
    Jinma 254/284 Ford 861 Powermaster at work

    Default Re: Kubota vs Mahindra & throw in LS tractors

    All 3 are good tractors. Mahindra give you a nice product for the money and the LS is a lot of bang for the buck. Get what fits you best.

    Chris

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Comparison Kioti vs Bobcat vs Kubota
    By themellos in forum Buying/Pricing/Comparisons
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 12-20-2010, 07:29 AM
  2. JD's hydraulic flow vs. Kubota
    By ecoscaper in forum John Deere Buying/Pricing
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-13-2010, 04:25 PM
  3. Can You Defend Kubota Corporation....
    By Junkman in forum Kubota Owning/Operating
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 07-16-2010, 02:35 PM
  4. Buying Advice Kubota L3400 HST or Mahindra 3316 HST
    By DownNotOut in forum Buying/Pricing/Comparisons
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 04-03-2010, 08:22 PM
  5. 2nd Impressions: Kubota B2910 vs. JD 4200
    By Hook in forum Kubota Buying/Pricing
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-18-2001, 09:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2016 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.