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    Default Mahindra 5010 vs. LS U5030

    I looked at a couple of tractors today.
    One was a Mahindra 5010 (geared) with loader for $24,900 (cash or financing). This one had a Tier 3 motor, which I think is a good thing? I liked the tractor a lot. When I get closer to a decision, I'll go back and drive it around (it was in the showroom).

    Other one I looked at was a LS U5030 with loader for $27,500 (also T3 engine). I also really liked that tractor. What it offered over the Mahindra was: 5 more HP, self-leveling bucket, 1 more hydro remote, adjustable lift arms, shuttle-shift. Not sure if they are worth $2600 to me, though.

    How do the prices sound?
    Any thoughts on the better deal?

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    The u5030 is a slightly larger class of tractor than the Mahindra 5010. You would have to compare the Mahindra 6010 instead.

    By the way, the Mahindra 5010/6010 is actually a TYM tractor (T503/603), rebadged. May be cheaper to just buy it from TYM...
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    Default Re: Mahindra 5010 vs. LS U5030

    Quote Originally Posted by TSO View Post
    The u5030 is a slightly larger class of tractor than the Mahindra 5010. You would have to compare the Mahindra 6010 instead.

    By the way, the Mahindra 5010/6010 is actually a TYM tractor (T503/603), rebadged. May be cheaper to just buy it from TYM...
    Buy it from TYM, get a few things that Mahindra does not offer like the extendible ends, a 16x16 shuttle tranny, 2 std rear remotes, a Cat-Perkins engine and pay less $$$. TYM makes some nice machines, just a shame that they don't have a better dealer net work, if that is important to you. I would give the TYM tractors a very serious look if I were looking for a new machine.
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    Default Re: Mahindra 5010 vs. LS U5030

    I picked up a U5030 last year and paid a couple thousand more than what you were quoted. I looked at the 5010 and felt it was a lot less machine than the 5030, but that aside, I did not like the clutch on the 5010 or 6010. It felt like it was in or out and was difficult to slip. I looked very closely at the 5035 but the operator platform was cramped (I'm 6'3), other than that I really liked that tractor but the extra remote, gears and overall comfort of the 5030 won out. The price for the U5030 and 5035 were very close.
    The only downside to the 5030 is, when driving over very rough ground it's hard to keep steady pressure on the foot throttle and the RPM's tend to jump up and down as the tractor bounces. Using the hand throttle alleviates this but in some situations I want the control the foot throttle offers.
    So far I have 110 hours on the 5030 with out any issues.

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    Default Re: Mahindra 5010 vs. LS U5030

    I have a 4510 and have not been overjoyed with the 10 series at all.

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    Default Re: Mahindra 5010 vs. LS U5030

    I tried the ls and the tym 503 this spring liked both tractors without hst . what swayed me was the tym creeper low (LL) its super slow . same dealer had both models and he leaned toward tym. both were tier 3- I bought the tym and have enjoyed it so far 33 hours worth. IMO either one is a fine tractor for the money, my local dealer had either one for just under the 27 mark. both with cab and fel

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    Default Re: Mahindra 5010 vs. LS U5030

    yanmars, can you elaborate? I've been drooling over a 6010 HST w/ cab. I've seen some posts of people who say they like it, but also other posts of people who've reported problems (hydraulic), and there seem to be some that say to avoid the 10 series all together -- things I haven't heard about other Mahindra products. I like the weight & other specs of the 6010, and I figure if I buy one tractor I might as well get one with a cab to make it more pleasant for snow removal. I'd like the option of running a small baler which is why I figured the next smaller HST Mahindra with a cab might (3616) might be a bit underpowered, although for everything else I'd use it for, it would probably work out just fine.

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    Default Re: Mahindra 5010 vs. LS U5030

    Sorry I do not view this daily. The 10 series is a TYM tractor as I understand. Mine and others have had the radiator clog if you mow where you get chaft and seeds. The battery and windshield washer reservoir block a great deal of air flow. I had to relocate them and add an additional fan to keep the temps under control and air blow the radiator out after every use.
    If you mow over small trees the filter and lines underneath are at risk of getting damaged as is the fuel filter. I and the prior owner had to replace the same when a tree caught it and broke the pressed fittings.
    Also the glass is subject to breakage, I and the prior owner broke a side glass with a limb hit. The glass was only $139 but the shipping was $309.
    If I had to do it all over I would not get the 10 series. If I used it only on clean ag ground there would be no problem.

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