Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1
    Location
    Silverton, OR

    Default Mahindra 6500

    I just found this site, and am probably asking a question that has been answered a million times.

    Mahindra tractors are new to our part of the country, and I am considering the purchase of a 6500. I have semi-retired and leased most of the farm to others, and only farm from 20-40 acres anymore. I started looking for a 55+ PTO horse tractor to handle my hay equipment and for keeping up the small amount of land I still do farm. I am used to John Deere and Massey Ferguson tractors, but have given up on the new little models because they are so light and prone to breaking. The Mahindra looks like a real tractor, made for real work, so what is wrong with them, if anything?

    Anyone have one with 50 horses that has some real hours on it? I expect a tractor to last me about 7,500 hours without any mechanical failures. Is that reasonable for this brand?

  2. #2
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    1,674
    Location
    Central VA, USA
    Tractor
    Mahindra 6000 MWFD, 2 1950's Farmalls, 1974 Farmall 140, 1967 Mf 135Delux

    Default Re: Mahindra 6500

    Probably not a bunch of hours on any here as the "00" series tractors only started coming into the states about 2 or so years ago. I've had my 6000 since early spring and as I have a "day job" (till I retire in March '05), I've only got about 70 hours on mine. The engines are very strong and are very likely 3 to 6 HP under rated based on dyno reports I've heard of. Mahindra is the new International as they orginally were licsenced to build IH's in India since the early '60s. They are the third largest producer of tractors in the world (that what they claim anyhow). Austrian designed engines and Carraro trans/differentials. Heavy as heck. For the buck you get a good bang. My $.02 worth. BobG in VA

  3. #3
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    99
    Location
    North Georgia
    Tractor
    Mahindra 6000 4WD, FEL

    Default Re: Mahindra 6500

    I was at the dealers a couple days ago, and saw the prototype of the new 7000 series, and was it ever a real tractor, 70 something horses, and you don't have to ask "Where's the Beef".

    Keep your eyes open for this one.

    Les

  4. #4
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    151
    Location
    Westford, Vermont
    Tractor
    Mahindra 6500

    Default Re: Mahindra 6500

    I have a 6500 with about 40 hours on it. So far so good. After babying it for the first 25 hours, I've started working it pretty good, although not pushing it to the limit yet. That will come in another 10 hours.

    I'm using it primarily to skid out logs. It is a great woods tractor. It has a good turning radus and pretty good clearance. With the loader, loaded rear tires and chains on all 4 wheels it can pull a nice load (with winch, total weight around 10,600 lbs). Once it is completely broke in, I don't think I'll have any problem pulling 10,000+ lb. hitches (probably have to load bucket).

    The only think I'm a little disappointed with is the lift capacity of the 3 point hitch. It doesn't seem to have the full 4,000 lb. lift capacity. Can't pick up any more than my old tractor with 3,000 lbs. lift. Dealer is going to check it out.

    Bob


  5. #5
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    3,008
    Location
    Red Bluff, CA
    Tractor
    Changes often!

    Default Re: Mahindra 6500

    Oregon,

    I have a 6500 4x4 being delivered to my lot in Northern California today. It will be my first look at the big one, as we generally sell compacts.


  6. #6
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    3,008
    Location
    Red Bluff, CA
    Tractor
    Changes often!

    Default Re: Mahindra 6500

    I just unloaded the beast. 4x4 with loader and R4s. I can carry around the little 2015's in the bucket. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

  7. #7
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    715
    Location
    Pomfret,Connecticut
    Tractor
    yanmar 336d w ldr,C,Cub,many attachments

    Default Re: Mahindra 6500

    Dave: How about a few pics for us in the east to admire, must be nice to operate your equipment in shirt sleaves..........Pics,pics,pics [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

  8. #8
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    3,008
    Location
    Red Bluff, CA
    Tractor
    Changes often!

    Default Re: Mahindra 6500

    Here is a pic....
    Attached Images Attached Images

  9. #9
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    3,008
    Location
    Red Bluff, CA
    Tractor
    Changes often!

    Default Re: Mahindra 6500

    pic 2 of 3
    Attached Images Attached Images

  10. #10
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    3,008
    Location
    Red Bluff, CA
    Tractor
    Changes often!

    Default Re: Mahindra 6500

    pic 3 of 3. Remember the little 2015 in the picture for comparison is a 2500lb machine (with loader), quite a bit bigger than the BX sized tractors. The 6500 is huge!
    Attached Images Attached Images

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.