Although I am a relatively new owner of this tractor I am not new to tractor ownership.
The 3525 is a good 35 HP tractor. It does not have a lot of bells and whistles, but rather a plain-jane heavy metal tractor.
I'm glad because the electrical system is not complex. Should it have additional electronics, it would likely never compare to a JD, Cat, IH etc... The technology behind hat component is lacking, IMO. However, as a strong metal monster, the Mahindra is a work-horse for sure and the sticker price is more reasonable.
The front-end loader on mine is much larger and stronger than the one that came standard on my brother-in-lawís 50 HP Kubota.
For the professional farmer I would recommend JD, but for the Joe-six-pack, like myself that bush-hogs the pasture, moves stuff around and tinkers with a one acre garden, Mahindra canít be beat for the price and (so far) durability.
Many of the ďcomplaintsĒ I have seen on the internet from Mahindra owners, I have discovered generally come from folks that either bought a lemon or more likely have tried to do too much with the tractor.
John Deere and Kubotaís break too if you donít change the oil on time or try to move mountains. Mahindra can stand itís own as it relates to force, but every tractor has itís limitations.