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Mahindra Max 22 HST Review



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Max 22 is Better Than I Hoped or Expected Posted by kootch88 on 05/23/2012

My use of the Max 22 thus far has been mostly loader work, some land clearing and a small amount of mowing.

My only complaint is the hydraulics are very abrupt. Perhaps this is normal, and if so, it is a feature of SCUTs that could easily be improved.

Other than that the Max 22 has plenty of power, easily lifts the rated 900 pounds in the bucket, and quite a bit more in my experience. Maybe more important is the breakout force, which, when used for land clearing or boulder removal is as important as the lift capacity of the loader. I've removed several half ton boulders buried in material, and done so with pretty fair efficiency.

Operating the tractor in high when doing work of any consequence is really not possible, especially where steep hills is involved. And when doing heavy loader work sometimes it takes removing your foot from the throttle pedal to get that last extra ounce of power out of the hydraulic system.

The ergonomics are great. The seat comes up high enough on the back where I am not sore after spending a full day in the seat working. Maybe a bit of suspension in the seat would be nice, but that would necessitate raising the level of the seat, which would not be comfortable.

The throttle pedal is a little close to the transmission yoke for my liking, but you do get used to it pretty quickly. I have an oil light but always prefer an oil pressure gauge. The light switch would be better served higher up as my knees keep hitting the switch and I am driving around my yard like an old lady driving down the highway with her blinkers on.

Fit and finish of the tractor is superb. It also appears the finish is very durable.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2012 Date Purchased: 03/18/2012 Number of Hours: 28
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Strong chasis, engine and durable. Sipps fuel. Cons: Hydraulics are abrupt. Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: United States Maine I also considered buying: Kubota BX25
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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