I am very satisfied with the Mahindra Max 25. I looked at several SCUT's before buying the Max 25 HST. I live in N.E. Tennessee on top of a long ridge, with a little over 10 acres. Woods and about 5-6 acres of pasture to keep mowed. All of it on an incline, some really steep, some not.
The Max 25 is heavy and stable, with the 4WD used as needed. It's heavy enough to keep me mowing safely, and not so heavy as to wreck the turf. It's pasture I mow, but keep it looking like a lawn.
I previously owned a 1973 Simplicity Power Max, 4041. It served me well, but at 40 years old I was working on it more and more with parts getting harder to find and expensive. It had a belly mower 60”, and was not 4WD.
The Mahindra does everything the 4041 did, much better, easier and faster. It cut my mowing time from 7 hours to under 5 per mow. And this Max 25 is more fuel efficient. It took 8 gallons of gasoline in the 4041 vs 5 gallons of diesel in the Max 25.
I purchased my Max 25 with the front end loader (FEL), and belly mower (MMM). Both are great implements, being as rugged and tough as the tractor itself. As others have said, It has always been able to do what I wanted it to do. Without flinching.
I also found buying the tractor very easy. At the time there was a No money down, Zero % interest, and 84 month financing promotion going on. And with the 5 year warranty, I could not pass it up.
Very happy with this Mahindra Max 25 HST. Would I buy it again? Yes.