I've pushed ten inch thick trees down ,dug a 12'x20'x8' deep pond, pulled pushed with a Mahindra emax25 but I take my time use good safety common sense and grease that fel zerts every day until the grease is an eyesore. All four corners of the bucket developed cracks (I weld it) thing is the fel arms and hydraulic rams hold up.the weak part is the bucket. If we have tractors and can't work with it there's no need in having one just to be extra easy on or expect the dealer to take care of us every time we need a fluid / filter change. After we were hit with a level 2 tornado then two years later a hurricane the work this tractor provided has saved me on any labor I could have spent on others. This tractor was purchased to use and used it is.I don't care what people think. If they consider me an a$$wipe so be it.
It is more important to me for correcting habitually wrong info for all the new people here getting into tractoring, than what people consider me as.
If they listened to some of the info frought with inaccuracies by the likes of this "fried guy", they would never push anything with their machines because tractors were made for pulling.
They would never "dig" anything with their fels because "never dig w your fel because you can tweak it"
Or they think all Mahindra parts are coming from India as opposed to Houston tex.
Now if these "edicts" were couched in more personal terms I'd have no problem such as "I don't like to dig w my fel because I fear tweaking it" or I don't push things with my fel because I feel tractors were made for pulling....that's different.
But to come out with stuff passed over as "the gospel of tractoring" is just plain wrong and sets a bad example for folks who do not have a large knowledge base and are on a learning curve about this stuff.