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Old 01-11-2019, 05:29 PM   #1
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I need to buy a small utility tractor around 40 HP. Looking for any feedback between a John Deere vs Mahindra.Thanks in advance
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:30 PM   #2
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:37 PM   #3
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John Deere due to parts and service.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:37 PM   #4
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Lots of pros and cons.

We wanted a mahindra due to the weight and good reviews. They’re nice tractors, but we went with a JD because I found a good used package for a pre DEF JD 4105.

Ultimately, dealer support is why people buy JD. They have dealerships everywhere. Kubota and Mahindra are spotty it seems.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:49 PM   #5
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I bought a 38 hp Mahindra, it does everything I need and don't have to use Def fluid
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:52 PM   #6
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I just bought a Mahindra 1533. Love it so far. Better value when you compare all features and options IMO.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:56 PM   #7
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Mahindra for sure!
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:59 PM   #8
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john deere due to parts and service.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:59 PM   #9
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Have 4 mahindras. Love em.


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Old 01-11-2019, 06:00 PM   #10
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We farm and use lots of deeres. The old deeres were good the new are junk. Would buy mahindra if you have a dealer nearby
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:15 PM   #11
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:19 PM   #12
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38hp Mahindra here. Ability to use attachments ie, T-post driver, auger, etc made it an easy decision.
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:20 PM   #13
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New or used. John Deere does have parts and service but it is VERY expensive if not under warranty. I am going to be a bit abrasive in this farm community, BUT I have a good friend that is now selling Yanmar. A group I knew nothing about, but seems to be gaining ground and steam in the market. Just from what I have seen, they are competitively priced and do well on service themselves.
Guess the point I am making is this. Sure Either tractor you asked about will get the job done and with enough pennies can be worthwhile. There are other options, and you owe it to yourself to find out about them.
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:21 PM   #14
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Mahindra if I had to choose between the 2.
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:31 PM   #15
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Kubota !
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:35 PM   #16
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I bought a JD 3032 last year and it does all I need it to do. If I had to do it over I would have bought the 3038 just for the few more HP. I looked at the Mahindra too. My decision was based a lot on a friend of mine has a Mahindra and it is uncomfortable. Could just be me.
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:37 PM   #17
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No complaints out of my Mahindra!
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:27 PM   #18
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I have a 45hp Mahindra for 15 yrs now and it is bulletproof. very reliable. and lots cheaper than green or orange. It is a lot heavier frame machine than any of the china tractors.
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:31 PM   #19
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New or used. John Deere does have parts and service but it is VERY expensive if not under warranty. I am going to be a bit abrasive in this farm community, BUT I have a good friend that is now selling Yanmar. A group I knew nothing about, but seems to be gaining ground and steam in the market. Just from what I have seen, they are competitively priced and do well on service themselves.
Guess the point I am making is this. Sure Either tractor you asked about will get the job done and with enough pennies can be worthwhile. There are other options, and you owe it to yourself to find out about them.
Yanmar builds the drivetrains for the compact utilitiy JDs
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:35 PM   #20
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on my second small Mahindra, only because Harvey claimed the first one,,, I didn't even go look at anything else when I bought the second, the first one was all I wanted or needed!
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:36 PM   #21
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:39 PM   #22
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What year did manufacturers start using DEF in tractors ?
I have started looking for used ones
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:57 PM   #23
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no problem ,i have both,buy mahindra, Reubicon interntional in Austin carrries parts, the new jd"s are plastic .
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:01 PM   #24
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I got a Mahindra 5570 a couple years ago. It's been awesome, the universal attach loader mount is worth it alone...

I have a great dealer near me that has his own tractor repair business, his shop rate, should I ever have to use it, is half of what the JD one is..
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:22 PM   #25
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I'd go with Deere... matter of fact I did go with Deere... All attachments are Deere, and got a tractor big enough to use either class II or Class I implements. With the iMatch, I can change implements literally in a minute or 2... I run the heck out of it and it does what I need it to do Great service out of my dealer. When I was a kid my dad and uncles all had Deere tractors... I've never found a reason to change... And no DEF either... Guy I bought our farm from had a Mahindra because his brother-in-law had a dealership... said he'd never do that again... wished he'd had his old Deere back...

Just a Ford, Chebby, Dodge thing I guess, but I don't see no need to fix something that ain't broke.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:23 PM   #26
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I don’t own a tractor so what I’m about to say is just what I have read when researching tractors to one day buy one.

JD rules when it comes down to service on tractors that are under warranty. JD is very proud of their service departments. So proud that they refuse to release software so farmers can work on their own equipment. That bothers me about JD.

Yanmar is not new to building small engines. They have been building small engines for DECADES and are VERY good at it.

Beyond that, all the big names are pretty good. Find one with a dealership close to you.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:31 PM   #27
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Mahindra, have 30hp and it's a tough sucker. Well worth the money. The front end loader bucket quick attach will work with any skid steer type attachment.
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Never thought I would ever say this. Mahindra. Grew up driving John Deere eqpt. From tractors to combines and cotton pickers. You get a lot better smaller machine these days from Kubota and Mahindra. Just picked up a new Mahindra package myself.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:47 PM   #29
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:53 PM   #30
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Yanmar builds the drivetrains for the compact utilitiy JDs
This. If you are looking at the small JD's you might as well get a yanmar. Save a little money on a nearly identical tractor.

But, ultimately they will all break down at some point. So, I'd go with the one that has the best shop/mehcanics/service trucks.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:01 PM   #31
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John Deere when I bought mine it looked like they were all close in price (55 horsepower) if you ever want to sell it they hold there value.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:43 PM   #32
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I bought a Mahindra in 2013, 50hp. I was not impressed, it is hard to really put my finger on why, but it just felt cheap. Many of the metal lines and fasteners had corrosion or rust in a few months, the battery terminals had to be replaced after 4 months. Service was always a pain and the close dealer was having trouble hanging on to mechanics. Within the first four months the pedals would not work right if wet and I had a PTO push button go bad. To top it all off the headlights shorted to ground and the dealer had to remove most of the cab to find the issue. The cab never sealed up right after. I sold that tractor after a year. I may have had a lemon, but my next will be another brand.

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Old 01-11-2019, 09:54 PM   #33
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I have a 90s model 45 horse and a new 30 horse mahindra. They are hard to beat if you want a compact tractor.. my 110 horse was new holland. I had a 85 horse kabota but that thing would beat you to death in the hay field they don't weigh enough. I had a John deere compact that kept stripping the splines in the front axle after the 3rd trip to the dealer jd voided my warranty and said I was moving stuff that was too heavy with the loader..

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I can understand comparing a Deere to a Kubota, but not a Mahindra.
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I had an M5700 Kubota since 2004. I worked the hell out of it, discing, dragging, and mowing. I would have never traded it except it had no FEL and was two wheel drive. I happened up on a Kubota 6040 like I wanted, (no def), and I traded. I hope this one is as good as my old one, but I don't use a dealer for service, I use an independent mechanic who is better, faster, and cheaper.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:44 PM   #36
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I can't even keep up anymore with who is building what for who.....

just bought a new track loader and while shopping around, found out the the Cat has a Kubota engine in it.

my Kubotas have been my favorite here lately, but the brand decision is very sensitive to what size tractor you are buying.

right now I own two Kubota tractors in that 45-55 horse range, and have had zero problems with them.

There may be a better option than kubota in the 40 horse range.
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John Deere due to parts and service.
X2

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Old 01-11-2019, 10:50 PM   #38
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John deere due to support, parts, and resale value. You will get way more for a JD when you go to sell it. We've got a Kubbota and a JD. Prefer the JD
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A buddy around Bandera has a Mahindra. He won't go back to anything else.
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Brand new? Mahindra hands down!
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:32 AM   #41
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Mahindra in that tractor size. Deere is middle tier at best in sub 100hp, especially 50hp or less

End of the day. Comes down to how much you like your dislike local dealer.
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:42 AM   #42
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Thanks for all the feedback
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:31 AM   #43
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Would not own one of those green chit piles. Red all the way
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I service 4 different tractor dealerships. They all hate Tier 4 DEF tractors, too many problems with DEF going sour or the DEF injector plugging up.

JD, MF, Kubota, IH Case, LS and Yanmar are the brands they sell. The mechanics at all dealerships tell me that parts are hard to get and technical support from the factory is horrible. I have kicked around the idea of buying a new tractor but believe I will hang on to my old MF.
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The only negative about Mahindra is their very poor quality of steel. If you leave it outdoors, it will be a rust bucket full of holes within 8-10 years.
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Turned my 4 year old constant problem DEERE into a Kubota. Problem solved
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Yanmar builds the drivetrains for the compact utilitiy JDs
This was a turn off to me when JD went to this business model. This along with plastic fenders etc when I was looking soured me on using their name disguising the yanmar. There may be others doing the same thing that I am not aware of at this time.
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Cost is major issue, what ya wana pay??
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Mahindra 4025 4x4 here. She's just over 5 years old and I'd buy anoter in a heart beat. I run a 6105e jd, a td105 New Holland and a 50hp new Holland quite often also and I prefer my Mahindra.
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This was a turn off to me when JD went to this business model. This along with plastic fenders etc when I was looking soured me on using their name disguising the yanmar. There may be others doing the same thing that I am not aware of at this time.
From what I understand itís cost prohibitive for manufacturers to build small utility tractor power trains in house when some other companies have it down pat. Yanmar is one of those companies that has it down, IMO.

Iím not sure about Red, Orange, Blue but Green outsources theirs.

No one tends to complain that small zero turns all have Kawasaki motors it seems!
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