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Posted by AL CT on November 05, 2017 at 08:27:31 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: MAHINDRA TRACT OR -NEW US PLANT posted by Tim Daley(MI) on November 04, 2017 at 10:34:43:

Slightly off the beaten path with my comments.
A close friend just ordered a 25 HP Mahindra tractor for a local dealer. I tried talking him out of it. I tried steering him towards a JD or Massey Ferguson instead as I think they're the best choice for new reliable tractors in today's market. My concern was for parts availability. Granted one hopes you'll never need major parts, but what if you do? A couple years ago I sold my completely restored 1950 8N with Superior loader. It would lift anything, even a full 5' bucket load of gravel. The problem was I couldn't steer it without power steering. I bought a 2012 JD 2520 (25HP) with 5' quick detach bucket and loader, 6' york rake, rear weight box with only 90 hours on the clock. The original owner who only used it to rake his gravel driveway. Original owner bought it, took out a 48 month note. On month 49 he passed away. Sad story, but I did stumble into a great deal, his son just wanted it gone. I rushed to his house, trailer in tow and a stack of $100 bills.

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