Mahindra range takes off

By: Harrison Hunkin

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With a complete range of Mahindra tractors on display there is a lot to explore.

Mahindra tractors and Matt Hayden
Matthew Hayden up close with the latest Mahindra tractors

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A few weeks ago, the full range of new Mahindra tractors were all together in the same paddock. Disgusting Brisbane humidity aside, I was lucky enough to sticky beak the latest machines from the Indian manufacturing giant.

On display was the new Max 36A, the Jivo, the 4025 4WD, the 4025 2WD, the 3650 4WD PST, 6060 2WD, 6075 4WD, 7590 4WD, and mForce 100P tractors.

Quite the line-up and mouthful isn’t it?

Let me talk you through them.

 

THE GEAR

Let’s start with the Japanese made Max 36A. It’s the company’s small acreage specialist and offers a large 4-in-1 loader, a 36 horsepower (27kW) engine and the range hydrostatic transmission. It’s also won the Max 36 won a Japan Quality Medal.

The Jivo is the baby of the Mahindra line-up. Designed for vineyard and orchard work, spec-wise it has a 24hp (18kW) engine, a 750kg lift capacity and a price staring from $13,990.

The 4025 4WD and 2WD tractors from Mahindra are rugged utility tractors, packed with a Mahindra-built four-cylinder engine. At the rear you have a 1,600kg lift capacity and my favourite feature… a cup holder! 

The Mahindra tractor range australia
Mahindra offer a tractor for broad range of farmers

 

The 3650 4WD PST is a shuttle tractor that features a Tier IV direct-injection engine with no DPF, a flat operating deck and 1,402kg of linkage lift capacity. I spent a bit of time on the 3650 4WD throughout the day, and I must say, it was pretty impressive.

Next up is the 6060 2WD and the 6075 4WD. Mahindra sees these tractors fitting into the primary and secondary tillage roles, as well as livestock operations, slashing, haulage, loader work and basic chores.

A 56hp (42kW) four-cylinder engine is found under the bonnet of the 6060 2WD. It also features a 15 forward and three reverse synchro shuttle transmission. The 6075 4WD on the other hand is fitted with a 75hp (56kW) engine and a 20 forward and 20 reverse with creeper transmission.

The Mahindra 7590 4WD is a menacing looking utility tractor. Its shape and bulging bonnet make the machine quite unique. It’s a 92hp (68kW) brute with a turbocharged intercooled four-cylinder in-line diesel engine and a 12 forward and 12 reverse synchro-shuttle transmission.

When launched last year, it was revealed that the 7590 was replacing Mahinda 9500 model tractor.

And finally, the 100P cabin tractor. I’m keen to spend some serious minutes behind the wheel of the 100P in the future, because the limited time I had with it, it really impressed me. Of course, the sweltering hot day, and the fact it was the only machine with an enclosed cab and aircon made it appealing, but the mForce 100P is a decent looking tractor for its price and its three-year warranty.         

Key features are its 100hp (75kW) four-cylinder Perkins engine, its 32x32 Power Shift transmission with a top speed of 40 km/h and its three-speed power takeoff.                                                                                                                                              

The Mahindra lin up
The Indian company is pushing hard into the Australian market

                               

THE BOTTOM LINE

While I took great pleasure in buzzing around in the machines, and giving them the up-down – I couldn’t help but being a bit distracted.

I hope the crew at Mahindra take this the right way, but I’ll be honest. It was hard to focus on the machines given their Brand ambassador was present, the one and only Matthew Hayden, one of my favourite Aussie cricketers.

I was quite careful not to get in the way and watched a bit from a distance. It’s almost the perfect excuse to get out of the office again to take the machines for a more in-depth spin. I’ll ask the boss.

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