Really? I thought Mahindra was cheaper. Maybe not anymore. 

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> On Apr 16, 2018, at 8:10 PM, Curt Raymond <curtlud...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> I was also impressed with the Boomer and if we buy a tractor for camp thats 
> probably what we'll get.
> 
> As near as I can tell Mahindra are more expensive than JD...
> 
> -Curt
> 
> 
> On Monday, April 16, 2018, 6:38:32 PM EDT, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
> <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> So a few weeks ago I sold my John Deere 3032e compact tractor I bought 
> new. It was 32hp with 25 at the pto.  I only put 40 hours on it during 
> the 3.5 years I had it so I figured I would just sell it.  As soon as I 
> did, I regretted it so I started searching for a replacement.  I was not 
> sure if I wanted an older full size more powerful tractor, or another 
> compact like I had.  I looked at a bunch, and bent Curleys ear on the 
> subject and finally decided while I would like to have a big tractor, I 
> really would probably prefer another compact.  I decided I wanted a more 
> modern unit rather than something from the 70's or 80's .  I wanted a 
> compact that was about the same size as the JD, but wanted more power 
> and capabilities.  I ended up buying a 05 New Holland boomer something 
> or other.  It is 31hp with 25 or 26 at the PTO so engine wise it is 
> about the same.  The JD as it turns out was pretty basic.  It had a 2 
> range where as the NH has 3 range.  The NH has a quick detach front end 
> loader than can be removed from the tractor in about 5 minutes or less.  
> The JD is not removable.  The NH has 2 PTO's, one on the bank and a mid 
> PTO so it will take a belly mower.  The JD just had 1 PTO.  The NH has 
> adjustable 3pt arms on the back so you dont have to be lined up exactly 
> with whatever you are mounting.  The JD did not so it was a pain to hook 
> anything up.  The NW has the universal skid steer type quick attach 
> bucket so will take a wide variety of attachments that can be obtained 
> anywhere.  The JD had its own unique system that would only take JD 
> attachments.  The loader and bucket on the NH is WAY more heavy duty 
> than the JD.  in fact, the whole tractor just seems way more heavy duty 
> than the JD.  The true test came when I tried lifting a car.  The NH 
> lifted the ass end of a 126 with EASE just off engine idle.  Lifted it 
> like it was nothing. The JD would sometimes under just the right 
> conditions lift the back of a 124 or 201 very slowly with the engine 
> fully revved up.  Just for grins I tried lifting the front end of a 
> 240D, and it lifted that also just fine.  No way the JD would be able to 
> do that since its the heavy end of the car.
> 
> So, bottom line with JD you are paying for the name.  Their compacts 
> seem much more light weight to me. I am betting even brands such as 
> Mahindra, Branson, Kioti, LS, and others would beat a JD.  I am not sure 
> about Kubota. I know they are supposed to be good but I think they are 
> price about as high as JD.
> 
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