Compact Equipment

JUL 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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M ahindra & Mahindra Ltd. began manufacturing tractors through a joint-venture with International Harvester in 1963. Mahindra's U.S. tractor division was estab- lished in 1977 as a full research, development and production unit. Mahindra North America (MNA) is part of Mahindra Group's Automotive and Farm Sector — one of the leading tractor companies in the world, based on volumes, and the only tractor manu- facturer in the world to win the industry's top two quality awards — the Deming Applica- tion Prize and the Japan Quality Medal, care of Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers. Houston, Texas-based MNA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. that began selling tractors in the United States in 1994 and introduced a line of utility vehicles in 2015. MNA has eight facilities assembling, distributing and manufacturing trac- tors and utility vehicles in North America. Mahindra invested $30 million to develop the exclusive mCRD engine to meet Tier 4 Final emissions guidelines. mCRD technology is a low maintenance solution that does not require the use of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) nor operator-downtime for regeneration while providing peak performance and fuel savings. Mahindra's professional-grade tractors range from 20 to 125 hp with more than 50 mod- el offerings — and include the Max and eMax Series compact tractors. Mahindra Max 24 leads the way in the sub-compact market, says the company, and features true tractor performance and capabilities. The series includes the industry's first mid-compact tractor, the Mahindra Max 26 XL, which has compact tractor performance and versatility in a near compact tractor size. All Mahindra tractors are built with heavy-duty components providing outstanding per- formance in their class and creating more built-in weight for greater stability. Combine the performance of a Mahindra and its standard seven-year limited powertrain warranty — on sub, mid- and compact models — and you have a rugged workhorse at your disposal. Mahindra North America Tough Tractors for a Variety of Tasks mahindrausa.com Advice to Buyers "Diesel engine EPA emissions rules have changed in the past few years. As of 2013, all tractors under 75 hp must meet Tier 4 Final emissions regu- lations. These regula- tions reduce the par- ticulate matter going into the environment by 95 percent, so your new tractor will not be emitting black smoke," says Gita Rao, director, product development, Mahindra North Amer- ica. "Mahindra took a unique approach to the challenge and re-built the engine to meet the emissions require- ments. This resulted in a tractor that makes it easier for the owner to operate and main- tain by eliminating the maintenance on the DPF and the safety haz- ard of regeneration at temperatures of 1,100 degrees." 84 Compact Equipment JULY/AUGUST 2018 T R A C T O R S Model Engine Horsepower Net HP PTO Horsepower Bucket Breakout Force Max. Travel Speed Operating Weight Max 26XLT 25.9 hp 21.7 hp 2,690 lbs 9.3 mph 4,107 lbs 1626 25.9 hp 21.5 hp 2,795 lbs 11.4 mph 5,421 lbs 1635 34.5 hp 27.6 hp 2,795 lbs 11.4 mph 6,799 lbs 1640 38.7 hp 29.9 hp 2,650 lbs 13.6 mph 3,186 lbs 3640 40 hp 31 hp 5,100 lbs 16.5 mph 10,500 lbs

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