Mahindra’s new 4025 punches above its weight
WHEN it comes to designing smaller tractors with bigger work ethics, the world's biggest selling tractor company by sales volume, Mahindra, continues to bend the rules of simple category logic. The Indian giant's new 4025 has the dimensions of a compact but the work ethic of a utility tractor. This latest release coincides with Mahindra's tenth anniversary of operations in Australia, and is a good example of the qualities the company has become known for; super strong construction, a modest price tag, and most importantly an ability to punch well above its weight on any given workday. The secret is in the construction. Mahindra continues to buck the trend of a market which produces lightweight, cheap products, by putting quality, heavy steel into their products – and lots of it. There's a reason this little 40hp is a rock-solid 2360kg, some 650kg heavier than any competitive 40hp model on the market. The front axle alone is load rated at 2.5 tonne, the rear linkage can lift 1.6 tonne, and the front loader's safe working load means you can easily lift round bales safely. Mahindra's national marketing manager James Halliwell says that the 4025 fits in the compact category based on its size, but its durability cycle and strength identify it as more of a utility tractor. The Mahindra 4025 is designed to work in excess of 1500 hours per annum, more than what is considered normal these days. This durability combines with an excellent turning circle, courtesy of a bevel gear final drive reduction which provides the camber necessary for a tighter radius, A well thought-out dual purpose tyre pattern combines a continual centre pad with a modest but effective ‘lug' on the outside, while the certainty of four-wheel-drive traction minimises the operator's chances of spin. A 40 hp engine and a price tag below $25,000, which includes the self-levelling loader, which make it an attractive proposition for prospective buyers. “With what it can do, the Mahindra 4025 is particularly wellsuited to beef operators, nurseries, landscape contractors and lifestyle farmers,” Mr Halliwell said. The well afforded cockpit is roomy with controls sensibly spaced, and features a top of the range operator seat, with the obligatory fore/aft adjustment complemented by arm and backrest adjustability, as well as a clever preload dial which quickly and easily adjusts the spring weight of the seat to the weight of the driver. Satish Chandra, Mahindra's AG sales manager says that the 4025 in four-wheel-drive is one of the great new products on the market this year. It is affectionately known as the Mighty Mahindra 4025 in the United States, where it's their biggest seller,” Mr Chandra said. “With features like suspension seat complete with armrests, cup holder and hydrostatic steering, diff lock, four-wheel-drive and a great tyre package, the 4025 is a great all round tractor that matches the capability of some larger utility tractors - without the size or the price.” The Mahindra 4025 4WD starts from just $24,990 (including self-levelling loader) or just $19,990 without. For even better value, the 4025 2WD with diff lock standard, tractor only is selling from just $14,990. All Mahindra tractors feature a three-year/2000-hour powertrain warranty as standard. Mahindra is the only tractor manufacturer globally to receive both the Japanese Quality medal and the Deming Prize for Total Quality Management in their factories. Mahindra is a multinational group worth approximately $US16.5 billion. Based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra provides employment opportunities to over 200,000 people in over 100 countries and operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology and financial services. In addition, Mahindra enjoys a strong presence in the agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, commercial vehicles and two wheeler industries. In 2014, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000, a comprehensive listing of the world's largest, most powerful public companies, as measured by revenue, profit, assets and market value. The Mahindra Group also received the Financial Times ‘Boldness in Business' Award in the ‘Emerging Markets' category in 2013. • Details: www.mahindra.com
Mahindra’s new 4025 tractor.