With a strong presence in Africa, South America and the Asia Pacific region, Mahindra claims to be the world’s largest tractor maker by volume, leader in India (world’s largest tractor market) and among the top three brands in the power ranges it is active in the US.
Closer to home, other than the fact it has been on a spending spree and bought Finnish combine harvester Sampo Rosenlew and Turkish tractor makers Hisarlar and ArmaTrac (Erkunt), Mahindra is a company we don’t know too much about in Europe. This is all about to change because the company’s tractors and machines will be on display for the first time at Agritechnica.
The show not only provides the company with an ideal platform to showcase its expanding global product portfolio, but also to unveil its first automatic tractor steering system and launch new 6000 (65-75hp), 7000 (85-95hp) and 9000 Series (110-125hp) tractors. All three ranges are powered by Stage IV-compliant Mahindra-made engines, the base transmission in the two smaller ranges is a 15fx15r Power shuttle (optional creeper), while 9000 models are available with a 12fx12r or 32fx32r power shuttle/powershift. Rear lift capacity is 2.6t (5000 and 6000) and 4.3t (9000).