2018 Mahindra 1626 Review!
The Mahindra 1500 series is a popular model. It has a larger frame than eMax or Max tractors, a choice of shuttle gear or hydrostatic transmissions, a factory cab, EPA Final Tier 4 compliance (FT4) without the need to use a diesel particulate filter, and competitive pricing. The new models (1626-1635 and 1640 will also be available for spring 2018, with deliveries occurring mid-year. Also Read: Tractor Price in Pakistan
The Mahindra 1626, as mentioned, is EPA FT4 compatible without the need for a DPF. It uses mechanical injection and a governor that also aids in high-altitude situations.
The hydraulics flow through an open-center system, flowing 3.3 gpm into the power steering circuit and 7.5% to implement demand (total of 10.8 gpm). This gives the three-point hitch (3PH), a lifting capacity of 2646 pounds. The position of the hitch control allows an operator to return an implement to its predetermined height. To tighten sway, the lower link ends are secured with outboard pin adjustable stabilizers.
The hydrostatic tractor we tested was controlled by a treadle pedal. It had three ranges and was controlled by a treadle. In this case, the majority of the linkage below deck between the front pedal and the heel pedals was removed to make floorboard space more accessible. Modulation control and operator effort were good.
However, it is difficult for people who prefer to reverse the arrangement by placing their toe under a forward pedal and lifting instead of using the heel pedal. This is a minor issue that buyers will quickly forget. Mahindra has an 8Fx8R shuttle set up for those who are looking for a transmission. This uses constant mech on your gear shift and synchromesh on your reversing shuttle. To control direction changes, a stalk-like left-hand turn signal is used. The clutch must be depressed. Also Read: Suzuki Alto Price in Pakistan
Our test tractor was equipped with 1626L loaders that can lift 1560 lbs. The maximum height is 84″. Dig depth is 4.5 inches and breakout force is 2795 lbs. Standard equipment includes a skid-steer compatible quick attachment system. The 60 inch bucket sides have been flared at the cutting edge. This is due to customers and dealers asking for greater bucket capacities. However, only time will show if the increased fabrication complexity offers any advantages over adding width.
You will be climbing up to the operator cockpit, which has steps on both sides. Operators may notice that you sit slightly higher than the 1500 series. This could be due to the new seat.
This series has the loader joystick integrated into the right side fender. It is a change from the previous series’ loader stanchion. This location is much more ergonomic and provides the benefit of positioning your loader valve below the ground so that there is no potential for cabling to get caught up on anything in the field.
Cup holders are located on both the fenders. There is also a toolbox to store hitch pins, etc., as well as a tilt wheel and cruise control. We measured the quiet Mitsubishi powerplant at idle at 78 dBA, 80 at the 540PTO mark (2376 RPM), and 82 at the 2000PTO mark (2525 RPM).
The Mitsubishi installation is typically clean and neat when you open the metal hood. A large, 2-stage, canister-style, air filter is located in the front. It’s also easy to access the radiator screen. There’s also a large group58 battery and a transmission cooler. The nose and side panels can be removed for additional access. It is worth mentioning the nose, which has a new aggressive appearance, black, silver, and a color scheme of concentrated high-intensity Halogen lights. Also Read: Changan Oshan X7 Price in Pakistans
Although our test tractor was equipped with a Worksaver PHD500 Post Hole Digger, 1626 is also available with a backhoe option. The 1626B subframe-style backhoe has 86″ dig depth and 114″ reach. It also has 2440 lbs breakout force at the bucket and 1510 pounds at the dipper stick. Due to its subframe structure, this backhoe is not compatible with mid-mount mowers.
How does it all work? It works quite well. The engine, as mentioned, is quiet and perky, with lots of power. The tractor ran on 27×8.5-15 Carlisle front tires and 15×19.5 Titan back R4 (Industrial). It felt solid and stable, even when the bucket was raised. The loader cycling worked well even when idle, and the hydraulic support provided for multiple motions.