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Dad's YT359 has been a good machine. we got the industrial tires and loaded up the rears. It is considerably stronger than the old Kubota L2550dt, but then it is twice the machine, so it should be.
I keep on hearing not so good things about Mahindra. Kubota used to be the gold standard for these machines. I've heard somethings about their use of cast aluminum I don't care for. with a tractor, heavier is better.
 

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Like I said, loaded up the tires and weight isn't an issue. Those industrial tires are big, so they hold plenty of ballast.

Honestly, you could likely do what you want with half the power. Haying might be an exception to that. There are small hay balers out there that could run behind a 30hp machine, but not so many of them. Dad still keeps the old Kubota for gardening (he has a 2 acre garden) The Yanmar is used for mainly loader and brush hog work. Used to all be done with the Kubota, but it had an axle problem 1 spring (probably the first non-abuse failure for it in the 35 years or so he has had it) when he wanted to use it that took quite some time to fix, so he picked up a spare tractor. Not a bad plan if you've got the space and money. I certainly don't.

Row cropping, I've never done, but it used to happen behind a mule and later the small Fords. It's just a matter of sizing the plow to the machine isn't it. We used to drag a big old school cultivator (pull a rope to engage the square chain drive to raise and lower the tines type of thing) behind the Kubota and now just use a 3 point tiller.
 
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