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New Mahindra mid-size diesel pickup--look out Ranger and Colorado!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by TomberLawn, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

  2. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,536

    The ride must be stiff to have that payload capacity. Good concept. Too bad its not American! Buy American vehicles. Support our families.
     
  3. DBFlawn

    DBFlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 207

    agreed 13252368777749587958988888889% !!! lol
     
  4. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    Nice...Just in time to replace my ranger.

    It looks pretty cool.
     
  5. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    According to the articles I found about it, the trucks will be assembled in Ohio to get around a 25% import tariff.

    30-35mpg sounds pretty good, along with twice the torque of a 4 cyl. Ranger. I could see these trucks having dovetail beds on them and carrying walk behind mowers, maybe even a flatbed dump for hauling a ton of mulch, dirt, etc.

    They could make it a little prettier, but for a work truck, it looks ok.

    Mahindra truck.jpg
     
  6. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 2,592

    A little chrome on the front end would help it alot. I wish the Big 3 would build something like that.
     
  7. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    That would involve innovation and change.

    Thats a "foreign" concept.
     
  8. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,843

    Sad but very true.
     
  9. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,460

    so the tractor dealers are going to be selling trucks?
     
  10. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    I wonder what the ride is going to feel like? I'd be bettin on switching out the rear springs and dropping a set of air bags in there. That way you can have your payload and a semi decent ride.
    I'll be on the lookout for them if and when they make it over here!
     

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