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  1. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 after Report -- 3 1/2 years running

    I should really change the name to ..... Mahindra 5010 after Report -- xxx years running
  2. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 after Report -- 3 1/2 years running

    As promised! Here's my empshield video. Had someone on FB lose all the electronics on their sawmill because of lightening! Since my tractor and sawmill sit out at the cabin where I've had trouble already, I'm not taking any chances!
  3. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 after Report -- 3 1/2 years running

    I also just added an EMP Shield to it. I've had trouble with lightening on my sawmill (and someone in one of my other forums had their sawmill electronics all nuked by lightening) and since EMP Shield protects from lightening as well I decided to spring for it and install! Video coming on...
  4. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 after Report -- 3 1/2 years running

    Thanks!! I'll check that! Would be nice if that was the issue!!! Watermellon! lol yup, I suppose so! I beat mine like a red headed step child and it just takes it and keeps on trucking. I hope some day to get it out of the weather too but just haven't had the time and energy yet! It...
  5. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 after Report -- 3 1/2 years running

    Thanks for the reply! Good to know about those issues. My biggest struggle of late is the PTO -- something keeps stopping it from working but I won't have to look at it again now until spring as it's plowing season ;) Cheers! and thanks for the kind words!
  6. emcvay

    PTO light is on but it will not engage

    Did you figure it out? I had the same issue and had it fixed when mine was in for a blown axle seal...then recently I went to use the PTO and waddaya know the PTO won't work again! I am guessing maybe a relay or fuse but and looking for options to check next time I'm there.
  7. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 FEL Joystick broke!!!

    Hey all! Got it fixed! Thank you so much! :) I was lucky and the local shop had one and it was actually cheaper than other dealer prices I'd seen online which was nice, so shout out to Okanogan Truck and Tractor for having the part and selling it for a decent price! Woot!
  8. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 FEL Joystick broke!!!

    Torx! Maybe. They are small and my old eyes couldn't tell but I'll bring some torx with me, thanks!
  9. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 FEL Joystick broke!!!

    *chuckle* I'll admit, that thought crossed my mind but on the other hand, he was providing me with lots of free labor that really helped me out! So, I'm happy to fix the tractor even if it was he who caused the breakage (I'm not convinced really) as it would cost me considerably more to hire...
  10. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 FEL Joystick broke!!!

    https://billstractor.net/joystick-mechanism-bracket-emax22-25-2538-2540-2555-2645-ml-140-141-150-and-151-801z1-80011-l1004000020/ I just found this one and my local supply seems to have one. I'm not sure it's exactly right but I'll only know once I get it and get back to my property where the...
  11. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 FEL Joystick broke!!!

    :mad::confused: Seems the little cast iron (I'm guessing) anchor for the FEL joystick broke on my 2012 Mahindra 5010 this weekend right before being able to drag some logs out of the woods I'd just bucked up. No idea how it happened as a friend was running the tractor for me but when he...
  12. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 after Report -- 3 1/2 years running

    Cool! I love my 5010 :D Can't beat the 4WD and it's definitely a rugged tractor that takes a lot of abuse! Happy tractoring!
  13. emcvay

    Grapple New 54" Grapple, first use

    Yup, it does bow a bit there. I think the clamping force of the cylinders is greater than the holding force of the top bar which is round tube welded between the tines. I think it really needs something welded to the top of it to provide more rigidity, but it works pretty well otherwise.
  14. emcvay

    Grapple New 54" Grapple, first use

    Cool! I've wondered how the heavier ones would do. One day maybe I'll get one! We were in Moses for 5 years but moved back to the Tri-Cities in '20 (and I forgot to update my profile) :rolleyes: Still practically neighbors :D
  15. emcvay

    Grapple New 54" Grapple, first use

    OK! Here it is. My review on the LS 54 Inch Grapple. I hope it helps someone here as I couldn't find a lot of video on this grapple (other than from salesman) when I was searching. And I think this will demonstrate the reason many recommend the big heavy grapples ;)
  16. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 after Report -- 3 1/2 years running

    Here we are in 2023 and almost 11 years from when I bought this beast and I'm still using and abusing it! But soon I'm going to protect it from lightening and or EMP! Woot! I hate the idea of losing equipment do to something I could have protected it from. Anyone else do this? I think...
  17. emcvay

    Grapple New 54" Grapple, first use

    For this interested, this isn't the review, just a video of me using the grapple a lot (and doing other stuff)...but I'll do the review soon! As for the tractor :D Still loving it!
  18. emcvay

    Grapple New 54" Grapple, first use

    Alright! Haven't busted it yet! Bent tines/teeth several times but am able to bang them out and keep on going when it happens. I've used it a fair amount since last fall and am doing a review soon on my YT channel. In fact today's video is mostly the tractor in action with the grapple...
  19. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 after Report -- 3 1/2 years running

    For thise intered we got back out and did some plowing. It's nice to have 4wd back! So far thise tractor has been awesome for our needs!
  20. emcvay

    Grapple New 54" Grapple, first use

    Keeps the rats from moving in ;)
  21. emcvay

    Grapple New 54" Grapple, first use

    I need to watch that! I hate to break things but I also realize where I am at is tough on all things...kinda like wheelin' the jeep, get rough and it breaks...take it easy and, well, sooner or later it will still break ;)
  22. emcvay

    Grapple New 54" Grapple, first use

    I tend to feel it's more of a problem of the area (rock, rock and then more rock) but my wife tells me I'm a typical Marine -- like a Bull in a China shop! Just go roaring in and getting it down while smashing and breaking everything in my way hahahaha Truthfully, I've been known to drive too...
  23. emcvay

    Grapple New 54" Grapple, first use

    Hey! I used to live in both Peachland and Kalowna as a kid ;) Neighbors indeed! I moved from Moses Lake down to Pasco (when I became a member 10 or 11 years ago I lived in Richland which is one of the 'Tri-Cities' of Eastern WA (Richland, Kennewick, Pasco) but the cabin is up in the Okanogan...
  24. emcvay

    Grapple New 54" Grapple, first use

    That's a much heavier grapple than this LS. Which means, I'll likely break it before too long but we'll see. It's funny, I said 7 years ago in my 3 1/2 year review of the tractor, not to buy cheap implements but then this was all that was available so I bought it and it was priced right ;)...
  25. emcvay

    Grapple New 54" Grapple, first use

    Well I have no doubt I'll find that out! ;) I will try NOT to break it of course, but I have a lot of work to do and I've pretty much broken every thing I use out there when it comes to the tractor LOL except the auger. I am hoping, however, that this grapple does the job! Luckily my neighbor...
  26. emcvay

    Grapple  New 54" Grapple, first use

    Hi All, Thanks again for all the advice in the past as well as recently! I finally settled on the LS 54" root grapple as it was both in stock locally and priced right (Thanks Buck at EFC Equipment!). I also had Rod over at Okanogan Truck and Tractor add a diverter valve since they had the...
  27. emcvay

    WESTENDORF BRUSH CRUSHER BC-4300 GRAPPLE

    Sorry for the late reply, I had already gone with the diverted. I do like it though. I just push a button on the joystick and the just opens and closes and I can feather it if needed. So far I am pretty happy 😊 Will have a vid out next week about it and using it at the cabin 😉
  28. emcvay

    Grapple Root Grapple for CUT recomendations

    Thanks Guys, I picked up an LS Grapple (54") and am hopeful it will do the job. I had only two choices really, the LS or a Westorf. Anything else I'd have to order and wait months and I have a need for one now (long story short is I've been doing a DNR thinning project and have a lot of brush...
  29. emcvay

    WESTENDORF BRUSH CRUSHER BC-4300 GRAPPLE

    Oh and EFC in Richland took care of me! Thanks Buck! Outstanding service!
  30. emcvay

    WESTENDORF BRUSH CRUSHER BC-4300 GRAPPLE

    Settled on the 54 inch LS. We shall see if it takes the beatings:)
  31. emcvay

    Grapple Root Grapple for CUT recomendations

    Gotcha thanks Just emailed with the guy I bought my MaHindra from. He's telling me the 54" doesn't really pick up less than a 66" and since it's lighter gives you a little more lifting cap. But then, it's all he has in stock. I've checked around and most are saying "Good Luck" try us next year!
  32. emcvay

    Grapple Root Grapple for CUT recomendations

    Is it the BE-SSGB2254 by Braber? How did it work out? I'm looking at the same issue (trying to get work done before the snow flies and grapples are hard to come by) and have a choice of the Braber BE-SSGB2254 or the LS version.
  33. emcvay

    WESTENDORF BRUSH CRUSHER BC-4300 GRAPPLE

    The above is not in stock either so I'm stuck with 54" grapples (LS or Braber) which are local. The Mahindra dealer tells me they have a 3rd member electronic switch that Mahindra uses to divert the bucket functions to the grapple. You push the button and the hydraulics are shifted to the...
  34. emcvay

    WESTENDORF BRUSH CRUSHER BC-4300 GRAPPLE

    With the 5010 I could use a pretty hefty one so am not too worries about weight but need something I can move rocks and samplings with and haul logs to the sawmill. I'm set now on hydraulics so just need to see if there is a good unit around that I could get to use this fall vs waiting. We're...
  35. emcvay

    WESTENDORF BRUSH CRUSHER BC-4300 GRAPPLE

    one of these not too far away 2022 LS Tractor Rake Grapple MCG3172A
  36. emcvay

    WESTENDORF BRUSH CRUSHER BC-4300 GRAPPLE

    wow! Thank You!!!! I will NOT be buying that unit. It's up to the LS vs waiting. Thanks
  37. emcvay

    WESTENDORF BRUSH CRUSHER BC-4300 GRAPPLE

    I am leaning towards hydraulic myself as I want a rake function as much as grapple. Being able to rake back and then scoop etc would be nice. The LS would get me in business right away and I suppose I could sell it if and when I decide to get a wicked. After all, with inflation that might be...
  38. emcvay

    WESTENDORF BRUSH CRUSHER BC-4300 GRAPPLE

    looking at these has me contemplating my options. The MaHindra 5010 has a lot of loader capacity but the wicked grapple recommended to me from EA is about twice what either of the above run. I'm tempted to save a couple grand and try the 4300 since it doesn't need hydraulics but am not sure...
  39. emcvay

    WESTENDORF BRUSH CRUSHER BC-4300 GRAPPLE

    Hey All, anyone familiar with these? WESTENDORF BRUSH CRUSHER BC-4300 GRAPPLE There is a dealer near me with a good price. Only other option is an LS Rake Grapple in 54" near me or a 4 month wait but I really could use one now.
  40. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 after Report -- 3 1/2 years running

    Truthfully, I think this tractor has held up well under the abuse I've given it LOL Other than the paint, it's faded to pink!
  41. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 after Report -- 3 1/2 years running

    We moved back down to the Tri-Cities a couple years back (just fixed my location today in here) but I love Montana and need to get back there!
  42. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 after Report -- 3 1/2 years running

    10 1/2 year update? Sure why not! Here are my original points from the 3 1/2year update with updates: 1. Buy heavier implements! Don't scrimp and buy a cheap plow blade. I broke mine twice three times and this last time also broke my three point which leads me to... 2. Don't plow in midrange...
  43. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 after Report -- 3 1/2 years running

    I'm sure you will! I use mine to move logs to the sawmill (often two or three at once if they are smaller) and it lifts a ton! I think it's rated at 3500lbs but whatever it is, I push it! I also use it to plow snow, grade the driveway, build fire breaks and mow etc etc....and all on rocky...
  44. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 after Report -- 3 1/2 years running

    Has it really been that long? Sorry all! 5 1/2 years later ;) The rats ate the wiring which was causing me all kinds of trouble...got it fixed. Broke the plow blade and the 3 point in the winter of 20 (I believe), also took the tractor in for another repair (can't recall what it was at the...
  45. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 after Report -- 3 1/2 years running

    The offending part. Notice the burned connector. The replacement with a Mitsubishi connector from the junk yard. Only problem I see is the Mitsu used smaller guage wires and the 10AWG wires on the tractor suggest they have more current or need more, going through them so it's possible the...
  46. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 after Report -- 3 1/2 years running

    Well it seems I had the wiring to the injector pump solenoid burn. The fraying suggests maybe a rat got in their and chewed them but I have no idea. $260 for a solenoid! Ouch!
  47. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 ROPS light wiring

    Having not found the worklight plug (if there is one even) nd without any other options I disconnected the rar lights(I'm in the middle of the woods in nowhere anyway) and plugged the ROPSLIGHTS into the right rear light plugs. It will do for now until I can get some time and warm weather to...
  48. emcvay

    Show your 1/23-24/16 snowstorm PICS!

    Not over on the East coast but here in WA (dry side -- or Eastern) we've got more than we've had in 6 years (wasn't up here before that) with 14" of pack and 3" fresh today. Now if I could find a spot to wire in those lights I'll be set for night plowing :)
  49. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 after Report -- 3 1/2 years running

    I've been browsing the forums a bit today after a long break and thought I'd post a bit of a report/review on my 5010. I bought the tractor in June of 2012 and have put over 400 hours on it (heck maybe it's over 500 I'll have to check) and have beat it to near death a few times! However, it...
  50. emcvay

    Lets see your Mahindra!

    Thats my 5010 removing rocks from our property -- we wanted to smooth out some of the land in front of our solar panels to make sort of a 'yard'. And here it is with the auger on the back and the forks on the front. Love my 5010 Red Beast!
  51. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 ROPS light wiring

    Hi All, It's been a LONG time! I've been running my 5010 in the woods for three years and love this tractor! But I've broken it a couple times too LOL it's a learning curve. Anyway, this post is to seek help/advise on mounting a ROPS Light kit and wiring it. I purchased the fual light kit...
  52. emcvay

    Ranch Type Entrance

    Just did :) Found this post looking for something but here's a shot: I made it 10'4" wide and 12'6" tall (the extra inches were more a function of 'fudge factor' than anything else.
  53. emcvay

    70+ hrs on my 5010 and loving it!

    Got to do a lot of plowing this past week and was loving it. But didn't like the chains! They were too big and need to be shortened and once I had them on they just slid down into the grooves between the treads.....guess I need some instruction there.
  54. emcvay

    Mahindra 5010 exhuast woes

    OK so how many with a 5010 or any side exhaust tractor have modified it to an ag exhaust (that blows up)? Mine blows dust all over gods creation and I'm starting to think it's time for a change!
  55. emcvay

    5010 at 36.5hrs and pretty darn happy

    Well I'm past the 50hr mark and planning to change the oil and filter next trip to the property :) and I'm LOVING my tractor! I've found all sorts of uses for the tractor! Getting firewood is just one of them :) It's great for it! My neighbors grandkids inherited 50 acres plus some farm...
  56. emcvay

    5010 at 36.5hrs and pretty darn happy

    Just thought I would post this for all those interested. After delivering the Mahindra 5010 to our property and doing a little mowing with it (and breaking the sheer pin and replacement bolt each -- once from a brain fart and once from a sapling) I left the tractor at the property and eagerly...
  57. emcvay

    Bent up my Box Blade!

    Seems I must have been working a little too enthusiastically with my box blade this last week. I was unloading it to put on the mower when I noticed the tabs (?) for the 3 point hitch (bottom arms) were bent. One was bent fairly severely and the other the pin was bent and loose. Not sure when...
  58. emcvay

    Show your tractor

    Finally got my new 5010 up to my property and started mowing and working on the roads and clearing brush :) Can't wait to get back there this weekend and spend a week working with it!!!
  59. emcvay

    We did it! THANKS!

    Got the tires filled (to 75%) with BioBallast and the canopy has been installed :) Pretty excited!!! Drove it down to the tire place and back :D That was the most fun I've had in a while! WhooHoo!
  60. emcvay

    Help with trailer requirement

    Hi Guys, Thanks again for all the help in my search to buy a tractor, now my next question: will a 16 foot trailer (bumper tow) be adequate for my 5010 Mahindra with FEL, 5' mower and box blade? Capacity is 12k on this trailer (rental) but I'm wondering if 16 feet is a little too short for...
  61. emcvay

    We did it! THANKS!

    There it is :) We actually have keys now too :) and bought the boom to go with it :) Can't wait to get busy with it!
  62. emcvay

    We did it! THANKS!

    I just wanted to thank everyone here for their assistance in our big purchase! My wife and I just walked out of the Mahindra Dealer the proud new owners of a 5010 with FEL and rotary mower/cutter and box blade :D THANKS!
  63. emcvay

    Beat Juice -- does it freeze?

    Something I was thinking about the other day was whether or not beat juice freezes? We can get temps in the -30s in the coldest part of winter and I'd hate to get up to the property only to find the tractor with exploded tires from frozen beat juice! lol :eek:
  64. emcvay

    Wow! So much to learn.

    Just in case you all thought my 20 acres was just a big side hill ;) There's quite a bit like this also. Now looking at all these pictures makes me want to get BACK! Sheesh...come on FRIDAY!
  65. emcvay

    Wow! So much to learn.

    Here's a shot of the driveway/easement road -- it's the steepest and worst section of road I have. I hope to be able to clean it up each year and keep the snow and ice off of it as much as possible in the winter. There's another shot of the driveway. Last one -- notice the ICE -- it can get...
  66. emcvay

    Wow! So much to learn.

    Upper Meadow (3200' in altitude) Drive way (notice slash pile that needs to be moved and burned). Here are two shots of the land, one shows the 'meadow' (or what I call a meadow anyway) and one shows the driveway about halfway into the land. Thanks for looking :)
  67. emcvay

    Wow! So much to learn.

    Hi All, If there is one thing I've learned in the last 6-12 months is that I have much to learn! I've been kicking tires a little and planning my first tractor purchase. I'm not in a huge hurry (thanks to a tight budget and poor economy and my desire not to use credit, or to limit its use)...
  68. emcvay

    Thanks

    Just popping in to say hi and thanks for the great site. I'll be perusing the forums and asking the typical newby question but hopefully in the right place. Thanks for the great site! Erik
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