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Old 21st February 2005, 13:09   #1
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i am planning to buy a pre owned mahindra 540 4x4 or a trax gurkha / judo 4x4( the one with the shorter wheel base)...
ill be using it mostly on my farm ... i need 4x4 during the monsoons.
what i need out of it is torque... to get me out of muck when i get stuck ...... comfort is secondry...... the vehicle should perform like a mule...
please help me decide...
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Old 21st February 2005, 13:35   #2
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I really have no idea about these two vehicles, but generally speaking, i would think it would be easier and cheaper to run the more popular MM540, as you see them all over the place.

However, the Traxx does have some Mercedes sourced parts in it....i think(?).
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yup i belive the trax has the om616tc engine in it ....which i think also has a 5 speed gearbox.... but power i dont know
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Go for the Tata 207 DI.. I think that one is best value for money and can be used for multiple functions, and very very farm friendly vehicle..
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hey thanx manish...but i already own a tata 207 di & the traction that it provides on wet grass or mud is nothing great.... well actually its BAD... you get plenty of wheelspins in a tata 207di when the surface is loose & wet...
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you get plenty of wheelspins in a tata 207di when the surface is loose & wet
What tyres do you have on? Maybe changing to some good Mud tyres will imporve the grip.

If the wheels spin on loose and wet surfaces, its not the car which is at fault but the tyres.
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Go for the 540. The trax is extremely poor in build quality, the levels are absolutely unacceptable. The 540 is not a match for modern day vehicles, but its build and reliability is light years ahead of the Trax.

Also as Rtech rightly said, upkeep will be a far simpler task.

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rtech i have the bridgestone 235/?/r15s desert dulers on the tata...& the wheel spin is only on loose & wet surface not on tarmac ....
& i guess i ll go in for the mm540.... thank you everybody
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Have you considered the Mahindra Bolero Invader with the DI engine.. I guess that should be a good farm vehicle too ??
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Maybe you should consider the Trax Judo? Have you seen the video?..I was just browsing through this site to find the same..I'm not sure a Mahindra could do some extreme stuff shown here..

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My reccomendation is the Trax Gurkha. I have a traveller for my personal use and thats the same engine on the non TC Gurkha. Its fabulously reliable, the 4WD is amazing and it even has a diff lock. Build quality is also much, much better now. Its also a lot more comfortable than the MM540.
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I have just finished reading this thread here and I can tell you that it has to be Gurkha..
read this complete thread and you'll learn why!!
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...good-gets.html
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You gotta get the gurkha , the vehicle is just too good , but the real problem is where you would find a good enough vehicle . Force Motors have stopped production and people who have these vehicle already simply are not willing to part with them . But there is a member in this forum by the name GURKHA get in touch with him and he will help you out in finding or getting one of these mean 4x4 machines.

Mods : going slightly off topic here : Today i saw a Gurkha complete with the Water fording kit in place , painted military green . it looks real mean ...I saw it near Kalyananagar Bus Station , Outer Ring Road, Bangalore
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ummm guys, you are replying to a question that was asked in Feb 2005!! I think Sanket would have made his decision by now considering we are in 2007!

Time to lock this thread I guess.
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