Model year: 2011Date Purchased: 2015-08-11Number of Hours: 185
"2400 WT B100 Front Loader and rear plow -
I like the tractor. It has done real well for me. I only had one problem with it when it had a front end leak. The dealer repaired that with no other problem. It is like new. It is garage kept and has never been rained on.
I used it to plow the garden, and to load 16 foot logs for the log splitter and to haul fire wood. I now have health problems and can't use it. I am going to sell it. I don't know what it is worth. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Good tractor Cons: No problemsType of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA VAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
I hate this tractor
Model year: 2012Date Purchased: 2015-02-15Number of Hours: 170
"I thought this would be a good buy for my budget. If you are looking for a tractor to clean horse stalls this might be alright but for light farm work this piece has left me stranded in my field on several occasions.
I had to replace every bolt and turnbuckle on the hitch and 3point, replace hyd lines and cooling lines, antifreeze reservoirs and my dealer has had to locally manufacture control levers and rods because the cheap metal bends and breaks while bush hogging or moving snow. and now it's stuck behind my barn with a starter issue. If you want to buy one, buy mine.... I'm tiered of it!"
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Pretty orange color makes it look like a kabota.Cons: Not suited for American farm work...Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA WAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Sam Thompson
Model year: 2014Date Purchased: 2014-03-01Number of Hours: 125
"I really like the tractor, it is 4-wheel drive, manual shift. It came with 60" belly mower and frontend loader. I've since bought a bush-hog, blade, tiller. The 3-cylinder diesel is really efficient and plenty of power. Have never had any problems so far. I filled the rear tires with fluid(washer fluid). The only thing I would change is have the clutch and brake pedals a little lower, you have to lift your foot off the floor to push on them. The belly mower is not easy to get on and off."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Starts easy, has good power, fuel efficient.Cons: Foot petals too high.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA MOI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
It Is What It Is
by Lynn Wright
Model year: 2009Date Purchased: 2011-10-11Number of Hours: 210
"Got a great deal on this tractor with just 60 hours on it. We have a small heavily wooded property so I needed something that was compact to get around. It came with the FEL and a well used box blade, a bush hog and finish mower.
Branson does pass their warranty on to subsequent owners which is good because the hydraulic pump went out just before the warranty ended. A few months before that I had to have a transmission repair as a problem with a clip caused it no to be able to go into gear and tore up the ring gear. I am fortunate to have a great dealership to deal with in North Georgia Tractor. Unfortunately I had to wait for 2 months for the parts for the ring gear repair to get shipped in from over seas.
Most of what I use it for is grooming a very large stone driveway. I am still trying to get used to the rear hydraulics in controlling the box blade. I think those controls lack. The FEL works well and I end up doing more of the grooming with that than the box blade. It has plenty of power to run a 4 foot bush hog but pulling a 4 foot box blade up a hill on stone will just cause it to start to bury all 4 wheels.
With a lot of trees around, many which have fallen, a more powerful tractor would certainly be useful as this doesn't have quite what I could use doing a lot of the work. But then a larger tractor would have problems getting to where this one does. Overall I really like it, just wish it had a more controllable rear lift and a little more guts. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Always starts and runs well.Cons: The issues I mentioned which were repaired under warranty could make you a little nervous about future issues.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA TNI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Tony Sanchez
Model year: 2010Date Purchased: 2010-09-24Number of Hours: 254
"I liked this tractor to begin with. However, the customer can go service themselves! Parts starting breaking prematurely. My local dealer went out of business leaving the closest dealer 300 miles away or in another state.
Customer service from the head office in Georgia is non-existent. You can leave multiple messages for a return call and not get ONE single call returned. I believe they wait for the warranty to expire prior to calling you back.
If you are considering buying a Branson please look at another brand. Most likely you will be extremely disappointed."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Nice paint job.Cons: Very, very, poor customer service. Type of User: Homeowner 50-100 AcresLocation: USA ORI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS