Model year: 2013Date Purchased: 2012-10-12Number of Hours: 1600
"The tractor ran well for the first year, and then it developed a dangerous intermittent creeping, even creeping uphill fully loaded.
Then it broke 3 stub axles in 3 1/2 months. The dealer replaced those. Also, the tractor is losing speed, sometimes not even able to go forward, just backward. The creeping has never stopped.
The dealer and Branson are refusing to provide permanent repairs to breaking stub axles. We are asking for our money back. It is still under warranty and neither will communicate with us. The dealer is now charging us for warranty work. Branson (dealer name removed) have not stood behind their product. We are now writing executives of both companies daily trying to get a response.
Also, in seeking to get the tractor recalled, we found out that this tractor may be what is considered a "gray market" tractor (i.e, built to meet specifications in South Korea but not meeting them in Canada). This means the steel is not the quality required for cold in Canada. Our next purchase will be North American made, we've learned a valuable lesson!"
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: The tractor did do the job when it wasn't brokenCons: Company does not stand behind its productType of User: Homeowner 50-100 AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Well Built Branson 3510H
Model year: 2012Date Purchased: 2012-06-25Number of Hours: 135
"I looked at all the tractors out there before I looked at the Branson to be honest and was glad I did. I found it to have more steel where it was required and a well put together package. I got a backhoe and chipper and have used them a lot with out a hitch.
The power is good and VERY fuel efficient. I am in the process of going to anther Branson buy with a cab and 47hp. I hope I am as happy with it as I have been with my 3510H. I will keep you posted on the results."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Construction, fuel efficiency, power, turning radius, size, big ind tires, appearance.Cons: None.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: Branson 4520C REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Branson: Would Buy Again
by Sandy Beach
Model year: 2012Date Purchased: 2012-05-31Number of Hours: 200
"It exceeds all of our expectations. Great design features:
- Steel body everywhere (no plastic body panels).
- Nothing hanging below chassis to catch on.
- Gauges easy to read, controls mostly easy to find and use.
- Comfortable adjustable seat.
- Easy access to filters, oil/fluid drains and fillers, grease zerks, engine compartment.
I use it on my tree farm for hauling loads, skidding logs, building roads, moving forest slash & chips. I even use it for pushing over small trees (up to 10"-12" diameter). It drives my shaft-driven wood chipper. Those chips are very handy for filling in low & wet spots in skid roads.
My wife hires out with the Branson for repairing & grading gravel roads using a land plane. Makes good money doing that work and saves customers money by regrading existing gravel instead of buying more rock."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Many excellent design features.Cons: Odd placement of headlights (often blocked by loader) and wheel lock.Type of User: Commercial FarmerLocation: USA WAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Good Tractor for the Money
by Larry Hall
Model year: 2008Date Purchased: 2008-01-08Number of Hours: 200
"Hi. Have had the tractor for a while now. Good performance reliability. Don't like the front grill. The front grill and dash console are plastic composite. Grill was poorly protected (my fault I have added grill guard now). The dash mounted hour meter went out due to freeze in cold weather (LCD).
The bad thing is the replacement is only offered as part of a complete dash module costing over 500.00 dollars. I have replaced it with after an marked for only $9.00.
On the good side---I am very rough on this tractor and I use the crap out of the tractor when I am on it. It performs very well and I had had no issues mechanically with it. Moreover It was a great value for the money and as I have found all other models in this class also have plastic grills and dash."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Heavy, powerful, rugged good value.Cons: Dealer network, parts cost, plastic parts on grill and dash.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA TXI also considered buying: New Holland 4010 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Rob Beshers
Model year: 2012Date Purchased: 2012-08-02Number of Hours: 26
"I have had three different Branson tractors...they are scrap! I know what I am talking about because we have tried to use them on our farm as well as in our yard. Go with another tractor: Kubuta, John Deere, Massey... any of which is far better, compact or AG size."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: None.Cons: Really!Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA GAI also considered buying: John Deere 2630, Massey Ferguson 2675, Cockshutt 35 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
2012 Branson 3510h Compact Tractor
by Allen Walker
Model year: 2012Date Purchased: 2012-10-25Number of Hours: 10
"I am extremely happy with my Branson tractor purchase. I chose Branson because of its quality, warranty, and price. Branson tractors are owned by Kukje Machinery Co, a South Korean company, and I have lived in Korea and I know and understand the high quality standards Korean companies hold themselves to. Kukje also builds tractors for John Deere's overseas market, and the engine in the Branson tractor is essentially a Cummins Diesel, built by Kukje in a joint venture with Cummins. Kukje and Cummins have been in partnership since 2002.
For the price, you cannot find a better built, more powerful tractor out there. The Branson 3510h is a great tractor for small farms, and, though it may seem large for only a few acres of land, I went with the recommendation to buy a tractor at least one size bigger than I thought I'd need, which I heard from several guys who purchased tractors that eventually proved to be too small.
The 3510h has been a great workhorse for the short time we've owned it. Our tractor has moved several tons of dirt, with both the FEL and box scraper. This tractor is impressive! And heavier than its competitors in the same HP range. It has the most comfortable seat on the market for a stock tractor, and several perks built in that I didn't see on JD, Kubota, or Massey (like the fuel tank filler at knee height rather than on top of the engine). Love the two small tool/storage boxes that are built in, and the tilt wheel and cruise control are great features on this tractor. I highly recommend Branson tractors."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Comfortable seat, fuel tank filler position, durability.Cons: Position of the PTO switch; tight cockpit.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA WAI also considered buying: John Deere 3520, Kubota L3400, Mahindra 3616 HST REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Chris Tebbens
Model year: 2011Date Purchased: 2011-09-06Number of Hours: 16
"Since the delivery Of the Branson, I've given it a fair work out. I mowed 8 acres of pasture that hadn't been mowed yet this year. It was 3 to 3 1/2 feet tall. I had to stop many times to blow out the screens on the radiator due to seeds and fuzz build up.
The driveway has been regraded. I used the FEL to help me dig up and replace 50 feet of field drain tile. I've also used it while fixing some pasture fencing. I'm very happy with the performance of the Branson 3510h so far. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Location of fuel tank and fuel tank filler. Hydro trans.Cons: Placement of PTO switch.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA INI also considered buying: Ford-New Holland 3230, Kioti Ck35S HST REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
2009 Branson 3510h Compact Tractor
by David Searle
Model year: 2009Date Purchased: 2011-04-18Number of Hours: 26
"Although it is very early in my review I had some minor problems which I knew of at Like missing PTO shaft cover/paint lifting off tractor around seat, I think because of weather---sitting outside with no roof since 2009 or longer; cracks in left front tire; seat cover cracked; and the parking brake dash lamp didn't work.
Some of these problems were fixed by the dealer before delivery He also informed me that they are dropping the Branson Line. Some problems were taken care of by the factory like the paint and PTO Shaft Cover. I just called the factory explained my problems and they sent me everything I needed to easily repair the tractor."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Well built unit. Offers some extra features. Good value.Cons: Trailer plug on the rear of tractor I find useless. I can't find a female match.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA PAI also considered buying: Bobcat CT335, Kubota B3030, Cub Cadet Yanmar EX3200 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2009Date Purchased: 2011-04-18Number of Hours: 22
"I have a few minor problems my parking brake dash light does not work, the power coat is peeling of under the seat and under the tractor."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Good build quality. Good power.Cons: Rear remotes should come standard; Electric plug on back of tractor is useless.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA PAI also considered buying: Bobcat CT335, Ford-New Holland 3430 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS