I was blind-sided the other day by a neighbor who stopped by to ask my opinion of what he called “That little Mahindra tractor made by Mitsubishi”
I’m sure my blank stare said it all, But I told him I’d get back to him about it. I researched the Mahindra company web site and some of my favorite forum sites. Then I built a comparison chart between the Mahindra 1533 and The closest Branson Tractor I could find, the 3515R. The winner in each category is highlighted.
BRANSON 3515R MAHINDRA 1533
35 HP / 30 PTO 34.5 HP / 25 PTO
no-regen. no regen.
3014 lbs. 3164 lbs.
6 yr. war. 7 yr. war.
3306 lbs. rear lift 2646 lbs. rear lift
12/12 transmission 8/8 transmission
13.4 GPM hydr. 11.1 GPM hydr.
2 speed PTO 1 speed PTO
ldr. lift 2,713 lbs. ldr lift 1,650
NOTE: The Branson loader capacity is with the new standard equipment BL150 Loader.
As for prices, I contacted several Mahindra dealers but could not get any of them to commit to a sale price. Mahindra Tractor Co. has a suggested price of $26,880 for the tractor with loader. Our everyday cash price on the Branson 3515R loader package is $18,800. (almost $10,000 less)
As a general rule, I try not to trash-talk a competitors machine. I let the numbers speak for themselves and the readers draw their own conclusions.
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Thanks for Reading!