Next Generation of Branson Tractors.

  I just got back from Branson Tractors headquarters and main assembly plant in Georgia. There are a lot of improvements and new models in pre-production right now! A budget minded 25 HP compact utility, A 25 HP sub-compact and a 110 HP utility, just to name a few. The Top model on my list…

Tractor Wars…The Battle Rages on. Branson 3515R vs. Kioti CK3510

  Welcome back to “Tractor Wars” everyone. This continuing series matches different brands of compact tractors to see who has the best machines in the fields. First off, I want to thank everybody for the kind words of encouragement. I also want to thank my competitors for donating their time and tractors to help me…

Naked Tractors! We went topless on a 4520R Branson Tractor!

We’ve taken all the sheet metal off of this 4520 Tractor from Branson Tractors…. And it still weighs over 2 Tons! Other tractors on the market today use aluminum alloys and plastic to keep costs down. Branson uses all steel and cast iron parts. * The 48 HP engine in this frame is a NON-COMPUTERIZED…

Chainsaw repair tip. #8

I think all of us that own and repair chainsaws will agree that bar and chain issues can be extremely confusing. Take, for instance, a recent service issue from our dealership. A customer had just purchased and installed a new chain on his Husqvarna chainsaw. After just a couple of minutes of use, the bar…

*UPDATE* Ferris’ New ISX800 Zero Turn Review

*The 800 now comes with a 5 year No-Hour-Limit Suspension Warranty and a $500 Instant Discount* November… In the power equipment world this is when all the new models for the coming year get unveiled. One that really caught my eye is the new ISX800 from Ferris Industries. Known for their independent suspension and grease-able components, Ferris…

Gravely Zero Turn Lawn Mowers. What’s in a name…?

  I’ve had a few old timers come into my dealership lately asking about the “return of gravely mowers” back onto the market. So I did a little investigating to see if the old company was still around and what they may have to offer. Let’s start with a little background… The Gravely Motor Plow…

Mahindra 1533 VS. Branson 3515

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…

Branson 3520 VS. Kioti CK3510

It may not feel like it today, but Spring is just around the corner. planting time will be here before we know it. There’s going to be a lot to do and you’ll need a machine that’s up to the task. From time to time I try to offer a quick comparison between tractors to…

Branson 4815R. A First Look

“You heard it here first!” Less than 3 days ago, the first 48 HP, 15 series Branson Tractors started rolling off the assembly line. ( A 4 cylinder 4×4 tractor with loader for around $20,000. I’m pumped! ) The 15 series tractors have been out for a couple of years now, so I know their…

Reviewing the 2018 Simplicity Courier

The Simplicity Courier…What can I say? It’s a pretty cool twist on lawn equipment. A quick glance reveals a zero turn lawn mower that also has a cargo bed to carry all of your supplies. But there’s a lot more to the courier… I’ve been in this business for 30 years and I’m not afraid…

Cub Cadet XT3 GSX Tractor Review

We’ve all said it..”They don’t make ’em like they used to” That’s true for a lot of things…But not everything! At Midstate Turf & Tractor, I talk to a lot of folks that need more than a lawn mower but don’t have the room or the budget for a compact tractor. Many times the homeowner…

COMPACT TRACTOR SHOPPING. PART 3#

If you missed parts 1 & 2  please go back & read those first. Because at this point, We are ‘knee deep’ into the facts behind compact tractors and what to look for when shopping for one. Today I will explain the different transmission options. PLUS we’ll discuss Lift capacities and wrap this series up…