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…

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…

COMPACT TRACTOR SHOPPING. PART 2#

In Part 1# of Compact Tractor Shopping we started the discussion of how to choose the right tractor. Today we’re moving on to Features & Options that really matter. WEIGHT. Depending on what your chores are, this can be the most important factor in your tractor purchase. Common sense would say “the larger the Horse…

COMPACT TRACTOR SHOPPING. PART #1

Buying a compact tractor is a big deal. Especially if it’s your first tractor. This is a serious investment of Your time and money. I am going to dedicate my next few posts to helping you research and find your perfect tractor. We’ll talk about what to look for and what really matters. When it…

Diesel Starting Issues Part 3

midstatemower.com In the previous articles we determined that we are getting fuel to & thru, the mechanical fuel pump. Here is a simple test to see if we have fuel getting into the cylinders. I contacted Branson Tractors in Rome, GA. for this test. According to Branson Service Manager, Scott Baughtman, There is a small pipe plug…

Diesel Starting Issues Part #2

midstateturfandtractor In part 1 of this lesson, we started covering some simple steps you can do to help diagnose no-start tractor problems at home. Remember, even these basic tests that you can do with hand tools can be dangerous. You’re working with fuel and moving parts, wear eye and skin protection and catch all fuel in an approved container. Now…

Diesel Starting issues..Simplified.

midstateturfandtractor I created this brief 3 part overview to help take a little of the mystery out of diesel engines. A little understanding goes a long way. A basic diesel engines runs by squeezing the fuel/air mixture so tightly that it explodes. (like a balloon, the higher the pressure the more powerful the pop will be). Heat…