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…

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…