Aren't these the tractors Cabelas was labeling and selling? If so, a friend has one and loves it.
I have a Kubota but regardless of the brand, my advice is get a front end loader, HST, and 4WD. I would never consider one without these 3 things. You will be amazed how handy that bucket is.
I have found that you can get a larger Ag tractor, that you may have to shift, with a bucket and other amenities for the money you have to spend extra for hydro stat. Had my JD 5210 for almost 20 years and ZERO problems.
Cabelas tractors were TYMs.
I love this Cabelas LM35...The whole utility tractor thing has never made sense to me. Tractors are to slow for efficient use of a FEL... 4x4 wouldn't be needed with a decent rear tire. I've owned a couple utility tractors just because I found deals I knew I could turn and burn on to make a little cash.
For food plot work my favorite is a old ford work master jubilee. I've got a lx885 60h.p skid steer for bucket work. A case 530 back hoe for the occasional digging. I've got less than 15k in those 3 tools and can do everything faster than a more expensive utility tractor.
So why spend more money on a a jack of all trades-master of none? Spend less and get a master of each?
Wondering if anyone out there has experience with Branson Tractors in the 35-37HP range?
Good advise here. I could (and do) deal without the hydrostat, as long as it’s a shuttle shift, but whatever size you think you need, go one size bigger and you should be happy. Proximity to a dealer for you should be a consideration, it’s not if you need parts, but when and how quickly.
It's definitely good to outline your plans for use before you buy so you get the proper size tractor for your needs. Although, I digress, you never really realize the potential and usefulness of these tractors until you have one at your disposal.Good advise here. I could (and do) deal without the hydrostat, as long as it’s a shuttle shift, but whatever size you think you need, go one size bigger and you should be happy. Proximity to a dealer for you should be a consideration, it’s not if you need parts, but when and how quickly.