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    Default Branson 3510 transmission cracked in half

    Brought my Branson to the dealer to have to reverse adjusted and they said the transmission is crack completely in half. I bought it new and it now have 600 hour on it. But off warranty.

    Does anyone know where I can get a used transmission for a 3510?

    Thanks, Marc

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    Default Re: Branson 3510 transmission cracked in half

    Quote Originally Posted by MarcBrett View Post
    Brought my Branson to the dealer to have to reverse adjusted and they said the transmission is crack completely in half. I bought it new and it now have 600 hour on it. But off warranty.

    Does anyone know where I can get a used transmission for a 3510?

    Thanks, Marc
    Did you get any pictures?
    He who is full loathes honey, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zork

    Did you get any pictures?
    I don't have pictures. I have not gone to the dealers to see it.

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    Default Re: Branson 3510 transmission cracked in half

    Did you have the machine since it was new?

    Is there anywhere in your memory where the machine may have encountered this kind of damage?
    He who is full loathes honey, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.

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    Default Re: Branson 3510 transmission cracked in half

    Quote Originally Posted by Zork View Post
    Did you have the machine since it was new?

    Is there anywhere in your memory where the machine may have encountered this kind of damage?
    Yes, I bought it new. I use it to brush hog 10 acres, use the front loader and back blade to remove snow and level driveway.

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    Default Re: Branson 3510 transmission cracked in half

    Quote Originally Posted by MarcBrett View Post
    Yes, I bought it new. I use it to brush hog 10 acres, use the front loader and back blade to remove snow and level driveway.
    Is it a broken case or does the dealership have it completely cracked in half to replace the clutch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zork

    Is it a broken case or does the dealership have it completely cracked in half to replace the clutch?
    I have not seen it. The dealer said it is cracked in half.

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    Default Re: Branson 3510 transmission cracked in half

    Ask the dealer to contact Branson and request a good-will warranty. Perhaps you can at least get the parts cost covered. While they do not technically owe it if it is out of warranty, they hate to see this and may want to help you.

    We have replaced a couple of busted Branson clutch-housings. I doubt you will find a used one anywhere, and new ones are around $1500-$1700 plus shipping, plus labor to install. There are two different housings, depending on your engine. It is more than a clutch housing, although that is what the part is called. It also includes the first part of the transmission. It is a chore to replace. You may want to replace the clutch while you are there.
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    Default Re: Branson 3510 transmission cracked in half

    Quote Originally Posted by DavesTractor View Post
    Ask the dealer to contact Branson and request a good-will warranty. Perhaps you can at least get the parts cost covered. While they do not technically owe it if it is out of warranty, they hate to see this and may want to help you.

    We have replaced a couple of busted Branson clutch-housings. I doubt you will find a used one anywhere, and new ones are around $1500-$1700 plus shipping, plus labor to install. There are two different housings, depending on your engine. It is more than a clutch housing, although that is what the part is called. It also includes the first part of the transmission. It is a chore to replace. You may want to replace the clutch while you are there.
    Dealer said Branson will do nothing.

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    Default Re: Branson 3510 transmission cracked in half

    I understand what your going through. I bought a new 3510 this summer and have had endless problems with the BH and FEL, this has been going on since April and Branson just now got the poop together and got the parts to my dealer. I am very unhappy with Branson and will never buy another one of their machines again. Maybe the dealer will give you a good deal on a trade in. I hope it all works out in your favor, somehow.

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