I have had nothing but good experiences with my Branson. I shopped for the usual brands (John Deere, Case, New Holland, etc.) but found that the Branson had all the right features plus it was about 1000 lbs. heavier than the competition. My dad always said that you buy a tractor by the pound---that's where the power is.
I've used the tractor pretty hard - clearing lots of acres of brush. It is very tough and has a lot of pull. I can usually pull or push anything I want.