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  1. Branson Bob

    Add a cab

    Yeah I know. My inability to act like an adult kicked in again. :giggle: I guess if wood is good enough for planes and boats, why not tractors? (y)
  2. Branson Bob

    4520R exhaust adequate for pest erradication?

    You're a very decent man, Slim. I hope you didn't feel to much killer's remorse. :LOL:
  3. Branson Bob

    Add a cab

    If I was fabbing a cab for my tractor I wouldn't use teak... or any wood for that matter. :giggle:
  4. Branson Bob

    Updated list of Service Manual + Part Books

    Thanks kantuckid. I appreciate the info.
  5. Branson Bob

    What have you done to your Branson today?

    What's the next step AM? You filling the square tube with concrete?
  6. Branson Bob

    Change oil every year or at the recommended 300 hours

    Couldn't agree with you more about common sense Cougsfan. I can tell by looking at the oil on my dipstick approximately where my oil is in its life cycle. I also agree that many/most overchange their oil however if cost is no object and one views it as "insurance" there are worse things you can...
  7. Branson Bob

    Hydrostat adjustment

    Do you ever have a situation where you have to fine tune the pedal position into "neutral" in order to start the tractor?
  8. Branson Bob

    Branson 3510 (2004) lost hydraulics (three point and front end loader)

    What kind of replacement tractor did you buy Mike?
  9. Branson Bob

    Branson 3510 fuel pump advice

    Sorry it cost you so much. Thanks for making the issue public so that others benefit from your experience
  10. Branson Bob

    Branson 3510, what’s it worth?

    Just off the top of my head I would bet lots of people would be willing to pay $8K. Maybe start at 10 and adjust accordingly? I'm told that supply chain issues continue and that new tractors are in short supply causing the used tractor prices to surge a bit.
  11. Branson Bob

    What have you done to your Branson today?

    They say farms are among the most dangerous workplaces. Though I don't consider our land a farm in the strict sense I'm often working alone and many things I do are calculated risks. I think that speaks for a lot of us. Yeah well that changes everything! If there's no photo it didn't happen...
  12. Branson Bob

    What have you done to your Branson today?

    I believe it's this one (it's not adjustable): 60" Tree Boom Attachment
  13. Branson Bob

    What have you done to your Branson today?

    Replacing the worn-out front tires on the Cub.
  14. Branson Bob

    What have you done to your Branson today?

    It must be some sort of bad joke. :)
  15. Branson Bob

    What have you done to your Branson today?

    Four beams in all.
  16. Branson Bob

    What have you done to your Branson today?

    I used the 3520 to place beams for the new deck. Working by myself as usual.
  17. Branson Bob

    3515H Loader Hydraulics

    It's only my opinion but I would say that the hydraulic valves for my FEL and backhoe are a bit jerky. Though I've not run another brand of tractor it's easy for me to believe that while Branson is the class leader among CUTs in lifting capacity, weight, and strength of construction that they...
  18. Branson Bob

    What have you done to your Branson today?

    Hey Slim. I've been tempted to remove the loader when mowing but have never actually done so. As I'm sure you can tell the FEL came off when backscraping at a steep bucket angle however I don't know when the pin was lost.
  19. Branson Bob

    What have you done to your Branson today?

    Resetting it ended up not being too bad. After I got the come-along and the sling it took about 15 minutes. I used the ROPS as the pull point. Thanks guys. I was lucky that there was no damage and that I was somehow alert enough to actually notice what was happening. I can't imagine how a...
  20. Branson Bob

    What have you done to your Branson today?

    I was scraping up some wood chips I had used to fill underneath a tree and the FEL loader notified me that it was only attached on one side. Somehow the linchpin had come out and the main pin apparently followed suit. I was lucky enough to have an extra pin and between moving the levers...
  21. Branson Bob

    Branson 3620

    FWIW, in case anyone's interested: https://bransontractors.com/product/3520h/ http://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractors/004/0/7/4076-mahindra-1635.html https://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractors/004/0/7/4076-mahindra-1635-attachments.html...
  22. Branson Bob

    trailer without brakes - max weight

    There are two separate discussions... what the law says and what the reasonable, common-sense precaution is. There are numerous variables but the most basic one is "tow vehicle weight to towed load weight ratio," or whatever you want to call it. For instance I think most would agree that 2:1...
  23. Branson Bob

    Branson 6530C seems to be hot under the hood

    Slim, is that yellowish stuff pollen or is it just dust?
  24. Branson Bob

    Branson 6530C seems to be hot under the hood

    Others will correct me if I'm wrong but you cannot typically run a current through your multimeter. It's a measurement circuit and cannot handle full load current traveling through it. If you put the test probes in series with the circuit so that the circuit runs through the meter it might blow...
  25. Branson Bob

    Branson 6530C seems to be hot under the hood

    If there's a loose wire or connection it could cause (intermittent) arcing which could cause heating without an overcurrent condition. You can measure current in a circuit using a clamp meter IF there's enough exposed length of wire to clamp around.
  26. Branson Bob

    My New Branson 5835R

    Hey Elmo. Looking forward to hearing about all of your projects... and seeing the pics. Congratulations!
  27. Branson Bob

    5835 first regen

    I have a 3520H and I've never regened and I'm somewhere around 200 hours. It makes sense that the ambient air temp has some to do with the soot accumulation. Sobeit, not to be nosey but whereabouts are you located? Thanks.
  28. Branson Bob

    Broken Belt Loops

  29. Branson Bob

    Up-sizing my Branson 4015H to a 5520H

    Congratulations! Which dealer did you buy from?
  30. Branson Bob

    Stupid zerk fittings/pin grease on Branson 2810 with BL-10 FEL

    I use this stuff: https://www.google.com/shopping/product/12265755553917652986?q=moly+grease&prds=eto:951548679812446181_0;16993637834003389992_0;13698350291324318821_0&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiJnK2R7_zwAhVGCTQIHdoIDVMQ9pwGCAU
  31. Branson Bob

    Stupid zerk fittings/pin grease on Branson 2810 with BL-10 FEL

    When I got my first tractor 5 years ago I eventually learned this idea... that for some of the zerks you need to move the attachments to alleviate pinch points so that they accept grease. This I found to be especially true with the backhoe zerks.
  32. Branson Bob

    What have you done to your Branson today?

    The hose on my pressure washer was too short so I used the FEL bucket as an elevated platform so I could wash the top of the tank. After washing the top I stood in the bucket and washed the top half of the tank. Wifey washed the lower half from the ground. I'm getting the fiberglass water tank...
  33. Branson Bob

    What have you done to your Branson today?

    The hose on my pressure washer was too short so I used the FEL bucket as an elevated platform. After washed the top off I stood in the bucket and washed the top sides. Wifey did the lower half of the tank from the ground. I'm getting the fiberglass water tank ready for paint tomorrow.
  34. Branson Bob

    Last chance-Talk me out of a HST cab 20 series

    If you make a drum ballast you might consider placing some PVC conduit or pipe in the concrete so that you can carry some long-handled tools in the ballast.
  35. Branson Bob

    Last chance-Talk me out of a HST cab 20 series

    By using the 3-point you relieve an enormous amount of weight from the front axle... but you have the reverse situation... you have to put a bucket load on the FEL or the front axle floats off the ground a bit and you're forced to use your split brakes to steer. Luckily it's the rear wheels that...
  36. Branson Bob

    Last chance-Talk me out of a HST cab 20 series

    Espace, My 2016 3520H FEL (BL25) is rated for 2100 at the pins to full height but can just barely lift (6") and move 275 gallon IBC totes filled with water. That's 2400 lbs. It's helpful when my backhoe is on. Lately I lift them using my 3-point hitch using a 3-point to quickattach adapter so...
  37. Branson Bob

    Considering a Branson 5520H

    Nice pics Matt... nice property too!
  38. Branson Bob

    Considering a Branson 5520H

    Congratulations Matt! Wishing you many years of productive and trouble free fun. BTW, please post photos of your new baby! We love baby pictures!
  39. Branson Bob

    Branson 20 Series Tire Bolts

    Agree with PTSG. You could possibly bring the bolt to a Fastenal/McMaster-Carr/Lord and Sons/Graingers and try to match it. Or if you don't already have one you can get a good cheap LCD digital caliper from Harbor Freight and figure out what you need to order online. Either way I doubt you'd...
  40. Branson Bob

    My new baby and first tractor 3620H

    Ning, I aborted that shopping trip after I found out that there is no universal size (as there is with "quick-tach" FEL attachments). As a result you cannot go onto the open market looking for one because when you call Titan attachments or BXpanded or any of those companies (as I did), they...
  41. Branson Bob

    My new baby and first tractor 3620H

    I second this. The pallet forks get a lot of work done for me and I've removed about 15 fairly large trees in the 5 years I've had the tractor. I've made a ton of brushpiles with them. I've also gotten pretty good at "skimming" brush off the ground with the forks... often when I'm arcing a...
  42. Branson Bob

    Branson 2810 Leaking FEL Quick Disconnect Solved

    Good stuff, thanks Melsman!
  43. Branson Bob

    What have you done to your Branson today?

    I read somewhere that the topsoil there is among the deepest on earth.
  44. Branson Bob

    What have you done to your Branson today?

    Besides changing the belt on the Cub I took down a fairly large dying tree that was in the way of the deer fencing project and I cleaned it up. I also sank the final 8 T-posts (153 total, 10' apart). Working by myself I fashioned a modified plumb bob to help me position the tractor over my mark...
  45. Branson Bob

    What have you done to your Branson today?

    Yeah usually I use the backhoe to dig out as much of it as I can find but didn't have the time as I'm only there on weekends and there's a 3 hour drive each way. I pulverized the whole area and made sure I was wearing long pants and boots, and being very careful. Here's a shot of the area with...
  46. Branson Bob

    What have you done to your Branson today?

    Bushwacking and pulverizing poison oak into the ground in advance of the new deer fencing, moving brush piles and logs from a tree takedown, and using the FEL to lift the Cub so I could change the belt:
 
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