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    Mini Ex Advice Please

    I'm in a similar situation as the OP with a bunch of projects needing a mini-ex on a private mountain property. I have a 20 series Branson tractor without backhoe and having a dedicated machine that can handle trenching for drainage, digging retaining wall footings, laying CAT6 cable and...
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    Worn Tie Rod Ends

    I appreciate the info Zork. I have seen the replacement factory part and it is "beefier" than the tie rod that is on my 2021 model. I'm guessing the failure rate was/is high and pushed them to redesign. I'm going to replace both rod ends at the end of this season assuming they don't fail...
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    Worn Tie Rod Ends

    I asked my dealer about where they are most likely to fail and he told me they have not see one separate at the swivel joint but have had a few come in fractured between the joint and knuckle. This would make sense since the newer ones are much beefier in this area. Where exactly did yours...
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    Worn Tie Rod Ends

    Very doable. I'm an engineer and my son is a welder. Thanks.
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    Worn Tie Rod Ends

    They are loose at the ball joint not at the knuckle.
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    Worn Tie Rod Ends

    I was doing my seasonal maintenance on a 3 year old 3620H and found both tie rod ends are loose at the ball coupling. Tractor has 250 hours and I have been relatively careful about not overloading the front end, turning to the stops and not turning while the tractor is stationary but they are...
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    Status of Everything Attachments

    My recollection of the story was the county/city building dept. failed their inspection and would not issue a CO due to building code violations. Then the finger pointing started between the company and contractor eventually ending up where it still is today. I may have some of those detail...
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    Status of Everything Attachments

    That could be the truth but don’t fail to also take into consideration what would have happened if the new factory could have been completed and put into operation as originally planned. I recall that the whole reason for the new building was to reduce lead times from months to weeks or...
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    Status of Everything Attachments

    I completely agree that 10% down would have been a much more preferred way to make the purchase but......since that wasn't an option and I didn't want to buy another brand of grapple, I accepted the risk. Its perfectly fine if you would have made a different choice. At the time I made my...
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    Status of Everything Attachments

    I've followed these EA threads since they started and want to offer my rational for having spent the small premium on a Wicked Grapple and paying in full for a delivery that was 5 months out. Being a mechanical engineer I tend to evaluate things in detail. I determined that my 35HP tractor...
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    Looking to get a tractor transported from FL to MI

    Try this. It an Ebay like auction site for shipping: https://www.uship.com/
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    What's your technique for removing trees/brush with your grapple? Here's mine....

    I'm on a large very wooded property that I have been slowly opening up. In the original post by Piston, he mentioned that some trees which were "very stable" required a little loosening around the roots. I also use a similar technique on 6"-10" dia. trees but have found some species have a...
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    Have You Replaced Your Water Pump?

    My 2021 3620H needed a warranty water pump replacement at ~175 hrs. Was getting a leak from the weep hole at start up that would quit once it warmed up. Now have 210 hrs over 2 years and have been very satisfied with the performance.
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    rattleing engine

    My 3620H has had this same engine rattle since day 1 when I purchased new and currently have 200hrs with no change to sound. Ive also spent time searching for answers/explanations as to if it is "normal" and so far the answers have been very similar to the responses in this thread. The one...
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    Help with roundup mixing.

    My Go-TO-KILL-ANYTHING formula is 4 oz./gallon of Tractor Supply FarmWorks 53.8% Glyphosate and 1.5 oz./gallon Remedy Ultra. This combination takes care of just about anything on my private property in National forest.
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    Ripping roots with a tractor?

    I used a DirtDog subsoiler to rip out the roots in a new vegetable garden after the stump grinder finished his work on about 10 stumps. When you hook a large one that stops the tractor, lifting up on the 3-Point usually could bring them to the surface where you can hook them again in a...
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    New Tractor: Three Point Hitch Came Apart (see pictures)

    You may want to move your lower bungee cord attachment point. A good wind and that tarp will pull the hitch pin clip on your upper link.
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    3620H Stuck in Range A - Eazy Fix

    After talking about this with the dealer, he told me this can happen in any range and is a result of applying either inward pressure (to ranges C/D) or outward pressure (to ranges A/B) before first fully shifting forward or backward to neutral. The fix is the same, just bring the disengaged...
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    3620H Stuck in Range A - Eazy Fix

    Problem resolved. The dealer gave me enough info to figure out that the linkage did indeed get out of alignment. The simple fix was to remove the rubber boot around the shifter and push the outer fork back into alignment with the boss on the shifter. First photo shows the misalignment. The...
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    3620H Stuck in Range A - Eazy Fix

    I didn't find much when I searched here about problems with the newer 4 range linkage. I traded a few messages with the dealer and he said that its possible the linkage had popped out of position and needed to be "pryed" back into position but from what I could see, it was located correctly...
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    3620H Stuck in Range A - Eazy Fix

    My 2021 3620H with 125 hours is stuck in A range. Everything was working great and during a routine range change it locked up. Shift lever does not look like it’s in the right position for range A. It looks to be in position C. Any ideas?
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    Kubota RTV Cabin Blower not Working

    Did some troubleshooting and it looks like an aftermarket heater. Only had ~7-8vdc at the switch. Chased the power wire back to an inline fuse near the battery. Has to spray with WD40 to loosen up the mud and corrosion I found inside. I’ll plan to just replace the inline fuse and reconnect to...
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    Kubota RTV Cabin Blower not Working

    Will do. In the meantime I’ll look at the aftermarket kits and get familiar with the components typically used.
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    Kubota RTV Cabin Blower not Working

    Appreciate the suggestion. This place is awesome for just that kind of info.
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    Kubota RTV Cabin Blower not Working

    For sure. The only place I haven’t inspected yet is under the dash.
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    Kubota RTV Cabin Blower not Working

    Yea, I found the same info about the internal resistor fix and will take care of that as I work thru all the maintenance items. I’m pretty sure both ends of my front driveshaft has the excessive play on the splines and I’ll need to do the tapped hole/set screw fix that’s also documented in...
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    Kubota RTV Cabin Blower not Working

    I just picked it up over the weekend and haven't had a chance to dig in yet. I may have incorrectly assumed it was an OEM option but you may be right as the dash switch looks aftermarket.
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    Kubota RTV Cabin Blower not Working

    I found and purchased a very clean 2004 RTV900 Camo Realtree model with less than 700 hours on it. It has a few minor problems with gauges (speedo & fuel not working) but I've found info on how to troubleshoot those. The cabin blower/heater motor also isn't working but I can't find anything on...
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    Automatic whole house generator systems.

    That's a very fair statement and I am seriously considering Generac for my equipment but just because the % of market share is high and the # of good and bad reviews are equally high as compared to a less popular brand, an engine failure is an engine failure. I don't necessarily compare the #...
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    Automatic whole house generator systems.

    I'm also looking to do the same at my place. Currently running a 12Kw portable Duromax backfeeding the main panel from a sub panel in the garage. It runs most of the house including 3 refrigerator/freezers, well pump and furnace blower with the exception of A/C & Heat Pump units and I can use...
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    Thoughts about 2005 Kubota RTV900

    I have started shopping for a UTV to be used strictly as a work horse around a 35 acre property in the N. Ga mountains. I already have a tractor for the heavy duty work so this is mainly for light hauling and getting around for maintenance. It will need decent off road capability since much of...
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    WICKED Toothbar will Transform Your Bucket

    I'm thinking about adding the tooth bar to my growing list of tools and didn't see much written about routine installation and removal. It seems that there would be times it was better to have the bar removed depending on the task. I do a lot of back dragging after I clear an area and the...
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    How to engage Branson cruise

    I've also noticed that you need to hold the switch in for about 2 seconds for it to engage. once engaged it stay lit green.
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    WiFi Thermometer

    I have been using the Ambient Weather WS-8482 with 3 remote indoor/outdoor sensors for the last year and have been very satisfied. The base station needs a wifi connection and the sensors need to connect to the base station. You can monitor from the phone app anywhere you get a cell or wifi...
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    Branson advise

    I made the same comparison back in February and also compared to the M series. Loader capacity was the main reason for choosing the Branson along with no electronic engine control computer. With 100 hours on the Branson, I would make the exact same decision again today.
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    Grapple style preference

    There are some really good videos online showing the work each type is best suited for. My choice became very clear after watching them do what they do best. Recently placed an order for the EA Wicked 55" and now will have to wait the 4-5 months they told me the backlog is right now. Bruce.
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    Branson "bouncy" hydraulics

    I've noticed on my 3620 that you can control that bounce with a very light touch on the controls. The bucket can be made to move and to stop very quickly if you are quick with the controls.
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    Buying a Branson

    I'm a new 3620H owner with 85 hrs. on it and very happy with my purchase decision. I considered the 15 series but once I thought about how much more capable the 20 series would be, it was an easy choice. In my opinion the additional loader capacity makes a big difference along with the...
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    Cool Nature Photos

    Visitor from the forest....
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    Exhaust Mod on my 3725

    I wanted to also chime in with my experience on a 2021 3620h model in north Ga. I have 82 hours and so far no regen required. I do try to keep RPMs up around 1200-1500 when working but I also do a fair amount of idling while in-between tasks, connecting, disconnecting and rigging chains...
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    Removing rocks from soil.

    Here is how I just got through with a similar task in the North Ga mountains. The ground on our property also has a very large quantity of small to medium sized rock and stone. I started with tree cutting followed by stump grinding as much as was possible. Then I used a heavy duty single...
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    5835 first regen

    My 3620H with 72 hrs. has yet to need a regen so I guess I'm working it hard enough to keep it clean so far. The 5835 this thread is discussing has the 4cyl 2.3L turbo vs my 3cyl 1.7L non-turbo but has this overheating during manual regen been seen across multiple Branson engine lines? I would...
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    Pinched Hydraulic Tube Should I Replace?

    All good points. Where the kink is is not straight enough to just cut it out and put a union/coupler back in. Same for brazing in a new section of pipe. I did determine its the high pressure side of the PTO clutch control so I will price the replacement part and if its not outrageously...
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    Pinched Hydraulic Tube Should I Replace?

    I was using a subsoiler to pull some large roots and one came up under the rear of the tractor, caught bottom edge of the PTO cover and pushed to top corner up into one of the two metal hydraulic tubes and partially pinching it. I'm not exactly sure what this tube is supplying but is it...
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    ROPS Hinge Pin Tight Fit

    heres a quick follow up. Used the dremel and sanding drum to open the sides of the holes in the folding section of ROPS where they were non-concentric with the the fixed center tube. Didn't take much but the holes were noticeably non-concentric. Poor quality control somewhere along the...
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    Trouble Greasing The Same Specific Fitting On Each Side of FEL - Branson 3620H

    The Grease fitting to gun tip is not the issue here because all of Branson's FEL zerks are straight on fittings. The tip on my gun can be rotated to either get a tighter or looser fit on the fitting. It works well and pretty much clicks into place and will stay put while greasing.
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    Box Blade Scarifier Repair

    So I twisted up a scarifier on some big roots and had my son try to bend it back with a really big press. This is what I got back from him. Looks pretty stout but wondering if there are any opinions as to stronger or weaker than original. Since he only notched and welded part way thru the...
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    Trouble Greasing The Same Specific Fitting On Each Side of FEL - Branson 3620H

    I'll remove the bucket and try moving / removing / rotating the pin trick and see what happens.
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    Trouble Greasing The Same Specific Fitting On Each Side of FEL - Branson 3620H

    I have greased my 3620H with 45hrs a few times now but have not been able to get any into the upper left or right side fittings where the bucket connects. This is the forward most upper connection just behind the bucket. Ive tried with the bucket on the ground unloaded, and also in a variety...
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    Front Axle Gear Oil Spec Requirements for New 3620H

    I posted this question last week in the Oil, Fuel & Lube forum but did see any definitive answers and I haven't been able to get detailed info from a current factory service manual so I wanted to see if anyone knows for sure what the 80W-90 gear oil requirement is. Owners manual only states SAE...
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    Updated list of Service Manual + Part Books

    Thanks for posting. I just bought a '21 20-series and there looks to be some significant changes.
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    ROPS Hinge Pin Tight Fit

    Do your pins not rust after exposing the raw steel?
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    80w-90 Front Axle Gear Lube

    All good info thanks. The free online Branson service manuals made available here by some members only cover up to 2015 and call out the TF500 fluid. Branson must have changed the design of the front axle and now uses SAE 80W-90 gear oil. Just to be sure, I will stop by the dealer and ask to...
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    80w-90 Front Axle Gear Lube

    Manual is silent on a GL rating and only specifies SAE 80W-90. Dealer says any brand name 80w90 is fine. I’d be interested to hear why you think it makes a difference.
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    ROPS Hinge Pin Tight Fit

    One of the nagging problems I have to do something about in the near future is the almost impossible tight fit of the left and right ROPS hinge pins. I have to drop the bar to fit in the garage for now until I can build a taller storage shed. I’ve loosened the bolts but have to use a hammer and...
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    80w-90 Front Axle Gear Lube

    The dealer told me and the Branson manual specifies all fluids (except coolant) and filters (except air) at 50 hours. I'm with Eric, its cheap insurance. I might also change out the blinker fluid while I'm at it!
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    80w-90 Front Axle Gear Lube

    The manual surprisingly doesn't specify a GL rating, only SAE 80W-90. I will call the dealer to see what they say about that. I did check for leaks including the vent on the right side knuckle and see no evidence at the vent or any seal/joint. I agree its cheap insurance to just top it off...
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    80w-90 Front Axle Gear Lube

    I need to add a little to the Branson 3620H with about 20 hours on it. Dealer said it was checked at delivery but it’s about 1 inch below the dip stick. I’ve checked for leaks and do not see any so I’ll top off and keep a close eye on it. Manual only specifies SAE 80w-90 so is any...
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    FEL Attachments - Weight vs Performance

    Hearing a variety of opinions with almost all based on actual experience is invaluable to me as someone just starting to figure out my needs. I'm kind of leaning away from the heavy weights and back to the light and mid weight units and really not comfortable about making a compromised choice...
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    FEL Attachments - Weight vs Performance

    The thread title is rather generic but my question is more specific to the performance of a grapple rake. I'm in the market for a double cylinder clamshell style grapple rake to do lots of cleanup in the dense woods on my property. There are tons of dead tree limbs, downed trees and small...
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    Purchase Recommendation 3620h or 4815h

    Those are a combination of poplar and sweetgum. Here in north Georgia they are prolific around low lying areas where there is a lot of moisture. I have spent most of this winter widening a garden area that was not getting enough hours of sun. These were photos from a couple of months ago when...
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    Purchase Recommendation 3620h or 4815h

    For those interested, here are a few pics after day 1...... The FEL third function was a Branson brand installed by my dealer. Log pile was my training lesson. Very happy after about 6 hours on it this weekend.
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    Grapple for Working in the Woods

    I am looking for recommendations based on using this grapple on Branson 3620h (36hp) 20 series hydrostat with a 2700 lb rated FEL. I am on a heavily wooded lot that I intend to work on opening up in select areas so I will be felling all sized trees and needing to either skid them out or pluck...
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    Purchase Recommendation 3620h or 4815h

    I posted this in the General forum but wanted to also cross post here to the Branson community that may have actual experience with both tractors. About to make my 1st tractor purchase and I have decided on one of these two Bransons. Aggressive pricing from my local dealer is making the brand...
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    Buying Advice  Branson 3620h or 4815h for Wooded Property

    About to make my 1st tractor purchase and I have decided on one of these two Bransons. Aggressive pricing from my local dealer is making the brand choice easy but the model choice is a little tougher to make. I am on a 35 acre heavily wooded (north Georgia national forest) and hilly property...
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