/ Kioti cx2510 vs tym264 vs Branson 2610 h #51
The 2515R is indeed a solid choice. I have a F36Rn, which is the equivalent to the 3515R that I use on only 1.5 acres at home. I do have more area at the remote propriety but that was inherited a couple years after I bought the tractor.I definitely going shuttle shift if I purchase branson 2515. Most forklifts and telehandler I have used have been either manual or power shift
While this is a bit too big on the 1.5 acres, I really only notice it when tilling the orchards but it's not really about the size but the height. I'm constantly fighting branches.
I find that 35 HP is about the lowest I would want on a tractor of this size and weight, however, I do have to road the tractor frequently and soon will also pull a fairly loaded trailer on the road as well. If I were to use it only at home, 25HP would most likely suffice just fine. I've never ran out of PTO power with 35HP.
Get the implements to match the width of the tractor and you should be fine. No need to go over sized implements in my opinion.
I think you will really enjoy the bigger size, weight and capabilities of the 2515R.
Just yesterday, I moved two 1500 lbs air compressors for a local company on a very tight spot. I couldn't do it with a small tractor and the excellent turning radius of the Branson tractors made it a lot easier. These things will turn on a dime.