/ What have you done to your Branson today? #1,011
I don't think the most of the costumers are aware or understand the self leveling loaders and the benefit they have. For the most part, it takes the two function need out of the question.I'm a big fan of self-leveling loaders... The BL200 SL is definitely worth the extra cost (approx ~$1K) when buying bundled with the tractor. No worries when lifting anything using bucket, forks, grapple, etc. Without self-leveling, wrist work on the joystick keeps your load from spilling, but not all tractors allow curling and lifting concurrently, making the action a bit less smooth. Self-leveling is a mechanical feature, no electronics, can't fail unless something on the loader breaks, and then you've got bigger problems. I'm not in a tractor everyday, so any cheats are welcome to keep me from making an error.
I don't think dealers do enough to get these into the market. Customers don't ask for it, but many customers looking at compact tractors don't know to ask.
Branson only started offering actual Branson loaders in Europe in the last year or so, and all of them are self leveling, even starting on the 00 series.