Had a Bobcat dealer in a nearby town and handled Kioti. All I know about them.
I shopped the name brand colors in the spring of '05 and found nothing to suit me. In September I was rubbernecking one day and saw a row of red tractors off the interstate.
Checked it out and bought the Branson 6530 MFWD with cab and loader. Engine is Cummins 65 hp built in Japan under license by Komatsu.....the other yellow earth moving equipment you see along side Cat. at construction sites. The engine is amazing at it's economy, naturally aspired 4 cyl.
Mine has the F-R shuttle shift and creep giving me 24/24, flat floor and high back air seat, just like 18 wheelers have.
Then had about 250 national dealers then, no idea today. My nearest dealer is about 40 miles away and is very responsive.
I shattered my right cab door with a rock from my mower last summer and in just a few days I had one at the house via UPS. They had 6 in stock at one of their warehouses in Plainview, TX., having that one and at least another in Georgia.
Very happy with it.