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    Default "Oil" cap on front gear case???

    Morning folks.

    Just serviced the tractor and in doing so remembered the box on the front of the gear case with the plug marked "Oil"; what is this for? When I open it, I don't see oil, there is no dipstick, I just see the gears. Nothing in the manual says anything about it. I always assumed it was my power steering pump, but I guess not.

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    2005 Branson 4720
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    Bushhog 286
    6ft landscape rake
    42" pallet forks
    6' discs
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    Default Re: "Oil" cap on front gear case???

    Pic?..........

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    Default Re: "Oil" cap on front gear case???

    "Oil" cap on front gear case???-image-jpg
    - Jason

    2005 Branson 4720
    8620 Backhoe w/12",18",36" buckets
    Bushhog 286
    6ft landscape rake
    42" pallet forks
    6' discs
    60hp auger

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    Default Re: "Oil" cap on front gear case???

    "Oil" cap on front gear case???-image-jpg
    - Jason

    2005 Branson 4720
    8620 Backhoe w/12",18",36" buckets
    Bushhog 286
    6ft landscape rake
    42" pallet forks
    6' discs
    60hp auger

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    Default Re: "Oil" cap on front gear case???

    where do you add your oil?
    looks like a fill plug

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    Default Re: "Oil" cap on front gear case???

    Oil gets added at the valve cover.
    - Jason

    2005 Branson 4720
    8620 Backhoe w/12",18",36" buckets
    Bushhog 286
    6ft landscape rake
    42" pallet forks
    6' discs
    60hp auger

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    Default Re: "Oil" cap on front gear case???

    You can add oil there as well. It's an oil fill cap. Either one works.

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    Default Re: "Oil" cap on front gear case???

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bitz View Post
    You can add oil there as well. It's an oil fill cap. Either one works.
    Ok, good to know. What's the point of having two points I wonder?
    - Jason

    2005 Branson 4720
    8620 Backhoe w/12",18",36" buckets
    Bushhog 286
    6ft landscape rake
    42" pallet forks
    6' discs
    60hp auger

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    Default Re: "Oil" cap on front gear case???

    I see it on a lot of manufactures, not just branson. I suppose if that engine was put in a different application and the valve cover would be an easier spot to fill than the side.

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    Default Re: "Oil" cap on front gear case???

    It is not easy to add oil on top since the hood opening is not great along with the exhaust sitting on top of the valve cover.

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