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  1. Cougsfan

    Rant: Modern household appliances are of poorer quality

    We recently replaced our microwave, toaster and dishwasher. They were all just a few years old, and all had issues. In fact it seems like most appliances we have bought in the last 15 years or so have an unusually high number of issues. We don't buy the cheapest appliances, we read and pay...
  2. Cougsfan

    Mud rain

    Last night my wife read me the local weather forecast for today. It read: high winds, lots of rain and dust. We laughed, wondering how can you have lots of rain and dust at the same time? Today I stopped at a store noticed some very weird looking dark brown clouds. I went into the store for...
  3. Cougsfan

    Cold starting a to 35 w/ Standard diesel

    My TO-35 23c Standard diesel starts extremely easy after the engine is warmed up, but fairly hard when engine is cold, and nearly impossible when it is below freezing out. I have used a space heater and blanket in cold weather in the past, but that is a pain and only semi effective. I have been...
  4. Cougsfan

    New posts vs Today's posts

    Not a big deal, but curious. What is the difference between the "New Posts" tag and the "Today's Posts" Tag at the top of the main page? The posts listed in each area are slightly different but mostly the same. Seems to me to be a waste of valuable electrons filling memory slots in someone's...
  5. Cougsfan

    what to do with a pile of asphalt

    When I bought my place there was what appeared to be a pile of dirt at a discrete spot on the property. A few days ago I decided to reclaim and level that area. What it turns out to be is about a dump truck full of asphalt that someone oddly decided to cover with dirt. It has been there for...
  6. Cougsfan

    1000 hrs

    Yesterday my Branson 4720CH just got it's 1,000th hour of use. I bought it new in Sept. 2016. Right after I bought it the alternator went out and was replaced by myself via warranty. This last winter a front wheel oil seal went out and the wheel bearing was a little loose, and both were...
  7. Cougsfan

    Another Smoky Summer in the Northwest

    Woke up this morning and the saw that the visibility outside is about 1/4 mile on an otherwise perfectly clear day. A little later I noticed my throat had developed a bad itch. The forest and brush fire season is starting early this year. Not too many years ago, a smoky day was a rarity. For...
  8. Cougsfan

    Broken Belt Loops

    I am wondering if I am the only one with this problem... Nearly every pair of jeans I own have the one of back belt loops broken. It happens sometimes when I get out of my 4720CH cab and the belt loop catches on the latch pin for the door. It is such an imperfect world:).
  9. Cougsfan

    How to remove power pole

    There is a cedar power pole in the middle of my property where a mobile home used to be. It is about 30 ft high with gosh knows how much below ground. I'd like to remove it but am unsure about how to do it with my 47 hp tractor or anything else I own. I thought about sawing it down like a...
  10. Cougsfan

    AC question

    The air conditioner on my 4720ch stopped working. I found the hose out of my compressor to the condenser had been leaking and replaced it. On charging the system we found it would not take nearly enough refrigerant and both the low end and high and pressures were way too high. (350 psi on...
  11. Cougsfan

    rear remotes

    In another thread I was commenting on how poorly my rear remotes worked. I have a hydraulic top link and because of the linkage it is hard to fine adjust the top link's ram without careful concentration. It is hard to push and hard to find the center position. Unless one is very careful...
  12. Cougsfan

    rear view camera

    I bought a rear view camera and display from NAPA to put on my cabbed tractor for use during snow blowing. It ended up being pretty worthless as the quality of the display is so bad and focal depth so short. Can anyone recommend a good quality (and hopefully affordable) set-up to purchase so...
  13. Cougsfan

    TYM T454 cab vs Branson 4720ch

    Today I spent the day on a TYM T454 that belongs to my neighbor. It is a very comparible tractor to my 4720CH. I thought you might be interested in what I noticed in differences. They are both very good tractors and I would be happy with either. However there are distinct differences...
  14. Cougsfan

    Hole in my oil pan!

    Today while mowing I hit a hidden rock. It somehow poked a good size hole in the rear end of my oil pan right. (Looking at it with hindsight, it seems impossible for this to happen, but I managed). It is a good size hole, about 1" long and 1/8 inch wide. Fortunately I heard it hit, then I...
  15. Cougsfan

    Hole in fuel tank

    When I filled my 4720 CH with fuel today, I noticed that there is a pin hole sized leak in my plastic fuel tank. It is bad enough to cause a drip every few seconds. Fortunately it is up high on the goose neck, so it will only leak maybe a quart or so out if I fill it up to the brim. Not sure...
  16. Cougsfan

    How to wind up fencing

    I just bought a 46 acre piece of land. It has been dormant for years. The previous owner had built multiple small pastures by putting up barbed wire and electrical fence using tee posts going all over the place in a non-nonsensical (to me) manner. It is mostly all down and in terrible...
  17. Cougsfan

    What happens if I run out of fuel?

    As I posted earlier, my fuel gauge is now anything but accurate. The 4720CH only has like a 9 gallon or so tank. I told my dealer I was worried about the gauge because I have always been told (and I know this is true on my old Ferguson) that running any diesel engine out of fuel is not a...
  18. Cougsfan

    Fuel gauge calibration

    My fuel gauge stopped working completely a while back (It went to pointing straight up all the time, well past the 100% full mark, other times it read completely empty). After he had me check the ground and electrical connections, my dealer sent me a new sending unit under warranty. With...
  19. Cougsfan

    tire chains

    I have some places I need to get to with my tractor, but can't due to snow and ice. So I went down and bought some of Les Schwab's heavy duty truck tire chains that would fit my front 10 x 16.5's (the only chains in town that would fit) hoping that would give me enough traction so I could get...
  20. Cougsfan

    Hood won't latch

    I am experiencing a weird problem with my 4720ch. The hood would no longer latch. It has always been a little hard to latch, requiring a bit if a "slam" but it finally wouldn't latch at all. Neither the hood and the chassis have damage, no evidence of anything being bent. Upon checking...
  21. Cougsfan

    Brake Light switch

    Does anyone know where the brake light switch is on a 4720? I need to adjust mine. I looked all over under the rig and didn't see it. The rig had trouble going up hills on our long private road. It just wouldn't climb them in high range. I thought maybe the brakes were dragging slightly...
  22. Cougsfan

    Fit Rite Hydraulics

    A couple years ago I bought a hydraulic top link for my Branson 4720CH from Brian at Fit Rite Hydraulics, a provider that I discovered in this forum. When I first installed the link I told Brian that I was having trouble stopping the ram at the correct position. He rushed me (free of charge)...
  23. Cougsfan

    3 point hitch on the front

    I am vacationing in Central Europe and have noticed several tractors with a 3 point arrangement on the front as well as the rear. One had a pallet lift attached, another had a rotary road sweeper. Anyone ever seen such a thing in the States? I am surprised to see a lot of big (75 plus hp)...
  24. Cougsfan

    Chaff in radiator

    Today I am installing the new fan and fan shroud that my dealer gave me to replace the broken shroud that had rubbed against the fan. (The new fan has more blades and is slightly smaller in diameter). To do so I had to remove the radiator (not that hard of a job). At the start, I thought my...
  25. Cougsfan

    Hydraulic side (tilt) link

    I would like to get a hydraulic tilt link for my 4720ch. I got a hydraulic top link from Brian at Fit Rite. I am very happy about everything about it except the 3 month plus delivery. Brain is a single person operation and that is simply all the better he can do. Is there any other quicker...
  26. Cougsfan

    My truck is in the ditch!

    My '96 Dodge 4wd 1 ton has a snow plow mounted on the front that I use to plow the roads in our rural development. It has tire chains on the outside duallies. It snowed fairly heavily the night before I went on vacation and I did a quick plow of our roads. The last place I was plowing was the...
  27. Cougsfan

    Bonehead quick attach question

    My 4720CH is my first time I have had anything to do with a quick attach FEL. My question is: Are "universal quick attach plates" alike and interchangeable? It has occurred to me that a a good winter project might be making a manlift cage and/or hay forks to go in place of my bucket. I see...
  28. Cougsfan

    Oil filter for 4720ch

    My tractor is coming up for its first oil change. The dealer told me that you still have to get the oil filter through Branson 'cause there aren't aftermarkets filters available yet for the 4720. Seems odd 'cause the tractor has been out for a while. I wouldn't mind buying the filter...
  29. Cougsfan

    INSTALLING STEREO IN 4720CH

    I bought a cheap stereo to install into my 4720CH. The stereo has standard DIN input and output connections. Went to install it today. All I can find in the radio cavity is one connection plug that will not fit the a standard DIN connector. I called the dealer, he told me they sell an...
  30. Cougsfan

    4620CH questions

    My new 4720CH was delivered today. I am tickled pink with it. Just had a little while to play with it today, but I already have several questions hopefully some of you can address: 1) I always like to carry a few tools. Hammer. adjustable wrench, pliers, screwdrivers, etc. I can find no...
  31. Cougsfan

    Ag Tires versus Industrial tires

    Today I just bought a Branson 47 hp 4720ch. I will be using it for weed spraying on farm ground (fairly hilly ground), mowing on farm ground, Road work, snow removal, occasional landscaping, and just general small hobby farm stuff. I am given the choice of ag tires or industrial tires. I...
  32. Cougsfan

    0% loans on new tractors

    A couple of the quotes I got on new tractors offered a cash price a $xx,xxx or the option of a 0% loan at a higher sales price. Of course you could still buy it at the cash price if you wanted a 4.99% loan. Going through the math, the total cost to the user is exactly the same, within $50...
  33. Cougsfan

    50 HP Cab Considerations

    I am looking at buying a 50 HP tractor with FEL and cab. I would probably be happy with a Mahindra 3550, Branson 5220, Kiota NX5010, or LS XR4150C. I understand these are all good tractors. One thing I do is a lot of spraying with a McCormick 3 point weed sprayer. The controls are on the...
  34. Cougsfan

    Small farm hay balers

    tractorbynet just sent out an article about small farm hay balers. I was really excited about them until I googled one at looked at the price. Starting at $13,000!!!! Think of how much hay could one buy for $13,000. The unit would probably be worn out before it paid for itself on a 3 acre...
  35. Cougsfan

    Loader bucket hesitates

    I have a Yanmar F245 with a Kohler FEL. Recently the tilt for the bucket has developed a hesitation. When you move the lever to tilt it upwards, nothing happens for several seconds. Then it moves fine. It is as if it has air in it but I am pretty sure it is self bleeding. The hydraulic...
  36. Cougsfan

    T035 oil pressure

    My FergusonTO35 standard diesel has 21 hours on it since a major overhaul. The thing runs like a top, but has one concerning issue. When the engine firsts starts it has 60 psi oil pressure. Once it is running it slowly starts to drop . After 15 to 20 minutes of operation it falls all the way...
  37. Cougsfan

    Loader F245 Hydraulics

    I have a grey market F245 with an aftermarket FEL. Great little tractor! I was thinking about putting quick disconnects on the hydraulic feed to the loader so I could ocassionally attach a log splitter on the 3 pt. As I looked around under the tractor, it dawned on me how absolutely ignorant...
  38. Cougsfan

    F vs FX

    Can anyone tell me the difference between the Yanmar "F" and "FX" models?
 
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