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    Shopping for a used 4720 - What to watch out for?

    I'm going to expand my search from a 4066R to a 4720 as well. The used 4066R just aren't worth what they are asking, and I don't really want to spend $53K on a new one.

    I found a 2013 4720 at a local dealer. Cab model, 1300 hours, self leveling loader and rear SCV. Theyre asking $29,900 which seems to be a little lower than what they are asking for on TractorHouse.

    The ball joints on the rear 3pt are rusty, like they've never been used. The loader bucket is pretty worn, so I'm guessing it spent most of it's life doing loader work.

    My other option is a unit 500 miles away. 2007, cab, 700 hrs, rear SCV, $32,500.

    What do I need to to be careful of with used 4720s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VirtualGreen View Post
    I'm going to expand my search from a 4066R to a 4720 as well. The used 4066R just aren't worth what they are asking, and I don't really want to spend $53K on a new one.

    I found a 2013 4720 at a local dealer. Cab model, 1300 hours, self leveling loader and rear SCV. Theyre asking $29,900 which seems to be a little lower than what they are asking for on TractorHouse.

    The ball joints on the rear 3pt are rusty, like they've never been used. The loader bucket is pretty worn, so I'm guessing it spent most of it's life doing loader work.

    My other option is a unit 500 miles away. 2007, cab, 700 hrs, rear SCV, $32,500.

    What do I need to to be careful of with used 4720s?
    The 2013 sounds like a better buy
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    pretty good tractors....i assume you know the usual stuff...

    beyond the usual......if it shows a lot of loader work look the front end seals and tie rods closely for leaks and wear.......if it has done a lot of heavy PTO work the PTO clutches are at risk hard to field test but make sure PTO works....

    i always try to start in gear...and or off the seat to see if any of those switchs have been disabled ...and test all electrical functions ...


    i dont know your specific usages but i would want one with the 3rd function on the loader for sure...and extra rear scv if possible

    i have half a eye open for one myself to replace my 4500
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    I believe in 2011 there was major changes to the hydraulics, for sure it was true for the 3-series and I'm pretty sure the 4-series too. So, I'd stick with one newer than 2011 myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VirtualGreen View Post
    I'm going to expand my search from a 4066R to a 4720 as well. The used 4066R just aren't worth what they are asking, and I don't really want to spend $53K on a new one.

    I found a 2013 4720 at a local dealer. Cab model, 1300 hours, self leveling loader and rear SCV. Theyre asking $29,900 which seems to be a little lower than what they are asking for on TractorHouse.

    The ball joints on the rear 3pt are rusty, like they've never been used. The loader bucket is pretty worn, so I'm guessing it spent most of it's life doing loader work.

    My other option is a unit 500 miles away. 2007, cab, 700 hrs, rear SCV, $32,500.

    What do I need to to be careful of with used 4720s?
    I would stay away from the older 4720's.They had coolant leak problems where the water pump mounts to the front cover (sealant problem). As was stated earlier stay in the 2011 and up. That is when they switched to the electro-hydraulic SVC's with the 3rd SVC on the joystick(thumb). On a cabbed one you can get up to 5 rear SVC's plus power beyond. I know because I have all of them, and very glad I do.

    If I were you I would see what the dealer would charge you for adding all of the rest of the SVC's,and put it in the financing. An Added bonus, no emissions. The 2011-2014 years of the 4720 are just about bullet proof. The MSL 440R loader is an improvement over the H180 in the retention of the park stand when on the tractor. , On my H180 the park bar bangs up and down on top of the front bumper, they have eliminated that with extra cleats on the grill/brush guard casting, and the parking stand.

    I will say that if the right deal came along on a 4066, I wouldn't waste a second on pulling the trigger. I my self prefer the 4720. My last mod will be finding a way to split the rear 3rd SVC so I don't have to hook and unhook my 3rd SVC hoses in the back for the front grapple, when I want to use the 3rd out back for something else.

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    What year did the 4720's get hit with tier 1,2,3,4,..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theduke View Post
    What year did the 4720's get hit with tier 1,2,3,4,..?


    The 2014 4066R was the first 4 series with TierIV. That is what mine is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddinham View Post
    The 2014 4066R was the first 4 series with TierIV. That is what mine is.

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    Did they lead up to 4 with a 1,2,3....or how did it go.

    Straight to 4?

    I honestly don't know and the info is hard to find.

    I wish tractor data would publish this as it is a spec one might be looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theduke View Post
    Did they lead up to 4 with a 1,2,3....or how did it go.

    Straight to 4?

    I honestly don't know and the info is hard to find.

    I wish tractor data would publish this as it is a spec one might be looking for.

    The 4720 ended up at interim tier 4, which for engines less than 75 horsepower, meant no DEF and no DPF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arlen View Post
    The 4720 ended up at interim tier 4, which for engines less than 75 horsepower, meant no DEF and no DPF.
    So what dose it have?

    How do you find this info? ...perhaps you own this particular tractor...idk ( i see you do )

    So there is No regen on this model?

    Its gotta have something but maybe less invasive than similar later/newer models of a Different model #.
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