Have the foam pre-cleaner wrap, Kubota Fan, but the oak pollen goes right through it. And maybe you're right about it not being the customer's problem. If this gets to be more of a recurring problem, am thinking about piping an old Land Rover cannister type filter to the eXmark.
How far is Benghazi from Tripoli? 405 mi., 1 hr. 10 min. by C-130