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Enginaire Turbo/Turbinator precleaner

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tb8100, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Posts: 1,627

    What are your thoughts on this precleaner cap? Does it help filtration as Dixie Chopper claims? (claimed? Not sure they still have this)
  2. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Posts: 1,627

    Here's what one Dixie dealer has on their site:

    (1) TurbinatorĀ“s turbine vanes cause incoming air to spin.
    (2) Centrifugal force of spinning air removes dust, dirt, insects, rain, and snow, leaving only clean air.
    (3) Particulates are cast out through special discharge port by the high-velocity air-powered rotor.
    (4) Only purified air passes through to the air filter for clean running, fuel-saving extended life.

  3. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Posts: 1,627

  4. tomo

    tomo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 660

    the precleaner does work in reality by removing the majority of air born particles . Eg the precleaner on my walker was damaged and i had to use a standard rain cap type [no spinner ]. There was a difference in the filter cleanliness as a result .
    On the walker, the larger particles are mostly removed but the fine dust can still get into the filter ,although a lesser total quantity .

    In regards for the need to retune engine
    The precleaner will not be the issue if properly selected to match air flow used by the engine . On the rare occasion when retuning is required the restriction is typically in the pipe work/ducting the OEM has installed on the machine/ engine .

  5. CuttinUP

    CuttinUP LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 337

    So would that be the cap on a Donaldson or can you put it on the Donaldson, or is a complete system?
  6. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Posts: 1,627

    it goes in place of a rain cap. You can put it on whatever you want. Just make sure the CFMs match your engine's specifications.

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