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Heavy Duty Canister Air Filters

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wareagle, May 25, 2003.

  1. wareagle

    wareagle LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 18

    How critical is it for an engine to have a heavy duty canister air filter? When making a purchasing decision, it is a necessity, or just a nice extra to have?
  2. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    I wouldn't be without one but then again I work in real dusty conditions in the spring and the fall. The mowers are constantly in dust and the HD filters are absolutely necessary.

    If you are just mowing lawn and are in clear air most of the time its a toss up but I believe that they are a necessary addition to keep the engine healthy. A little dirt will score a cylinder real fast.
    I'll always have them.
  3. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    The two biggest and worst enemies of small air cooled engines are heat and dirt.

    Anything you can do to lessen the abusive factors of either is a plus.
  4. Imow4u2

    Imow4u2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 377

    The way I see it, cupholders are "a nice add on you can do without" IMO getting a new mower without the big filters and coolers is like buying a new truck with 3 wheels....:cry:
  5. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 475

    Where do you find them for Kawasaki 19- 23 hp?
  6. chines63

    chines63 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 47

    I would also like to know where to find a good heavy duty filter for my Exmark 21 hp Kawa. If anyone knows as to where to locate, please send message to me at chines63@hotmail.com.
  7. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,847

    for kaw 19-23, you can get them here (Mowed has one on his 15 koh)

    CaptDevo sells the HD air kits directly from Kaw, as shown in this post Rumor is that CaptDevo no longer sells equipment, but in his post he has an excel sheet that i would asume you could bring to any Kaw dealer to have them order.
  8. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,117

    There has been a ton of discussion about the canister air filters for the Kawi's on the Exmark forum here at Lawnsite. The downside is that for many of the Kawi's you need to get a new carb. The engineair that was linked at the top of this thread is on my want list for this winter.
  9. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 607

    Luv my Nelson hd air cleaner from Capt devo on my 23 kawi,Only had to change jets on mine.Allmost 0 maintanance,compared to every week. Wouldn't be without them. Great investment.
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    There are currently no canister air cleaners available for horizontal shaft Kawasakis unless something changed and I don't know it.

    The canister filter craze was started in a large part by Dixie Chopper. Their use of the Donaldson air filter system (an all steel housing by the way) combined with a Turbo Precleaner and the factory Kohler filter made for extremely clean air entering the engine.

    I feel that the canister air filter that comes on mowers now is no more than a large air filter without the foam wrap stuck in a cheap plastic housing.

    The current setup can be improved so the filter lasts longer by adding a turbo precleaner from Enginaire.

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