I will give a cookie to the man who fits a canister filter to the Briggs ELS!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tb8100, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
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    I really wish they offered canister filters for the ELS engines. I really prefer at least a small canister to the cartridge filter Briggs uses right now. The cartridge is not a bad filter mind you, but since Scag and others put the ELS on commercial grade machines, why not make the mower as commercial grade as possible and put a canister on there too? :drinkup:
     
  2. Juan_Deere

    Juan_Deere LawnSite Senior Member
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    Because the sole purpose of the ELS equipped Scag is to cut costs. Lower grade engine, non adjustable controls, non-foldable ROPS, etc.

    Why not just put a foldable ROPS on it instead? Or adjustable controls? Or just put everything back on and get rid of the ELS equipped model.
     
  3. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
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    folks can sacrifice a folding rops and adjustable controls, but a canister filter isn't something you should sacrifice at all if you're cutting commercially.
     
  4. Juan_Deere

    Juan_Deere LawnSite Senior Member
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    A canister filter isn't necessary just because you are cutting commercially. A non-canister filters just as well. You just have to clean/change it more often, and even that depends on your mowing environment. And I think you are missing the point of them offering the ELS model. It was to cut cost and try to appeal to the homeowner with a crap load of property and the taste for a full fledged commercial mower without all the extras, that a commercial mower doesn't normally consider extras. Get it? They weren't trying to be as commercial as possible with that model.
     
  5. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Posts: 1,627

    No, I fully understand why they offer the Cub in a stripped down version with the ELS. I don't care how you look at it, if properly maintained, an engine with a good Donaldson/Fleetguard/Enginaire air intake will last longer than one with the stock filtration.
     
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    And one with a Amsoil bypass oil filter will last about 33% longer than the canister filtered engine too. They cost money and very few mower manufacturers offer them as standard equipment.
     
  7. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    Juan Deere, now that's funny!
    Back to the thread. Oh nevermind, just buy a different model. Tony
     

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