if your exmark is under warranty use an exmark filter no use haveing a problem at the dealer should it need to be repaired
i am a dealer and hydro gear wont pay us if it has been dry run
by low fluid flow and they will know it is easy to see in the wear pattern
Sawman, my mower is out of warrenty but I understand your point. I'm just thinking like my Dodge recomends only "Mopar" replacement parts and filters, batteries,etc. I only use Fram filters, Die Hard batteries,etc. Same thing no? - Joe
it may be the same but i just dont like to take a risk like that it could be costly i sell and work on the exmark and have never used an after market hydro filter and have never had one go down, so i look at it from that point of view
i do however use after market oil filters where microns are not an issue
NO, get the OEM filters for the hydro system. Heck you only change it every 500 hours. Can't see why anyone would cut corners on something that rarely changed. Why take any chances???? Oil filters and hydro filters are not made with the same quality.