After market hydro filters

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cntrline, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. cntrline

    cntrline LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Anyone using after market hydro filters like the ones from Mow More? They have a better price and better micron rating, but I worry about using filters from an unknown manufacturer. Any info about these or others would be appreciated, thanks, Ron.
  2. cntrline

    cntrline LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Does everyone use oem filters from the dealer? Any info on Mow More filters or supplier??
  3. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,522

    I use OEM on the hydros as well as the engines. When you spread the cost out over the number of hours used between filter changes, it isn't worth saving a few cents per hour to me using a filter that isn't OEM.
  4. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    Be careful about messing with the micron rating. Just because it is smaller doesn't mean it is better.

    Keep in mind that all other things equal, a smaller micron rating will result in slower flow. (Fewer GPM).

    Because most filters are on the suction side (versus the pressure side) of a hydraulic system, a smaller micron could result in oil starvation of the pumps.

    I get Zinga filters for my Gravelys (same as OEM) from Hyrdradyne Hydraulics, national company, several outlets and they ship. $8 from Hydradyne, $38 from Gravely. Same filter.
  5. cntrline

    cntrline LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I'm aware of the micron/flow potential problem, asked MM about that and they say its ok. The crossover is also for Scag. I'm partly interested in price, but would like to find a better than dealer price and a better filter, oem specs are minimal. Thanks for the info on Hydradyne, I'll call them when they open.

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