Aftermarket Filters

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Travis Followell, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    How many of you are using aftermarket filters fron J-thomas, Mow More, Landscapers supply, etc. I know they are quite a bit cheaper than OEM filters but are they as good. I'm referring to all filters- oil, hydro, air, and fuel filters. Has anyone had any problems with them? Do they shorten the life of the equipment?
  2. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    We used Wix and NAPA no problems.
  3. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 811

    There was some conversation here a while back about J thomas hydro filters being the wrong type and/or the same as the oil filters. Try doing a search. I think it will be one of those things you need to try for your self. I get filters, belts and blades from different places, but Mow More works for me.
  4. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 2,222

  5. craglawnmanor

    craglawnmanor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    Yeah, Wix or NAPA. Actually, I believe Wix actually makes the NAPA filters.
    The NAPA Gold Kawasaki oil filter is about $5-$6 cheaper than the OEM Kaw filter in my experience, with no drop-off in quality.

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