Donaldson vs. Enginaire

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn-Scapes, Mar 18, 2002.

  1. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    I would like to invest in one of these filter systems for my 25hp Kohler on my Lazer Z.. Does it matter which? Are they basically the same? Do they use the same filter? How about price-wise? I think I remember my dealer saying the Donaldson would be a little over $200.. How much is the Enginaire? Are they easy to install?
  2. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    I have an Enginaire on a Scag STHM w 22 Kohler. They send you

    a complete kit. Cost $ 180 Put on April 2001 changed the element

    in Dec. Seemed to keep the lube oil cleaner also. Also put on a

    larger muffler. Seems to put out more HP.
  3. wattsup

    wattsup LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    Where can I find information on these products? I would like to purchase one also.
  4. Mark

    Mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    Check with your exmark dealer. I thought all exmark lazers came with the donaldson filters, or at least they do here in Evansville IN. Edward did you have much trouble installing yours? Ive got the donaldson on my Toro Z Master but it came with the machine,that and the delux seat. Marks Mowing Service
  5. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Info at buy direct. About 20 min to install. They send a bigger intake manifold. Take old one off put new on with filter supplied put cover on. readyto GO.
  6. Jman

    Jman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    For what it's worth, the genuine heavy duty air filter from Kohler (Donaldson) is EPA approved to be on the Kohler engine. I have contacted the engine air people and they have not invested the money into certifying their product. The nice thing is that the EPA is not out enforcing what changes have been made to lawn mower engines. But also, the first shop that was fined $10,000 for removing the catalytic convertors on cars in the early 70's thought the same way. Just my 2 cents worth.
  7. wattsup

    wattsup LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    I found enginaire, but no luck finding Donaldson. I would greatly appreciate some help. Thanks in advance.
  8. TMlawncare

    TMlawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,199

    After going to Expo last july I replaced the old remote dust bowl on my gas kubota powered walker ghs with the new enginaire precleaner. Here in Missouri we have a lot of leaves and debris to clean up in the fall, which results in very dusty conditions. Since switching to the enginaire precleaner, I couldn't believe how inferior the old setup was. I recently just changed the air filter for the first time since installing the precleaner, the filter looks like one thats maybe a month old, usually after 4 months (which included leaf season) they are ready for the dumpster and not a moment too soon. Hard to really compare anything to the enginaire.

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