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Great dane owners??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bottlefed89, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. bottlefed89

    bottlefed89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    Hey guys, I was wondering if any of you have any hydraulic or engine oil filter nubers other than the dane's. Surely there's a better filter I can get a little closer to home. I have a 17 hp kaw. on my super surfer, but mostly interested inthe hydro filters...
  2. Royalslover

    Royalslover LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    Bottlefed, I don't know about engine filters, but I went through every single filter at O'reillys trying to find a filter that would work for the hydros. Not one of them did and I had to go to Smittys. :mad:

    (I hate Smittys)
  3. bottlefed89

    bottlefed89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    What is smitty's??
  4. furball3

    furball3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    I had a NAPA look cross-ref the numbers for my Exmark. They have in stock both the oil and hydro filters. Autozone also sells them.

    Makes it easier to replace a filter when I can grab one on the way home instead of spending an hour driving in a direction where I dont do any work!
  5. bottlefed89

    bottlefed89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    my thoughts exactly, but I can't get a napa, oreilly's, autozone, advanced auto, or carquest that can find my numbers...
  6. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,905

    I'd try to match up the old filter there.. May be time consuming at first.. But may save some serrious $$$ in the long run.BTW, If you do get across #, plesae post it , as I'd like to know before hand ..LOL
  7. rott_dobe

    rott_dobe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    I've had good luck cross referencing filters at Wix website...at wixfilters.com. Let us know if it works.
  8. 2 man crew

    2 man crew LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 403

    I have a great dealer that ships right to the shop. Usually next day.
  9. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I have been told that it is very important to get the same micron filter as the origanal filter. A cheaper filter may not have the same filtration and not clean the hydro fluid as good. If possable check to see if the filter is a 10 micron for hydro's. Most oil filters are 30 - 60 micron filters. And Im not knocking wix or other filter brands,, what i meant is if you find a filter that fits ( same thread and size) make sure of its a hydro and not a regular oil filter
  10. Greatdane522003

    Greatdane522003 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    hey Royalslover I hate smitty's to they are so over price the owner is cool but the co-workers are butt heads!!!! :angry:

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