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Just curious to what you guys use for filters

We have always used case filters and penetrating oil and other products..

There penetrating oil seems to work better than WD-40

and id trust there batteries and filters against any brand name

I saw that this sprayer i bought had baldwin filters (i believe thats what it was) kinda red and black letters looking filter

and wasn't sure if i should keep with that brand or go to something else and this question poped in my head so i thought id ask you guys

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Very, very good point, Lance. I know someone else IS making the filters for the equipment companies. The question still is, who? I know from personal experience, I've had very good luck with Baldwin and Fram. I think this pitch on using only this brand's or that' own filters is not only a guideline for quality, but also a lot of propaganda to make money for the company.

For a little more than you'd pay for a machinery company's name on a filter, I'd say go with Amsoil or a like brand. Now some of their reuseable filters also come with a life warranty of the vehicle they are for.


I even wonder if Fram may be even responsible for NAPA filters. Makes you think.
 

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A couple of years ago I put new batteries on our 1644. Priced CIH batteries then went and priced Crown batteries at NAPA. Not only were they $50 per battery cheaper but the CIH batteries were made by Crown, so all the extra $$$ were was the CIH name......
 

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interesting

Well weve been very happy with the case batteries

I might see how much cheaper a baldwin filter is compared to a case.

especially if someone knows for a fact its just a fleetguard painted (nothing wrong with fleetguard by no means)
 

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Quote:I've had very good luck with Baldwin and Fram.
About an hour ago I was looking for a Purolator filter part # for my car. I found that somebody did a good comparison of all oil filters available for the car I drive (Subaru). They compared the OEM filter to anything else on the market that they could find, and the end result was that nothing looked as good as the OEM ones did. Fram was probably one of the worst ones. I know these aren't oil filters for a combine, but still...


(Subaru OEM on the left, Fram Toughguard on the right)

So after seeing that, I lost a little respect for Fram filters. the Mobile-1s aren't much better, and Amsoil was on the low end of their tests too. The Purolator PureOne stuff was about the best replacment filter, but still not quite up where the OEMs were. Here is the site with the rest of the comparisons:
http://www.bescaredracing.com/sti/oil/filters/

-Lance
 

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Re: Oil/Hydro Filters

I will correct myself on the filter part.
The dealer that I work at has a contract for Fleetguard filters. When they order filters the Case and Fleetguard filters do come from the same place on the same pallet.
Sorry that i forgot to mention that.

Justin
 

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I would use Baldwin filters anyday.

They are better than the NAPA gold when you see a cutaway

Baldwins will cost you a little more but the extra protection is worth it.

Frams are just a piece of computer paper folded real pretty LOL

Depends upon how cheap you are.
 

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Fleetguard is all we'll use. They are a subsidiary of Cummins, making filters for a ton of the OEMS. You buy a filter that says CIH, Dodge, Cummins, Deere, Kubota, etc etc etc, you're buying a Fleetguard.

Fram is crap, used to be good, but have cheapened themselves up and are now just selling off the name and old repuation. Won't even use those POSs on lawn mowers here.

Wix and Napa are just a bit of a notch above, but not far, same ol cheap filters usually bought from jobber sort of will fit stores.

Baldwins would be my second choice if I couldn't get the FG.

I'm not willing to blow an engine buying a crappy filter to save 74 cents, I'm not THAT much of a tightass.
 

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325Mag is right, I know for a fact that the filters are fleetgaurd and Exide makes the batteries. The Exide truck is the one that brings the new and picks up the old batteries also.
 
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