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Oil Filter addition with PTO Valve, should I?


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#1 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted May 15, 2011 - 02:00 PM

I am going to be adding a PTO valve to my 1977 Case 444 here soon to run a hydratiller, should I consider adding an oil filter to the low pressure side of the system, or not? I have seen others add them for various reasons, so I know it is possible, but is it a good idea?

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Posted May 15, 2011 - 02:31 PM

Full filtration is always an excellent idea. The big problem has always been finding suitable space to mount the filter so it can be easily accessed. Just remember that the plow and snowcaster both have lift arms that come back to the bell crank on the right side of the tractor. That leaves the left side available which is OK since the return line to the cooler is right there. Suction line filters are a no-no.

For about 20 bucks you can buy the filter and filter mount. These are directional as they have a bypass valve in them. 10 microns and 10 gpm is all you need but you will likely end up with 20 gpm and 10 microns.




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