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Huskee/Speeco Hyd Oil Filter number?

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by kd460, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. kd460

    kd460 ArboristSite Operative

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    Picked up a 22 ton model from TSC about a week ago. Nice machine, I have split some elm, some black walnut, cherry, oak, and maple with it so far. Has split everything I have thrown at it, but I admit, I have not had any real nasty knotty stuff yet. So far, I am happy with it and the $1000 price tag.

    Anyways, I am approaching 5 hours and will change the motor oil, thinking of synthetic, but will wait a little while longer for that.

    The hydraulic oil filter needs to be changed out at 10 hours, and I stopped at TSC to pick up a filter, but got the deer in the headlight look. Unfortunately, the guy who sold me the splitter (he knew his stuff, but I think he was the only one) was off on vacation.

    Anyways, does anyone know what the part number (or the cross reference number to another brand) for the hyd. oil filter? The one on the splitter now does not have any numbers, names, or markings at all. Just a plain white spin on filter.

    Lastly, is the hyd fluid gonna dump out on me when I unscew the filter? I'm not talking a little dribble, I'm talking free draining of the tank? Sorry, never owned a hyd splitter before and am knew to hydraulics. Thanks, KD
     
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    If you can get the filter off with out losing all your oil, take it to NAPA or local auto parts and they'll hook you up by measuring the filter, wheres your filter located? Don't know much about TSC unit's, my filters on the outlet side of the detent lever block so all I ever lose is whats in the filter, if yours is low your gonna have to have another filter ready to go or rotate your splitter somehow to get the filter above the tank.......
     
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    Yes, sorry, filter is low and on the return. About an inch above the bottom of the tank.

    I suppose, if I have to, I can drain the fluid into a clean container and then take the filter in for a match up.

    Hopefully somebody will chime in with a filter number, I still have some time before I change it. Thanks, KD
     
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    Check out the description for this filter from Tractor Supply:

    Return Line Filter Element

    I'm not ready to change the filter on my Huskee 35-ton model yet, but I probably will spin that one on the return line if the length is the same as the one currently installed.
     
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    At my TSC store I was looking around near the plumbing and hydraulic fittings section and there is where I found the filter for my splitter.

    You'd think it would be over in the section with the oil and filters .

    Nosmo
     
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    Thats the one you need. You'll find it near the hydraulic rams at TSC. I just used it to change out the one on my 22 T Huskee.
     
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    Did you drain the hyd fluid first? Or did you work fast at swapping it out? Thanks, KD
     
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    Drained the fluid first using the drain on the bottom of the tank.
    My fluid was milky colored so i drained it and put in new fluid & filter.
     
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    Caz, thanks, don't think I have a drain on mine, just gotta pull the hose. Suppose I could weld on in there. KD
     
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    Have a look at the bottom of your tank. If its a new splitter, it should have a drain.
    I would not weld on a tank that has had fluid in it.
     
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    If the fluid is grey or milky it has water in it. Change it.
    Drain or cycle the cylinder to get out the old fluid also before refilling.

    There are water removal elements that can be used temporarily in place of a regular filter, but in a high flow return line they would not be very effective. On a 2 or 3 gpm side loop flow through the element they work pretty well, although slow.



    If fluid is ok, but filter is below the fluid level and you can't just tilt the splitter, remove the breather and put a shop vac on thefill/breather port. Then change the filter. The vacuum will hold fluid in the tank and minimal mess.

    I've done it several times on 400+ gallon tanks to pull pump lines and cap off.


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    Filter #s

    Fram 1653A
    Napa 1553
    Cross 1A9023
    Baldwin BT839
    Wicks 51553

    Kd460, here are some crossover part#s for a replacement filter for your Speeco splitter. To answer your other question, yes hydraulic fluid will pour out when you unscrew the filter. You can drain the entire tank first in to a clean container and then re-use the oil or you can put a container under the filter and then change the filter quickly. The fluid caught by the container can then be poured back in to the unit.

    If you have any questions, you can call us here at Speeco@ 800-525-8322

    Thanks

    Kevin from SpeeCo.
     
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    No water in the hyd fluid. Just trying to think ahead and get everything ready for scheduled maintenence.

    Caz, no drain plug, but disconnecting the feed hose is easy enough. It's about a half inch from the bottom of the tank.

    Kevin/Kevin@Speeco, thanks for the info and the cross reference numbers. It's a big help. Thanks, KD
     
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    Kevin comes through, once again! :clap: :cheers:
     
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    Kevin is one of the main reasons we buy Speeco!!!!! He is there if you need him!!!!:clap::cheers:
     
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    Kevin, will the filters you listed work for the 35 ton model as well?

    I'm trying to help my brother in-law find a filter and parts, he doesn't use the internet. Can you tell me where the model number is located on the splitter? The 35 ton pdf's online show the engine on the wrong side. On his model, if the splitter were connected to a vehicle, the 12.5hp motor is on the passenger side.

    Thanks for any info you can provide.
    Jerry
     
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    I think most splitters, speeco and other brands, use the same filter. I have a craftsman (MTD) and it takes the same filter.

    I would also like to add the Hastings HF732 as another option. This is the 25 micron filter. I believe the 10 micron version is a HF731.
     
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    Jerry....those listed will work just fine on the 35 tonner. I use the NAPA 1553 on both my 22 and 35 tonner. I'm sure Kevin will confirm this when he logs back on to the site.
     

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