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    Default Branson Oil Filter cross reference

    I picked up a Napa Gold oil filter #1334 that cross referenced. Just to let ya'll Branson owners know. My tractor is a 4020.

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    Default Re: Branson Oil Filter cross reference

    Guys and Gals
    Just a word of advice on hydraulic filters (if that is what you are refering to) for Century/Branson it is my uderstanding that the Kukje hydraulic filter has a large bypass in it. Most of the after market filters have a much smaller bypass that can cause you problems. I am all for saving money but not when it will cost me more later.
    Just my 2 cents
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    Default Re: Branson Oil Filter cross reference

    Please help me understand the by-pass issue.
    I'm guessing that a LARGE by-pass lets a lot of fluid by-pass the filter when it becomes clogged, whereas a smaller by-pass allows less.
    My GUESS is that the symptoms of a clogged filter would be more apparent (sooner) with the smaller by-pass filter. The larger by-pass might let you just go about your work with little/no drop-off in hydraulic performance.
    OK, so we should all be changing our filters WAY before they need to be changed anyway, but right now I'm not seeing any advantage to the large by-pass, in fact I'm seeing it as a LARGE negative. Of course, if filters are changed way before they start to load up then the by-pass should never open anyway - errr, moot ?


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    Default Re: Branson Oil Filter cross reference

    This is just my opinion, but as a dealer who sees a lot of tractors go through the shop (all brands)---I do not believe that the brand of engine oil filter is as important as is the hydraulic filter---(as long as it is a good quality filter).
    Engine filters serve one purpose---to keep contaminates out of the lubrication system of the engine.
    Hydraulics filters serve the same function but, in most newer tractors, this fluid must also lubricate the transmission, rear axle, and operate the external hydraulics, (loader, three point lift,and possibly other remote cylinders). This hydraulic system,is also required to put out a specified volume and pressure in order for everthing to work properly. A good quality after-market hydraulic filter will most likely do the job of filtering out contaminates---but will it allow the proper flow to operate the system as designed?
    I believe that trying to save a few bucks on a hydraulic filter is a poor investment in the long run. (The same goes for hydraulic oil too.)

    "The older I get--the more I appreciate hydraulics"
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    Default Re: Branson Oil Filter cross reference

    A few observations here.
    This thread was started regarding engine oil filter cross ref. A NAPA 1334 will work for us... cool!
    I dont think most hydraulic/transmission filters even have bypass valves. I know for a fact the Wix 51202/ NAPA 1202 has NO bypass. It flows 28-30 GPM. Hydraulics may get hot and sheardown the fluid and get some dirt in the system mostly if you have a leaky system. Hydraulic systems are not creating soot and combustion byproducts like an engine. I IMHO cant see a filter clogging up in the recommended 300 hrs or 2 yrs. especially if we have done the initial cleaning of the hydralic pre-filter screen.
    I have decided to stick with OEM for hydraulics and air for simple reasons. I believe Baldwin makes the OEM hydraulic which is a good product and Donaldson makes the OEM air filter and again IMHO Donaldson builds the best air filtration.
    OK I said all that to say this... My 3 point bumps when its cold out and the fluid is cold and I'm using OEM hydraulic filter. I believe its the fluid itself. I have purchased Cenex Maxtron THF Synthetic blend for my next fill. It has outstanding cold flow specs. the best I have found. Kinda spendy ($62.00 for 5 gal) I believe it will work great for me in the winter. If the 3 pt still bumps well then I guess it still bumps. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
    Heres the specs for Cenex Maxtron THF http://www.cenex.com/Downloads/MaxtronTHF.pdf

    snoboy

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    Default Re: Branson Oil Filter cross reference

    dancce you type too fast. I was actually replying to the thread before yours was posted. I think you and I are basically saying the same thing though.

    snoboy

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    Default Re: Branson Oil Filter cross reference

    Snoboy,
    That's the first time I have ever been accused of typing too fast. (My secretary laughs every time she catches me trying to type.)
    I was using the two finger method though. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    I agree that your cold weather problem is probably related to the fluid.

    dancce

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    Default Re: Branson Oil Filter cross reference

    Has anyone tried another brand for the 4020 Branson hydraulic filter?

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