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I purchased a HF DC and want to put a truck filter on the top so which is best?

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Forum topic by ohtimberwolf posted 08-15-2015 01:39 PM 1176 views 2 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ohtimberwolf

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08-15-2015 01:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: truck filter hf dc collector filter

Here is the site I am looking at for starters. larry

http://www.everythingtruckparts.com/baldwin-pa2818-air-filter-element/?gclid=CjwKEAjwxruuBRC9lLGslqjs-HISJAAkq21sGUxSfqZqlmzCVhrYzUY4STKvAcK_sX_woy9xPl3EqhoCLKXw_wcB

Here is another one.

http://www.autoanything.com/air-filters/afe-magnumflow-iaf-pro-dry-s-cold-air-intake-replacement-filters

With progressively finer mesh on each layer, your aFe Pro Dry strips away up to 99.2% of contaminants and feeds your engine huge gusts of clean oxygen.

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#1 posted 08-15-2015 01:52 PM

If you value your health, you will buy a filter that can screen out dust down to 1 or even 0.5 microns. I doubt the one you have posted will do that. If you use something less effective, it just becomes a dust generator. You will also want a filter with enough surface area to prevent constant clogging and reduced flow\performance.

I suggest Wynn Environmental Filters.

Here is my design. You may steal all the ideas you want from it. The Thein Cyclone is in the steel garbage can. It is so effective, I do not have a plastic catch bag.

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CudaDude

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#2 posted 08-15-2015 02:11 PM

^
X1000

I added a Wynn filter to my HF dust collector and with no other mods the performance of the DC was improved dramatically. It’s pricey but well worth it.

-- Gary

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Bill White

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#3 posted 08-15-2015 03:12 PM

I use the felted bags (2) on my HF. Got ‘em from Highland, and they sure made a big difference at a reasonable cost.
Bill

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#4 posted 08-15-2015 03:26 PM

I have a HF DC with a Wynn filter in my winter shop in Az. and it works fine but no better than the truck filters I use on my larger DC at my home shop in Canada and at twice the price. I’m using Donaldson truck filters that are rated at merv15@ 99.9% and there isn’t a trace of dust escaping them.

Don’t make the assumption as many do that because these filters weren’t made for dust collection that they aren’t as good as those that were. Diesel engines are expensive and very finely machined equipment and keeping dust out of them is as important as keeping it out of your lungs (relative to the life of the organism / machine).

As for which one, it is a matter of finding one that is about the right size. You will likely, but not necessarily end up with something taller and narrower than you might like but it will get the job done just fine. Also be aware that the prices of these filters depend more on how popular they are (sales volume) than a variance in quality.
Here’s a blog I did on my setup in Canada.
http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/31954

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ohtimberwolf

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#5 posted 08-15-2015 04:47 PM

Timber, thanks for the picture, you have quite a set up there. I like the idea for the camps.

Cuda, glad to hear it does its job it says it will, thanks.

Bill, I am trying to get away from a bag setup but I appreciate your input. Thanks

Ship, I am leaning toward that type system and I like Timbers rolling cart idea. Thanks

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upinflames

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#6 posted 08-15-2015 07:23 PM

TRUCK FILTERS ARE JUST AS GOOD AS WYNN….the ONLY difference is the price….do you really think a truck filter will let the small stuff in. I have owned 5 trucks , did my own maintenance , have 3 LARGE farm tractors that bend in the middle( 4 wheel drive case), lots of dust in the field finer than any sawdust, filters work flawlessly, as they say, a fool and his money are soon parted…

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timbertailor

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#7 posted 08-15-2015 07:35 PM


TRUCK FILTERS ARE JUST AS GOOD AS WYNN….the ONLY difference is the price….do you really think a truck filter will let the small stuff in. I have owned 5 trucks , did my own maintenance , have 3 LARGE farm tractors that bend in the middle( 4 wheel drive case), lots of dust in the field finer than any sawdust, filters work flawlessly, as they say, a fool and his money are soon parted…

- upinflames

So how come they do not publish filtration levels or flow ratings if they are “just as good”. Because they are not and that is why they are far less expensive.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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upinflames

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#8 posted 08-15-2015 07:40 PM

Do your research man, good gosh, ask a mechanic, look at K & N website ,they publish all kinds of specs, if I were trying to screw customers I’d come up with a marketing gimmick too…..

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shipwright

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#9 posted 08-15-2015 08:40 PM

+1 Brad
Donaldson specs are all there if you want to look as well.
Merv15@99.9%, nano filter technology.

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#10 posted 08-15-2015 10:00 PM

This is why I love this site. Many view points and knowledge and all are respected and appreciated. larry

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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