It's an oil filter preloaded with oil that only takes a single turn to install or remove. They claim no mess and no draining of the oil at all.
You can probably guess the drawback. This gem of an oil filter will only set you back $40 to $50. I found them listed for $40 from Lowes and $50 direct from John Deere. My current John Deere lawn tractor uses a $4 filter (from anywhere) and a quart and a half of $4 oil (also from anywhere). I've owned two John Deeres in my life. Each has lasted 25 years. The first one was a hand-me-down from my father. I'm totally sold on buying another John Deere for a replacement. However, this oil filter baloney ticks me off.
OK. I've posted my whine. I feel a little better now. Take care. Tom Worthington
If it seems that bracket racing has gotten too expensive for you, maybe you are just doing it wrong.
At my job (before I retired) we bought numerous John Deere and implements. You can no longer call up and get info from them on equipment. You have to buy into the program. They are keeping codes , parts and info in house to force you to come to them. Most all dealers out here are doing this also. Lots of new gimics coming out...
Posts: 2511 | Location: Vacaville | Registered: January 07, 2004
In 2004 got smart and told them to stuff their equipment and their "new" ways of doing things in someone else's lot as we no longer wanted it. Went solely Kubota and haven't looked back.
Deere was going in a direction that favored BIG business and the little guy was basically being forced out. It started with mass-market mowers which I do not and did not agree with as it took the small dealers out of the loop and favored the larger ones. Now there's more to it, but that was the nuts & bolts of it-in our case, since it was a tiny dealer that heavily focused on motorcycles (which are mostly dead now) and lawn & garden equipment. I understand having to change with the industry but in our case, the change that they wanted us to make wasn't conducive to customer satisfaction and still turning enough to keep the bookkeepers happy, at least not in the short term. And...since the owner was already in his mid 60's, it was time to start slowing down.
They're all making changes. Big time. And for many reasons. One being that they're trying to follow the automotive industry.
Posts: 482 | Location: central Ar | Registered: June 21, 2002