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Kubota HHK70-14070 HST trans filter cut open #4604316
12/15/17 11:05 AM
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Canadastang Offline OP
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200 hours on this Kubota HST filter with lots of really cold and really hot weather operation.

Lookin' good, not much to see here. Built like a tank like all the other Kubota filters I've seen, but for $23.00 it better be!

Has the typical kubota glitter from break in. Looks bad, but they all have lots of glitter in their early hours.








Re: Kubota HHK70-14070 HST trans filter cut open [Re: Canadastang] #4604333
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Looks like a Parker filter. No wonder it's built like a brick outhouse.


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Re: Kubota HHK70-14070 HST trans filter cut open [Re: Canadastang] #4604342
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Glitter?

Surprising... bad cleaning during assembly, or bad machining?


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Re: Kubota HHK70-14070 HST trans filter cut open [Re: Linctex] #4604362
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If you look at Tractorbynet or most other tractor forums pretty much everyone who does their first hydraulic service on a Kubota has lots of glitter and shavings.

They require a break-in service at 50 hours and man oh man do they have lots of shavings in their first 50.

I really don't know where it all comes from, but probably a combo of break in, machining leftovers etc.

Regardless most all kubotas run like champs and run for a very, very long time.

Re: Kubota HHK70-14070 HST trans filter cut open [Re: Canadastang] #4604407
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Is this for a tractor or a lawn tractor? My Kioti DK40SE had a fair amount of junk in the hyd/HST/final drive fluid for the first change as well. It seems for tractors they don't clean out all the machining debris for some reason... My HST filter has a cast aluminum can though as it sees ~200psi and was $70 for the last one. I imagine somebody good do well rebuilding HST filters for CUTs.


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Re: Kubota HHK70-14070 HST trans filter cut open [Re: IndyIan] #4609747
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Originally Posted By: IndyIan
Is this for a tractor or a lawn tractor? My Kioti DK40SE had a fair amount of junk in the hyd/HST/final drive fluid for the first change as well. It seems for tractors they don't clean out all the machining debris for some reason... My HST filter has a cast aluminum can though as it sees ~200psi and was $70 for the last one. I imagine somebody good do well rebuilding HST filters for CUTs.


This is from my Kubota L3200 HST. It's a 32 hp tractor with a front end loader. Fantastic machine.

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