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Old 07-17-2015, 01:10 AM
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Default 100 Micron Spin On?...Or suggest an alternative

Hey guys,
I use a Donaldson filter to polish my oil as it's pumped into the truck. I realize a lot of people think it's overkill, but I've found I need it to fully remove floaties. I'm having problems with my pump overheating during fill-ups and I'd like to increase the flow rate with a higher micron spin on filter. Does anyone have any suggestions? A 100 micron-ish would be awesome.

I guess I could go to a completely different filter head or housing if needed, but I'd rather just spin on a new filter as it would be cheap and easy. Thanks!
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Old 07-17-2015, 01:47 PM
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floaties float and I suck from the lower end of my tote so I get 0 floaties.
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Old 07-20-2015, 01:17 AM
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gidenrod makes a 80 mesh which is just under 200 micron.
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...91qhoCUr7w_wcB

I've also seen stainless strainers/housings in the agro sprayer section of tractor supply and such. Not sure what micron they were though.
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Old 07-20-2015, 04:16 PM
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Hmm, that looks very intriguing. I may have to give that a try.
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Old 07-20-2015, 11:11 PM
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gidenrod makes a 80 mesh which is just under 200 micron.
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...91qhoCUr7w_wcB

I've also seen stainless strainers/housings in the agro sprayer section of tractor supply and such. Not sure what micron they were though.
I used the goldenrod and the water strainer things from TS. Either will work fine as a veggie pre-filter. That said, you can buy a better pump for the cost of a few on-truck filters. I'd consider keeping the Donaldson-style filter before the truck and upgrading your pump.
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Old 07-20-2015, 11:30 PM
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Just ordered that Goldenrod 80 mesh to try. My pump is a nice gear drive Goldstream from WVO Designs. I'm going to pick their brain too. I agree that the pump should be able to handle it.
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Is the filter on the pressure-side of the pump?
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:13 AM
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Yup, sure is.
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Old 07-26-2015, 02:48 AM
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Got the goldenrod 80 mesh installed. Increased the flow rate tremendously. Only problem is that the high flow rate collapsed the screen! Almost thinking I could turn the filter head around and pump so that the screen is under pressure instead of suction. Think it would work?
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