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The Best Fuel Filter For Your Bobcat Equipment

March 14, 2024

Are genuine Bobcat filters worth the investment? Can you save money by opting for aftermarket alternatives? Which option offers superior performance for your equipment? These are common questions that arise when considering fuel filters for your Bobcat machinery.

Through a thorough comparison with aftermarket options, we'll highlight the critical advantages that make Bobcat filters the clear choice for safeguarding your equipment's performance and longevity.

Bobcat's PN: 7400454 fuel filter is engineered to meet the rigorous demands of T4 engines, offering superior filtration efficiency and water separation capabilities.

Key Features:

  • Filtration Capacity:
    • Captures contaminants at 4 microns with 99.8% efficiency, protecting critical engine parts
  • Water Removal:
    • Removes 99.8% of water from fuel, exceeding specifications to prevent corrosion and microbial growth
  • Enhanced Construction:
    • More pleats and tear-resistant media ensure durability in harsh conditions, reducing failures
  • Water Separator:
    • Equipped with a draining valve for efficient water separation, enhancing fuel quality
  • Engine Protection:
    • Specifically designed for T4 engines, providing superior performance and longevity
  • Maintenance Interval:
    • 500-hour maintenance interval minimizes downtime and costs
  • Manufacturer Recommendation:
    • Bobcat advises keeping a spare fuel filter for cold weather protection, emphasizing proactive maintenance

Aftermarket Options:

In contrast, aftermarket fuel filters, commonly found on platforms like Amazon and eBay, may present significant drawbacks for the engine.

Key Features:

  • Coarser Filtration:
    • Aftermarket filters offer only 10-micron filtration, allowing harmful contaminants to pass through
  • Limited Water Separation:
    • Aftermarket options lack effective water separation, increasing the risk of fuel system issues
  • Paper Filter Material:
    • Many aftermarket filters use less durable paper media, risking premature failure
  • Fuel System Risks:
    • Inferior filters pose risks to T4 engines, potentially causing costly damage

Watch this Video to see the difference between the filters:


More Tutorials on how to install the fuel filter:

How To Change the Fuel Filter on Tier 4 Bobcat Engines | Bobcat Company - YouTube

How to Replace R-Series Fuel Filters on Tier 4 Bobcat Engines - Bobcat Company

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