The Kubota L2501 is the current #1 selling sub-compact tractor in the US, and has been since 2014 when it was first manufactured. You might be surprised to find out the Kubota L2501 oil filter you paid a premium for at the dealership is really just a Fleetguard filter with Kubota stamped on it.
Just like John Deere, Kubota manufactures exactly ZERO of their own filters. Kubota and John Deere oil filters are made by Baldwin, Fleetguard, Champion and WIX; air filters are mainly made by Donaldson. Wherever Kubota or Deere can get the best deal on a particular filter to be manufactured is where they choose. I laugh inside when I hear someone say they “would never put an aftermarket filter on their Kubota”. Little do they know it came from the factory with one. The following Kubota L2501 oil filter cross reference guide will provide you with the part numbers you need to save some money (and get the same reliability and performance).
Kubota L2501 Oil Filter Cross Reference (Every 200 hours or annually):
OEM Kubota HH164-32430 crosses to:
- Fleetguard LF3706 Check Amazon Price: Fleetguard Oil Filter Part No: LF3706
- Baldwin B1434 Baldwin B1434 Oil Filter
- Wix 51307 WIX Filters – 51307 Oil Filter, Pack of 1
- Purolator L17019 Purolator L17019 Oil Filter
The Kubota L2501 oil capacity is 6 quarts of 15w40 or 10w40. The top rated oil you can use to protect your tractor is Royal Purple. It consistently outperforms Kubota, the popular Rotella T6, and even Amsoil (which is a great 2nd choice). Check out the reviews they speak for themselves: Royal Purple 10W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil 1 qt. (Case of 6) Just like filters, Kubota oil is nothing special, it’s rebranded oil from a major bulk oil manufacturer. Royal Purple or Amsoil will outperform it every time.
Kubota L2501 Hydraulic Filter Cross Reference (Every 200 hours):
OEM Kubota #HH3A0-82623 crosses to:
- Baldwin BT8488 Check Price: Baldwin Heavy Duty BT8488 Hydraulic Filter
- Fleetguard HF35274 Fleetguard Hydraulic Filter Part No: HF35274
- Donaldson P551779 Donaldson P551779 Hydraulic Filter
Kubota L2501 Air Filter Cross Reference (Every 200 hours):
OEM Kubota #TA04093230 crosses to:
- FLEETGUARD AF25551 Check Price: Fleetguard Air Filter Part No: AF25551
- DONALDSON P831424 Donaldson P831424 Air Filter
- WIX 46438 WIX 46438 Heavy Duty Air Filter, Pack of 1
Kubota L2501 Fuel Filter Cross Reference (Every 200 hours):
OEM Kubota #6A320-59930 crosses to:
- BALDWIN PF9911 Baldwin PF9911 Heavy Duty Fuel Filter (1-5/8 in.L)
- WIX 33830 WIX 33830 Heavy Duty Cartridge Fuel Filter
Don’t be fooled by deceiving videos and dealerships. Here’s how to tell fact from fiction:
You can’t go wrong using a Fleetguard, Baldwin or Wix Filter that cross references to your OEM Kubota filter. There are plenty of YouTube videos out there (hint, Messick’s) and Kubota dealers who will tell you to only use their filters.
Several like to take filters apart and show you how much “better” the Kubota oil filter is. Here’s a secret: if they take a Kubota oil filter and compare it cut open to a Baldwin or Wix filter but not a Fleetguard, you can bet the farm that the Kubota filter is really a Fleetguard. They won’t cut open a Fleetguard because they don’t want you to see IT’S THE SAME THING.
The world of maintenance parts like filters, lubricants and batteries is kind of a high margin seedy place. There are very few manufacturers making lots of different brands with different labels, colors and pricing. Don’t be fooled into paying more for something that’s identical to a cheaper product.