Just like John Deere, Case tractor filters (and likewise New Holland) are manufactured by aftermarket companies. Fleetguard (owned by Cummins), has been manufacturing filters for Case IH/CNH for years. Unlike John Deere, they do not go out of their way to advertise that their CIH branded filters are superior to the identical Fleetguard filters. This tells me that we can cross reference Case filters and save some money, without sacrificing performance.
It can be rather difficult to find and cross reference tractor filters, and CNH filters are no exception. There is little to no information out there on many CNH filters, which is why this site was created. One issue I’ve found when trying to cross reference CNH filters is the newest Case tractors have some proprietary filters. From what I can tell Case and New Holland are trying to tweak their filters (or maybe just the part numbers) so that there aren’t any aftermarket crosses for them.
Case Filter Cross Reference Example:
For this example, I’ll use a Case IH Magnum 215 tractor, which is pretty popular. This is another one of those examples where Case has made it impossible to find crosses for some filters. The engine oil filter on this tractor is unfortunately only available through Case. That’s OK because we can cross all of the other filters on this machine. You will find Amazon has better prices than any dealership on filters, its kind of a little known secret. You can access Amazon’s filter database here: Amazon Filter Search Page Just change the filter number to whatever number you have. Amazon’s Filter Search is smart enough it does the cross reference automatically.
- Navigate to our Case Magnum 215 filters page using either the search bar or going through the menus above.
- Type the case part number into the Amazon Filter Search Page, Case part # 1971728-C1
- Use the chart to cross reference the OEM filter to Fleetguard, NAPA or Baldwin and see the prices of both
- Case IH filter price: $127
- Baldwin Part # BT8870-MPG (Amazon Baldwin BT8870 Cross to Case IH)
- Fleetguard Part # HF6684 (Amazon Fleetguard HF6684 Cross to Case IH)
- WIX Part # 51729 (Amazon WIX 51729 Cross to Case IH)
As you can see there is a huge variation of price on this hydraulic filter. The WIX filter over the OEM CIH/CNH would save almost $50, and looks like a no brainer. You can get WIX filters at NAPA under the NAPA Gold label for a similar price.
You can also use our tractor filter cross reference database to find matches for the OEM air and fuel filters for this tractor. Just by shopping around you can save hundreds over the manufacturer’s prices. You can often save even more by purchasing multiple filters at once, especially retailers like SimplyFilter. John Deere also uses this hydraulic filter, JD part # RE174130. If you have multiple tractors, even different brands, using the same filter stocking up and getting a volume discount can save you a substantial amount.