John Deere Oil Filter Cross Reference Database

Have you ever been frustrated trying to copy, paste, or write down long part numbers for tractor oil filters so you can cross reference them? Here’s a few tips to save some time AND money.

Top 5 Tips and Secrets for finding cheaper filters for your tractor

5.Use John Deere’s Filter Checklist Printouts

You can find a really handy filter checklist for any tractor on John Deere’s website, here’s a link John Deere Filter Checklist Database. Just scroll down to your category of tractor and find its filter checklist.  These checklists are really helpful to have a complete list when you are cross referencing another brand.

4. Search Ebay’s Tractor Parts Category For Great Deals

Take your filter number and type or paste it into the search bar here EBAY TRACTOR PARTS SEARCH Just for a test I typed in DZ101880 (the part number for an 8000 series oil filter) and I found an OEM (new in box) filter for 25% less than John Deere’s price, plus free expedited shipping.  Sometimes you can find filters being sold on Ebay by businesses that are going out of business for 75% off or more.

3.  Buy Filters During “Filter Days” Sales

Nearly all filter retailers have special sales days for filters.  Both NAPA and John Deere both have “Filter Days” events a few times a year where filters are heavily discounted.  It takes a little planning but buying all of your filters during these sales can save a TON of money.

2.  Buy in Bulk

If you are buying filters through an online retailer like Fleet Filter you will see the bulk discounts can be huge.  Often several tractors will use the same filters, and buying filters 6 or more at a time can save at least 25%.

I find that having multiple filters on hand means I am more likely to change them when I should.  Sometimes it gets put off because of not wanting to make a trip to the store or dealership.

1. Buy Your Filters From…. Amazon on their Filter Search Page

This may seem weird at first but hear me out. Amazon has everything under the sun, including OEM John Deere Oil and Air Filters. To test this I tried searched for a filter most John Deere dealers don’t even stock, an expensive activated carbon air filter for 4830 Self Propelled Sprayers, the part number is RE199682. From my dealer this is $150 plus wait time. Amazon’s price? Look for yourself (I was shocked) Amazon John Deere RE199682 Filter Type your filter number in the search bar below and check Amazon’s massive filter database:

 



Sample John Deere Filter Breakdown List

 

For years I asked myself; “Why is there not a site that I can use to look up a tractors model number and see the OEM filter numbers, along with the cross referenced aftermarket filter part numbers?” I couldn’t ever find a site like this, so I decided to create one.

If you search for ” John Deere oil filter cross reference ” you will see some links to John Deere websites, a Fram filter cross reference page, and one random cross reference page for a lawn mower filter.  This isn’t exactly helpful.

The John Deere AM125424 oil filter is without a doubt the most widely used oil filter in John Deere’s fleet of riding lawn mowers. There is a really good chance if you are looking for a John Deere lawn mower oil filter the AM125424 is the one you are looking for. This filter is used on popular mowers like the D105 and D110 or the E100 and E110 or even the X165.  Basically if your mower was made within the last 25 years and has a 15-20hp motor it uses the AM125424.  So why is it so hard to find information like this?  You will have to check prices on the links below, they change prices all the time.

AM125424 Filter Cross Data:

OEM John Deere Filter AM125424: 3″/1 lb John Deere Oil Filter AM125424

Compatible FRAM PH8170: FRAM PH8170 TRV146706

Compatible Briggs & Stratton 492932S: Briggs & Stratton 492932S Oil Filter

Compatible WIX 57035: WIX Filters – 57035 Heavy Duty Spin-On Lube Filter, Pack of 1

Compatible Stens 120-523: Stens 120-523 Oil Filter

Here’s how to use our John Deere oil filter cross reference database:

  1. Navigate to your specific model of tractor through our website, you can use our search bar to quickly locate your model number
  2. In this example we will look up a popular John Deere garden tractor, the D105 (17.5hp). We use the search bar located on this website to look up “John Deere D105 oil filter”.
  3. The first result will be a page containing all the filter information for the D105, including fuel and air as well as oil
  4. Using this page we can quickly cross reference John Deere filter part numbers and see that there are a variety of aftermarket filters for this machine
  5. The chart shows that the stock John Deere oil filter is AM125424. This filter is about $14 from several stores at the time of posting. We can also see that the WIX 51056 or NAPA 1056 is a direct match for the John Deere oil filter, and is selling for around $7.
  6. Air and fuel filters are also on the chart, the John Deere air filter part number is GY21435. We see that there are many cross references for this filter like the Briggs & Stratton 102-012 available for the D105.

This is just an example of how you can use our John Deere oil filter cross reference charts to find filters that fit your specific machine.

Should I put aftermarket oil and air filters in my tractor?

This question comes up a lot when talking about filters used in tractors.  Many people simply aren’t comfortable using anything other than a John Deere, Case, New Holland etc in their expensive tractor or piece of machinery.  This is totally understandable, filters are a cheap insurance policy to keep an expensive machine running.

The question you have to ask yourself is this, “Do I believe John Deere or Case is actually manufacturing their own filters?”

It simply isn’t feasible for tractor manufacturers to make their own filters. Instead, they have companies like Champion Labs, WIX or Donaldson manufacture filters for them and place the JD or CIH logo on the filter.

Tractor manufacturers will tell you that their filters are in every way superior to aftermarket filters.  Whether or not that is true 100% of the time I’m not sure, but I have a hard time believing an air filter made by Donaldson for John Deere is any different from the same filter with Donaldson branding.

It is notoriously difficult to take an OEM tractor filter and cross reference it to more than one aftermarket manufacturer. This makes it tough to compare prices. The tougher it is to cross reference the more likely that a customer will simply pay for the expensive OEM filter.

The goal of this site is to give consumers the information they need to make their own decision on what brand of filter goes on their machine.

Here’s a quick example of how to do a filter cross reference on our site, using a John Deere 8420 for an example:

  1. Use the John Deere 8420 filter cross reference page on this website
  2. Find the outer engine air filter, which is JD part number RE164839, listed for $91.33 at GreenPartsStore http://www.greenpartstore.com/John-Deere-Outer-Engine-Air-Filter-Element–RE164839_p_23507.html
  3. Quickly see that the Donaldson P603755 is a direct cross reference to the OEM John Deere air filter, and available for almost half the price.