User-friendly filters

Fleetguard Inc. debuted its new User-Friendly Filter design for insertable-cartridge filters at a news conference last month in Nashville. The new filters are made of advanced polymer materials and will replace the equivalent metal models in the Fleetguard line as they are introduced. According to Fleetguard, the new design was two years in the making and results in filters that are lightweight, strong,

Fleetguard Inc. debuted its new “User-Friendly Filter” design for insertable-cartridge filters at a news conference last month in Nashville. The new filters are made of advanced polymer materials and will replace the equivalent metal models in the Fleetguard line as they are introduced.

According to Fleetguard, the new design was two years in the making and results in filters that are “lightweight, strong, durable, and easy to install and remove.” The first models in the new product family are oil and fuel filters for both on- and off-highway applications requiring filters that are either 3- or 3.5-in. in diameter — the sizes found on 8- to 10-liter diesel engines.

Fleetguard said the two initial filter sizes would be available starting last month and will retail at the same price points as the parts numbers they are replacing.

According to Fleetguard, using advanced polymers to construct the filter provides these key advantages:

  • More dent-resistant than metal

  • Easy-grip surface with ribs for easy installation and service

  • Flat “no-spill” rather than domed bottom

  • Rugged, corrosion-free design

  • Built-in one-way socket for easy removal with 1/2-in. wrench

  • No damage to filter spud due to cross-threading

  • Resists impacts and temperature extremes

  • Weighs 50% less than comparable metal filter

  • Environmentally friendly design; can be crushed/landfilled or incinerated



“This is a durable, robust new product that's been designed to meet the needs of customers and service technicians for years to come,” said Jeff Hamilton, Fleetguard's chief technical officer. “The material is strong, the technology is state of the art, and it's backed by Fleetguard's reputation for excellence in OEM and aftermarket filters.
www.fleetguard.com

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