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Changing Sunstrand Filter Location

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PhanDad
I've got some leaking hose(s) on the remote mount sunstrand hydro filter (filter in front of the trans). I checked the archives, and found some posts about the remote location having a bigger filter, but nothing about converting from one location to the other. Looks like it would be easy to convert to the side location - a pipe nipple and a short piece of hose. Has anyone done this? Opinions? Would converting be a mistake?

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HubbardRA
Bill, Do like I did when I put the hydrolift on the 716H. You need to compare the Sunstrand trannies from a 7016H (remote filter) with the tranny on a 7116H (side mounted filter). You can download both manuals, or do like I did, print only the parts breakout and parts list. This should tell you exactly what parts are needed to make the change. As far as I can tell the trannys are the same except for the filter location. I was thinking of going the other way and putting a remote filter on my Simp 7116H when I rebuild the tractor. This gets the filter out of the way of a tiller drive belt, and will make the whole setup the same as on my AC 716H, which is nice for swapping attachments.

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dirtsaver
Bill I agree with Rod and Levi. I have a 17GTH(late 7117) with the side mount,a 917 rolling chassis for parts and a 7016 I'm trying to decide wether to fix up or use as a donor for another project. I studied switching the filter from the 7016 over to the 17GTH but since the 17GTH is strictly a mower/snow pusher I'll leave it as is. If I didn't have the 3012V to till with the switch would have been made last winter.

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Kent
I also like the fact that the remote filter is completely out of the way, and protected by the frame rails on each side. A punctured hydro filter could cause serious damage ($$) before you noticed the loss of power from lost hydro fluid...

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HubbardRA
I am just guessing, from the looks of the machines, that originally Simplicity did not like the location of the side filter on the Sunstrand tranny so they installed the remote filter. Later they most likely went back to the side filters as a means of cuttings costs by eliminating the use of the remote filter kit. The area for the remote filter is still open for use on my 7116H, so it could easily be converted to remote. If any members have bad Sunstrand trannies from 7000/700 series tractors that they are going to junk, I would recommend removal of the remote filter units. Sounds like there may become a market for retro-fit of these units. This is one item that I don't normally see sold by itself. In fact, I could use one for retro-fitting to my 7116H.

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