I was in the Filter business for a great many years and will offer:
1. All Air filters are tested according to the same SAE standard, which believe is still J726.
2. Baldwin has been around a long time and has gained a reputation for reliabilty and performance.
3. Cummins air filters are made by Fleetguard (owned by Cummins, as is Nelson).
3. All Oil filters are tested using SAE J806 standards.
4. All Hydraulic elements are tested using OSU Multi-pass standards.
An Air or Oil element made by the big guys (Baldwin, Nelson, Fleetguard, Lubefiner, Purolator, etc.) are very competitive in their ability to perform.
Hydraulic elements are considerably different than Oil elements and are usually much finer than either Air or Oil filters. This is necessary because the tight tolerances of Hydraulic pumps and motors are such that particles smaller than what is removed by Air or Oil elements can and will cause damage.
The long and short of this is:
You should be fine using Baldwin elements.
Bob (Squidly Down Under) & Peg - 2013 Ford Focus pushing a 2011 Phoenix Cruiser 2552S
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Carry on, regardless..................