It has been awhile since I needed to post anything here. Last time it was a great help. My question is what oil filter can I use to replace the one on my 873? I plan on using 15W-40 oil which the manual recommends but did not want to drive 35 miles to the nearest bobcat dealer for their filter. Anyone know what Fram filter could be used? Also how do you keep the fuel from going bad over the winter? I do not use my machine much and since I am almost finished with the excavating on my addition for the winter I wanted to set it up to sit for awhile. I live in West Virginia and it is going to be getting cold real soon. Any suggestions would really help.