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stuffdeer
08-23-2006, 01:28 AM
I'm not kidding guys.

I saw someone on here posted on how they would of liked to see how many miles they've driven there ZTRs, I Thought, Hmmmm....


I had an Extro Bike Spedo laying around, and decided to mount it on my ZTR.

Well here it is.

I really like how it turned out.

Pic 1: Pic of itself.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/stuffdeer/PICT0011.jpg

Pic 2: One as if you were sitting in the seat looking at it.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/stuffdeer/PICT0013.jpg

DodgeTruckMan731
08-23-2006, 01:31 AM
I think its a darn cool idea.

yardmanlee
08-23-2006, 07:56 AM
would'nt that be an odometer ? not sure of the spelling though

bbailey
08-23-2006, 09:34 AM
Yeah, an odometer keeps track of mileage. That is a really cool idea. What did you hook it up to on the machine? Did you have to calibrate it?

04TurfT
08-23-2006, 11:15 AM
not real sure of the point to having a speedometer on a mower, if that is what it is. But if it is a odometer how did u calibrate it, or make it start keeping track of mileage??

stuffdeer
08-23-2006, 11:34 AM
Ok, It was acually easy tto calibrate it. When you first turn it on, it asks what size tires you have. So I put 18's, because that is the size of the Back tire.

I wired the magnet on the Axle coming out of the hydro gear, and the sesor right above it.

It automatically keeps track of all the milage

I didn't really do it for the Spedo, but I did do it to see how many miles I drive on the Z.

martinfan06
08-23-2006, 12:15 PM
Thats awesome bro pretty good thinking, maybe the manufactures should look into this?:cool2:

DodgeTruckMan731
08-23-2006, 01:18 PM
hey, hurry get it patented and then sell it to the manufactures!!!! :laugh:

mcwlandscaping
08-23-2006, 02:02 PM
hey, hurry get it patented and then sell it to the manufactures!!!! :laugh:
yea! make some serrious money off of it!

Pro-Scapes
08-24-2006, 09:40 PM
Hour meters are important for maint work. I think its cool how that works ok there. I would protect the wiring a bit better like with some flexible looms or something. The vibes may kill that like they did my hour meter.

I want a tach more than I want miles on my mower.

PerennialSuccess
08-24-2006, 09:55 PM
I'm pretty sure the odometer has been out for longer than anyone here has been alive, so good luck patenting it. But an excellent idea for a ZTR none the less. A Tach/Speed/Od combo would be real sweet on a mower.

ALarsh
08-24-2006, 11:43 PM
What about heat/vibration/water? Not a bad idea... I might try it out...

B&M
08-25-2006, 12:17 AM
some kubotas' have a tach, fuel guage, temp guage,and the hour meter.

Brendan Smith
08-25-2006, 05:53 PM
so how is it working? more or less mileage than you thought?

stuffdeer
08-25-2006, 05:58 PM
Acually, More milage than I thought. I already have 5 miles on it.

Brendan Smith
08-25-2006, 06:01 PM
Acually, More milage than I thought. I already have 5 miles on it.
that's interesting. i'm bringing a pedometer with me tomorrow to see how far i walk in a day. my wife walks at night and wonders why i don't feel like it :dizzy: i figure showing that to her will make her understand.

Tharrell
08-27-2006, 06:52 PM
On first thought, that would help with figuring costs. On large properties, a larger mower would cut down on passes therefore reducing time spent etc...
Course all that is already known but, an odometer would be undeniable proof etc...

South Florida Lawns
08-28-2006, 10:35 PM
that's interesting. i'm bringing a pedometer with me tomorrow to see how far i walk in a day. my wife walks at night and wonders why i don't feel like it :dizzy: i figure showing that to her will make her understand.


Thats what I need to do, especially on Fridays with my 3 acre yard and a million trees.

I must walk around in circles with the trimmer for hours until I finish:dizzy:

I like the odometer too I have always wondered how many miles I log in a day/week/month/year.

DMAN
08-29-2006, 11:12 AM
Mike,
Where did you pick up that brand speedometer?

Darron

stuffdeer
08-29-2006, 12:18 PM
Mike,
Where did you pick up that brand speedometer?

Darron



Darron, I got the spedometer from Dunhams.