After market clock

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Jim@MilkyWay, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. Jim@MilkyWay

    Jim@MilkyWay LawnSite Senior Member
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    OK Guys 'N Gals
    I have axed small engine and auto/farm suppliers around here and have not gotten help. Radio Shack _may_ have sumpin' but not in Poe Dunksville.
    I am curious just how many hours, each season I spend cutting with my respective machines, none of which are commercial. To that end, I want a add-on clock to connect to my ignition so I can count off the hours. I try to notice as I work, but every single time I just get interrupted or forget, and I bet it would simplify matters if the clock stopped right where it is when ignition is off then cranks back up at ignition on. Just like on a REAL mower.
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    We use these on our rental equipment and have had good luck with them, I also use one to set up new machines and check rpm during tune-ups.
    These detect ignition from the spark plug wire so no power supply is needed.
    http://www.tinytach.com/tinytach/gasoline.php
     
  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Tiny-Tach is the BEST there is.
     
  4. JJ Lawn

    JJ Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    They might be, but this does not look good to me:

    Estimated battery life is 5+ years — not replaceable.

    Not going to pay 36 bucks x 5 for that. :)
     
  5. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well, If you prefer to cut holes and hard wire maybe this one is up your alley.

    http://www.pressureparts.com/Pressure-Part-358464.aspx
     
  6. oldrustycars

    oldrustycars LawnSite Senior Member
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    yeah, that 7 bucks a year is waaaay too high. i'd rather let oil changes go by, and have engines run too slow. much cheaper in the long run. that 7 bucks could buy a pitcher of beer down at the tavern. much better investment.
     
  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Haven't had a battery fail yet.

    Who keeps mowers more than 5-6 years anyway?
     
  8. JJ Lawn

    JJ Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a Walker that I bought in 96..... I still use. It runs just as good as my 2000 model.

    There is no reason a mower will not last longer than 5-6 years if you take care of it.


    I for one do not like to throw my money away.........:usflag:
     
  9. JJ Lawn

    JJ Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Fine, you replace them every 5 years ....if the battery does last that long. I would rather have one that is a little more reliable...... not estimated. And I don't drink......
     
  10. Jim@MilkyWay

    Jim@MilkyWay LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanx guys
    I hit the floor running today, have not paused since, and don't have time even still to have a look. Might get a chance tonight after I take care of a few more items.
     

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