Fastrak Hour Meter

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  1. jpwazz

    jpwazz LawnSite Member
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    I just got my new mower, Fastrak 20/52 and I want to put an hour meter in. The meter from the dealer is $40, I can buy an after-market digital meter for somewhat less but I'm wondering, do these meters lose their memory if I take the battery out during the winter for storage? I can get a mechanical meter for significantly less, it wont lose count but it doesn't fit in the factory knock-out. What do you think??
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    The hour meters we use do not lose memory, I cannot speak for others, but I am pretty sure none of them lose memory.
    The meter you buy from us is a direct plug into a wiring harness that is already set up for this, snaps right in and your done, no cutting and splicing of wires or anything, really simple.

    Pj
     
  3. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
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    You can get these digital hour meters off eBay. I got 2 SenDec Tach/Hourmeter's for $35 shipped. Not only has the hours but is a tachometer as well. Uses the principle of induction to get its readings (read-awire wrapped around a spark plug wire). They are digital and do not lose memory that I have ever seen or heard about.

    Chances are the less expensive one will be the same induction type and will be fine. :usflag:
     
  4. jpwazz

    jpwazz LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the quick reply. JP.
     
  5. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    Our meters are not run off a induction wire on the spark plug.
     
  6. jpwazz

    jpwazz LawnSite Member
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    I ordered the meter from my dealer yesterday, it should be in tomorrow. It just seems right to get a genuine part, even if it is a few $$ more. Thanks Again, JP.
     
  7. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    No problem.
     

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