Jensen Heavy Duty Radio

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by bobcat_ron, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    My Clarion DMC radio took a dump, I guess all the vibrations and dusty environment took a toll on it, and the dealer and installer both warned me not to expect it to hold up very long.
    So I bought this unit from my Bobcat dealership, Bobcat also brands them as their own, but I saved $50 by buying the Jensen, total cost was $250.00
    I had a similar unit in my T190 and it held up really well, so what the hell.

    Soldered the power wires and speaker wires, and there is a plug for the antennae and another plug for the head phones, the bracket is also included.

    There is also a plug for all you Ipod users:
  2. ioilyouin

    ioilyouin LawnSite Senior Member
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    Got that in my E50. The only thing I don't like is the preset volume setting when you turn it on, it's damn loud.
  3. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I saw the same radio in a Terex PT-100G and I think that CNH are using them in their new machines if I remember the photos correctly. I think it even has a button to pick up the local NOAA broadcast.
  4. swanny

    swanny LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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  6. superdigger

    superdigger LawnSite Member
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    the preset start up volume is adjustable in the menu, you can change it to whatever you want...
  7. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes that is the same radio CNH is using. Too bad its not Sat. compatible.
  8. minimax

    minimax LawnSite Senior Member
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    Same radio that Deere puts in the new skids and ctls.

  9. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,758

    I mounted an XM Tao in the Bobcat and can transfer it to the excavator or toolcat. I find antennas on Ebay for $10. I go through them occasionally when a branch catches it BUT I found that by using a few layers of black duct tape, the branches don't get to the wire. The radio sends a signal to my FM earmuffs. I block out noise and have my XM anywhere even under the trees or thick woods.

    My TAO crapped out after 5 years so I bought the sister radio for $30 on EBAY. It is the same radio but doesn't have the rubber armor. It has held up well and is easy to preset stations, scan, and even record.

    I bought a $30 XM radio (on sale)
    for my truck that is the coolest ever. It sits on a post that connects directly to the cigarette lighter. I found a pair of XM sportscaster headphone/antenna, removed one plug off it and hung it on my rear view mirror. No need for external antenna now and if I wanted to take the TAO type radio with me from the Bobcat (it's portable but it's internal antenna is crap, i can use these headphone/antenna setup with it. Realistically, I just leave the radios in the truck and machine but it's nice having them when I'm so far from a good radio station. You get everything with satellite and there are so many options but there is the subscription that runs about $200 yr for two radios.

    JDSKIDSTEER LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Same radio we put in the old models also. Just not factory installed.

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