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hour meter on string trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LushGreenLawn, May 25, 2006.

  1. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,120

    Has anyone tried putting an hour meter on a string trimmer? if so, what kind did you use?
  2. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    Of course not !!! Use it, wear it out, buy a new one - it's that simple. :usflag:
  3. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    No I haven't but thats a real good idea. I just bought a new Stihl KM110 4 mix this spring probably not a bad idea to drop a tiny tach on it because i'm curious how long these things actually last... I had my FS80 since '02 and got rid of it this past winter it still ran perfect like it was new... so 4 years and no noticable effects... my friend bought a new FC85 edger and my FS80 ran twice as good as that new edger LOL... same engine, nearly same machine....
    I might just put a tach/hourmeter on mine for kicks and giggles...
  4. Howie's Lawn Care

    Howie's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    It would only be useful for making comparisons and peace of mind. It wouldn't help sell in most cases because these pieces of equipment don't cost a whole lot to begin with and there's no way to define how many hours should be on it anyway. It would be cool for determining gas expenses.

    -Nick Howard
  5. Tech man

    Tech man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    It would be good for the 4-mix, only because you have to adjust the valves at certain hourly intervals.

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