Hour meters

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rodten, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. rodten

    rodten LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    I am looking for a good hour meter that I can install on my equipment so that I can keep up with my oil changes, just looking for a good source, any ideas :blob3:
  2. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    I have been looking for the same.. www.landscapersupply.com has one they sell. I dont know how godd/reliable it is.
  3. Ol'time Lawncare

    Ol'time Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 497

    >>>>also try J Thomas<<<<< :blob3:
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. captaingreen

    captaingreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    I just bought a new Exmark TTHP about a month ago. I had my dealer install one on it when I bought it, it is a Quartz brand, I think he said it is what comes on the J.D.'s they also sell. They charged something like 40-$50 to install it.
  6. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    Check out www.sendec.com. They make an excellent quality meter and stand behind their product. I know this from first-hand experience with them. Good luck.
  7. BrianK10

    BrianK10 LawnSite Senior Member
    from usa
    Messages: 252

    Was lookin around Sears for xmas gifts, and they have hour meters for lawn mowers for sale there. Think it was $15.
  8. battags

    battags LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    I've been thinking about this idea myself. I'm not quite sure that I understand how an hourmeter, or more specifically a tach, works with different engines. Do you need to have a tach specific to your engine make and hp produced?

  9. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    Yes. You'll have to get the tach that is designed to run with your specific type of engine (not necessarily brand and model#). Sendec has alot of different models to choose from and it is easy to pick one out.
  10. rodten

    rodten LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    just make sure it will work on 4cycle which is 1 revolution and 2cycle which is 2 revolution

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