I just wanted your opinion on a new hour meter

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by etap, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. etap

    etap LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I have a used zero turn,that I just got it about three weeks ago. It was showing 380 hours when I got it. After I just changed the oil, and was backing it where it goes,the hour meter was flashing with 400 hours on it. So I replaced it with a new one. MY question is,should I run the time up on the new meter, Or just leave it at 0's and If I did sell it,just explain what had happen, and everybody will believe my story! THX
  2. z71tiger

    z71tiger LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    I've seen quite often machines for sale that say hour meter shows xxx hours but was replaced at xxx hours.
  3. amosslmope

    amosslmope LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Just keep it where it is and explain that you had to replace the meter. Write it down somewhere. Most people will believe you and will go by inspection anyways. I have seen unites with 1600 hours that were in better shape than some with 400-500 so hour meter doesn't mean much, its more about service in my book.

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