lost key to ditchwitch 1030

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by longslawn, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. longslawn

    longslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 201

    Lost the ignition key to a ditchwitch 1030 trencher today. I called and ordered a new set but will not be in until Tursday. I really need to use it tomorrow. Is there a way to bypass this switch without damage.
  2. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 752

    drive to a locksmith place... they have those type keys. Or you might try an equipment rental yard that has ditch witch... all the keys are the same... or,... just unplug the wires.. on the 1030, all the ign sw does is ground the coil.
  3. longslawn

    longslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 201

    Thanks! I will try both.
  4. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,098

    If your key looked like this it is what is called a "Kiddy Key" or "Safety Key". You can get them by the truck load just about any where.

  5. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    or use a flathead, i've seen a flathead screwdriver start a bobcat

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