Scag hour meter

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RD592, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. RD592

    RD592 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    I have a scag tiger cub and it seems that the hour meter is off. It should only have about 10 hours on it and it says it has 64 hours. I did leave the key on the on position for a couple of days and it ran my battery down, I am assuming that is problem.

    Can any one tell me if they seem to have the same problem
  2. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    The hour meters run constantly if the key isnt in the off position.
  3. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I done that one time for about 5 hours, I stopped the mower and pulled up the hand brake with the arms pulled in and the engine cut off.............well i opened up the arms and got off with out cutting off the key.


    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    I know it's happened with us just deal with it our buy a new hour meter.
  5. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,777

    Same thing has happened with my Gravely. For some unknown reason, I turned the key back on after killing the engine. I "added" 60 hours by the time I got back on the mower again. :cry:
  6. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Just a suggestion, make yourself pull the key out of ignition for about 2 months of usage. That should get you in the habit of keeping the ignition off.
  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    SCAG is about the only one that wires their hourmeters that way. Heard lots of stories on this.

    My new Hustler only ticks when your sitting on the seat!
  8. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,382

    So the hour meter on the Hustler doesn't mean engine run time hrs, its more for how long someone sat in the seat?:rolleyes:
  9. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    My gravely is wired the same way so no it isnt just scag.
  10. Audrey

    Audrey LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 570

    Exactly what I do. I don't care if I wear out the switch.
    I also pull the key when I transport them.


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