Speedometer on my Mower!

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by stuffdeer, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. stuffdeer

    stuffdeer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,617

    I'm not kidding guys.

    I saw someone on here posted on how they would of liked to see how many miles they've driven there ZTRs, I Thought, Hmmmm....

    I had an Extro Bike Spedo laying around, and decided to mount it on my ZTR.

    Well here it is.

    I really like how it turned out.

    Pic 1: Pic of itself.


    Pic 2: One as if you were sitting in the seat looking at it.

  2. DodgeTruckMan731

    DodgeTruckMan731 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 414

    I think its a darn cool idea.
  3. yardmanlee

    yardmanlee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 898

    would'nt that be an odometer ? not sure of the spelling though
  4. bbailey

    bbailey LawnSite Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 115

    Yeah, an odometer keeps track of mileage. That is a really cool idea. What did you hook it up to on the machine? Did you have to calibrate it?
  5. 04TurfT

    04TurfT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    not real sure of the point to having a speedometer on a mower, if that is what it is. But if it is a odometer how did u calibrate it, or make it start keeping track of mileage??
  6. stuffdeer

    stuffdeer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,617

    Ok, It was acually easy tto calibrate it. When you first turn it on, it asks what size tires you have. So I put 18's, because that is the size of the Back tire.

    I wired the magnet on the Axle coming out of the hydro gear, and the sesor right above it.

    It automatically keeps track of all the milage

    I didn't really do it for the Spedo, but I did do it to see how many miles I drive on the Z.
  7. martinfan06

    martinfan06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    Thats awesome bro pretty good thinking, maybe the manufactures should look into this?:cool2:
  8. DodgeTruckMan731

    DodgeTruckMan731 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 414

    hey, hurry get it patented and then sell it to the manufactures!!!! :laugh:
  9. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    yea! make some serrious money off of it!
  10. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,180

    Hour meters are important for maint work. I think its cool how that works ok there. I would protect the wiring a bit better like with some flexible looms or something. The vibes may kill that like they did my hour meter.

    I want a tach more than I want miles on my mower.

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