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This sucks...JD went from 36 hrs to 108 hrs instantly.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by instyle, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 380

    I have a couple of JD QuikTraks, on the one machine, the battery died, so I boosted it with the other machine. Both machines have around 36 hours on them. The machine that I boosted now is reading 108 hours.
    I will be taking the machine to get looked at, but how am I going to prove it only has 36 hours. that is a fairly large depreciation loss right there.
     
  2. tallimeca

    tallimeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,229

    are a crock of poop. I've seen all the tricks. Just go buy another hour meter and hook it up to a battery till it gets to where it was before.

    Nothing i haven't seen before.
     
  3. fulano

    fulano LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    I bought a quik trak from the JD dealer last year with something like 25 hrs on it. I had it home for a couple of weeks and put a few hours on it. The next time I went to use it it had around 50 something hours. My kids were playing with it and left the key in the switch and turned on. I now put the key in a safe place but mine is showing just over 70 hrs thanks to what happened.
     
  4. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    Hour meters are cheap. Buy a new one and put it in. Poof, you now have a new machine.
     
  5. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Hour meters are prone to having problems and failing. Personally, I wouldn't worry about it because you might replace this one and then have the replacement meter go dead not long after.
     
  6. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

    get a tiny tach. I put them on all my stuff now. 35 bucks, accuate, and has RPM when running. hours when not.
     
  7. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    I think the newer ones even have an oil change reminder....

    a couple times a year we end up with dead batty and high hour meter readings as a result of the key being left on... S happens....
     

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