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    Platinum Member buppy69's Avatar
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    Hinomoto E2804, Hinomoto N239,

    Default Re: How are "Hours" recorded? And a break-in question

    True. An electric meter registers real time. A mechanical meter registers according to engine speed.

    Eugene

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    Elite Member Gary_in_Indiana's Avatar
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    John Deere 4200 MFWD HST w/ JD 420 FEL w/ 61" loader bucket & toothbar & JD 37 BH w/ 12" bucket

    Default Re: How are "Hours" recorded? And a break-in question

    Thanks, Eugene. That makes sense. I'm going to guess that since mine is a digital readout on a tiny LCD screen on my dash that I'm looking at an electric meter registering clock hours on my Deere 4200

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    Veteran Member Will_C's Avatar
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    B2620, Toro Z-Master 45 3 (2 3hp Kaw asaki, 52" deck.Kubota RTV 900)

    Default Re: How are "Hours" recorded? And a break-in question

    JD has historically had electric clocks since the 1970's.

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    Epic Contributor Soundguy's Avatar
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    ym1700, NH7610S, Ford 8N, 2N, NAA, 660, 850 x2, 541, 950, 941D, 951, 2000, 3000, 4000, 4600, 5000, 740, IH 'C' 'H', CUB, John Deere 'B', allis 'G', case VAC

    Default Re: How are "Hours" recorded? And a break-in question

    Most of our caterpillar equipment has electric clocks. They don't even have to be running.. as soon as the battery key is turned on, you can hear the meter click away.

    Soundguy


    <font color=green>JD has historically had electric clocks since the 1970's.

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    Elite Member hazmat's Avatar
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    Kubota L5460HSTC

    Default Re: How are "Hours" recorded? And a break-in question

    My New Holland runs off the engine. Per the manual 1 hour of metered time = 1 hour of actual time at 1833 rpm. Go faster &amp; the meter runs faster &amp; visa versa.

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    tc-35 fwd 16la fel,hd bucket, folding ROPS, Deluxe hitch

    Default Re: How are "Hours" recorded? And a break-in question

    My TC35 manual says. "Proof-Meter--Records the hours and portion of hours that your tractor has been operated, regardless or engine RPM"

    From that I am assuming mine runs the same speed all the time. I am sure different brands and models work differently. Try it and find out.

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    JD 855 new to me in 1999 w/750 hrs

    Default Re: How are "Hours" recorded? And a break-in question

    John Deere 50 and 55 series have mechanical clocks (only read true at a specific rpm) not sure about the 70 or 4xxx series.

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    Default Re: How are "Hours" recorded? And a break-in question

    Hey GS, out of curiosity, do you smoke those "Cuban's" past the 3 mile limit????? Just wondering cause We can't buy them here, and if we want one, we gotta cross the border and sneak them back. (Not saying I would do that) [img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Kubota L3010 HST

    Default Re: How are "Hours" recorded? And a break-in question

    Did I say I actually smoked Cubans?! I was just telling what I had read or been told...yea that's it. Just repeating things.

    I have been told by "forum attorneys" (similar to jail-house attorneys I guess) that possesing Cubans is not against the law. Bringing them into the country, however is against the law. Once here, they are here. Apparently nothing can be (or is) done after that.

    Anyway..I only know what I have been told, and I have been told they are pretty darn good.

    GS

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    GarageSmoker,
    I put on 50,000 miles minimum a year driving (not the tractor, of course... my wife would disagree), and have broken in over 13 engines, including diesels. Most owner's manuals say not to exceed certain speeds, or run the engine for high RPM's for extended periods of time until broken in. I pull them off the lot and drive them at highway speeds for 5 hours non-stop to home (Northern Wisconsin to Northern Illinois). Can't say there has ever been a problem. I figure the same with my kubota. It should be broken in like it's going to be used. My Kubota dealer contradicts the Kubota manual and says to tach it up right out of the box. He does, however, say that you should let the diesel warm up 15 minutes or wait until the temp gauge moves to avoid hot spots in the cylinder before you put it under load. I would have to agree with him based upon my experiences. I had a small engine business for 12 years, and I can't tell you the amount of people who would bring in a unit with unbelievable carbon build-up because they would only run their equipment at half throttle. I think this could be a serious problem with a diesel, when it generates less heat than gas engine. My opinion.

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