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    How are hours calculated?

    How's does the hour meter on the 1025 work/calculate?

    It don't seem to be on actual real time.

    I bought LGB with 1.1 hour. I'm now at 9 hours with just under a 1/4 tank of deisel. I wonder how much time I've actually spent on it.
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    It's actual time. I've double checked the hour meter, and time on my cell phone while cutting grass. It's pretty much minute for minute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glc View Post
    It's actual time. I've double checked the hour meter, and time on my cell phone while cutting grass. It's pretty much minute for minute.

    Hmmm. I'll have to try it tomorrow. In about 30 minutes real time I think I went from 8.3-8.8 hours. It was in park at around 2200 rpm while I was on the zero turn. Zero turn kept getting stuck and I had to keep pulling it out of the mud lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlegreenmachine View Post
    Hmmm. I'll have to try it tomorrow. In about 30 minutes real time I think I went from 8.3-8.8 hours. It was in park at around 2200 rpm while I was on the zero turn. Zero turn kept getting stuck and I had to keep pulling it out of the mud lol
    Are you not realizing that the decimal part is tenths of an hour and not minutes. The difference between 8.3 and 8.8 is 5/10 of an hour or 30 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlegreenmachine View Post
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    I bought LGB with 1.1 hour. I'm now at 9 hours with just under a 1/4 tank of deisel. I wonder how much time I've actually spent on it.
    Hmm 8.9 hours ?



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    Mechanical vs. electronic

    The old mechanical hour members were slaved to the engine and usually calibrated so the hours were at a particular engine speed such as PTO speed. On those if it was a PTO speed calibration, one hour on the meter could be more or less than 1 hour elapsed time depending on how fast you were running the engine.

    The electronic ones could be either way. You might have to check your book to see how your model is set up. Some of them are just a simple clock tied to the key switch so if the switch is on, the hour meter is running even if the engine isn't turning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlegreenmachine View Post
    I bought LGB with 1.1 hour. I'm now at 9 hours
    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckles View Post
    Hmm 8.9 hours ?
    I had to use my fingers and toes to figure this out, but my cipherin' says it's 7.9 hours.
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    How are hours calculated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Treefarmer View Post
    The old mechanical hour members were slaved to the engine and usually calibrated so the hours were at a particular engine speed such as PTO speed. On those if it was a PTO speed calibration, one hour on the meter could be more or less than 1 hour elapsed time depending on how fast you were running the engine.

    The electronic ones could be either way. You might have to check your book to see how your model is set up. Some of them are just a simple clock tied to the key switch so if the switch is on, the hour meter is running even if the engine isn't turning.

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    Yes indeed they are just a clock tied to the key switch , treefarmer that was the first form of a tachometer a mechanical hour meter dates way back

    In the we will say 60s you would have to run the machine at true pto Rpm for true real time recording , im not sure when electric hour meters became common I know there was huge tampering issues related to it that's why they started incorporating hourmeters into other gauges like tachs. Now it's just a clock - if I remember right there are 6 minutes in a 1/10th and every 6 minutes is your .1 on the meter thus 10/10=60min


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    Quote Originally Posted by glc View Post
    It's actual time. I've double checked the hour meter, and time on my cell phone while cutting grass. It's pretty much minute for minute.
    Quote Originally Posted by felixm22 View Post
    Are you not realizing that the decimal part is tenths of an hour and not minutes. The difference between 8.3 and 8.8 is 5/10 of an hour or 30 minutes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckles View Post
    Hmm 8.9 hours ?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Treefarmer View Post
    The old mechanical hour members were slaved to the engine and usually calibrated so the hours were at a particular engine speed such as PTO speed. On those if it was a PTO speed calibration, one hour on the meter could be more or less than 1 hour elapsed time depending on how fast you were running the engine.

    The electronic ones could be either way. You might have to check your book to see how your model is set up. Some of them are just a simple clock tied to the key switch so if the switch is on, the hour meter is running even if the engine isn't turning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark02tj View Post
    I had to use my fingers and toes to figure this out, but my cipherin' says it's 7.9 hours.

    -Yep. I believe you are right

    -ha. I'm an idiot. I'm not sure what I was thinking. I think I was thinking minutes but that would then be 100 minutes. brain fart lol. Why would tractors make us think like that though? Lol

    -hmmm 7.9 lol. I guess that question was more of it wasn't actual rue time and it was more rpm/time combination

    -how am I suppose to read and learn cool stuff on here if I'm reading a manual! Lol. But I did find in the manual "hour meter shows total number of accumulated running hours. Use the hour meter as a guide when servicing various components of thi machine". I'm going to say actual hours

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