I don't remember who told me or when but it was a few years back. I do remember saying "I put over 1700 hours on my 650 before I traded" and, like you, didn't think it was worth the effort to worry about it. Had the 650 for 20 years. I also said, I figure I'll be dead, won't give a damn, or trade before I put 1700 hours on the 2320.At the rate I'm going it shouldn't be an issue anyway.:mocking:
And who is spewing these "facts"?:nunu: Do they have data to support it? Are you just trying to get us riled up?
I don't know the answer...sorry! But I have thought the opposite. I feel as if our 1026R should have more hours on it.:unknown:As long as we're on the topic...
My previous tractor had the hour counter calibrated to total engine rotations at 2200 RPM. So higher engine speeds would run up more than one dashboard hour per hour of use. Since the tractor spent a lot of time idling between parts of a job, I usually seemed to get about one meter hour per two hours of engine-on time.
My new 1026R seems to be counting hours a lot quicker. It might be because I'm idling less, or because the idle speed is so very high. (Still wondering why they do that, where it wastes fuel so quickly.) But I also wonder if the RPM/hours conversion is different. Anyone here know?
For an hour meter it measures an hour at rated RPM, so for my tractor that is 2600 RPM. If you are running a backhoe for hour but are running at 1300 (I know it is a little low but the math works out) then after an hour by the watch only a half hour would register on the hour meter. It seems weird but is a much better measure of the work a tractor has done since my hour of backhoe work has been much less stressful on the engine than an hour of loader work at rated RPM.Hours are hours aren't they?? I always assumed an hour was purely an hour of run time. I think I may need some education on this.
Well, on my previous tractor, the "hour" meter actually counted total revolutions. I heard somewhere that it would count actual hours at 2200 RPM, a little lower than I usually used it for loader work (ca. 2400 RPM), and higher than for backhoe (ca. 1900). PTO speed for that model was 2850 RPM, so the hours would really buzz by for someone mowing or doing other PTO work. Seems a bit deceptive to me, but what the heck.Hours are hours aren't they?? I always assumed an hour was purely an hour of run time.
Well, here's one data point to support that: had the machine out today for 1.1 hours indicated, and exactly 66 minutes by the clock on my phone. (Bit of a coincidence, actually, since the start and end times are each +/- 0.1 hour.) About half of that time was at bottom idle, and half between 2200-2500 RPM, all way below PTO speed. I'll check again sometime with the machine sitting idling for a while.The hour meter on the 1026R is real time engine run time, not based on load or RPMs.