Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Business > Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life.

Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.

Mower hours OH_NO


Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life.

It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 01-30-2010, 11:24 PM
biodale biodale is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 5
biodale is on a distinguished road
Default hour meter wiring

That is the way the john deere manual said to do it. So when I added it that is what I did. The wiring was already there for it.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #12  
Old 01-31-2010, 01:27 AM
SuperiorPower
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Sorry for the slow response guys, this thread started while my internet was down and I found it just now. First I will address points and condensor and then I will tell you why you probably don't have to worry about that in this case.

To answer the question about the points, like Andy said, if your engine has points and the ignition was left on for any extended period of time (and the points were closed), the points are most likely burned up. When the points are closed, it creates a complete circuit that is in essence a dead short. And not only are the points probably shot, but so are the rest of the ignition components.

The problem with leaving your ignition turned on is that this dead short will cause your points to burn up and can ruin the coil and possibly other ignition components and wiring. Below is an image I threw together with the paint program. The link below the image is a diagram I found online, though it is a nicer diagram, it is for a multi-cylinder engine like in a car and thus has an extra component in it: the distributor.



Points diagram

Now, the good news is, all the newer engines will no longer have points and condensors. They will all have a solid-state ignition system that is typically not even hooked up to the battery. This is good on multiple levels, specifically because you can start an engine with a low or dead battery if the engine has a pull start. Also, in a case like this where the ignition is left in the "on" position, it will not damage the ignition system since the battery is not even hooked up to it.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-31-2010, 10:41 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,623
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Now, the good news is, all the newer engines will no longer have points and condensors. They will all have a solid-state ignition system that is typically not even hooked up to the battery.
Does this mean on the newer machines that are solid state, if you leave the key on, it won't keep the engine hour meter going? Or it will?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-01-2010, 01:42 AM
SuperiorPower
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Does this mean on the newer machines that are solid state, if you leave the key on, it won't keep the engine hour meter going? Or it will?
The solid state ignition has nothing to do with the hour meter. If you leave the key on, it may still run the hour meter, depending how it is wired. It would be great if they wired them differently so that it would not run unless the engine is running or unless the blades are turned on. Depending on the wiring, it would not have to be that way I suppose, but sadly, most of them are wired that way.

The solid state ignition only means that the ignition components are not connected to the battery and should not be affected in any way if the key is left in the "on" position.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-01-2010, 03:25 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,623
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Good to know! So ultimately it's very important to turn that key off no matter what!
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
hours All Aspects Landscaping General Talk 7 04-28-2008 06:21 AM
Labor Hours Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 3 12-19-2006 01:54 AM
entering job hours? how do I? xtreme lawn Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 1 06-08-2003 03:16 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Thanksgiving cards
Steve
11-10-2008 11:57 AM
Today 03:25 PM
by stevef1201
4 8,656
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
Today 03:19 PM
by stevef1201
11 415
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 05:24 PM
Today 03:14 PM
by stevef1201
28 2,715
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
Today 01:36 PM
by Just Cuts
1,196 349,500
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
Today 12:31 PM
by jrs.landscaping
6 505
Hello from Kentucky
TRV
09-30-2014 06:42 PM
Today 10:49 AM
by Steve
13 1,483
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
Today 10:45 AM
by Steve
7 473
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
Today 10:23 AM
by Steve
179 14,404
Happy Thanksgiving!
Steve
Yesterday 09:48 AM
Yesterday 09:48 AM
by Steve
0 45
Contract or no contract?
TRV
11-20-2014 09:18 PM
11-26-2014 09:23 PM
by stevef1201
5 327
Pics for website
tbtigers03
11-21-2014 05:40 PM
11-26-2014 12:12 PM
by Just for Cuts
5 277
Hi from IL
steveinil
11-25-2014 02:07 PM
11-26-2014 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 105
WNY saying Hi.
Sargewesser
11-25-2014 07:27 AM
11-26-2014 11:20 AM
by Steve
1 112
How to: Use Thumbtack...
acrajchel
11-17-2014 06:39 PM
11-26-2014 11:19 AM
by Steve
18 704
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
11-26-2014 10:58 AM
by Steve
10 445
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 12:45 PM
11-26-2014 10:57 AM
by Steve
22 6,341
Billboards for marketing
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-16-2014 08:39 PM
11-26-2014 10:40 AM
by Steve
14 501
How much do you up sell...
Essex Groundskeeping
11-23-2014 07:13 PM
11-24-2014 06:29 PM
by stevef1201
8 269
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 05:56 PM
11-24-2014 05:49 PM
by biglee
16 3,311
Pressure Washing...
WesleySnips
07-31-2014 07:13 PM
11-24-2014 04:32 PM
by acrajchel
4 733
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
11-23-2014 07:40 PM
by Just for Cuts
12 399
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
11-22-2014 10:49 PM
by Just for Cuts
16 625
Belt dealer problem
googus
11-21-2014 08:45 AM
11-21-2014 06:36 PM
by Steve
2 224
What is going on with...
biglee
11-14-2014 03:04 PM
11-20-2014 02:50 PM
by biglee
40 1,083
My advice for new guys
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 09:32 AM
11-19-2014 01:47 PM
by biglee
10 641
Lawn Care business...
crieg122
10-23-2014 02:23 PM
11-19-2014 12:39 PM
by acrajchel
28 2,006
raking leaves ?
robert8509
10-22-2014 10:19 PM
11-18-2014 04:24 PM
by acrajchel
14 1,570
Leaf removal
madmedic8575
10-24-2014 05:14 PM
11-17-2014 07:34 PM
by acrajchel
6 1,297
sod job
SGlawncare
10-30-2014 09:21 PM
11-17-2014 07:10 PM
by acrajchel
7 886
Customer wants me to...
Mr. Mow
11-09-2014 07:13 AM
11-17-2014 06:48 PM
by acrajchel
10 661
Hello!
Brian3137
11-11-2014 07:15 PM
11-17-2014 06:46 PM
by acrajchel
14 587
small biz in Phoenix,AZ
anthonyramos1
11-08-2014 09:35 PM
11-17-2014 05:59 PM
by acrajchel
2 411
Client won't pay...
WesleySnips
10-30-2014 03:53 PM
11-17-2014 05:37 PM
by acrajchel
22 1,511
Government contracts
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 08:50 AM
11-17-2014 12:59 PM
by Steve
2 371
Need help on deciding a...
Brian3137
11-10-2014 06:32 PM
11-17-2014 12:44 PM
by Steve
12 636
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 10:51 PM
11-16-2014 07:54 AM
by stevef1201
8 1,716
So how do you guys...
Mr. Mow
10-26-2014 08:55 AM
11-15-2014 08:44 AM
by avetslawncare
14 1,841
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
11-13-2014 08:35 AM
by jrs.landscaping
81 32,066
The most dangerous part...
Steve
10-06-2014 03:45 PM
11-12-2014 05:05 PM
by stevef1201
14 1,805
A little hang up in snow...
stevef1201
11-08-2014 07:05 AM
11-12-2014 12:51 PM
by Steve
4 550
Bi-weekly winter...
lxarth
11-04-2014 08:37 PM
11-12-2014 10:06 AM
by WesleySnips
9 757
taking first steps...
sizemorelawncare
11-10-2014 08:24 PM
11-11-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
1 431
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
11-11-2014 08:12 AM
by Just for Cuts
4 506
Business Cards
crieg122
10-25-2014 01:03 PM
11-11-2014 07:56 AM
by Just for Cuts
12 1,469
How the unregister?
alive101
11-04-2014 07:39 AM
11-10-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
4 708
Belt adjustment question
googus
11-05-2014 06:43 AM
11-10-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
5 615
Podcast
Shark1611
11-07-2014 05:42 PM
11-10-2014 11:41 AM
by Steve
1 408
hi, from Minnesota
rjklohn
11-07-2014 02:21 AM
11-07-2014 01:44 PM
by Steve
1 425
New to snow plowing
SS.Lawncare
11-05-2014 04:00 PM
11-07-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
6 691
New Member
tonyap
11-05-2014 10:35 PM
11-07-2014 01:15 PM
by Steve
1 467
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 apartment complex auger bark bob villa care charge collections commercial decorating demonstration edging employee problems exmark ferris four wheel drive gopherhaul grass gravely hardscapes hills holiday how much to charge jobs john deere quik trac kawasaki labor cost landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lighting lighting brass outdoor lights managing a lawn care business mr dave mulch mulch estimate new buisness past due patio install per hour service podcast pto push versus ride redmax scripts seo shell small engine repair snow sprayer starting a business starting a lawn care business steve sulky theft toro toro grand stand trailer mate pro tree turfgrass consulting up sell employee
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:48 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:48 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy