As I get my ducks in a row to re-power my John Deere 318 I am making some upgrades and one of the first things to do is install an hour meter. I have been looking around online and thought I had settled on a Bosch digital unit until this morning when I found this item on Amazon. The link is to the Runleader website instead of Amazon:
As I read the description below one thing caught my attention:
Runleader is proud to present the new RL-HM005L Digital Two Line Backlight Industrial Tach/Hour meter.
It can work on most 2 or 4 stroke gas engine .It has a powerful timing system, RPM measuring system, as well as some other unique function design.
Timing System Including: accumulating total running hours TOT, recording partial running time JOB , Partial time resettable,etc.
RPM Measuring System Including: measuring current engine RPM,recording MAX RPM,etc.
Unique Design Including: easy installed,Internal battery and external power,data stored automatically,white backlight large LCD design,etc.
In addition, the products have got CE and ROHS certification. It has a patent in China.
This thing is $50 on amazon and the Bosch hour meter I had planned to install was $30.
I am curious if anyone else has an experience with this item or do I need to be the one who makes the jump and try it??