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I have a new GT with a degital hour meter. Got off tractor and kill switch shut engine down. Like a clutz, I left without turning off the switch and the meter ran till the battery died. Is there anyway to reset the meter or remove it and hook it up reverse polarity on a jumper to make it run backwards to reset it or will I have to purchase a new meter?
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I agree with Jim .. Its been brought up many times over the years here ..and I never saw a way posted to reverse those Digital Hour meters.

How many hours do you think were added ?
 

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no there isn't a way to reverse it ..I have tried..I made the same mistake got to hate when you forget to turn switch off ..I had to buy a new one as the old one got toasted when i tried to reverse it
 

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maybe find a used one connect it until hours are right then reconnect the original. I would guess the older style " Non-Digital" will work, maybe someone else can answer.
 

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If you left it hooked up to a power source long enough, would it roll over & start from zero again?
That'd take a long time though. If it's a 10k hour meter it would take almost 14 months (1 year, 51 days & 16 hours) to roll all the way around.......minus the hours that you figure the key was left on.
You'd probably be better off to find a used hour meter with less hours than your tractor has on it & leave power to it until it reaches what you figure is the correct hours.
 

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Why go to all that work when you will only make the same mistake Twice. :sidelaugh
 

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I thought you were gonna say it was counting backwards on it's own... I was gonna say...
"name's Christine! My idiot brother bought her brand new!"
 

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I say take a grease pencil and, to the right of the meter on the dash, write "- 20" or whatever the overage is. :hide:

Because most hour meters can run even when the engine isn't, they're no more trustworthy or believable than somebody's pencil anyway.
 

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Been there. Done that. I had a good strong battery. Added just under 50 hours before it died. Fortunately, it lived again after being re-charged.

Disconnect the meter. Run the tractor for a season. Re-connect. Problem solved.

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Dan

P.S. You can be sure I always pull the key after shutting down for the day ... now.
 

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Warning - wise guy post

According to Einstein, you could mow at the speed of light and time would stop for you, but as far as we know, it wouldn't go backwards. If everyone else was mowing at 5 mph, eventually your hour meter would be golden, since time for them wouldn't stop...it's all relative.
 

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If you let the meter continue to run backwards, when it gets to "0.0", you'll have a new tractor again and your warranty will still be good. :sidelaugh

Bob
 

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Running an hour meter backwards reminds me of that old joke...

What do you get when you play a country music song backwards?

You get your job back, your girl back, your truck back...
 
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