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04-22-09, 02:23 PM   #1  
mower tach

How can i hook up a tach to my mower to check rpm's
it's a standard briggs engine.

 
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04-22-09, 02:35 PM   #2  
Yamaha has a tachometer that has a pickup lead that simply wraps around the spark plug lead a few times. They are about $35 to $40 as I recall.

Here's a link, although not Yamaha, of the same thing. Tiny-Tach: Gasoline Tachometers

 
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04-22-09, 02:37 PM   #3  
Is this on a lawn tractor, push mower, riding mower? Do you want a permament mount or just want to read the RPMs on different equipment?

 
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04-22-09, 04:15 PM   #4  
When I got my D.V.O.M, I made sure it had a tach function in it. This way, one meter works for volts, amps, ohms, hertz, & even microfrad (if I ever need it for condensers,,) & a bunch of other stuff I'll probably never use..Quick & easy to use,,, Roger

 
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04-22-09, 06:28 PM   #5  
thanks for the replys, i was thinking only of a diagnostic reason but maybe a permanent hook up if it was cheap enough.

it's for a riding mower but i wanted to use it for any mower, but didn't know where to attach a lead or wire,

 
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04-22-09, 07:36 PM   #6  
You can get a TREYSIT Sirometer, made in Germany, Tecumseh Part #670156 which will handle from 800 to 50,000 rpm or 14 to 750 cycles for $10-$15. You just hold it on the engine and it will tell you the rpm. I have used one for a long time, it is accurate to within 100 rpm. I just checked Oscar Wilson Lawn Mower Parts Missouri they have it for $11.11. Have a good one. Geo

 
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04-23-09, 03:30 PM   #7  
I just installed a SunDec tach/hourmeter on my new Poulan.
I love it. Works great. Easy installation. Price is right.
Hour Meter with Tachometer | Hour Meters + Gauges | Northern Tool + Equipment


 
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04-23-09, 03:39 PM   #8  
thanks for the help i appreciate it

 
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