We have been looking at a used 9650 walker. The machine has 410 hrs showing and is four years old. Compared to our 9600, it seems to be showing lots of wear for the amount of hours. Is there any way that somebody could have screwed with the hour meter.
The original hour meter could have been taken out, and replaced with a new one (showing zero hours to begin with). Do not automatically think that someone did this to "trick you", though. My 9600's display, which includes the hour meter, is messed up and I need to replace it. I hate to, though, just because of the conception that you have about the 9650.
There should be several other controlers on board to find the actual hrs , like greenstar display, eo1 , eo2 etc. cross reference these and have the dealer run the serial no. for a history of the combine.
Yes, anybody can buy a new corner post main board and then has to put in the desired hours. I have done it myself.
There is no sensor on the combine for counting hours.
The engine controller should also count the engine hours, but it would require a laptop hookup to read it, I guess.