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Got my new tach / hour meter for my new Toro qze 721.

The rpms run @ 3730 & 3740, no noticeable difference in engine sound

With auger engaged the rpms didn't change, of course no load from snow.

Haven't mounted it yet, trying to find an ideal spot.

It's nice that it's battery operated.
 

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i would li to see a pic once you get it mounted
 

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i would li to see a pic once you get it mounted
Yeah, that's the tricky thing. I can mount it on the panel near the key, but you wouldn't really see it. Trial and error.
 

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I had to look up a QZE 721 as I wasn't familiar with that model.I was surprised to see it was a single-stage machine.I had no idea they made single-stages with motors that large-assuming the "7" stands for 7hp.Those must be a pretty potent blower.Are Toro SS blowers considered the cream of the crop or does Honda hold that title,as well?

I would like one those tachs for my old Allis 828 as,considering its age and the fact it's well used,I'm leary of running the engine too hard.I'm curious as to how well they stand up to severe cold.Do you have to remove them when your done?It's only mid December,and today it only made it up to 15 degrees F. here in central NH.I can't see an LCD display standing up to too much of that or the battery for that matter, but I've been wrong before....
 

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I had to look up a QZE 721 as I wasn't familiar with that model.I was surprised to see it was a single-stage machine.I had no idea they made single-stages with motors that large-assuming the "7" stands for 7hp.Those must be a pretty potent blower.Are Toro SS blowers considered the cream of the crop or does Honda hold that title,as well?

I would like one those tachs for my old Allis 828 as,considering its age and the fact it's well used,I'm leary of running the engine too hard.I'm curious as to how well they stand up to severe cold.Do you have to remove them when your done?It's only mid December,and today it only made it up to 15 degrees F. here in central NH.I can't see an LCD display standing up to too much of that or the battery for that matter, but I've been wrong before....
As for SS snow blowers, Honda or Toro, they are the leaders in SS . I have owned both Honda and Toro.

As for the tach, I had one on an older Toro snowblower that I had, it held up to the cold very well. It did not have a removable battery it was a sealed unit and after three years the battery finally died. With a sealed unit you have to get a new one when the battery dies, that's why this one I bought has a battery that you can change. Got it off eBay for very cheap.
 
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Mounted my tach / hour meter to the 721's body.

I used my Dremel to cut off the sides where the hour meter had mounting tabs so now there's no mounting tabs.

Just use double-sided tape and then ran the wire through the existing hole that was already in the body and zip tied it underneath so you can't see it.

I've used double-sided tape when I mounted my old tachometer / hour meter to my old Toro snowblower and it held up for three years. The screen went blank because the battery had died, at least I can replace the battery in this one.

In my experience Double-sided tape absorbs a little bit of vibration plus seems to hold up to the Cold, wet weather really well.

As for where I mounted it, from where I stand when I'm blowing snow I can see it very easily. It's actually a very good mounting location if you have a Toro 721
 

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