Some may have seen my FRF after hours post Friday. Back story of the trip
Friday 3am woke up to head to work. worked 11.5 hours. Find out at 2:00pm need to leave for Davenport Iowa by 4pm. Need to then be at a facility at 7am sharp to repair some kill switches for tractors.
So it was a long day Friday. Pulled into Bettendorf Iowa at 1:30am. It had been raining for 5 hours or so. My wipers were exhausted the rain X was even starting to give up.
I had to be up at 6am so I could get to the facility and do the work. I hit the bed and it seemed the alarm went off. I found the facility and then went to a mcdonalds down the road. They didn't even have dr. pepper there.
Make my way over to the place to work. Meet up with a Jason and guy that works at Quad City freight. Which is just a 500K sq ft warehouse that holds John Deere inventory.
It is still raining at this point and Jason says well the weather said it would stop raining around 8am. I said well I will be inside doing this right? He says no it is all outside. and Points outside to all the ones needing looked at.
He ask for the serial numbers and stuff I was suppose to have. I kinda laugh and say you are suppose to know the numbers. Neither one of us had a clue what ones to look at.
So 2 hours of phone calls and standing around BSing we finally got a list of tractors needing looked at.
I thought it was gonna be a all day deal. They said that the seat had to be removed to check the kill switch. Who ever decided that was making thigs way to hard. All I had to do was lift the seat up and disconnect the harness and put the meter on there and test it by then pushing on the seat to verify it was working.
What it really boils down to is the company in North Carolina outsourced these switched from India. I still am not 100% convinced it is the switch.
I think it is location of the switch. If you sit on the seat the switch is located in between your legs and there is no pressure on it. They need to move them back more so your weight is on it more.
On to the pictures sorry for the long post
cool 5 speed gator that the transmission was going out in
I had the option to take a bike to where I was gonna be working or the gator. I picked the gator
Good ole' American product with foreign crap on it
Here is the switch all I did was pull the connector and then test it. Made it faster not having to pull the whole freaking seat off
Not pressing on the seat
Pressing on the seat and the switch working
Never did find one single switch that was not working. Cant complain though I made close to 2 weeks worth of money doing 2 hours of actual work.
Truck avg. 20.8 mpg the whole way