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excavator's Recent Activity

  1. excavator replied to the thread Hitachi 120-2, not the standard problem.

    I used to work on Kobelco in the mid 90's and their manuals were written in English by a Japanese person. There were words in there that...

    Oct 27, 2021 at 1:51 AM
  2. excavator liked joeblow's post in the thread Hitachi 120-2, not the standard problem.

    I remember being told that when Deere had gone to Hitachi to make their excavators for them (best thing they ever did) they had a guy...

    Oct 27, 2021 at 1:49 AM
  3. excavator replied to the thread Hitachi 120-2, not the standard problem.

    I have always found the Deere manuals to be easier to use than the Hitachi but be careful on the wiring schematic. There are several...

    Oct 26, 2021 at 11:44 PM
  4. excavator replied to the thread Hitachi 120-2, not the standard problem.

    Thanks for clarifying that mg2361. If I remember right I have had a bad rectifier diode bridge do that also.

    Oct 26, 2021 at 5:10 PM
  5. excavator replied to the thread Hitachi 120-2, not the standard problem.

    Check your alternator by unplugging the 2 wire plug in on the top. Most often I have found a bad diode in the alternator causes this...

    Oct 26, 2021 at 5:33 AM
  6. excavator replied to the thread Stainless bolts. Was that a mistake?.

    Stainless bolts are also a lot softer that steel, they don't have nearly the same amount of tensile strength.

    Oct 23, 2021 at 5:24 PM
  7. excavator replied to the thread JD 490E & EX120-2 Engine Controller Compatability.

    The later serial number machines had an extra sensor added on the control valve, if I read the OP he is looking for an engine...

    Oct 23, 2021 at 5:20 PM
  8. excavator liked mg2361's post in the thread JD 490E & EX120-2 Engine Controller Compatability.

    If you have a 490E below 24999 in serial number it would have to be a 120-2 controller. Above serial 25000 it would have to be a 120-3...

    PVC Part Numbers.png Oct 23, 2021 at 5:15 PM
  9. excavator replied to the thread JD 490E & EX120-2 Engine Controller Compatability.

    I have often switched Deere and Hitachi pump controllers back and forth but the few times I tried to do the engine controller it didn't...

    Oct 23, 2021 at 6:47 AM