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Newer diagnostics electronics tools

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by DMiller, Jun 13, 2022.

  1. DMiller

    DMiller Senior Member

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    Just curious as to what mechanisms techs consider as 'Good' these days, laptop types, software providers etc.

    Been out of the market a LONG Time but still get pressed to aid in machine diagnostics and would like to reference the available 'Better to Best' mechanisms to those techs still doing this for a living.
     
  2. Zewnten

    Zewnten Well-Known Member

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    I really like my wire identifier. Texa sucks for on and off road. Snap on works pretty well for on road but haven't used it a ton. Obviously dealer software (SIS, Service Adviser, Insight) is great but expensive. Unfortunately that's my experience. Cummins allows(ed) a free account for up to five serials. I tell customers to sign themselves up.
     
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    JD955SC Senior Member

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    I haven’t heard of anything truly satisfactory for construction equipment other than the factory software and adapters.

    There is a company that specializes in providing packages of aftermarket software and adapters called Diesel Laptops and they offer varying levels of customer support.
     
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    nowing75 Senior Member

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    check out facebook. Lots of guys can set you up with what you want and can load on your laptop remotely.
     
  5. DMiller

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    Got off Faceplant LONG ago, nothing there worth going to look at when too policed.
     
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