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Bobcat points ignition

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by hydro_37, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I have a Bobcat 610 with the Wisconsin VH4D engine in it and it has the points ignition. Does anyone know of a electronic ignition kit to get rid of the points?
    Thanks
    I posted this in the heavy equip forum because I didn't know which forum would get me more responses.
     
  2. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Might try small engine and mower parts places on the internet. They help me find stuff for engines like that.
     
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Thanks Micki. The local Bobcat dealer has it listed I found out today. He was cheaper then anything I have found online.
     
  4. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    The place I go to told me if it mow's, moves / digs in dirt or handles material. They have or can get parts for it. But, I also live in a heavy industrial area so there is all kinds of places to find " stuff ".
     
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I ordered a kit today and it should be here Tues. Will post after intall about how it went.Thanks
     
  6. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    How old is that bobcat? The last thing I had with points was a 1982 Craftsman mower.
     
  7. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Late 60's early 70's
    I hardly ever use it and the price was very cheap. Just nice to have sitting around tho.
     
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Are they easy to get to? I know a fellow that has a JD 170 Skid Steer like mine, but with the Wisconsin V4. Said it took almost a day to put points in. I guess I'm glad mine was switched to the Isuzu diesel. But I might be doing a ring job someday......
     
  9. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Put the kit in mine and it took about 45 mins. Machine fired up instantly and has a bunch more power.
    Wish I would have made the switch a long time ago.
    Just get the dist number and take it to a Bobcat dealer and they can get the kit ordered. I got the Pertronics kit for mine. Put in their high voltage coil too.