OTC 3417 Heavy-Duty Code Reader, HD Diagnostic Scan Tool

Original price was: $3,850.00.Current price is: $2,849.00.

The SPX 3417 OTC Heavy-duty scan tool kit is the perfect tool for technicians who need a one-fits-all product for all trucks. This scan tool can read and clear diagnostic trouble codes (DTC’s) on light- mid- and heavy-duty and industrial vehicles.

Designed for use on class 1 to 8 trucks, including diesel and industrial vehicles, it is a cost effective solution that offers multiple diagnostic protocols, OBD II and Controller Area Network (CAN) compatibility, and a 3-year limited warranty.


This tool is perfect for truck shops or aftermarket general repair shops that need a reliable tool.

The 3418 HD reader can read standard engine, transmission and ABS DTCs and display their corresponding code definitions on-screen, and is designed for use with both gasoline and diesel class 1-8 trucks. This extensive vehicle range covers everything from heavy duty full-sized pickups and recreational vehicles, to industrial vehicles like tow trucks, cement trucks, dump trucks, garbage trucks, buses, etc. In addition, the SPX 3417 includes applications for heavy-duty standard compliant construction, marine, agriculture, and other industrial diesel power plant vehicles.

It is great to diagnose problems on trucks (Ford Powerstroke, Chevy and GMC Duramax, Dodge Dodge Cummins) tow trucks, recreational vehicles, cement trucks, dump trucks, garbage trucks, buses, step vans, municipal vehicles, refrigerated trucks, and conventional trucks. The SPX 3417 OTC Heavy-duty Reader is also compatible with standard compliant construction marine, agriculture, and other industrial diesel power plant configurations.

J1587/J1708 & J1939 Heavy-Duty Standard – What does it mean?

SAE J1587/J1708

SAE J1587 is a diagnostic protocol standard developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) for heavy-duty and most medium-duty vehicles built after 1985. Up to 1995, individual OEMs used their own connectors. From 1996 to 2001, the 6-pin Deutsch was standard. Beginning in 2001, most OEMs converted to the 9-pin Deutsch. Some OEMs still use the 6-pin Deutsch. SAE J1708 is an SAE physical specification developed especially for heavy duty vehicles (trucks and busses).The protocol promoted a standard for serial communication between modules with microcontrollers. J1708describes the physical and data link layer. Almost always used in conjunction with the application layer protocol SAE J1587.

SAE J1939

In the early 90’s, the SAE Truck and Bus Control and Communications Sub-committee started the development of a CAN-based application profile for in-vehicle communication in trucks. In 1998 the SAE published the J1939set of specifications. A J1939 network connects electronic control units (ECU) within a truck and trailer system. The J1939 specification – with its engine, transmission, and brake message definitions – is dedicated to diesel engine applications. J1939 IS SUPPOSED TO REPLACE J1587 / J1708 NETWORKS.

SAE J1939 has been adopted widely by diesel engine manufacturers. One driving force behind this is the increasing adoption of the engine Electronic Control Unit (ECU), which provides one method of controlling exhaust gas emissions within US and European standards. Consequently, SAE J1939 can now be found in a range of diesel-powered applications: vehicles (on- and offroad), marine propulsion, power generation and industrial pumping.

Commercial truck classification is determined based on the vehicle’s gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). (this tool is compatible with Class 1-8)

Representative Vehicles
HD Scan
Global OBD II
0 – 27 kN
(0 – 6,000 lbs.)
pickup trucks, ambulances,
parcel delivery
27 – 45 kN
(6,001 – 10,000 lbs.)
45 – 62 kN
(10,001 – 14,000 lbs.)
HD Scan
Heavy-Duty Software
62 – 71 kN
(14,001 – 16,000 lbs.)
city cargo van, beverage
delivery truck, wrecker,
school bus
71 – 87 kN
(16,001 – 19,500 lbs.)
87 – 116 kN
(19,501 – 26,000 lbs.)
116 – 147 kN
(26,001 – 33,000 lbs.)
HD Scan
Heavy-Duty Software
147 kN and over
(33,00 lbs. and over)
truck tractor, concrete mixer,
dump truck, fire truck,
city transit bus

Additional Information

Compatible VehiclesThis item is compatible with class 1 – 8 trucks, and some heavy-duty standard compliant construction, marine, agriculture, and other industrial diesel power plant vehicles.
Compatible OBD II ProtocolsSAE J1850 – PWM, SAE J1850 – VPW, ISO 9141-2, ISO 14230-4 – KWP 2000, ISO 15765-4 / SAE J2480 – Controller Area Network (CAN)
Product Features
  • Brilliant Color Display
  • Shop rugged enclosure featuring protective rubber overhigh impact ABS plastic
  • Class 4 – Class 8 truck coverage featuring “Automatic Protocol Search”.
  • HD J1587 / J1708 and J1939 CAN, Engine, Transmission/ABS coverage and more!
  • Gasoline and diesel engine coverage.
  • Read and clear diagnostic trouble codes.
  • Live vehicle data such as:
    • Engine speed
    • Engine ECU temperature
    • Percent acceleration pedal position
    • Engine intercooler temperature
    • Engine coolant temperature
    • Battery volts
    • Alternator volts
    • Ambient air temperature
    • Air inlet temperature
  • Global OBD II – All 9 Modes.
  • Fast Global OBD II Quick Test
  • Supports multiple Global OBD II trouble code requests
  • On-screen text and CD-based Manuals in Spanish, French, and English.
  • Vehicle data communication and power LED indicators.
  • Demo mode permits operation without vehicle connection.
  • On-screen definitions of diagnostic trouble codes.
  • Trilingual Quick Start Guide included to help technicians get started fixing cars FAST.
  • Customize data views in line graph, LED, or digital format with the push of a button.
  • Automatic recording of data.
  • Three record modes – marker frame, freeze data history, and code triggered record.
  • Four software-defined HOT keys.
  • Set measurement units in SAE English/Metric.
  • Includes six AA batteries for uninterrupted power supply and off-vehicle use.
  • ScanMate Windows PC software.
  • Internet upgradable.
  • HD Scan tool
  • 9 Pin Deutsch Cable
  • 6 Pin Deutsch Cable
  • OBD II Cable
  • Heavy-duty cable
  • USB Cable
  • ScanMate software
  • Operations Manual
  • Carrying Case
  • 3-Year Warranty
Warranty3 Year Limited


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