2017 New truck Heavy Duty diagnostic adapters advice(Less than $2000)

In 2017, uobdii.com store rolls out several pieces of truck Heavy Duty diagnostic adapters, these four are highly recommended: 1.John Deere Service Advisor EDL V2 Diagnostic Kit, $1,049 2. Bluetooth XTUNER CVD-9 adapter based on Android, $139 3. Scania VCI3 SDP3 v2.27, $199 4.Fcar F3-G on both Gasoline Cars and Heavy Duty Trucks, $1,999.


Which one is better, please refer to their functions, features, vehicle list, update and language, etc.

1.John Deere Service Advisor EDL V2 Diagnostic Kit, English only, $1,049


John Deere Truck Scanner update: Pay portable hard disk stored with newest software. 


Features and Function:

John Deere Service Advisor  4.0 Agriculture workshop service manual, repair manual, electrical wiring diagram, hydraulic diagram, diagnostic, assembly and disassembly engine, transmission.
John Deere AG Management Solutions, Attachments, Backhoes, Combines and Headers, Cotton Harvestings, Excavators, ForkLifts, Hay and Forages, MAte Hand Cut and Shredderses, Plantings and Seedings, Skid Steers, Sprayers, Sugar Cane Harvesters, Tillages, Tractors, Worksite Pro Attachments.
John Deere Service Advisor  2.8 CF (Construction and Forestry), workshop service manual, repair manual, diagnostic, electrical wiring diagram, hydraulic diagram John Deere.

John Deere Service Advisor  4.0 CCE (Commercial and Consumer Equipment)dealer technical assistance, diagnostics, connection readings, calibrations, interactive tests, specification, tools, assemble and disassemble presented all models John Deere Construction Equipment and some models Hitachi, Euclid, Bell and Timberjack.


John Deere Truck Scanner Model list:

Generally, covers construction equipment, agriculture, engines John Deere.



  1. Bluetooth XTUNER CVD-9 adapter based on Android, $139


XTUNER CVD-9 Update: on official site http://www.idutex.com/

OS:  Android (China first commercial vehicle diagnostic adapter based on Android)

Communication: Bluetooth


Workable commercial vehicles:

truck, fire engine and motorhome

Year Model: 2000 – newest
Compatible Protocol: J1708, J1939

The CVD-9 adapter works with Class 3 – 8 heavy duty trucks with 9-pin/6-pin Dutch diagnostic port.

Workable Brands includes: Allison, Bendix, Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Fuller, Haldex, International, John Deere, Mack, Mack 4, Mercedes Benz, Paccar, Pi, Psi, Takata, Volvo, Wabco, ZFMeritor, etc.

XTUNER CVD-9 features:

With Intelligent two-color lights, the color of CVD is not the same in different communication status, which can facilitate the customer to determine the communication status of CVD-9.


How to use XTUNER CVD9 to diagnose heavy duty trucks on Android phone?



  1. Multi-lingual Scania VCI3 SDP3 V2.27 Wifi, $199


Newest software version:  SDP3 v2.27 

Vehicle list: Support All Scania Trucks, Buses and other Heavy Vehicles or Heavy Duty Engines Made by Scania (not before 2004 year)

SDP3 v2.27 language: English, German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Suomi, Turkish, Italian, Czech, Russian, Chinese

Communication: WIFI

Scania VCI3 software update: Pay newest software (about $40)

OS: WIN7 32bit


SPD3 V2.27 functions and workable ECUs:

Here 3 intuitive pictures:

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For detailed functions, go for http://www.uobdii.com/wholesale/scania-vci3-scanner.html


4.Fcar F3-G on both Gasoline Cars and Heavy Duty Trucks, $1,999


Nice features:

  1. available with English, Spanish, Russian,( one language for each device)
  2. Online Update free for 1 year, after 1 year cost 600USD/year\
  3. Handheld scanner, no need run with PC


Fcar F3-G Functions:

Read out DTC, Read out Engine Model, Read out Computer Edition Information, Read out QR code, Read out System parameter number, Read out Data Stream, Clear DTC, Read-in QR Code, Component test, Break Cylinder Test, Compression Test, Injector Test, Maintenance Help, Study on line and so on.


Fcar F3-G vehicle list:

for Heavy Duty truck: Man, Scania, Mitsubishi, Isuzu, MACK, Catepillar, HINO, VOLOV, BENZ, NISSAN UD, Hitachi, Renault, and almost all Chinese Heavy duty trucks /BUS………

Bosch, Cummins, Catepillar, Denso, Siemens, Motorola, Zexel, VITO, NanYue, Delphi, Wabco……


For Gasoline cars:

BMW, Benz, Rover, Volvo, Opel , SAAB, Saab, MG, Peugeot, Porsche, VW, Audi, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Citroen, Skoda, , Renault, Fiat;  Mitsubishi, Toyota, Nissan, Isuzu, Lexus, Honda, Subaru, Mazda, Hyundai, KIA, Daewoo, Ssangyong; and also China cars.


In conclusion:

Each one has their pros and cons, and the workable truck list is something different. And the price range from $199 -$2000, which one to own, it’s up to your needs and budget.

Good luck.