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Serial number guide?

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by SouthOnBeach, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. SouthOnBeach

    SouthOnBeach Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know the names of some good equipment guides for seeing serial number ranges to year? Also where might i find them? :beatsme kinda like the blue books for construction equipment.
     
  2. snowycuda

    snowycuda Active Member

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    For Case equipment you can use the first few numbers to determine the year. ie. and N4C would be a 2004, N5C 2005, etc. The C is a backhoe and a skidsteer would be NXM.
     
  3. Northart

    Northart Senior Member

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    S/n ?

    Try www.toughquip.com for the later models.

    Then ACMOC.org for the Antiques ?

    Caterpillar also puts out a "SEBF9451-xx " booklet, for their products.
     
  4. John C.

    John C. Senior Member

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    There are several that give good coverage but the one I use the most is done by Equipment Watch a Primedia Business Information Data Product. Phone number is 1 800 669-3282.

    These are spendy but if you are in the business it is the most comprehensive I've used in the last 13 years.

    Good Luck!
     
  5. SouthOnBeach

    SouthOnBeach Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everone for all the helpful tips.
     
  6. surfer-joe

    surfer-joe Senior Member

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    Associated Equipment Dealers used to put out a pretty good serial book, don't know if they still do or not. You can email them at; info@aednet.org
    and ask how to get your hands on a copy. I carried one for years, may still have it someplace in a box. Ask for AED Serial Number Guide. The Cat Serial Number Guide is good. I'm sure some of the other manufacturers also put out a guide, you will have to ask for the ones you are interested in.

    Good Luck!
     
  7. dulding

    dulding New Member

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    The best Caterpillar Information on the net for serial numbers, stolen equipment, and more is at www.ironrecord.com I can not believe is free.
     
  8. DPete

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    Thanks for the site. :)
     
  9. jyjy992

    jyjy992 New Member

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    HI. I am interested to buy a catapillar motor grader and a seller gave me a serial number. I would like to know if there is a web site where I can go and check if this serial number is good or noté

    Thank you for your help

    Jyjy
     
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    bruce oz Well-Known Member

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    hello jyjy992 ,if you post or send me the number ,i will be able to help with the info your after ,bruce oz
     
  11. RTSmith

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    Absolutely! Just looked in. Good stuff there.
     
  12. gordon5053

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    Can anyone tell me how old the following cat is D6 9U Serial #27912. Thanks
     
  13. diggerdave1958

    diggerdave1958 Well-Known Member

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    Well i look up the serial number in my "international equipment exchange Kwik reference guide and its a 1958 model the Number from 1958 when from 27414 to 28035 that year. hope that helps :D
     
  14. diggerop

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    We have a 994 at where I work, it was there in 1996 when I started here. It has no letter after 994. I was talking to the cat fitter a couple of days ago and he said it was built before cat put a model letter to them, he did say it was the 213th one built. It is still working but has had a few rebuilds and updates.What year would it have been built?
     

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  15. diggerdave1958

    diggerdave1958 Well-Known Member

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    Well Diggerop, the 994 series 9YF where build in 1991 and when though 1998 and ended at serial number 00225 hope that helps
     
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    Hello, i'm interested in purchasing a Champion 710 grader, but the unit was repainted n documents are misplaced. i have the serial number, how can a verify year??
    Serial # as taken from unit: 710-157-117-2347-2

    Thanks
     
  18. diggerdave1958

    diggerdave1958 Well-Known Member

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    Hi, dadeer. If i am reading the number right it is a 1985 year machine and was made in Columbia SC i think ??? according to my SN guide the 1985 machines ran from SN -2144-2 to 2488-2 not sure what the frist set of numbers are for other than model and ??
     
  19. dadeer

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    ok thanks! the seller said it was 80' something........... if anybody else can verify this as well i'd appreciate it.
     
  20. MrKomatsu

    MrKomatsu Senior Member

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    i have got go with John C........Equipment Watch is the best guide out there...