Jan 18, 2016 - Anyone know of a good JD serial number decoder? I found a deal on what I think is a JD 4020 or 4010. Not sure because I cant find anything. All serial plates for Waterloo-built large tractors are located on the right-hand frame below the engine. Last Updated: 25-Jul-2013 Product features are based on published information at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice.
Just wondering what the year of my John Deere 400 is serial number C400J123028M. It has the 20 HP Kohler motor in it. JD 400 Garden tractors were made from 1975 - 1983.
Even if the hours were listed on the machine history, I wouldn't trust them. Too often the delivery receipts are done by the dealer's accounting department based on information they have available at the time of transaction. In other words, sometimes they are guesses.
On older tractors like that, telling Deere about ownership transfers was a real pain. It's easier now with direct computer links, but many dealers probably still only do the delivery receipts when it involves using Deere for floor-plan financing. Farmer to farmer, or through competitive dealers or auctions, won't get registered with Deere usually. Sometimes the service office will do it if the tractor is in for a major repair or something. In this particular case, it looks like the second dealer may have paid out the floorplan before they sold it, so the delivery receipt didn't get done when it finally got sold. We usually do it anyway, but some dealers probably don't.
Usually the only repair history you will see is whether PIP's were done, and any warranty claims. In other words, you only see the stuff that Deere paid for.
Apps builder. Bottom line, you can use the facts gathered by Deere for the machine history as a means of verifying someone's story, but it's not a primary source of data about the machine.
You may be surprised to learn that not all John Deere lawn tractors sport traditional green and yellow. In 1969, John Deere produced lawn tractors with customized hoods and seats in four colors: red, orange, yellow and blue. The entire tractor, other than the hood and seat, was painted white. By 1971, John Deere ceased making colored lawn tractors due to a lack of sales. Pinpointing the age of a vintage John Deere lawn tractor is as simple as checking its color. For traditional green and yellow tractors, determining their age takes a little investigating.
Stand behind your John Deere lawn tractor and look to the bottom left hand corner near the left tire to locate the identification tag. Cara setting router wifi tp link tl-wr941nd. This metal plate attached to the frame of the mower provides you with the tractor’s model and serial number. Tags may be located under the hood or along the front on older models.
Write down your lawn tractor’s model and serial number, because both provide information needed to determine the age of your lawn tractor. Model numbers range from two to four digits, while serial numbers range from six to 11 digits with a two-letter prefix, depending on the age of your lawn tractor.
Visit the John Deere website and download the appropriate pdf file for the expected year of your lawn tractor. Each list contains one decade of lawn tractors.
Search for the model number in the first column labeled “Model” on the left hand side of the chart. Model numbers appear in numerical order from lowest to highest. If your model number is not listed, explore other lists until you find your model number listed.
Locate your serial number in the third column labeled “serial number breaks.” This lists a range of serial numbers. If your serial number falls on or between the two serial numbers listed, you are in the right box.
Look to the column to the left to determine the manufacture date of your lawn tractor.
Place a sheet of paper over worn identification tags and rub with a pencil with soft lead to take an impression of the numbers.
Other parts of the mower may also have identification or parts numbers. Always check that numbers you record are model and serial numbers. The identification tag is metal and screwed to the mower.
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