I Was Looking In The Manual Section................
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Back to the 1st part of my post, if anyone has info on Gilson's I was wondering how old a tractor I found is. The model # is 769 41872, serial #738002 .
Posted April 02, 2012 - 09:22 AM
Gilson Serial Number Decoder – Late 1975 Production and Newer
According to Gilson Service Bulletin #116 Dated December 4, 1978 It
gives the following explanation.
“In late 1975, we changed to a nine digit serial number.
Serial number 8365B1 569
1st digit - calendar year 8=1978
2nd through 4th - calendar day of the year 12/31=365th day of the year
5th digit - manufacturing assembly line B
6th digit - workshift of the day 1st shift
7th through 9th digits - consecutive serial number of the unit
manufactured that day on assembly line B. (serial numbers run 001
Each day of manufacturing has a repeat of the last three digits, but
the calendar day (digits 2 through 4) changes. This system allows us
to identify year, date, assembly line, shift, and time of day of
manufacture by serial number.”
The other thing you can check is the shroud of the engine. The code
on the shroud can tell you the manufacture date of the engine.
The code is the manufacturing date and is read as follows: (Example 01061201)
CODE 01 06 12 01
01 - YEAR
06 - MONTH
12 – DAY
01 - ASSEMBLY LINE AND MANUFACTURING PLANT