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Posted April 02, 2012 - 07:16 AM

So I found an old Gilson that is really in great condition and went browsing thru the manual section to see if I could find out about how old it is, Didn't have much luck with that so I thought I would take a look at the John Deere section and see how many downloads the JD manuals I had put on were up to, and also check for anything new. Seeing how I've not been able to be on the computer much while doing my building project I was quite surprised to find the JD section all but gone. I can guess what probably happened there, sure gonna miss that info. I'm sure this is old news for you regulars but it sure is big loss for those that used that info.

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Posted April 02, 2012 - 07:29 AM

Yeah, we had to take them down per JD. PM on the way!

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Posted April 02, 2012 - 07:39 AM

I've been going back thru the JD section and found a post starting back in Feb about it , not needing to drag up old news just a shame to see good info gone.

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Posted April 02, 2012 - 07:41 AM

Did you get my PM? It was a large help to folks, that's for sure!

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Posted April 02, 2012 - 08:15 AM

Thanks Kenny got the PM. Couldn't find a "search" button so I clicked on the "most viewed" in the JD section and quickly found the original thread on all of this, glad to see my thoughts on this were not alone!

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 .

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Posted April 02, 2012 - 09:22 AM

Found this on the net, hope it helps..



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.
Example,
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
through 999)

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





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