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#1 KennyP OFFLINE  

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Posted February 12, 2013 - 03:12 PM

I was out surfing and found this:

JULIAN DATE SYSTEM

#917.254810 917 = source. 254820 = model

serial number 0521B01538
052 represents the day of year
1 last digit of year
B plant code
1538 number of unit made

 

So the second FF tractor I bought was made on the 52nd day of 1981 (Feb 21, 1981) and was unit # 1538. The first FF was made on the 153rd day of 1981 (June 2, 1981) and was unit # 2731.

Cool stuff.

Just looked up the GTV, and it's serial reads 0282S03265. So it is a 1982, born on Jan. 28th.


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Posted February 12, 2013 - 03:50 PM

So that is like giving our date of birth, leaving the word for the month out, and now to a number. Makes since to me.

So instead of mine being 30 July 1940 it is now 07301940.

Dick


Edited by JRJ, February 12, 2013 - 03:51 PM.


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Posted February 12, 2013 - 03:57 PM

According to the Sears date code, that would be 2120, 212th day of 1940!



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Posted February 12, 2013 - 06:22 PM

What ever, that's my number. Just what I needed today. More numbers assigned to me-as if I didn't have enough.

 

Dick


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Posted February 12, 2013 - 06:23 PM

That would make me 203100004    Since i was the fourth of ten kids 

july 21 1951


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Posted February 12, 2013 - 06:25 PM

What ever, that's my number. Just what I needed today. More numbers assigned to me-as if I didn't have enough.

 

Dick

Quite often i'm just number 1



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Posted February 13, 2013 - 10:12 PM

I will have to try that out. Thnx Kenny.

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Posted December 23, 2016 - 06:15 AM

Some more info. 

From ehow.com:

How to Determine the Age of a Craftsman Riding Mower

By Jason Alexander - eHow Contributor

http://www.ehow.com/...ding-mower.html

Craftsman lawn mowers use a serial number formula that reveals your mower's manufacture date. By locating the serial number tag on your machine, you can easily determine your mower's age. If you have the owner's manual for your mower, you can also check the date printed on the inside of the manual. This date should be one year after the mower's manufacture date. However, your serial number provides the exact date your mower came off the manufacturing line.

  • Locate the identification decal on your lawn mower. Craftsman mowers have stickers with a serial number and date printed on them. This tag is usually located in a protected area on, beneath or near the seat of the riding mower.
  • Write down the first six numbers of the mower's serial number. The first two numbers are the mower's month of manufacture. The second two numbers indicate the day of manufacture and the third two will signify the year of manufacture.
  • Use the Craftsman serial number formula to determine your mower's specific age. For example, if the first six numbers of your model's serial number are 031398, your mower was manufactured on March 13, 1998.

 

From yesterdays tractors:

B&S engine serial number decode

http://www.yesterday...ardent&th=93626

If a Briggs engine, check the CODE number on the engine. The first two numbers are the YEAR the engine was built. The next two are the MONTH. You can come close with, if you have them, these numbers.

 

 

 

Attached File  Craftsman Date Codes.pdf   52.53KB   27 downloads

 


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Posted July 23, 2017 - 06:11 PM

Hello new to the site and was trying to figure out for sure just what Sears tractor I have. From photos on the internet I've come to the conclusion it is either a 18/6 twin or a SS 18, Leaning more so to the 18/6 twin. I was also trying to the age, and the date code provided here has me confused. Serial # 91725961? with "5277" stamped behind it which I thought would be 52nd week of 1977. but just guessing. Could someone direct me to another post that might help identify this tractor. Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thanx in advance..






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