Help Identify this tractor
Posted August 15, 2011 - 04:38 AM
Posted August 15, 2011 - 05:12 AM
Posted August 15, 2011 - 05:17 AM
Posted August 21, 2011 - 05:17 PM
From the closness of the model numbers, I'm guessing yours is not much older than 1982. Hope you enjoy yours and the parts are there but you might want to befriend the oldest parts guy where you shop. wouldn't hurt to learn everything you can about parts and cross referencing and after market parts either.
Posted August 21, 2011 - 06:01 PM
Posted August 22, 2011 - 06:35 AM
Welcome, Earthworm and BigAlum, I think you will find these folks great and enjoy the forum.
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Posted August 28, 2011 - 05:38 PM
Edited by wallycb, August 28, 2011 - 05:44 PM.
Posted December 17, 2011 - 10:39 AM
Posted December 17, 2011 - 12:09 PM
Posted February 11, 2012 - 02:56 PM
<p>According to Gilson Service Bulletin #116 Dated December 4, 1978 It<br />
gives the following explanation.<br />
<strong><em>“In late 1975, we changed to a nine digit serial number.<br />
Serial number 8365B1 569<br />
1st digit - calendar year 8=1978<br />
2nd through 4th - calendar day of the year 12/31=365th day of the year<br />
5th digit - manufacturing assembly line B<br />
6th digit - workshift of the day 1st shift<br />
7th through 9th digits - consecutive serial number of the unit<br />
manufactured that day on assembly line B. (serial numbers run 001<br />
through 999)<br />
Each day of manufacturing has a repeat of the last three digits, but<br />
the calendar day (digits 2 through 4) changes. This system allows us<br />
to identify year, date, assembly line, shift, and time of day of<br />
manufacture by serial number.”</em></strong><br />
The other thing you can check is the shroud of the engine. The code<br />
on the shroud can tell you the manufacture date of the engine.</p>