I am trying to find out what year my tractor is. The plates or stickers on the frame near the front are unreadable. Is there someplace else on the tractor that a person can find the serial number to determine the year of the tractor?
The only quick and dirty way that I'm aware of is to check your rear wheels to see if there is a date stamped into the wheel. The assumption, then, is that the tractor ws made close to that date. Nobody worries much about the date. Most all are concerned with the hours of use not the originakl date that it was manufactured. So be it I guess.
Kubota serial number locations: B SERIES Models B5100, B5200, B6000, B6100, B6200, B7100, B7200, and B8200 L SERIES Models L175, L185, L225, L235, L245, L275, L285, L305, L345, L355, L2250, L2550, L2850, L3350, L3750, and L4150 M SERIES Models M4000, M4050, M4500, M4900, M5500, M5950, M6950, M7950, and M8950 Serial number plate is located either on the right or left side of transmission case, on forward end (could also be stamped into the transmission case). Engine serial number, in all cases, is located on right side of engine adjacent to fuel injection pump flange on engines that use an in-line fuel pump. On engines that use a rotary pump, the serial number plate is stamped into left side of block. UTILITY VEHICLES Located on the left side above the battery under dump bed.
Once you have located the serial number, go to "tractordata.com" where you will find the make and model of you tractor. input the make and model and then look at the serial numbers to idenify the year. This site will also have many other specifications for your tractor model.
Equipment: B7100 HST with FEL,Tiller,Rotary Mower and Box grader
Re: How to Determine Year tractor was made?
Handyman and Vic,
Thanks, Handyman, I checked with the link you provided. My tractor I believe is newer than a 1980. The reason I think so, is that it is a Hydro and the earlier B7100s were gear in 1980. Also, the person I bought the tractor from, stated he was the original owner and he bought it around 1996 from a dealer new.
Yesterday, I stopped by my local dealer to pick up some parts when I asked him if he could tell me the year of my tractor. He brought out a book and proceeded to look. I found this interesting and maybe Vic could provide more insight here. He showed where Kubota quit making the model B7100 by the late 80's early 1990 and then made they again(Only Hydro models) in the early to mid 90s. The serial numbers showed only up to 58000 for around 1990but my serial number is 66850 and we could only guess. His book may be out of date too. He then looked at my Operator Manual I got with my tractor and he thinks it may be one of the last B7100 made in the mid 1990s.
Vic, can you confirm from your Kubota reference manuals or is there a page on the OTT website I could reference?