That is assuming the plate is still there!Hopefully you will get a more detailed explaination than this one but here it is. On my 743 the model and VIN plate is riveted behind the back left hand side of the cab. I would think you would have to call the locat Bobcat dealer to match it to the year unless there is a cryptic code in the numbers.
I have yet to run into someone that knows how to decode them either. The dealers can look it up for you if they wish.That is assuming the plate is still there!
I have 1 machine with no plate, the other has a nice dent where the number should have been.
thanks for your help guys. I will keep u guys posted on the process of rebuilding the 763I have yet to run into someone that knows how to decode them either. The dealers can look it up for you if they wish.
My understanding is there is really no such thing as model years. Just that xxxxxxx211 to xxxxxx897 were produced in 97 and 98, then xxxxxx897 and up was 98 to whenever the next serial number break was. The breaks just seem to come whenever Bobcat decide to start making somthing different , or switch suppliers of a part etc. it has nothing to do with Jan 1st coming from what I gather