Bobcat corporate office finnaly got back with me and it's a 2001. While I was waiting for a corporate responce I called my local Bobcat dealership and they said it was a 2002. It was listed as a 1998 when I bought it at an auction last fall. I didn't know much about the 763G Series so I assumed it was what they said it was. Boy howdy it just goes to show ya, ya gotta do a little digging sometimes to get the facts. Later Bobcat.