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I need the third set of numbers. First 2 no.s is the year.

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To determine the year of manufacture for a tractor with a six digit number use the following formula. Take the first and the fourth digit, and subtract three to get the year. For example, the serial number of 395602 would be: 36-3 = 1933.
Finding your model number and serial number is as easy as locating the identification tag on your machine. As seen in the example, the model number will be displayed below the MODEL heading (Example: Z235), and the serial number will be underlined on the top-right corner of the tag (Example: 130002).
Serial plate location

All serial plates for Waterloo-built large tractors are now located on the right-hand frame below the engine.

The 1st three numbers of your serial number will always provide your manufacture date. The 1st number is the YEAR of manufacture; the 2nd & 3rd numbers indicate the MONTH of manufacture. Please see the detailed explanation and examples provided below.
In 1892 in the tiny village in Northeast Iowa, John Froelich (1849 -1933) invented the first successful gasoline-powered engine that could be driven backwards and forwards. The word “tractor” wasn`t used in those days, but that`s what it was. At that time, steam-powered engines were used to thresh wheat.
How to read a tractor serial number list: Tractor serial number lists nearly always show the first tractor built in each year. The other tractors for that year will have successively higher numbers. Your serial number should lie between two of the stated numbers.
The first number denotes the size and family of the tractor and the next three numbers specify the approximated engine horsepower. The first letter following the number indicates the capability and features of the tractor. John Deere currently has four capability levels: D, E, M, and R.
Decal. The tractor model numbers are comprised of four positions. The first number designates the family while the next three numbers represent the approximate engine horsepower. The fifth and sixth positions are represented by a letter. The first letter indicates the level of capability or price a tractor has.
John Deere Riding Mowers

The model serial number of a John Deere riding mower is printed on an identification tag located below the operator`s seat or on the back of the lower frame between the rear wheels. The serial number (PIN) is 13 or 17 digits long.

John Deere Engine Serial Number Location:

The engine serial number can be found on a plate on your engine, usually on the side of the block. The side tends to vary depending on the engine model.

The VIN stands for Vehicle Identification Number, which is a 17-digit code that is found on tractors. The first 3 characters are always an ISO standard country code (US = 1 or 4; Canada = 2 or 5). The next 2 digits are manufacturer`s manufacturing code and the final 13 characters contain information about the vehicle.
To determine this, look at the tractor production code, also known as the unit date code. The first digit of the tractor production code gives the production year. For tractors manufactured between 1965 and 1974, the digit corresponds with the last number in the year.
4-6 numbers that are sequential with no breaks for production month or year. Alpha-numeric (e.g., XJ5050 or 4J5050) with breaks for production month and year.

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What year model is lawn tractor (mower), advice or solution
ANSWER : Hi there AvuIt’s quite east to see when was your tractor was made, follow these simple steps and you’ll know how to see what model it is

Lift the tractor / mower seat (pull it up)
You will see there’s a small metal label with the serial and model number of the tractor / mower
Check the serial number of the tractor / mower
the first six digits of the number are you the model month day and year (i.e 090999XXXXXXX this tractor was made in September nine in 1999Hope this helps Attached is an image of the tractor seat and the metal plate

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Where I need a manual for this tractor….where can I download one?
ANSWER : Search internet with your model number and manual

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I need a operating maual for a craftsman riding mower 28990
ANSWER : Sears Manage My Life has the Operator’s Manual: . Click on “Craftsman Lawn, Tractor” to get to the manual page.

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