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Serial number list to tell year

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As far as I know, you can't date a Simplicity/AC tractor through the serial number. If it has the original engine, the date code on the engine will get you within a few months.

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quote:Originally posted by tadams

Thanks.I am used to AC tractors where the serial number can be used to tell the year.Tom

id="quote">Are you talking the farm tractors???On the lawn and garden equipment, tractor serial numbers don't mean much.

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The most accurate way to get the MY of a garden tractor, providing it has not been repowered, is to look at the first two numbers of the engine code.

I recently picked up an old Roticul from 1962.

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I have been thinking about the problem with Simplicity / AC serial numbers for a long time now. I have been thinking about compiling a list of of serial numbers of machines with original engines. It will be very time consuming, and take tractor information from as many members as possible.

I think the information I would need would be a lot like the club's registry including:

Model Number

MFG Number

Serial Number

Original Engine Model Number

Original Engine Serial Number

Original Engine Manufacture Date

Owner Name

I think it would be helpful to have a list where someone with a tractor without an engine or has been re-powered get a better idea of when it was built. Maybe this list could be posted in the Resource area.

I want to get some feedback on this before making any attempt.

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