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Where to find the Serial Number and the Year on a Bobcat?

August 18, 2022

Where to find the Serial Number and the Year on a Bobcat?

Knowing the serial number, model number, and the year of your Bobcat ensures the correct fit of the Bobcat part on your machine. Having the right parts’ fit ensures proper functioning of the equipment.

When talking to a Williams Machinery Parts Technician about your parts needs, providing the details of your Bobcat equipment can also help with moving your purchase forward as quickly as possible.

Equipment details including the Serial Number, Model Number, Year, and Country of Origin can be found on all Bobcat machines on the product identification plate.

  • Serial Number – The unique 9-digit alphanumeric code. Be it a new piece of equipment or a used one, this factory generated serial number from the manufacturer is always unique.
  • Year – The model year of the machine.
  • Model – The exact model number of the machine which helps in identifying the right parts’ compatibility.
  • Country of Origin – The country in which the machine is manufactured.

Depending on the type of equipment, this identification plate is located on different areas on the body of the machine.

Product identification plate on Bobcat Compact Track Loaders, Skid Steer Loaders, and Mini Track Loaders

On Bobcat Compact Track Loaders, Skid Steer Loaders, and Mini Track Loaders, the identification plate can be found either on the right-hand side or left-hand side of the exterior of the machine.

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Product identification plate on Bobcat Mini Excavators

On Bobcat Mini Excavators, the product identification plate can be found:

  • In the front of the operator’s cabin or,
  • On the boom swing.
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MX PIP1

Parts can be replaced on a regular basis, on a proactive basis, and also in cases of mechanical failures. In addition to our Parts teams, you can also reach out to our Service teams to help reduce downtime on your equipment in the event of mechanical failures.

Why are the equipment model numbers and serial numbers important?

The model number along with the serial number as well as the year of the machine can help with:

  • Ordering the right parts needed for the equipment given that the original engine and the other parts of the machine are not replaced.
  • Identifying the correct configuration of the machine.
  • Checking the appropriate service schedules of your equipment.
  • Requesting the right Operator’s Handbook, Operation and Maintenance Manuals, as well as Operations, Parts, and Service Manuals.
  • Determining if any product recalls affect your fleet.

Have questions about any of these? Reach out to us now and let us get the conversation started.