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    I just acquired a John Deere Gator 6x4 from Military Surplus. Then I looked up PIN to find out what year it is so I can order the correct part replacements. However, my PIN W006X4D041142 is out of range. Is it PIN for M-Gator?


    John Deere Gator manufactured year from serial number lookup table

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    I also looked at John Deere website. The cab is an option for M Gator as well.

    Thanks for additional info you can provide.

    Best regards,
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    Don't think so. Missing tiedowns on the front bumper and data tag should say "MIL".

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDT View Post
    Don't think so. Missing tiedowns on the front bumper and data tag should say "MIL".
    However, the PIN is not in the range of civilian Gator.

    It has pintle hook and 2 tiedowns in the back. Someone must modified it.

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    Ditto, it's a M-Gator A1 model and the serial will be different. You should call a JD dealer and give them the serial and engine serial to get parts, not much has changed on these models. The frame and basics are identical to the 6x4 civilian model but with the diesel yanmar engine in it. Any military specific parts such as d-rings, litter carrier, etc are likely not obtainable through Deere as they're made on a contract basis (I've checked).

    Here's some info on it for you to hunt with:
    download (7).jpg
    Marine Expeditionary Force Regional Contracting Center was the purchasing agent. The machine has no reported history with Deere and judging by other sources it was purchased and sent to Al-Taqaddum Air Base as a distribution point. If you want to know more you'd better starting looking for bumper numbers and etc. Happy hunting!
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    Ah-ha, we have a John Deere Carnac now! Access to "the system"

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzytoaster View Post
    Ditto, it's a M-Gator A1 model and the serial will be different. You should call a JD dealer and give them the serial and engine serial to get parts, not much has changed on these models. The frame and basics are identical to the 6x4 civilian model but with the diesel yanmar engine in it. Any military specific parts such as d-rings, litter carrier, etc are likely not obtainable through Deere as they're made on a contract basis (I've checked).
    Here's some info on it for you to hunt with:
    download (7).jpg
    Marine Expeditionary Force Regional Contracting Center was the purchasing agent. The machine has no reported history with Deere and judging by other sources it was purchased and sent to Al-Taqaddum Air Base as a distribution point. If you want to know more you'd better starting looking for bumper numbers and etc. Happy hunting!
    I have never been in Iraq before. Is it cold at night? I just wonder why the unit has heater installed.
    heater.JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDT View Post
    Ah-ha, we have a John Deere Carnac now! Access to "the system"
    Shhh...
    Quote Originally Posted by BadRobot View Post
    I have never been in Iraq before. Is it cold at night? I just wonder why the unit has heater installed.
    heater.JPG
    Deserts can be cold at night, also I assume you bought this unit state side so who knows what agency had it and did that to it.
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    M1078A1R
    M1089A1
    M1084
    M1078 -3x
    M1083 w/w 2x
    M1083A1
    M1082 -2x
    M1088A1 2x
    M1088 2x
    M1123
    M923A2 LWS 16's A/C
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    M925A2 "Buffalo" Trainer
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    Hyster H40XM

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    SURPRISE !

    You got you a bouncing baby M-Gator! And probably didn't even know you were "MV Pregnant", did ya?!?!?

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    Welcome to the Gator pit. Love mine.
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    It came with plastic shields / skid plates.

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