Based on the serial number alone (provided original), it was a produced prior to 04/90. My best guess is late 89.
As previously said, CARC is the paint. Yours was painted when it was overhauled. Very common for them to be Handstamped.
Since the 10th digit in the VIN is 'J' the production date was 1988. The 10th digit is the key to production dates for most VINs.Based on the serial number alone (provided original), it was a produced prior to 04/90. My best guess is late 89.
I did consider putting a woodsplitter fed off the SEE hydraulics but decided a separate splitter is less hassle.should update to woodbagger
I know they contemplated a sandbag filling bucket... maybe a wood splitting bucket should be your next project. Throw a round in and it comes out split. Totally safe.
HI new 419 owner: Jean-Maurice Poitras, 110 Janis Dr. , Yorktown, Va 23692. celll/msg. 757-218-7182. firstname.lastname@example.org. 1990 FLU 419. 451659 number on rebuild 2005. Unfortunately, I am having transmission issues: gear shift wobbly and won't go into 2nd and will pop out of other gears. I bought a bushing for the shifter from Expedition Imports and I think this may be the problem. But I will need help getting the bushing in. From what I've read it is somewhat challenging to do--to get the gear shift out and put the bushing back in. I was wondering if there is any one I could contact in my local area who knows about this. I live in yorktown, VA about 30 miles from Norfolk, VA.If you own a SEE, HMMH or HME Tractor please let us know.
419.101 SEE 2086 ea., 419.102 HME 13 ea., 419.103 HMMH 164 ea., 419.104 HME 153 ea.
Post name, Town, State, country, email, phone,first 9 digit of frame no. or what you think/like to build a network of
Thanks for the sobering reply, but when I bought it I realized that I'd probably have to become primary mechanic. I will look at the threads. I'm still figuring out how to navigate this site.Can you put bushing in without tilting the cab.? I saw a post by "coolhandmatt in 2016 addressing this very problem. Are you still around, sir?
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