JD350 thru JD350D Serial Numbers

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Post by Tigerhaze » Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:17 pm

There are a couple discussions in the main part of the discussion board on export JD crawlers- I just posted about this a month or two back for someone else that had an export JD 350.
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SN Difference Spotted

Post by Stan Disbrow » Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:26 am


Interesting. I was fluffing about ebay this morning looking at things 350, and tripped across an auction for a 350C. Nothing odd about that, but what is odd is the SN tag pictured. I reads like a modern tag, not one from the mid 80s. Here is what it read:


All is in raised lettering, except the /85, which is done with a metal stamp.

The S/N is below that for a 350D, but in the 7xxxxx range they went to for the 350D, not the 393401 and up range for a 1985 350C.

As I said: Interesting.

Was this a running change in the S/N scheme or could this be a ReLife unit? I would think a ReLife unit would say so, but may be they just used an obviously different S/N to denote one. I really do not know, having never seen a ReLife unit in person.

But, the listing says this was a Federal forestry unit, and those were prime for having been passed through the ReLife program. Listing also says it was refurbished, but by someone other than Deere. Did Deere have contract refurbish houses within the ReLife program? Again, possible and I do not know. Heck, I feel lucky that I even heard of ReLife at all when it was going on....

Edit: Looking at the pics some more, I have some doubts this was ReLife. Too many little things I would expect to be renewed are not. Probably just the things listed as having been redone, were redone, by the shop listed. It still leaves us with the S/N difference. Somewhere along the way, that was changed for the C....

So, some food for thought to go along with the morning coffee after the donut is gone.... :P

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Post by jmanatee » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:03 pm

I think I have a 350B and I found this thread, I am looking for the serial number plate, I have looked all over the seat support by where my right leg would be when operating the dozer, nothing. Where my left leg would be is an hour meter. I can not find any evidence there was ever a plate there.

Am I missing something? Is there anywhere else the serial number would be?

Thanks for any help.


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Re: JD350 thru JD350D Serial Numbers

Post by tc350b » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:09 am

read your post for 2015 where you stated you had a 350c and was looking for info on the year. I also have a 350AD crawler, very unique with a cab, serial # 350AD140570L, diesel and with "made in Germany" on tag. Still trying to decode # to determine correct year mfg. Can you tell me what you found out. Thanks tcowart@ptialaska.net. Thanks

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Re: JD350 thru JD350D Serial Numbers

Post by JDJIM202 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:24 pm

Yes, I have a 350 that was made in Germany, Bosch injector pump, getting the pump fixed now.

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