1985 450L model?

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RAAAID
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1985 450L model?

Post by RAAAID » Tue May 19, 2020 7:39 pm

Just picked up this 450 and called the local John Deere industrial location and gave them my type:T5E3M and serial number:075943T and it comes back as a 1985 450L . I've been looking around online and the closest I saw was a 450K. Anyone have any info that can confirm the year and model. Thanks

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Re: 1985 450L model?

Post by B Town » Tue May 19, 2020 8:08 pm

Hello.

Follow the cipher in post at the bottom of page one and the first post in the same thread in the FAQ section 450 serial numbers

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2415

Best regards, Bruce

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Re: 1985 450L model?

Post by RAAAID » Tue May 19, 2020 8:46 pm

Thanks Bruce. I looked at that and seems to me that it's a 1968? Not sure if I'm reading it right though.

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Re: 1985 450L model?

Post by Jim B » Wed May 20, 2020 4:06 am

Your machine's serial number tag breakdown using the 450 Introduction from the JD parts Catalog:

SN = serial number
T = Tractor
5 = JD450
E = Crawler loader
3 = Diesel
M = Transmission (HLR)

Serial number: 075943 (This number falls in the 1968 build range using the serial number list on this site’s FAQ board)

T= (Build location) John Deere Dubuque Works

This serial number is a 1968 straight 450 crawler loader with a diesel engine and HLR transmission, built at the Dubuque Tractor Works plant.

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Re: 1985 450L model?

Post by RAAAID » Wed May 20, 2020 5:44 am

Great. Thanks Jim. I didn't think it was a 1985 and never heard of 450L. Not sure what the dealer was looking at to get that info.

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