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JD350 thru JD350D Serial Numbers

Post by Stan Disbrow » Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:10 pm

Listing of serial numbers by year for the JD350 through JD350D models

JD350 straight

1965 10001 - 16183
1966 16184 - 42484
1967 42485 - 64992
1968 64993 - 88280
1969 88281 - 102136
1970 102137 - 117499


JD350B

1970 117500 - 121137
1971 121138 - 138708
1972 138709 - 164035
1973 164036 - 191172
1974 191173 - 219507
1975 219508 - ?

The main differences between the JD350B and JD350C are that the C went to a 3/164 CID engine from the 3/152 CID in the JD350B and that the JD350C changed from dry to wet steering clutches.

JD350C

1975 219500 - 240367
1976 240367 - 261203
1977 261204 - 287209
1978 287210 - 313955
1979 313956 - 340929
1980 340930 - 365413
1981 365414 - 378065
1982 378066 - 383599
1983 383600 - 388915
1984 388916 - 393400
1985 393401 - End

Sometime during 1985, the serial number scheme was changed and the new range started in the 700000 range. So, there are some 350C units showing serial numbers in the 700000 range prior to number 723603. However, we do not know the beginning serial number in this new range.


JD350D

1985 723603 - 726752
1986 726753 - 732791
1987 732792 - 742866
1988 742866 - End


The source of the data is from a farm equipment quick reference guide that's intended to assist dealers in determining the year and current market value of trade-in equipment.

The guide as such only lists the beginning serial number for each year. I'm making the reasonable presumption that the last serial number for any given year is one less than the starting serial number for the successive year.

Thanks to Digitup for sharing the relevent pages from his guide with us so we can determine what year a given machine is. :)

Stan

Additionally, some model numbers contain an extra letter. At some point during the manufacturing of the 350B, they added a letter. Making the model one letter longer. Such as 350BE.

A - Diesel, Loader
B - Diesel, Loader
E - Diesel, Inside Dozer
G - Outside Dozer
J - Drawbar Crawler
W - Wide Track

The meaning of the letters csme from the JD350C manual section 1A3. There was no data on what the difference is between the A and B loaders.

Stan
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Post by CatD8RII » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:53 pm

Stan

Thanks for putting up the info, I was curious if the 355D had its own s/n batch? Also i have a 350C with a 251xxx s/n (which is a 76' according to the chart) and it has a 3152 in it. Not sure when they switched to the 3164, but i have sales brochures from 75', 79' and 83' for the 350C and they all say 3152 exept for the 83' one. When looking in the parts books all reference to the engines are 3152 engine (engine s/n 329334-590074) was made from 1974 to 1981, and the 3164 engine (engine s/n 590075-621172) was made from 81-83 and engine s/n 100001 was 83' up

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Post by Stan Disbrow » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:23 am

Hi,

The 355D has the same serial number range as the 350D. Deere just changed the model number to bring it in line with the other crawler/loaders as a 'x55' vs. the dozers 'x50'.

The 350 and 350B had the 3/152 (64-75), the 350C had the 3/164 (75-86) and the 350D and 355D had the 3/179 (85-88). As usual, expect to find some overlap near the model break points. Deere always has changed things on the run like that. ;)

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Also Have: 1950 M, 2005 x495, 2008 5103 (now known as 5045D)

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Post by digitup2 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:08 pm

There is very little that can be found on the G to H change over.I had last of the Gs and a first of the H s at the same time.The last 450 Gs were absolutely bullet proof and my 450H was a disaster.It was the first H series in Canada the 550H was a lot better made several weeks later on the same line .My son Scott got the 550H keys handed to him from Chad Little ,Deeres Nascar driver at the time Got the photo around some where of that day,There were some big growing pains in that plant right then .I had quite the time when they changed to the 550G series from the 550Bs because of a strike that had previously sent a lot of Deere lovers over to CAT that was our first Asian pussy.Digitup.

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Re: JD350 thru JD350D Serial Numbers

Post by andregrondin » Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:16 am

Stan Disbrow wrote:Listing of serial numbers by year for the JD350 through JD350D models

JD350 straight

1965 10001 - 16183
1966 16184 - 42484
1967 42485 - 64992
1968 64993 - 88280
1969 88281 - 102136
1970 102137 - 117499


JD350B

1970 117500 - 121137
1971 121138 - 138708
1972 138709 - 164035
1973 164036 - 191172
1974 191173 - 219507
1975 219508 - ?

Note:

There is an overlap in 1975 where JD350B and 350C models were made concurrently. We do not know the exact serial number of the last JD350B as a result.

The main differences between the JD350B and JD350C are that the C went to a 3/164 CID engine from the 3/152 CID in the JD350B and that the JD350C changed from dry to wet steering clutches.

However, there are some late JD350B's out there with wet steering clutches. The JD350B units would have been produced along with the JD350C until the 3/152 engine stock was depleted, but the JD350B units changed over to the wet steering clutches used in the JD350C when the stock of dry-type steering clutch parts was depleted.


JD350C

1975 219500 - 240367
1976 240367 - 261203
1977 261204 - 287209
1978 278210 - 313955
1979 313956 - 340929
1980 340930 - 365413
1981 365414 - 378065
1982 378066 - 383599
1983 383600 - 388915
1984 388916 - 393400
1985 393401 - End


JD350D

1985 723603 - 726752
1986 726753 - 732791
1987 732792 - 742866
1988 742866 - End


The source of the data is from a farm equipment quick reference guide that's intended to assist dealers in determining the year and current market value of trade-in equipment.

The guide as such only lists the beginning serial number for each year. I'm making the reasonable presumption that the last serial number for any given year is one less than the starting serial number for the successive year.

Thanks to Digitup for sharing the relevent pages from his guide with us so we can determine what year a given machine is. :)

Stan
So since my model is T4F3D and serial = 038883T then according to this
list "1966 16184 - 42484" my dozer is a 350 straight 1966 .

thank you for listing this it is been helpfull .
Dig in boy !!
J-D 350 straight 1966
model # = T4F3D
serial # = 08883T

J-D 690-B 1980
model # = D690B
serial # = 007364T

Mack RB688S 1990 dumper

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Post by shinnery » Thu May 17, 2012 10:44 pm

Stan or digitup
There appears to be a typo or misskey in the numbers for the 350C crawlers. I found this when I was looking for year built info for a poster on another forum. The last s/n for 1977 shows to be 287209 and the first 1978 shows to be 278210. Stan said the list had only starting s/ns and I am guessing he miss typed the ending number for 77.
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Post by Stan Disbrow » Sat May 26, 2012 3:40 pm

Hi,

'To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.'

I just fixed that. Thanks! It has been wrong for quite a while!

Later!

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Also Have: 1950 M, 2005 x495, 2008 5103 (now known as 5045D)

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Post by shinnery » Sat May 26, 2012 8:11 pm

Well that makes the info I gave the poster on YT wrong. Guess he will live thru it. He should have known to come here first. LOL
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Post by digitup2 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:16 am

That would make sense as in that era the equipment company's were doing what was called Canadian percentage content so a lot of loader arms and buckets as well as back hoe beams and buckets were made in Canada just to get Canadian content That was fazed out in the early seventy's for Deere,Cat, Harvester,Case etc But for Kubota ,Yanmar,Daedong and the Asian manufacturers it lasted into the late eighty's I had several John Deere backhoes that were a fair % of Canadian content I think it was the same parts just welded together on this side of the border .If you do a goggle earth and look up of a little town in southern Ontario called Dain City Ontario [Deere bought the Dain seed drill works in the 40s]in that town years ago you could see JD green on everything and I mean everything is John Deere green as far as the eye can see there was a area that was yellow that has been long gone and even the green you see is nearly all gone Deere had to clean up there act .Seeders ,air seeders ,drills ,cultivators ,cultimulcher's ,some plows and manure spreaders and the first AMT600s-ATV's were made there just so They had Canadian content .Digitup.

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Post by Lavoy » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:56 am

All the loaders would have been serial numbered seperately, even the two cylinder stuff was. The chassis serial number would be in the same location as on your other crawler.
When I worked for Deere in the late 90's, the Welland, Ontario plant was still making the ag loaders, not sure if they still are or not.
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Post by mocky » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:38 am

Hi

My 350C loader serial no is 350CB 240484T
Can anyone explain the CB and the T at the end of the serial no
As of this post it is a 1976 model

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Post by digitup2 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:33 pm

I am sure that you will find you have a 350 [crawler tractor for the C] and it is a B series machine always go for the 2nd letter on the older machines to find the series of your crawler build you will find the serial #will match up better Just last week I found a other auctioneer trying to sell a 550 as a 550C I told him to not sell it if he didn't know what he was selling .I had to explain that this started with the MC and 40C crawlers at the Gs we didn't have that problem in serial number

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Post by Stan Disbrow » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:10 am

Hi,

In the serial number string, E means Loader and F means Dozer from the factory. But, in the model number E means economy, IIRC. Meaning one without all the toys. To figure it out for sure, decode the serial number string.


Explanation of Type Codes per SM 2064
Basic Tractor Serial Number Explanation

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
| | | | | | |
T 5 F 3 M xxxxxx T

1. The first letter designates the application T = Tractor

2. This number designates the series 5 = JD450

3. This number designates tractor style
C = Crawler
E = Crawler Loader
F = Crawler Dozer

4. This number designates the fuel type of the engine:
1 = Gasoline
3 = Diesel

5. This letter designates the type of transmission:
C = Collar Shift
D = Directional Reverser

6. Sequence serial number of six digits

7. This letter designates the plant:
T = John Deere Dubuque Tractor Works

Thanks to Ihoulton who originally posted this over in the 450 serial number thread.

Stan
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Have: '78 JD350C w/6310 outside manual blade
Useta Have: '68 JD350, '51 Terratrac GT-25
Also Have: 1950 M, 2005 x495, 2008 5103 (now known as 5045D)

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Post by Stan Disbrow » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:02 pm

Hi,

The letters stand for major redesigns.

In the early days, they changed the model numbers: 40, 420, 430, 440. Then they used letters for the type: S for standard, C for crawler, etc. Somewhere along the 420, they started using I for industrial. The letters separated machine styles.

By the time they revamped Dubuque into an Industrial machine only plant, they decided to make the machine types their own model number prefaced with JD to indicate industrial machines from agricultural.

So, the new model for the smallest industrial crawler was the JD350. There was no JD350 wheel tractor. They were all crawlers. They made that for years, then performed a major redesign. They called that the JD350B. They made that for years as well, then redesigned it again and it became the JD350C.

That was a major redesign in that they redid the final drives from dry steering clutches to much longer lived wet clutches. They made that for years and then redesigned one last time into the JD350D.

The problem is, way too many people recall when the 'C' meant Crawler. So, when they get around to re-decal-ing the thing after performing a 'rebuild in a can', they stick on 'JD350C'. - and it is probably an original JD350 'no letter' machine.

Which, we tell by the serial number list at the beginning of this thread.

BTW, we call a 'no letter' a 'straight', as in "a straight 350". That does not mean it has nothing bent or twisted in it. :P


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Have: '58 JD 420c 5-roller w/62 inside manual blade
Have: '78 JD350C w/6310 outside manual blade
Useta Have: '68 JD350, '51 Terratrac GT-25
Also Have: 1950 M, 2005 x495, 2008 5103 (now known as 5045D)

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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.
(1) JD Straight 450 crawler dozer with manual outside blade; (2) JD 2010 diesel crawler loaders; (1) JD 2010 diesel dozer with hydraulic 6-way blade; (2) Model 50 backhoe attachments, misc. other construction equipment

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