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Looking for a good link to explain serial number decoader

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Looking for a good link to explain serial number decoader providing build year, etc.
JA: What is the complete model and serial number of your machine?
Customer: Model: C500 HY40 Ser no: HY***-***-****
JA: Are you fixing this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I inherited it from my brother and for starters was wondering what all I could learn from the model and serial number including the build year.
JA: Anything else you want the equipment mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: nope
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.

Welcome to JUST ANSWER heavy equipment. With years of experience, I look forward to doing my best to help.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.

I worked for Clark forklift dealer for years. On the data plate, there should be another set of numbers after the HY***-***-****, which is date code. The H --means standard transmission Y--- stands for pneumatic tires, 355 is the series of lift, the 146 is the individual s/n for the unit, and the last 4 numbers are Lot number, which id the disignator of the options for that groups build list. The C500HY40, tells us it is a basic 4000 lb capacity lift.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.

I see question is still open did you get your explanation?

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