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KOHLER Year Of Manufacture By S/N


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Old 09-18-2003, 10:36:23 AM
Mike Shearer
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I have been receiving requests from members about how to date an older Kohler generator/power plant.

Most of what little information that I do have is for the Waukesha FC series engines, but one page was found on dating the manufacture and another has an explanation on the Kohler model codes.

Kohler used several different code systems and I only have a few.

The oldest system that I know anything about is for the models that have only letter code and may not be of interest to most of you. The model A was discontinued in 1921 and the model L was discontinued in 1948.

Between 1923 and 1935 a similar coding system was also used and it would appear to me that some model numbers may have been the same as the output capacity of the generating plant. I/E model #'s 1.5KW, 5KW, 10KW.

Anyone in need of information on the above code dates may contact me by Email and I will try and get closer for you.

The main part of my list that may be of most interest includes the models manufactured between 1936 and 1975 when my list was printed. I have no information for anything made after 1975.

The list gives only the LAST SERIAL number for any given year, but an educated guess will get you within a few months of the shipping birthdate, and is as below.

1977 011999 1976 469399 1975 441415 1974 430941 1973 407881 1972 371140 1971 351748 1970 335653 1969 321568 1968 307918 1967 205500 1966 285103 1965 270200 1964 261000 1963 252100 1962 244500 1961 237000 1960 230000 1959 223000 1958 218300 1957 212200 1956 205516 1955 197487 1954 189976 1953 180280 1952 171245 1951 163499 1950 153315 1949 141392 1948 132366 1947 123006 1946 122700 1945 114000 1944 102287 1943 81087 1942 62227 1941 52000 1940 46500 1939 39000 1938 37000 1937 34250 1936 32377
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Old 09-20-2003, 04:00:18 PM
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Thanks Mike.
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