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procut
09-08-2006, 10:24 PM
My dealer has a 60" Z Master I'm seriously considering buying, he keeps telling me its and '06 model, but I am almost convinced it is a left-over '05. On some of the older Z Masters I was told that the first for digits of the s/n was the year of manufacure. ie. 2001XXXXXXXX would be a 2001 model year and 2000XXXXXXX would be a 2000. However the s/n on this particular machine is 2400XXXXXXXX. Can anyone help??

MOW ED
09-09-2006, 06:20 AM
This is a site to get the owners manual. Put the sn in and see if the manual has any hints as to the year. Its not the exact answer you are looking for but its a shot. Good Luck.

https://lookup2.toro.com/request/request.cfm

PowerEquipmentWarehouse
09-09-2006, 08:27 AM
Toro uses the first two digits of the serial number to determine the year. For example: 200651411 would be yr 2000. 21000045 would be 2001. 220087998 is 2002 up to 260000101 being 2006. Their earlier products followed this as well: 99200101 was 1999. The only flaw they had was a few selected units were serialized with numbers starting in 00. They quickly realized that they had used this designation in 1990, so they went to the 20xxxxxx. Of course these number refer to the year of manufacture and if a machine is unsued, it is still a brand new machine.....Mike

PowerEquipmentWarehouse
09-09-2006, 08:30 AM
If you wish to check further, visit our website and use the Parts Lookup system. Once you enter the model number, it will bring up a list of the different serial numbers preceeded by the year of manufacturer. Hope this helps.....Mike

pugs
09-09-2006, 10:25 AM
Yah, if you go on the toro parts lookup site it will do the same thing. Just type in the model number and it will give you a list of the different serial number ranges.

To be honest...years dont really matter unless major changes were made from 1 year to the next. Generally the same model stays the same for a few years anyway...and if not usually the model number changes.

procut
09-09-2006, 10:54 PM
so if the s/n is 2400XXXXXXX it would be a 2004, am I correct??

PowerEquipmentWarehouse
09-09-2006, 11:31 PM
Yes, 24XXXXXXX was manufactured in 2004. Again, it may not have been shipped to the distributor and through to the dealer until 2005, but that depends on how long your dealer typically has an item before it sells. Just about everything on out floor is 26XXXXXXX.....Mike

ThirdDay
09-09-2006, 11:33 PM
Toro commercial does not sell well in many areas and that's why you find units on dealer's floors that are 1 to 2 years old or older.

I relaize this is not true in all areas but several key markets have little to no Toro commercial business.