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Model 10 Crawler Serial Number

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1 month 6 days ago - 1 month 6 days ago #257542 by ArizonaWoodsWalker
Just recently joined the Association. Last year, I purchased a well-worn Model 10, and have been slowly cosmetically restoring the Cat. This will hopefully preserve it for future restoration work. My question is about the serial number; where is it? I have checked the usual places. The original plate is missing from the back of the seat. On the transmission housing, just below the shift controls, there is no number. On the right side of the radiator, above the TEN, is stamped H B. In the right side of the engine block are K-28, CWC, T-33. I assume the last is a part number. Could this be a prototype tractor? Thank you for your help.
Last edit: 1 month 6 days ago by ArizonaWoodsWalker. Reason: Additional information

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1 month 5 days ago #257545 by steeltracs
Check on the machined boss on the side of the radiator where the lights would mount. Some are stamped there.

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1 month 5 days ago #257546 by ArizonaWoodsWalker
Thank you for the information. I will double check that area. The only thing I found were the letters HB. I will have to try and upload several pictures.

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1 month 5 days ago #257550 by Skinner
Check the left side of the engine block flat area where generator would mount. Approximately 2” x 3”
Flat with three holes threaded in it clean the paint off good I have found the number here before Skinner

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1 month 5 days ago #257551 by ArizonaWoodsWalker
Good advice. I will carefully clean off these areas. Ninety years of paint and grime will cover just about anything. Thanks again.

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1 month 5 days ago #257552 by willwingo
FYI- the HB you are seeing is not "HB" but is a slightly stylized/ overlapped "HS" which was the logo for Harrison Steel. They were the foundry for Caterpillar.

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1 month 5 days ago #257553 by Ray54

FYI- the HB you are seeing is not "HB" but is a slightly stylized/ overlapped "HS" which was the logo for Harrison Steel. They were the foundry for Caterpillar.

Good information. Had not heard that before. Thanks
 

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1 month 23 hours ago #257609 by ArizonaWoodsWalker
I finished cleaning the generator, and the two headlight mount areas. no indication of a serial number. The H is about one inch over the stylized 8 stamp. Assuming the H is for Holt. Clear coated those areas, so they can be double checked later. Next will again clean and check the inspection plate area next to the shift levers. I wonder if there are other Model 10 crawlers without a serial number? Thanks to everyone for their advice.

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1 month 11 hours ago #257613 by Skinner
Yes, there was quite a few without serial numbers it’s like they just forgot to stamp them before they went out the end of the factory.

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1 month 25 minutes ago #257623 by ChrisE
I have seen a lot of old Fordson tractors without any serial numbers stamped in them. I guess it is a minor thing to do when you’re trying to move large quantities out the door in a short time to make the most of high demand.

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