Atlas – Terex
Atlas – Terex construction machines can be identified from the following numbers:
The serial number can be used to determine the units installed when the vehicle was first delivered. On Atlas – Terex GmbH machines it is possible to do a reverse check by using the basic data cards to ascertain the condition in which a particular machine was originally delivered.
1. Vehicle Serial Numbers:
Breakdown of the 10-character serial number:
The individual digits of the serial number have the following meaning:
1 = Type
2 = Designations
M – Wheeled
Z – Road. Rail
S – Specials
R – Crawler
3 = Serial number
The number following the designator signifies the place of production
3 – The Ganderkesee plant.
N.B.: The numbers 1 and 7 may occur. These signify plants in Scotland, which are no longer operational.
1.1 Vehicle serial numbers
1.1.1 Location of the serial number on wheeled excavators
The serial number is stamped onto the superstructure at the front right, as seen in the direction of travel, onto the cab underframe and onto the chassis, at the front right, as seen in the direction of travel.
On a type plate on the superstructure, on the front right, as seen in the direction of travel; the plate is fixed on with rivets. The script is engraved and slightly indented.
1.1.2 Location of the serial number on crawler excavators
The serial number is stamped onto the superstructure, at the front, on the right, as seen in the direction of travel, on the right-hand pedestal inspection hatch.
1.2 Appearance of the serial number
1.2.1 What the serial number looks like on wheeled excavators
Image of a serial number stamped onto the chassis of a wheeled excavator
and of an image of a serial number stamped onto the superstructure of a wheeled excavator
1.2.2 What the serial number looks like on crawler excavators
The serial number is stamped on.
2. Type Plate:
There is a type plate on every mach.
2.1 Location of the type plate
2.1.1 Location of the type plate on wheeled excavators
The type plate containing the serial number is fixed on with rivets and is on the front of the upper structure on the right (as seen in the direction of travel).
2.1.2 Location of the type plate on crawler excavators
The type plate with the VIN is fixed on with rivets and is located on the front part of the vehicle on the right, as seen in the direction of travel
2.2 Composition of the type plate
2.2.1/2.2.2 Composition of the type plates on wheeled and crawler excavators
The type plates are engraved. The script is slightly indented
The type plates contain the following data:
Manufacturer (Name and country)
Year of manufacture
Serial number (VIN)
Permissible axle load, front
Maximum axle load, rear axle
3. Engine Number:
3.1 Location of the engine number
3.1.1/3.1.2 Location of the engine number on wheeled and crawler excavators
The engine number is engraved onto an adhesive and a riveted type plate. The type plates are on the valve cover.
· The engine number is called “Serial No” on adhesive type plates. Adhesive type plates are put on at the works and cannot be removed without destroying them.
· On riveted type plates the engine number is called “Eng. No” and it is also found in bar code form.
The engine manufacturers (Deutz and Cummins) have adopted the same numbering system. The serial number cannot be determined from the engine number.
3.2 Appearance of the engine number
The engine number on engines produced by Deutz has 10-characters and consecutive, regardless of the kind of engine.
The serial numbers of all engines manufactured by Deutz stored in a database at Deutz and can traced.
The following information can obtained via the engine serial number:
Using the engine number, the construction machine manufacturer can identify the particular machine in which the engine was installed.
4. Gearbox number:
4.1 Location of the gearbox number
4.1.1 Location of the gearbox number on wheeled excavators
The type plate containing the etched gearbox number fixed on with rivets and located on the gearbox housing, in the middle, beneath the chassis. The last 6 digits of the model/power train number have wrought on, on the right, next to the type plate.
4.1.2 Location of the gearbox number on crawler excavators
The type plate containing the etched gearbox number fixed on with rivets and located on the gearbox housing. Both sets of gears are located on the right and on the left on the side frames of the track units (at the rear, as seen in the direction of travel).
4.2 Composition of the gearbox number
The gearbox number a 10-character consecutive number contained on the type plate in the field for the article number [Stücklisten-Nr].
Using the article number, the manufacturer can identify:
· for which construction machine manufacturer the gearbox produced, and
· of which components it consists.
The cast metal parts number cannot used for identification purposes.
4.2.2 What the serial number looks like on crawler excavators
The gearbox number on sets produced by the Italian company TRASMITAL an 8-digit consecutive number contained on the type plate in the field used for the serial number.
Using the serial number the exact machine for which the gearbox produced can identified via the excavator’s basic data card.
5. Other usefull information:
Atlas – Terex GmbH machines painted in RAL codes. Bear in mind that the superstructure painted in RAL 2001 (orange), the chassis in RAL 7011 and the cab in RAL 9006.
Machines produced for the Spanish, Scottish, Dutch and American markets painted in Terex 1013.
6. Vehicle Keys:
Construction machines use unitary keys as there are few other locks requiring other keys. Keys cannot used for identification purposes.