Caterpillar

Caterpillar

In General:

Caterpillar construction machines can be identified from the following numbers:

Location (short description)
Vehicle Identification Number (PIN) – stamped or engraved onto the frame or the cab and /or engraved onto the type plate
Engine Number – the engine serial number is stamped onto the engine block or engraved onto the type plate
Gearbox Number – the gearbox serial number is stamped onto the gearbox or engraved onto the type plate

 

The product identification number can be used to determine the power trains installed when the vehicle was first delivered. It is possible to do a reverse search.

PIN – > > Power train = Yes
Power train – > > PIN = Yes/ in individual cases

The construction machinery producer Caterpillar has plants all over the world.

The range of machines it produces comprises:

Mini-excavators
Wheel excavators
Wheel loader
Skid steer loader
Multi-terrain loader
Track loader
Backhoe loader
Teleloader/Telehandler
Dumper
Off-highway truck
Track-type tractor
Wheel dozer
Compactor
Motor grader
Tandem vibratory roller
Soil compactor
Cold planer
Road finisher (wheel, track)

1. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) / Product Identification Number (PIN):

1.1 Breakdown of the VIN / PIN

1.1.1 17-character PIN breakdown (from 2001)

CAT  0789B G 6SL12345
1 2 3 4
1 = World Manufacturer Identifier Code (WMI)
CAT = Caterpillar
2 = Model designation
3 = Check character
4 = Machine-specific code

 

1.1.2 Location of the product identification number

The 8-character product identification number (PIN) corresponds to section 4 of the 17-character PIN (the machine-specific code)

1.2 Location of the PIN

1.2.1 Mini excavators

The stamped PIN s located on the front of the mini excavator, on the boom crossmember and also engraved on the type plate, at the front, on the left as seen in the direction of travel.

1.2.2 Compactors

The PIN is engraved onto the riveted type plates located on the front, on the right as seen in the direction of travel (cab and chassis).

1.2.3 Wheel loaders

The PIN is engraved onto riveted typeplates (both different) on the front part of the vehicle on the right and left-hand sides. Depending on the type, there is a stamped PIN on the right or the left underneath the type plate.

1.3 Appearance of the PIN

1.3.1 Appearance of the PIN on mini excavators

1.3.2 Appearance of the PIN on wheel excavators

1.3.3 Appearance of the PIN on wheel loaders

2. Type Plate:

There is a type plate on every machine.

2.1 Location of the type plate

2.1.1 Mini excavators

On mini excavators the PIN is engraved onto the type plate which is riveted on at the front, on the left, as seen in the direction of travel.

Location of the type plate

2.1.2 Wheeled excavators

2.1.3 Wheel loaders

2.2 Composition of the type plate

2.2.1 Mini excavators

The sticker type plates or riveted type plates are engraved. The script is slightly depressed.

The following data appear on the type plate:

Manufacturer (Name, Country and Logo)
Country of manufacture
Vehicle type
Production Identification Number (PIN)
Weight
Engine Performance
Year of construction
CE mark

2.2.2 Wheel excavators

The sticker type plates or riveted type plates are engraved. The script is slightly depressed.

The following data appear on the type plate:


Manufacturer (Name, Country and Logo)
Country of manufacture
Vehicle type
Production Identification Number (PIN)
Engine Performance
Year of construction
CE mark

2.2.3 Wheel loaders

The type plates are engraved. The script is slightly depressed.

The following data appear on the type plate:


Manufacturer (Name, Country and Logo)
Country of manufacture
Vehicle type
Production Identification Number (PIN)
Weight
Engine Performance
Year of construction
CE mark

3. Engine Number:

The engine serial number is stamped onto the engine block or engraved onto the type plate

4. Gearbox number:

The gearbox serial number is stamped onto the gearbox or engraved onto the type plate

5. Other usefull information:

Caterpillar machines are always painted in the company’s original colour, yellow. The colour does not have an RAL code and is prepared by the manufacturer itself.

Via the website http://catused.com and then under the link >Missing Equipment< Caterpillar lists missing CAT machines

6. Vehicle Keys:

Construction machines use unitary keys as there are few other locks requiring other keys. Keys cannot be used for identification purposes.

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