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In General Komatsu :

Komatsu In the absence of binding legal provisions there is no unified system of designation and placement of identification numbers and data plates!

Since nearly all manufacturers produce machines worldwide, this can, depending on the machines involved, lead to variations in these descriptions.

In case of doubt, contact the manufacturer!

Komatsu-Hanomag construction machines can be identified from the following numbers:

Location (short description)
Vehicle identification number (VIN) / Product identification number (PIN) – stamped (or engraved or needled) onto the vehicle (on the front frame, on the right, as seen in the direction of travel) The PIN is also engraved on the type plate.
Engine Number – only engraved onto the engine type plate. The type plate is on the engine block on the right.
Gearbox Number – only engraved onto the gearbox type plate. The type plate is on the gearbox on the left.

 

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.

N.B.:In the manufacturer Komatsu’s own internal database, construction machines are normally only listed under their serial numbers (the last 6 digits of the 17-character VIN) and the corresponding type designation.

 

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

 

(provide the (identification) number of the corresponding component and its type designation)

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) / Product Identification Number (PIN) Komatsu :

VIN breakdown Komatsu 

The designation for the chassis number is not fixed due to a lack of binding provisions and a miscellany of production plants. Here, the following designations:

1. Serial number

2. VIN (Vehicle identification number)
3. PIN (Product information number)

Often used in varying lengths ( 4 – 11 digits).

1Breakdown of the 11-digit VIN/PIN Komatsu

Start of 17-digit VIN/PIN in

Wheeled loader/Wheeled excavator

from serial number

N.B.: In the manufacturer Komatsu’s own internal database, construction machines are normally only listed under their serial numbers (the last 6 digits of the 17-character VIN) and the corresponding type designation.

See also the indication under Miscellaneous.

Breakdown of the 17-digit VIN/PIN Komatsu

Form and appearance of the VIN

Regardless of the form in which the number is placed on a machine, there is always a star at both ends.

Example:

komatsu vin
The SK714 skid steer loader
komatsu vin
The WA200 wheel loader
Komatsu D51 vin
The D51
crawler dozer covered with a label at the works
komatsu vin
The PC14 mini excavator
komatsu vin
The PC45 mini excavator
Komatsu pw180 vin
The PW180 wheeled excavator
Upper structure (superstructure)
komatsu vin
Lower structure (chassis)
komatsu vin
The PC240
crawler excavator covered with a label at the works

Location of the PIN Komatsu 

Komatsu Skid steer loaders

komatsu vin
VIN/PIN stamped onto
the rear hydraulic column, on the right, as seen in the direction of travel

Wheel loaders (small, mid-sized and large wheel loaders)

The VIN/PIN is stamped on and is located on the front frame on the right, seen in the direction of travel.

komatsu vin location
Location of the VIN/PIN on the front frame on the right, as seen in the direction of travel, behind the front wheel
komatsu vin location
Location of the VIN/PIN stamped onto the front frame on the right

Bulldozers Komatsu VIN

Bulldozers Komatsu VIN
The VIN/PIN stamped onto the frame, on the left, as seen in the direction of travel
Bulldozers Komatsu VIN
or the VIN/PIN stamped onto the frame at the rear, on the left, above the tow coupling

Komatsu Excavators VIN

Mini excavators and compact excavators

Komatsu Excavators VIN
The VIN/PIN is placed in various locations on the base of the hydraulic arm.

Examples

Komatsu Excavators VIN
PC14
Komatsu Excavators VIN
PC18
Komatsu Excavators VIN
PC35

Wheeled excavators

Komatsu Excavators VIN

The VIN/PIN is stamped onto two locations on wheeled excavators:
1. on the superstructure and
2. on the chassis (the position can vary)

Examples taken from the PW160 or PW180

Komatsu Excavators VIN
1.
Superstructure at the base of the hydraulic arm
Komatsu Excavators VIN
2.
On the chassis, at the front, on the left, as seen in the direction of travel
Komatsu Excavators VIN
or 2.
On the chassis, at the rear, on the right, as seen in the direction of travel

Crawler excavators

Komatsu Excavators VIN
The VIN/PIN on crawler excavators is stamped twice onto the superstructure at the base of the hydraulic arm
Komatsu Excavators VIN
1. VIN/PIN on the superstructure, at the front, at the base of the hydraulic arm
1. VIN/PIN at the rear, at the base of the hydraulic arm, on the right, as seen in the direction of travel

Type Plate / Production Plate Komatsu :

There is a type plate on every machine.

Location of the type plate Komatsu 

Komatsu Skid steer loaders VIN

Komatsu Skid steer loaders VIN
The type plate is riveted onto the
the rear hydraulic column, on the right, as seen in the direction of travel

Wheel loaders (small, mid-sized and large wheel loaders)

Wheel loaders (small, mid-sized and large wheel loaders)
Location of the type plate on the front frame on the right, as seen in the direction of travel, behind the front wheel

Examples

Wheel loaders (small, mid-sized and large wheel loaders)
WA80

 

Wheel loaders (small, mid-sized and large wheel loaders)
WA200

Komatsu Crawler dozens

Wheel loaders (small, mid-sized and large wheel loaders)
Location of the type plate at the entry to the driver’s cab, on the inside, on the left, as seen in the direction of travel    

Excavators

Mini excavators and compact excavators

The type plate is placed in various locations on the base of the hydraulic arm.

Examples


PC14
On the left in the direction of travel
PC18
On the right in the direction of travel

Wheeled excavators

The type plate is placed on the chassis at the front, on the right, as seen in the direction of travel

Crawler excavators

The type plate is on the driver’s cab, on the outside, on the right, as seen in the direction of travel

2.2 Composition of the type plate

The type plates are engraved or punched on with needle point. The script is slightly depressed.
They are riveted on. The rivets used vary depending on the country of production.

The following data appear on the type plate:

Manufacturer (name and country)
Logo
Model (vehicle type)
Production Identification Number (PIN)
Year of construction
Weight
Engine Performance
CE mark

Example
Type plate on a WA80 wheel loader, produced at a works in Hannover, Germany
Example
Type plate on a WA200 wheel loader, produced at a works in Hannover, Germany
Example
Type plate on a D51 crawler dozer made in Brazil
Example
Type plate on a PC45 mini excavator produced at a works in Vicenza, Italy
Example
Type plate on a PC240 crawler excavator produced at a works in Durham, UK

3. Engine Number:

3.1 Location of the engine number

The engine number is only engraved onto the engine type plate. The type plate is on the engine block on the right.

Location of the type plate on the engine

3.2 Appearance of the engine number

The engine number is engraved onto a type plate fixed on with rivets. In individual cases it is possible to identify a PIN from the engine number.

3.2.1 Appearance of the engine number on wheel loaders and wheeled loaders

On Cummins engines the engine number has 7 characters and on Yanmar engines, 8.

Breakdown of the engine number on Cummins engines:

6 B 5.9 AA
1 2 3 4
1 = Engine type
2 = Cubic capacity
3 = Turbocharger
4 = Intercooler
Breakdown of the engine number on Yanmar:
3 TNV 82 A
1 2 3 4 5
1 = Number of cylinders
2 = Series name
3 = Cylinder diameter
4 = Identifier
5 = Turbocharger
Classification of engine identification numbers of Komatsu engines:
AA 6 D 107 E 1
or
A
1 2 3 4 5
1 = Turbocharger
2 = Intercooler
3 = Number of cylinders
4 = D = in-line engine
V = V-engine
5 = Cylinder diameter
6 = Low-emission
7 = Stage of development/series

 

4. Gearbox number:

The gearbox number is a consecutive serial number which cannot be used to identify a PIN. gearbox number is only engraved onto the engine type plate. The type plate is on the gearbox on the left.

 

5. Vehicle Keys:

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

Keys with the number 747 are universal keys and should only be held by qualified persons engaged in repairs to the machines.

6. Miscellaneous:

It is possible to retrofit an optional immobiliser.

Certificate of Conformity

Owners of construction machines which are not licensed for use on public highways only have a so-called ‘Certificate of Conformity’ (confirmation that the machine conforms with European Directives) as proof of ownership. The manufacturer Komatsu also uses Certificates of Conformity in which merely the last 6 digits (serial number) of the VIN are listed, although the complete 17-character VIN may be stamped onto a given machine.
This may at times lead to a negative trace even if that particular machine has been reported as stolen.

Example

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