Step 2: Finding your Model Number and Year of Tractor
Now that you have your sticker, match it with an image below and extract the information as shown in the examples.
Century Oils Sticker - Westwoods between 1983 - 1998
Year of Manufacture: 1985
Silver Tag Sticker - Westwoods before 2000
Model Number: T1500H Deck Width: 36 inch Year of Manufacture: 1994 Product Code: 8882
If you cannot find the year of your tractor, please use the following link and your model number to find the year - Click here
Standard Sticker - Westwoods after 2000
The date of the tractor is the first 5 digits read backwards, e.g. 27/07/07. Year of Manufacture: 2007
Finding the Year from your Briggs and Stratton Engine
If you're still having trouble identifying the year of your tractor, it can also be found from the engine. This is provided the tractor is fitted with a Briggs and Stratton Engine and it is the original engine.
On your engine look for the numbers as in the images below, they are likely to be located in the following places. Please note that if the numbers are not visible then we would recommend using a wire brush or scratcher and a torch to help uncover them.
Spark Plug Area Starter Motor Area Casing on the left hand side of the Engine
Year of Manufacture: 1987 Example: 422707 0166 01 87040712
Year of Manufacture: 1991 Example: 283707 0148 01 91101411
Year of Manufacture: 1994 Example: 129802-1415-01 94060858
Year of Manufacture: 2006 Example: 120T02-9263-08 06100556