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So i actually acquired this 754 back in September. I have done quite a bit of research and I know there was only 421 produced in 1964. (753 kohler/854 frame). My question is if i go by the serial number, is there a way to tell exactly the date of when it was made? I did some looking in the forums on here but i didn't see anything or I might not be looking good enough. Either way thanks for the help in advance. I guess a serial number would help. The number is 48265. :) 

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1 hour ago, peanut437 said:

done quite a bit of research and I know there was only 421 produced in 1964.

:text-coolphotos:     Interesting, I've always heard the production numbers don't exist. Where did you come up with the numbers?

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                       :text-yeahthat:  :text-+1:  :scratchead:

 

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:text-coolphotos: I am picking up a 754 soon, I posted a thread about it a while back. Wish I new more about them but at the moment I don’t still doing some research. Once I get the tractor I will have to compare the serial number to yours. 

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5 hours ago, peanut437 said:

421 produced in 1964

Maybe @CasualObserver could shed some light on this.  Also I would clean up the paint on that serial tag and don't destroy it, cause without that you just have an 854 with a 7hp motor on it. 

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I do know this much about them. All the ones I have looked at including several at the big show all the serial numbers begin with 48

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If you scroll down the file page here...

you'll see all the 754 serial #'s Garry has documented to date. 

Notice...your # has already made the list.  :confusion-shrug:

 

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20 hours ago, peanut437 said:

there was only 421 produced in 1964

 

That's a common misconception due to bad math.

 

18 hours ago, 953 nut said:

Interesting, I've always heard the production numbers don't exist

 

Most don't... but many years ago there were a few of the limited production models that were counted in the old handwritten production ledgers. The 754 was one of them.

 

15 hours ago, Shynon said:

Maybe @CasualObserver could shed some light on this.

 

The true number is 48337 - 47916 +1 = 421+1 = 422 

 

And for those who might question the math, if you start with a serial  ----6 and you end with serial ----7 .... you don't end up with a quantity of --1. If you do, you either didn't count  ----6 or ----7.  Or think about it more simply. Serial number 1 and 2.  I have two tractors.... but if I take 2-1 that says I only have 1 tractor.  There has to be an addback of +1 for subtracting within the starting and ending range numbers.

 

48337 - 47916 +1 = 421+1 = 422

 

I have in the past been lucky enough to have seen the hand written ledgers at Toro and allowed to take some notes.  The 754s did begin at 47916 and end at 48337. Production started May 26, 1964 and ended on June 11, 1964. They are one of the very few models that had a straight run of serial numbers. For the majority of production a variety of tractors came down the line in batches making serial numbers jump across models.

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12 hours ago, CasualObserver said:

The 754s did begin at 47916 and end at 48337

That's cool, I have the last 754 to be produced in original condition. 

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That is so cool you having and us knowing where the last one down the line for the 754’s is located . Especially in its original working clothes :handgestures-thumbupright: .

 

I bet your not for sale price just doubled...... :lol: ! 

 

 

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