Where do I find my Caterpillar forklift’s serial number? – Intella Parts Company, LLC

Note: This page is for Caterpillar and Mitsubishi forklifts only. To find a serial number for a forklift of a different brand, click here for our other guides.The most direct way to find your Caterpillar forklift’s serial number is to check the forklift’s nameplate (also called a data tag). This helpful little label includes lots of various details about your lift–its model, its weight, its lifting capacity, and more. Most importantly, the nameplate also displays the forklift’s serial number. On a Caterpillar forklift, the nameplate looks like the image to the left and is often found near the dashboard, like in the image to the right:

Caterpillar forklift's serial number
Caterpillar forklift's serial number

Caterpillar is also associated with the Mitsubishi brand, so if you have a Mitsubishi forklift, the nameplate may look something like this:

Caterpillar forklift's serial number

Checking the nameplate is the quickest and easiest method of discerning the serial number of your forklift. But what if the nameplate wears down or has fallen off? You’re not out of luck just yet. Sometimes, a Caterpillar forklift’s serial number can be found physically stamped on its frame. Below is a list of different models of Caterpillar forklifts and some diagrams showing where their serial numbers can be found.

caterpillar serial number

Models and serial numbers

In general, a Caterpillar forklift’s serial number is stamped on the chassis frame above the right-hand front wheel. For certain models that are represented by diagrams, see the highlighted portions of the figures below.

Caterpillar forklift's serial number
Figure 1

Caterpillar forklift's serial number
Figure 2

For models GP40K, GP40KL, GP45K, GP50K, DP40K, DP40KL, DP45K, and DP50K, see Fig. 1.

For models P30001, P35001, PC40001, P40001, P50001, P55001, P60001, P65001, and P70001, see Fig. 2.

Note: This list is a work in progress. Check back later for more Caterpillar/Mitsubishi models!

For your convenience we also offer a Cat Forklift Parts Manual where you can search by your Caterpillar Forklift’s Model Number.


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  1. Where can I check the year of my forklift. I have the serial number and model number.

    Saul
    1. Please post the model/serial number and we will reply.

      admin
  2. Need a MFG date for SN 5GC02625

    Chuck
    1. Missing digits
      Should be something like 5FGC25 then a 5 digit number

      admin
  3. Where can I check the year on my forklift DP40
    serial # 3CM10493 forklift

    claudine auguste
    1. November 1996

      admin
  4. my serial number contain 6 digets only is 86Y801 CAN you help me

    kamal
    1. Can you double check that? There are serial numbers that start with 68Y but can’t find 86Y prefix

      admin
  5. CAT GP30K, AT13D35259 Can you tell me the year of this forklift?

    Tom
    1. Your forklift was built in 2001

      admin
  6. Hello. I have a CAT forklift Model: V50D Serial number :3EC08263. I’m having trouble locating the engine serial number and manufacturer. Any idea where I can find this info?

    Rafael
  7. My serial is 1cm01133 can you tell me the year it is a GP40 thank you jeff

    jeff scruton
    1. Unfortunately we don’t have the year on that one.

      admin
  8. Hi, can you tell me what year is this forklift
    Caterpillar
    Model # V90F
    Serial # 9NF00476

    Alex
    1. Best guess says that this is probably a 1990.

      admin
  9. Hi, can you tell me what year my forklift was built? Model VC60DSA
    Serial number: 4CC00954

    Balint
    1. It looks like your truck is a 1986-7

      admin
  10. Hello. Have a car c5000 forklift looking for model year. Serial number at9006069

    Jarrett bryzek
    1. It looks like the year of your forklift is 2006-2007

      admin
  11. What is the year of this lift?

    CAT V120
    S/N 60W392

    roland
    1. Unfortunately, our resources do not cover this model and serial number.

      admin
  12. What year
    Model – P6000
    Serial – AT13F01683

    James
    1. It looks like your Cat is a 2005-06

      admin
  13. I have two cats
    GC55K – serial AT88A00069
    GC55K1 – serial AT88A00366
    Thanks for your previous answers as well.

    James
    1. GC55K – serial AT88A00069 looks like a 2003-4
      GC55K1 – serial AT88A00366 looks like 2005-6

      admin
  14. Looking for Model Year on 2 Cat forklifts:
    Model EP18T-36V, Ser # 6MM02498
    Model EP18T-36A, Ser # 6MM01280

    Thanks for the help!

    Larry K
    1. Model EP18T-36V, Ser # 6MM02498 – year looks like 1997-98
      Model EP18T-36A, Ser # 6MM01280 – year looks like 1995-96

      admin
  15. Looking for the year on a Mitsubishi FG40K s/n AF29B00174

    Kurt C
    1. Hello Kurt, It looks like your Mitsubishi forklift is a 2003-2004

      admin
  16. What year is my fork lift. Serial number 37w6987

    Greg
    1. Hi Greg, It looks like your Cat forklift is a 1987-1988

      admin
  17. Good day,
    I am trying to get the date of manufacture for the following forklift;
    Manufacture: Caterpillar
    Model: 2PD6000
    Serial No.: AT14E30493

    Regards,
    Jemmott

    Jemmott Hazlewood
    1. Hello Jemmott, Sorry we do not have a book on this truck. Please contact your local Cat forklift dealer

      admin
  18. Liking for the year of Mitsubishi.
    Model – FGC70K
    Serial – AF88 00397

    Tom
    1. Hi Tom, We don’t show the AF88 prefix under that model – only AF89 and AF89A

      admin
  19. Is there anyway to find the mast serial number on a dp45k?

    Andy
    1. It is usually stamped on the RH outer channel of the mast. You might have to scrape the paint a little to see it.

      admin
      1. I put a wire brush from the tilt cylinder to about a foot up and there’s nothing stamped on it, would there be any other place to find it? Or could you find it from the forklifts serial number?

        Andy
        1. We should be able to find it from the model and serial number of the forklift.

          admin
  20. Hello,
    What year is this GC30K, serial AT83D01216?
    Thank you.

    J
    1. Hello J, It looks like your Cat forklift is a 2003.

      admin
  21. Model: DP45K

    S/n: AT19C80551

    Andy
    1. Hi Andy, It looks like this Cat forklift is a 2006

      admin
      1. Could you find the mast serial number from the trucks serial number?

        Andy
        1. Not usually, but we can run the model and serial number for you and check. Please email [email protected] and our sales team will do their best to assist you.

          admin
  22. Need year for GC70K
    Serial # AT8900268

    Randy McAlister
    1. Hi Randy, it looks like your Cat forklift is a 2004

      admin
  23. 5NR3702711 Please tell me year of CAT Forklift

    Sean Callahan
    1. Unfortunately, we do not have a year for this Cat Forklift. Sorry Sean!

      admin
  24. Can you tell me the year of a r80 4wd? Serial number 5BB0023.

    Adam
    1. Hi Adam, It looks like it should be a 1989.

      admin
  25. Have forklift cat TH83 serial number
    3RN00619, need to know year and how many horsepower

    Hector Sandoval
    1. Hi Hector, It looks like this Cat is a 1999. Unfortunately, that is all the information we have.

      admin
  26. Hello, I would like to know the year of Cat forklift
    Model: GP25K
    Serial: AT17B-12357

    Ed Garza
    1. Hi Ed, Your Cat forklift is a 1999-2000

      admin
  27. We have a Mitsubishi Forklift SN#AF130-50219. Would you happen to have any info on this? Please and Thank you 🙂

    Shelley Armstrong
    1. HI Shelley, We can definitely help. What kind of information are you looking for? Our parts department will be happy to do any parts look ups or help you figure out what you need: [email protected]

      admin
  28. Hi. Cat Forklift. Model GC40K-LP Serial AT87A10405. Any info on year and parts availability. Thank you

    lance
    1. Hi Lance, It looks like your Cat is a 2007. For parts availability please email our sales department what you are looking for and they’ll be able to help you out: [email protected]

      admin
  29. Hola tengo una cat GP35K
    S/n AT13E50090 pero podrá ayudar con el año gracias

    Paulino
    1. Hola Paulino,
      El año es 2002

      admin
  30. Hola buenas tardes como puedo comprar partes para cat es para Perú un correo de ventas por la pagina no me da opción de pago gracias .

    Paulino
    1. Paulino, Please email [email protected] and they will be able to provide you with the information you need to order in Peru.

      Envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected] y le podrán brindar la información que necesita para realizar el pedido en Perú.

      admin
  31. Model T150
    Serial no 5MB02370

    Kristian
    1. Hi Kristian, What information are you looking for on this Cat?

      admin
  32. Can you tell me the year for Cat GC25K seial # AT 82C-90807

    Thanks

    Paul
    1. Hi Paul, This Cat is a 2000.

      admin
  33. Have a cat forklift serial # is AT33-00348, can you tell me what year it is?

    Scott
    1. Our system does not show a year on this serial number.

      admin
  34. Anyone know what year my Caterpillar GC25K forklift is?

    AT82C06820

    Bill
    1. Hi Bill, Your Cat forklift is a 2001.

      admin
  35. Cat DP-70 9cp01161

    Can you tell me the year?

    Brad
    1. Hi Brad, your Cat forklift is a 1998.

      admin
  36. Can you get info such as year Model on a Caterpillar Forklift model T50DS A, serial number 2LCO3210?

    Rich Roth
    1. Hi Rich, Your Cat forklift is a 1992

      admin
  37. Can you tell me the year of my forklift please AF17D30368

    Fie
    1. Hi Fie, That serial number looks like a Mitsubishi serial number, not a Cat serial number. I have information up to AF17C but nothing for the AF17D

      admin
  38. AT19C01341 What yr is it?
    Please
    DP40K

    Tony
    1. Hi Tony, This cat is a 2004.

      admin
  39. Cat At83C01314 year and engine spec

    Leonard Smith
    1. Hi Leonard, Provided your cat is a model GC30K – your forklift is a 200-2001.

      admin
  40. Hi I have a CAT forklift Model C3000 Model AT81F00466. What year is this?

    jay
    1. Hi Jay, It looks like your cat is a 1970-1971.

      admin
  41. Hi, I need to know the year for a mitsubishi forklift
    Model FGC25K
    Serial AF82D00285

    Carlos
    1. Hi Carlos, Your forklift is a 2001.

      admin
  42. Year model please
    Model: Vc60dsa
    Serial: 5bc03243

    Jeremy
    1. Hi Jeremy, It looks like your Cat is a 1991.

      admin
  43. Year model please
    Model: P5000-LP
    Serial: AT3520678

    Darin L
  44. Hello, I have 2 forklifts that I’m trying to get the model year for. One is a 2EC15, S/N A2EC160130 and the other is a 2EC20, S/N A2EC262478. Thank you in advance!

    Rob
  45. I have a GP25K, serial number AT17C00475. Can someone tell me the year, and if there is a place to find its current value as id like to sell it?

    Thanks

    Justin Owsley
  46. Need to find out what year forklift is…..KFG20 KF4-00544 3290 KG THANKS!!

    Beverly
  47. I need year of a forklift
    Serial number AT3533777
    Model number 2P5000

    Jeremy Carter
  48. Could you tell me the year of this forklift please?

    Mitsubishi Model FG25 (5,000capacity LP Fuel)
    Serial # AF178-50132

    Thank you in advance.

    Randy
    1. It looks like your Mitsubishi is a 1994.

      admin
  49. please I need the year of manufacture of the following forklifts
    1. MODEL NO: DP40K
    SERIAL NO: AT19C20397

    2. MODEL NO: DP50K
    SERIAL NO: AT28B50557

    3. MODEL NO: DP45
    SERIAL NO: 5CM10366

    4. MODEL NO: DP90
    SERIAL NO: 2DP00149

    5. MODEL NO: DP45
    SERIAL NO: 5CM10037

    timilehin
    1. Based on the information we have, it looks like your Caterpillar forklifts are dated as follows:
      1) 2004
      2) 2003-4
      3) 1997-8
      4) 1995-6
      5) 1996-7

      admin
  50. Thank you very much. Please I need assistance with another forklift
    model no: DPL40
    SERIAL NO: 4CM008

    timilehin
  51. Date of Manufacturing on a Mitsubishi

    Serial F20C-60119

    Model FD70

    Brad Justice
    1. Brad, Your forklift is a 1999-2000

      admin
  52. Please I need the year of my Caterpillar P6000 forklift, SN AT13F02635.

    Alberto
    1. Hi Alberto, It looks like your Cat is a 2005.

      admin
  53. Cat0216bcrll02162

    Brady
    1. Hi Brady, This is not a good model number or serial number.

      admin
  54. Thank you very much. Please I need assistance with another forklift
    model no: DPL40
    SERIAL NO: 4CM008

    timilehin
  55. I have a Cat V30D forklift, S/N 5HB04945. Would you tell me the year of this piece of equipment?
    Thank you, in advance.

    Dan Carrell
    1. Hi Dan, This is a 1990.

      admin
  56. GREETINGS, LOOKING FOR THE YEAR OF MY CAT ? AT81C00752

    greg
    1. Hi Greg, This Caterpillar is a 1969-1971.

      admin
  57. oh yeah, thanks for helping me, greg

    greg
  58. Just after the year of a Mitsubishi FG15 forklift thanks

    F25A52899

    James
    1. Hi James, This Cat is a 1986.

      admin
  59. CAT SERIAL NUMBER AT82C07455 MODEL GC25K

    CHARLES ANDREWS
  60. WHAT YEAR IS THIS FORKLIFT, THAT IS WHAT I NEED TO KNOW

    CHARLES ANDREWS
  61. What year is this forklift?
    E3000
    A4EC140821

    Allen Minch
    1. Allen, Unfortunately we do not have any information on this forklift.

      admin
  62. I am looking for the year on my Cat, model #GP25, sn#5AMOU22S

    Dave Wilmouth
    1. Hi Dave, Your Cat is a 1995.

      admin
  63. I have a caterpillar V40C forklift with serial number 23Y00404 but no other info. Can you please tell me the year and motor of my forklift

    John Mcmullin
    1. Hi John, Your Cat is a 1979-1981. Our sales team would be happy to help with motor information if you send them an email

      admin
  64. Hello. I’m trying to identify manufacturing dates for the following:
    Model: GC25, SN: 4EM04861
    Model: GC18, SN: 2EM02559

    Thanks in advance

    kyle
    1. Hi Kyle,
      GC25 looks to be a 1996-7
      GC18 looks to be a 1997-8

      admin
  65. Model F-30

    Serial # 5CB05565

    Trying to find out year

    Ryan Miller
    1. Hi Ryan, All I see in our system is that it is manufactured prior to 1993

      admin
  66. Hi can you help me determine the year of this C6000 serial number
    at83f00554

    thank you!!

    Amy martin
    1. Hi Amy, This Cat is a 2005.

      admin
  67. I need your help with a Mitsubishi Forklift. I need the year model please.
    Model FG25 Serial # AF-17P-01492
    Thank you in advance!

    Keith R
    1. Hi Keith, Could it it AF-17B instead of P?

      admin
  68. Hi. Could you help me with the age of my caterpillar forklift? The serial number is 8EB08702.

    Matthew
    1. Hi Matthew, What is the model number of this forklift? We need both to make sure our date is accurate.

      admin
  69. How do I find a year for my CT serial # 3AM00794?

    Rich
    1. it’s a GP15 but I don’t have much on this one. Suspect it’s early 1990s, between 1992 and 1998

      admin
  70. Hi. Could you help me with the age of my caterpillar T50D forklift? The serial number is 8EB4282, thanks!

    giancarlo
    1. Somewhere around 1987-1988

      admin
  71. What year model is my DP50 serial 6cm10576? Thanks

    Wael Gendy
    1. Around 1998. Keep us in mind for parts.

      admin
  72. Could someone please help me determine the year of my Cat V50D forklift? Serial # 2nc00783

    Jason
    1. Somewhere between 1985 and 1990, my info is a little fuzzy on this particular model.

      admin
  73. Can you tell me what year my Cat V90e is? SN:V90E37W7453
    And help much appreciated

    Grant Rafferty
    1. Around 1990. Sort of a rare bird you’ve got there.

      admin
  74. I have a forklift Model number V40D, serial number 9RB2084. I have not been able to find the piston rings. How can I find out who made the engine for this forklift and the engine number?

    Gabriel Ibarra
    1. PISTON rings for this truck should be Intella # 00566680123
      Email us at [email protected] to order. Provide your model and serial number again for one last verification.

      admin
  75. I need the year for a Mitsubishi Forklift. The model is FGC25K and the serial # is AF82C69595.
    Thank you!

    Jeff
    1. Please double check serial numbers; I think you have too many numbers after the AF82C

      admin
  76. Hi looking for the year of the below forklift
    GC70K1 SN – AT89A00586

    Darren
    1. Around 2006

      admin
  77. Hi, Are you able to tell me the year on this one AT33B50226?

    Tyler
    1. What is model #

      admin
  78. Hello, looking for a year
    Forklift model GC18
    Serial # 3EM-00247
    Thanx!

    Julia
    1. 1994

      admin
  79. GP25K sn# AT17B-95718
    What year

    Adam
    1. Please check the digit AFTEr AT17B, I think the 95718 is wrong.

      admin
  80. 1998 CATERPILLER RC 60 FORKLIFT THE NAME PLATE IS LOOKING TO FIND THE SERIAL #

    LARRY
  81. What year for a Caterpillar c6000 – AT83F00798

    Steve
    1. 2005

      admin
  82. whats the year of manufacture for cat forklift CATERPILLAR DP70 with serial number : 9CP00040

    hamada
    1. Hi Hamada, Your forklift is a 1993.

      admin
  83. What year is cat c5000 serial number at9003377

    James
    1. James, Your forklift is 2006.

      admin
  84. What year model is this unit
    NOR30P 2LL-02166

    Steven Register
    1. Steven, Your forklift is a 1997

      admin
  85. Hi, looking for the year of my cat forklift. 4EMO9744. Thanks

    Justin
    1. Justin, Your forklift is 1998.

      admin
  86. Looking for the year of a cat model P5000 serial # AT3506963

    Ryan Reams
    1. Hi Ryan, Your forklift is a 1979.

      admin
    2. Having a problem finding my year looking for a week now its serial number is 9NF00627. Cat forklift

      Heinrich
      1. Hi Ryan, We can help with that. Please email us both your model and serial number. We’ll need both to get your year.

        admin
  87. what year is my GP 25 # 5AM07825

    Dusty
    1. Hi Dusty, This Cat is a 1998.

      admin
  88. CAT CP50 6CM10576 What year??

    matt
  89. Looking for the year of a cat model DP50CNM1 serial # AT19D-90159

    Waseem
    1. Model and serial number do not match. Closest match is DP50CN1 s/n AT19E-xxxxx.

      admin
  90. I’m look for the year built on a M# gc40k S# at87a30922. Thanks

    Joe Lopez
    1. Unfortunately, we do not have any information on that one.

      admin
  91. 979420-01 below that is 06-002-0 model #?

    Kirby
    1. Hi Kirby,
      Unfortunately, we don’t recognize any of these numbers.

      admin
    2. Would you please give me the chassis serial numbers for my an old caterpillar forklift. I have only the Diesel engine number. JG70020U56
      T45116
      Thanks for your help.

      FARAJ
      1. Sorry we need the serial number of the actual forklift the engine doesn’t help

        admin
  92. Trying to identify the engine and transmission on my T80D Caterpillar forklift. The id plate appears to be missing.

    Dax
    1. Hi Dax, . Unfortunately, we don’t have any engine or transmission model information for this Caterpillar.

      admin
  93. Looking to find out the year engine , mast height at rest model V250 serial no 725V00594. .??

    Malcolm longbottom
    1. Sorry, no information for that model and serial number.
      Please double check to see if the serial number is correct.

      admin
  94. How to decode a Mitsubishi Model # FGC15 Serial # AF81B51337

    Bob
    1. 3000 pound capacity cushion electric 1996

      admin
  95. I have a cat forklift with 89M2260 stamped just above the right front tire. can it be used to tell any information? year model size so on?
    Thanks Randy Freeman

    randy freeman
    1. 1978 or 1979. V55 or V60. It’s either a 5500 or 6000 pound capacity lift with pneumatic tires.

      admin
  96. Trying to find year of Mitsubishi forklift model: KFG18 Ser:KF2A-70061

    Gary Guenther
    1. Bad model number

      admin
  97. I need a control board for are Electric CAT forklift, but the Model number M8 OB isn’t registering in any CAT sites or other forklift part sites. The serial number 2HB 400 is not registering on any sites either. The lift has I believe over 8,000lb-12,000lb capacity. Can you help give me any information on this please.

    Trenton