Clark Forklift Serial Number Lookup: Where Do I Find It?

Note: This page is for Clark forklifts only. To find a serial number for a forklift of a different brand, click here for our other guides.

If you are looking for mast parts (or as Clark refers to them “deck parts”), please view our Clark forklift mast ID guide here

Quickest Way to Find the Serial Number

The quickest way to find your Clark forklift’s serial number is to check the forklift’s data tag (also called a data plate or nameplate). This useful plaque displays various details about your lift–its model, how much it weighs, how much it can lift, and (most importantly) its serial number. If you have a Clark forklift parts catalog for your machine, the serial number will also be printed on the front cover.  On a Clark forklift, the nameplate looks like the image to the right and is often found near the dashboard or the seat, like in the image to the left:

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clark forklift serial number, clark forklift serial number lookup, clark forklift serial number locationBut what if your forklift’s nameplate has worn down or fallen off? Don’t panic. A Clark forklift’s serial number can be found physically stamped right on its frame. Often, this number is stamped in the left-hand frame member of the chassis. For example, to the right is the frame stamp from the forklift shown above. So, if you’re in dire need of your serial number and your nameplate is out of commission, remember to check the body of your truck too!


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76 thoughts on “Clark Forklift Serial Number Lookup: Where Do I Find It?”

  1. I have a C500-Y40 with the VIN of Y355-0168-5416FA1083. Can you tell me the year? I need a bunch of brake parts.

    Chet Brimer
    1. 1983

  2. Hi, I have a Clark C500 50, serial 355 235 3806 1277, what year is this forklift? Thanks

    Ricky Lee
    1. December 1977. The 1277 after the serial number is the date. Not all Clark forklifts had that so you are a little lucky here.

  3. I have a clark c50b-504-893-lpg what year is it and is parts still availlable

    jodie wiggins
    1. 1972 yes, parts are still available. Email us at [email protected] with the Clark forklift parts you need!

  4. can anyone tell me the year of my forklift? its a clark cgc25 sn# cl365li-1067-9488fb

    Amy White
    1. 1998, please use us for parts!

  5. I have a Clark C 80 D serial # P680D09279852KF. Could you tell what year it is?

    scott sheehan
    1. 2011-2012

  6. I have a Clark GCX25 Serial GX230-1226-7158K0F. I can not figure out the date, since I am looking to sell it. Can you help me figure out the year it was built? Thank you.

    1. 1989. Clark forklifts really have no rhyme or reason from their serial number as far as build date goes. There’s a huge table of the last numeric digits of the serial number which I used to look this one up.
      Please use for all your Clark forklift parts needs!

  7. hi i have a clark carloader ser # OL42791 could you tell me the year and where I can find the specs?


    1. 1942
      OL = Guessing that is actually CL
      42 = year built
      791 = 791st truck built that year.
      Any chance you have a photo of this unit?

  8. I have a Clark c500-45. Serial number is 355-903-2813. Would you know the year?

    Jim c
    1. Built in 1974 and Richard Nixon was president.

      1. Thank you.

        Jim c
  9. I have a 1979 Clark forklift 6000 pounds and I can’t find a flywheel for it and also the serial number

    James Lewis
    1. Thanks, our sales department will contact you!