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

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

Direct Way

The most direct way to do a Hyster forklift serial number lookup is to check the nameplate (also called a data tag). This helpful little plate includes lots of various information about your forklift–how much it can lift, how much it weighs, which model it is, and (most importantly) its serial number. On a Hyster forklift, the nameplate looks like the photo on the left and is often found near the dashboard, like in the photo on the right:

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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 forklift’s serial number can be found in its electronic system or physically stamped on its frame. Below is a list of many different models of Hyster forklifts and where their serial numbers can be found.

Walkie / Pedestrian Jacks

Hyster serial number
Figure 2
Hyster serial number
Figure 1

•  A229 (B60Z and B80Z): see highlighted number in Figure 1

•  A229 (W60Z, W65Z, and W80Z): see highlighted number in Figure 2

•  B230 (B60Z and B80Z): see highlighted number in Figure 1

•  B230 (W60Z, W65Z, and W80Z): see highlighted number in Figure 2

•  B233 (B60Z and B80Z): see highlighted number in Figure 1

•  B233 (W60Z, W65Z, and W80Z): see highlighted number in Figure 2

Riders

•  A214: right-hand of the frame rail, near the counterweight

•  C024: right-hand side of the frame, near the counterweight

•  D001: rear of the base frame (two lines) in front of the steering tire, on the right-hand side

•  D004: right-hand side of the frame near the counterweight

•  E010: right-hand side of the frame, under the floor plate; electronically, follow the steps in Figure 3

•  E114: stamped on top of the rear bulkhead of the frame, inside the right rear leg of the overhead guard

•  F001: right-hand side of the frame, under the floor plate; electronically, follow the steps in Figure 3

•  F108: stamped on top of the rear bulkhead of the frame, inside the right rear leg of the overhead guard

•  F114: stamped on top of the rear bulkhead of the frame, inside the right rear leg of the overhead guard

•  F187: right-hand side of the frame, under the floor plate; electronically, follow the steps in Figure 3

•  G004: right-hand side of the frame, under the floor plate; electronically, follow the steps in Figure 3

•  G006: right-hand side of the frame near the counterweight

•  G108: stamped on top of the rear bulkhead of the frame, inside the right rear leg of the overhead guard

•  H177: front crossmember of the frame, on the right-hand side

•  J004: right-hand side of the frame, under the floor plate; electronically, follow the steps in Figure 3

•  L177: right-hand side of the frame, under the floor plate; electronically, follow the steps in Figure 3

•  N005: right-hand side of the frame, under the floor plate; electronically, follow the steps in Figure 3

•  P005: right-hand side of the frame, under the floor plate; electronically, follow the steps in Figure 3

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Figure 3

One last thing!  If you have a Hyster forklift parts catalog, often the serial number will be printed on the front cover of this catalog/parts manual.

We also offer our Hyster Forklift Parts Manual for your convenience.


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38 thoughts on “Hyster Forklift Serial Number Lookup: Where Do I Find It?”

  1. I have a Hyster 50 forklift with NO visible vin/serial # anywhere (right side of frame, frame cross member, wheel-well) no where that I can see. it is an older truck and it is LP. 4-cyl. other than that nothing. any suggestions on where to find serial # to find out what engine i have ( mazda fe I think) any help would be appreciated

    Fitchin51
    1. Any chance there’s a part number on the oil filter?
      Also, there will be a mast number stamped on the side of the black upright, you can send that and we can chase it that way a bit.
      Could be GM as well

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  2. I’m confused because I don’t see how you’re decoding the numbers like the below guys have, which is what I have. It would also be nice if there was an example of a full serial number so I new if I was missing something in the beginning or end… but what I came up with is C5D23807. I have no idea what it is, how much it can lift or what year it was born.

    Brian
    1. C5 in early days has been converted to C005 today. They ran out of digits so they went to 3 digits after the letter.
      Your serial number of C5D23807 converts to C005D23807
      You are still missing a digit at the end of the serial number which should be a letter. That last digit indicates what year the truck was built.

      This post might help https://store.intellaliftparts.com/blog/decode-hyster-forklift-model-number/

      C005 = series of truck
      D = built in Danville IL
      next 5 digits = the unique number of the forklift
      Letter at the end: determines age of forklift

      admin
      1. The last letter is E, it’s indent is much lighter than the rest of the number to the point it can barely be seen and almost looked like an F at first but definitely an E.

        Brian
  3. Have a hyster 80. Can you tell me the year? k005d05701y

    Paul
  4. Serial #D5D3957. Can someone tell me the model and yr?

    Deric
    1. You are missing the letter digit at the end

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  5. Hi I have an Older Hyster serial no C108V04228G. Can you please identify manufacturing Year.

    Aniket Chitale
    1. Last digit is G so that means it’s a 1986

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  6. Hello, can you tell me how old my HE50 Ser#A3D 2372B is

    Ron
    1. 1981

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  7. Hello. I have hyster forklift with model number on the frame. D3D3073T
    I put trans-hydraulic oil. Is it correct oil that goes in here. Any other info you can share. Thanks in advance for your time.

    Al
    1. Where did you put it in? Engine? Hydraulic?

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  8. Good afternoon. I have a older hyster fork lift with what I think is the model number B2D 6977 J any information you could supply would be great.

    Andy Giles
    1. Built 1965

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  9. I have a hyster no identification tag. Number on right side says G5D7050S. Any idea what model it is mabe a hx110? Thanks

    Aron Fangman
    1. 11000 pound capacity, Built in 1995

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