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I just acquired a John Deere Gator 6x4 from Military Surplus. Then I looked up PIN to find out what year it is so I can order the correct part replacements. However, my PIN W006X4D041142 is out of range. Is it PIN for M-Gator?

John Deere Gator manufactured year from serial number lookup table

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I also looked at John Deere website. The cab is an option for M Gator as well.

Thanks for additional info you can provide.

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Seems you have a unique 6x4. It was Canadian built. Sent to a dealer in Turkey and sold to a marine expeditionary force at Taqaddum air base in Iraq. No idea where she went after that. It is not an M-Gator and I would treat it as a regular 6x4. Though there maybe some M-Gator add on. Bumper, bed ect. It was built 3-10-2005.
There ya go. .

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How much do you want for it?
 

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Seems you have a unique 6x4. It was Canadian built. Sent to a dealer in Turkey and sold to a marine expeditionary force at Taqaddum air base in Iraq. No idea where she went after that. It is not an M-Gator and I would treat it as a regular 6x4. Though there maybe some M-Gator add on. Bumper, bed ect. It was built 3-10-2005.
There ya go. .

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Like a tv show. A 57 minute mystery.:laugh:
 

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One interesting is skid plates.

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I watched a lot of YouTube videos about Gator 6x4 and I had not come across skid plates. I tried to look up on JD website and had not found part number(s) yet. I would like to replace one if I can find and effort it.
You will find them on the M-Gator. I believe it's in the frame section.

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Just a little Info Prior to the actual M-Gators as they are today. The standard Gators even In standard John Deere Paint were classified By the US Military as M-Gators. My M-gator In the the S-3 shop that went to Afghanistan with us was a John Deere Green Gator. We Only had two Olive drab gators the rest were John Deere Green. Each Light Infantry rifle Company is allotted a M-Gator for the mortar Sections to Haul mortar rounds. Which is it's Main Job In the rifle companies. The Medical section In a Battalion's will also Have a few . I hate to say it they really become toys On the Battlefield for Senior NCO's and the Brass to Play On. Of which this former Senior NCO is Guilty of as well. The gator was the Only thing I got to drive Myself as I was the acting Sergeant Major I had a driver The Higher In rank You go the Less You get to drive a Military Vehicle:laugh::bigthumb:
 

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Thank you the information and your service.
 

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Just a little Info Prior to the actual M-Gators as they are today. The standard Gators even In standard John Deere Paint were classified By the US Military as M-Gators. My M-gator In the the S-3 shop that went to Afghanistan with us was a John Deere Green Gator. We Only had two Olive drab gators the rest were John Deere Green. Each Light Infantry rifle Company is allotted a M-Gator for the mortar Sections to Haul mortar rounds. Which is it's Main Job In the rifle companies. The Medical section In a Battalion's will also Have a few . I hate to say it they really become toys On the Battlefield for Senior NCO's and the Brass to Play On. Of which this former Senior NCO is Guilty of as well. The gator was the Only thing I got to drive Myself as I was the acting Sergeant Major I had a driver The Higher In rank You go the Less You get to drive a Military Vehicle:laugh::bigthumb:
As I recall, the Gators at Camp Able Sentry in Macedonia (FYROM) and Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo were green and yellow. The tractors used for post maintenance were green and yellow also.

My vehicle was a Mitsubishi Pajero, a small diesel powered SUV. I drove once during my tour in Kosovo when my assistant was sick.
 

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Someone ran a query for me.

Ditto, it's a M-Gator A1 model and the serial will be different. You should call a JD dealer and give them the serial and engine serial to get parts, not much has changed on these models. The frame and basics are identical to the 6x4 civilian model but with the diesel Yanmar engine in it. Any military specific parts such as d-rings, litter carrier, etc are likely not obtainable through Deere as they're made on a contract basis (I've checked).

Here's some info on it for you to hunt with:

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Marine Expeditionary Force Regional Contracting Center was the purchasing agent. The machine has no reported history with Deere and judging by other sources it was purchased and sent to Al-Taqaddum Air Base as a distribution point. If you want to know more you'd better starting looking for bumper numbers and etc.
 

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As I recall, the Gators at Camp Able Sentry in Macedonia (FYROM) and Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo were green and yellow. The tractors used for post maintenance were green and yellow also.

My vehicle was a Mitsubishi Pajero, a small diesel powered SUV. I drove once during my tour in Kosovo when my assistant was sick.
Kind of a funny thing My driver was a E-5 He had been a E-5 that got Busted and was the Previous Sergeant Majors driver He Made his E-5 Back In the time I had him as a driver and we Kept Him except for Operation Anaconda he went Back to the Line for the Mission and then reverted Back as My driver Until I retired. A Day after I retired He was at BNOC He was a Staff Sergeant Before My Terminal Leave was up I think He's a 1st sergeant Now :bigthumb:
 

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The Chinook company I had in Afghanistan in 2006-07 had two M gators and that was my only ground transportation for a year. They were well used because they were left by the company I replaced. My guys took great care of them because it was all we had to move around the flight line etc. We used them to haul our flight gear and door guns to/from the flight line or go get the company mail. Great addition to a unit but they were not an MTOE item for aviation units, just a TDA item.

These things keep evolving. Now there are M-razors from Polaris running around here at Fort Bragg. All of theses UTV's remind we should have never gotten rid of the jeep, they are about the same size as the original jeeps. They look a lot snazzier and probably have way more suspension travel but I think the jeeps were probably a lot cheaper to maintain.
 

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Kind of a funny thing My driver was a E-5 He had been a E-5 that got Busted and was the Previous Sergeant Majors driver He Made his E-5 Back In the time I had him as a driver and we Kept Him except for Operation Anaconda he went Back to the Line for the Mission and then reverted Back as My driver Until I retired. A Day after I retired He was at BNOC He was a Staff Sergeant Before My Terminal Leave was up I think He's a 1st sergeant Now :bigthumb:
My assistant was an Specialist; a 22 or 23 year old female. She was one of the best Soldiers I ever met. She is now a first sergeant in the Oregon National Guard.
 

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These things keep evolving. Now there are M-razors from Polaris running around here at Fort Bragg. All of theses UTV's remind we should have never gotten rid of the jeep, they are about the same size as the original jeeps. They look a lot snazzier and probably have way more suspension travel but I think the jeeps were probably a lot cheaper to maintain.

:usa:usa Hard to beat the look of the original JEEP!! :usa:usa
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This one even has the .50 cal "Idiot Driver Control Device" mounted on it! :good2:

The Jeep isn't mine, but I did get to take it for a spin. I found out something real quick.... Those Jeeps weren't designed for a guy that's 5'11" and 250 lbs. My dad was 5'9 and about 125 lbs when he joined the USAF in 1954. It would have fit him much better. :laugh: I was cramped in that Jeep, but there was no way I was going to pass up a chance to drive it!
 

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:usa:usa Hard to beat the look of the original JEEP!! :usa:usa
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This one even has the .50 cal "Idiot Driver Control Device" mounted on it! :good2:

The Jeep isn't mine, but I did get to take it for a spin. I found out something real quick.... Those Jeeps weren't designed for a guy that's 5'11" and 250 lbs. My dad was 5'9 and about 125 lbs when he joined the USAF in 1954. It would have fit him much better. :laugh: I was cramped in that Jeep, but there was no way I was going to pass up a chance to drive it!
That's just beautiful.:thumbup1gif::usa
 

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My first Car was a WWII Jeep Built On the Ford Production Line for service In the British Army Saw service as a staff Vehicle for General Roy Urquhart commander 1st Airborne Division My Jeep was even a Prisoner of War as it was Left Behind at Arnhem, Netherlands. I bought it In Briton when I was 15 while visiting relatives in Scotland Got it shipped Home Restored it and drove it as a Personal vehicle Until about my second Year In the Army When I came to the conclusion it's was not a Practical winter Car( froze My rump off in in the winter even with all it's Canvas sides and doors.

The Jeep Now resides on the Family Farm In Ottumwa, Iowa Only get's used In the summer by the family.

I preferred the Humvee's when they came out about 1985/86 Just Because the amount of Cargo You could Carry I.e. Troops, Ammo ect. The Up-armored Humvee's used In the Balkans were Nice. But I wouldn't want a Humvee as I am Living Proof You Can flip them Over :laugh::bigthumb:
 
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