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Is formula to figure out what year my 80 dump cart is made? The number is on a foil sticker, # 8417. The "chassis" is black, a late model. It doesn't have rust, just some minor surface rust. I'm guessing it's 1984-1988. How do you figure this our? Appreciate to figure it out.

I'd like to haul the grandkids around in the 80 with my 1976 68 rider. :-]
 

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Welcome to GreenTractorTalk. You have a real treasure with an 80 Dump Cart. They seem to last forever. I have never seen a serial number breakdown on them, but mine is somewhere around 30 years old and has a stamped, riveted on metal plate. I don't remember when JD went to the stick on serial number plates, but someone may come in on this post with better information.
 

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elarsen - Your very question has been asked on many John Deere Lawn and Garden Tractor forums across the Internet. To tell you the truth, and others will agree, there is really no conclusive direct answer for that question. The only answer anyone has come close to getting is what John Deere themselves are able to produce. Apparently John Deere didn't take as much care documenting SN for items such as Dump Carts as they did with their tractors when they began manufacturing such items. I don't think they believed items such as the 80 Dump Cart would eventually become a collectors item.

Below is a model number mapping of the date range for the 80 carts that comes directly from John Deere. Only the 1968 carts can be narrowed down to a single year model, as they have brass tags AND an E0900 model designation on their tags.

Carts with foil tags do not have a serial number but rather a "date code" which is most likely in the form of YYWW where the first two numerals are the year and the last pair are the week within that year(1 through 52) but this has never been confirmed as the official meaning, to my knowledge. I hope this helps somewhat.

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Kenneth:

Good information. Thanks for posting.

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I love my 80 dump cart. I've had that thing piled high with limestone rock and she was rock solid (pun intended)

Looks like I need to take a look at the serial number on mine as it appears it may be earlier than I thought it was (it's a white one - wish it were green)
 

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I know on the foil tag the first 2 numbers are the year and the last 2 are the week. So 8417 would have been made the 17th week of 1984.
 

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Also on the foil tags its a date of MFG which it says on the sticker, its not a serial number. many foil tag carts can have the exact same "date of mfg" numbers because they made more than one a week.
 

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Jbanit,

MN is a pretty good market for 80 carts. I've sold several like yours in the $2-300 range. YMMV

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Is formula to figure out what year my 80 dump cart is made? The number is on a foil sticker, # 8417. The "chassis" is black, a late model. It doesn't have rust, just some minor surface rust. I'm guessing it's 1984-1988. How do you figure this our? Appreciate to figure it out.

I'd like to haul the grandkids around in the 80 with my 1976 68 rider. :-]
it is a 1984 built Jan 19
 

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The date code on the foil tags narrow the production down to a week span of time and cannot resolve to specific day. Further, the date code in question here falls in late April as seen here:

Week Numbers for 1984
Week numberFrom DateTo Date
Week 17Apr. 23, 1984Apr. 29, 1984

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I just brought home a nice 80 cart. Date code 8432. (April 1984)
Bought from the original owner. All original, with very little surface rust.
The tires still hold air.
 

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Boonie,

Nice score! These are very robust carts. Glad to hear it got such good care from the original owner.

Your cart date code is not for April but for August of 1984. Here is the detail of the beginning and end dates of that week:
Week 32August 6, 1984August 12, 1984


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