The Bobcat skid steer helps you move and load rocks, dirt, concrete and debris with ease. You can also change your Bobcat attachments with the mounting system. If you've just purchased a Bobcat skid steer, or are thinking of purchasing one, it's best to find out the year of the loader. Knowing the year will tell you if there might be maintenance issues, or if the warranty is still good on the equipment. By locating the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), you can quickly figure out the year.
Locate the VIN or serial number on your Bobcat. It might be located in several places, like on the side of the door or on the loader inside the machine. If you cannot find this number, continue to Step 2.
Look through the Owner's Manual for the VIN/serial number. The number might be printed on the cover or inside cover of the book. The manual will also tell you where on the skid steer the numbers are located.
Write down all of the numbers that appear in the Owner's Manual or on the skid steer.
Call the Bobcat Marketing Service Department. According to the Bobcat website, just call 701-678-6165 and give the customer service rep the VIN/serial number. He can tell what year the Bobcat was made in.