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Homelite Super XL AUTO Year???

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  1. jbda

    jbda New Member

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    I have my dads old homelite. It still runs great and I was cleaning it up and was wondering what year it is. I heard you can tell by the serial number. The serial number on it is 42041914. If any one knows that would be great and if anyone has the specs on it too?
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    check out chainsaw collectors corner, they have a listing for all chainsaws plus many specs.
     
  3. m21bmr

    m21bmr ArboristSite Lurker

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    Here is text from an old Homelite Technical memo that will help decode the year for you...

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    HOMELITE-JACOBSEN

    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN NO. 185-008

    SUBJECT: SERIAL NUMBERS

    AFFECTS: ALL MODELS

    The following information should answer most of your questions regarding serial numbers and how to read them.

    EXAMPLE: Serial number: 4G1521238

    "4" - This number specifies the assembly line the unit was built on. This could also be represented by a letter.
    "G" - This letter specifies the year of final assembly. (See letter codes below). Before a letter was used to specify the year, a number was used. (See numeric code below).
    "152" - The next 3 numbers specify the calendar day of the year (day 152).
    "1238" - This was the 1,238th unit built that day.
    "G152" - These 4 digits make up the LOT NUMBER.
    LETTER CODE FOR YEARS:
    C-1981 D-1982 E-1983 F-1984 G-1985 H-1986 I-1987 J-1988
    K-1989 L-1990 M-1991 N-1992 O-1993 P-1994 Q-1995 R-1996
    S-1997 T-1998 U-1999 V-2000 W-2001 X-2002 Y-2003 Z-2004

    PREVIOUS NUMERIC CODE:

    2-1972 3-1973 4-1974 5-1975 6-1976 7-1977 8-1978
    9-1979 0-1980 1-1981

    Prior to the 9-digit serial number now being used, an 8-digit number was used. The 8-digit number reads the same as the 9-digit number except the assembly line designation was not used.


    Peery Gibson Service Manager Forestry Products

    HOMELITE TEXTRON DATE: 3/85
    ______________________________________________________


    So, deciphering from your Serial number looks like it was built in 1972 on the 41st day of the year, and was the 914th unit built that day.

    Below is a link that may help you with some specs as well...
    Model Profile: SUPER XL AUTO
     
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