Caterpillar VIN decoder

What can be decoded from a Caterpillar VIN?

Decode a Caterpillar VIN number with Vincario to get
  • Caterpillar vehicle identification number verification
  • Vehicle technical specification
  • Manufacturer details
  • Model year
  • Plant location
  • Check digit validity
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Enter Caterpillar VIN into a search field above to double check what vehicle details are available.

What is a Caterpillar VIN?

Every Caterpillar manufacturer assigns a unique ID called Vehicle Identification number (VIN) to each vehicle. This VIN length is 17 digits and is composed of letters and digits holding basic vehicle specification.

All databases in an automotive industry search through a VIN:

  • Caterpillar manufacturer database
  • Caterpillar importer/exporter database
  • Caterpillar dealer database
  • Caterpillar workshops and spare parts suppliers
  • National vehicle databases
  • Police databases
  • Databases of insurance companies
  • Databases of private companies

Caterpillar models

216
226
242
246
262
320
324
416E
427
428
432
434
444
740
772
775
777
906
908
914
924
926
930
950
962
966

Caterpillar VIN Number schema

Standard 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
ISO 3779 WMI VDS VIS
EU & North America
more than 500 vehicles/year
WMI Vehicle Attributes Check Digit Model Year Plant Code Sequential Number
EU & North America
500 or fewer vehicles/year
WMI 9 Vehicle Attributes Check Digit Model Year Plant Code Manufacturer Identifier Sequential Number

Where is a VIN Number Located on a Caterpillar vehicle?

VIN can be found typically at these locations:

  • VIN embossed on a vehicle frame in the engine area
  • Windshield on the driver's side corner
  • Doorjamb at driver’s side
  • Vehicle documentation
    • Vehicle registration documents
    • Purchase contract
    • Insurance or Lease policy

More details can be found in Caterpillar VIN FAQ.

Caterpillar Vehicle Inspection

Also do not forget to physically check the technical condition of your Caterpillar vehicle. Either in an authorized Caterpillar service or by an experienced car mechanic.

Check of a Caterpillar vehicle history is usually the first step so don't hesitate to enter VIN into a search field below.

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