Kobelco 1471

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  1. Grumps

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    Been offered this 1471 kobelco how can i tell if its k8 9 or 11 it has rear gears and top fuel on the front
     

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    My 8-71 have it etched in the bottom in the lightening holes.
     
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  3. Mike Canter

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    There should be a serial number on the case somewhere. Get that number and call Fowler Engines who now the Kobelco guys in the USA and they should be able to tell you which one it is.
     
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    I gotta disagree mike. I tried that a couple years ago and Fowler daid they didn't get any legacy paperwork. They won't be able to tell you anything by the serial number. Great guys though to deal with on anything else though.
     
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    Then call Darren Mayer at DMPE INC. He was the Kobelco guy before it went to Fowler
     
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    I was talking to JR at RBS about the same thing and he said the serial numbers' 1st or maybe last 2 numbers were the year made and thought the K8 rotor ended about 2004.
    -Dale
     
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    Did you see the SSI f2 in the classifieds? I don't know anything about it but if it's legit it's the best deal I've ever seen on a blower.
     
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