Finding Model Numbers on Lawnmowers, engines and other appliances

Manufacturers use branding on lawnmowers, engines and other appliances to help market products. For instance Toro Recycler lawnmowers have been made for decades. Adding decals and other logos is helpful for brands to connect to buyers but sometimes finding parts and accessories gets confusing.

Every lawnmower, engine and appliance has a specific model number and serial number. This is like the VIN on your car. It is the secret number to discover all the parts and accessories that are unique to your product.

Where to Find Your Model Number (8 Tips and Common Locations):

  1. Manufacturers adhere decals with specific model, serial number and other details like date of manufacture and emissions specifications.
  2. Look for white decals with very technical font.
  3. The pretty logos are just for advertising. Model numbers look like a page from an owners manual.
  4. Walk power lawnmowers feature a decal near the left rear wheel (sometimes it is hidden under the grass bag door).
  5. Riding lawnmowers often use a bright white decal under the seat, near the battery or on the side of on the frame.
  6. Engines – Look for decals above spark plug and cylinder covers.
  7. Some appliances have model numbers stamped into a metal plate under lips of covers, lids and doors.
  8. Search by the model number to find parts and accessories that will fit your appliance.

Always Search by Model Number

The Mower Shop has a list of our most popular manufacturers and where to locate the model number of each brand. Since The Mower Shop search tool is optimized for outdoor power equipment models, always find your model and serial first. Please refer to your specific brand to learn location and orientation of this model number.

Popular Brands

Briggs and Stratton

A very popular engine manufacturer. The model number will only provide parts for the engine. If you have a lawnmower with a Briggs and Stratton engine, identify both the lawnmower mower model number and the engine model number. How to find the model number plate on Briggs and Stratton engines will depend on a few factors:

Walk power mowers, pressure washers and other smaller engines feature a plate with stamped information.

Small Engine Model Plate Location

Briggs & Stratton model numbers are 10 characters (Example 101T02-0123-E1). Briggs & Stratton engines are used on multiple applications. The model and serial number plates are located in different locations depending on the application. Refer to the detailed directions for the most popular applications.

Larger engines featured on riding lawn mowers and the ZTRs have information stamped into the cylinder cover.

Large Engine and Vanguard Engines

Vanguard engines have a model number stamped into the valve cover. This plate may be covered by debris. A flashlight should air in finding the plate.

Search by model number and very type when ordering parts for your engine.

Snowblower engines feature a plate or decal.

Snowblower Model Plate

Most Snowblower engines have a model number stamped into a metal shield, but the model may also be located on a label by the starter, on the valve cover or on the cylinder shield. These plates may be covered by debris or hidden under engine shroud covers. A flashlight should aid in finding the plate.

Search by model number and very type when ordering parts for your engine.

Echo

Echo model numbers are displayed on the housing in the form of a decal (Example: PB255). The complete model number and the 12 character serial number are located near the engine block. (Example T12345678901). The serial number aides in finding specific parts and accessories.

Echo model and serial number decals are located in different locations depending on the application. Refer to the detailed directions for the most popular applications.

String Trimmer model numbers are on the primary decal with a serial number located on the power head.

String Trimmers

The model and serial number is typically located between the air filter case and fuel tank. Search by model number and verify serial number when ordering parts and accessories for your mower.

Handheld power blowers model numbers are on the primary decal with a serial number located on the front of the frame.

Handheld Blower

The model and serial number is usually located on the front of the housing on a black or silver decal. Search by model number and verify serial number when ordering parts and accessories for your mower.

Backpack Power Blower model numbers are on the primary decal with a serial number located on the bottom of the frame.

Backpack Power Blower

The model and serial is harder to locate on backpack blowers. Some models feature a decal between the air filter case and fuel tank. Other models have a decal located under the frame on the engine case. Search by model number and verify serial number when ordering parts and accessories for your mower.

Chainsaw model numbers are on the primary decal with a serial number located on the from of the power unit.

Chainsaw

Model and serial number plates are located on black or silver decals on the front of the frame. Some top saws have feature a decal on the top of the housing. Search by model number and verify serial number when ordering parts and accessories for your mower.

Honda Power Equipment

A another popular engine manufacturer, American Honda offers their own lawnmowers, generators, pumps and other appliances. Location of model number decal are unique to each type of equipment.

Walk Power Lawn mower models and serial numbers on a single decal by the left rear wheel.

Honda Power Equipment

Honda HRR and HRX model and serial numbers are printed on black and silver labels. This label is located on top of the cutting deck at the left rear corner. Search by model number and verify serial number when ordering parts and accessories for your mower.

Generator model numbers are on the primary decal with a serial number on the frame.

Generators

Honda generator model numbers are featured clearly on decals on the frame panels. Complete model and serial numbers are located on white decals. This decal is located on the frame. Search by model number and verify serial numbers when ordering parts and accessories for your generator.

Water Pump model numbers are on the primary decal with a complete model and serial number decal on the frame.

Water Pumps

Honda water pump model numbers are featured clearly on decals on the frame panels. Complete model and serial numbers are located on white decals. This decal is located on the frame. Search by model number and verify serial numbers when ordering parts and accessories for your pump.

Hustler Turf Equipment

Hustler Turf Equipment models are 6 digits (Example 931899). The model numbers are easily located on the left side of the frame. All models are clearly marked on a silvery white label under the left control arm or the left side of frame.

Smaller Zero Turn models feature a decal on the left or right side of frame.

Raptor and Raptor SD Zero Turn Riding Mowers

Hustler model decal is located on the left side of the frame. On Raptor X, XD and XL models the decal has been moved to the right side of the frame.

Search by model number and verify serial number when ordering parts and accessories for your mower.

Larger Zero Turn Riders including TrimStar and Stand On models feature a white or black decal on the frame.

Super Z and X-One Commerical Zero Turn Riding Mowers

Hustler model decal is located on the frame under the left control arm. Search by model number and verify serial number when ordering parts and accessories for your mower.

Kawasaki Engines

Kawasaki engines feature a 6 character model number (Example: FR691V). This model is often featured on the fan housing. There is an additional 4 character code for specific parts (Example: FR691V-BS19). This model and code can be found on a silver decal on the engine block.

FR Series models have a clear decal on the engine cover.

FR Series

FR Series engines are featured on a residential and light commercial equipment. The model and code are located above the cylinder on the housing cover. Search the complete model number to find parts for your engine.

FS and other models have a code located on the engine cover.

FS Series Engines

FS Series engines are featured on commercial walk behinds. The model and code are usually located near the fan housing. Search the complete model number to find parts for your engine.

FX Series Engines feature a code decal typically located on the engine cover opposite of the air intake.

FX Series Engines

FX Series engines are featured on commercial zero turn riding mowers. The model and code decal are sometimes concealed behind the mower frame or exhaust. Search the complete model number to find parts for your engine.

Kohler Engines

Kohler engines feature a 5 character model number (Example: KT730). There is an additional 4 digit code for specific parts (Example: KT730-3065. This model and code can be found on a silver decal on the engine block. Kohler engines are used on multiple applications. Refer to your application to see a complete description.

Common engines feature a spec on the engine cover.

Residential Series Engines (KT, SV) Series on Riding Mowers

Kohler current residential riding mower engine is the KT Series. These engines are used on many brands of riding mowers including zero turn riding mowers and tractors. Both the KT and earlier engine series feature a white decal on the engine shroud. Search the complete 5 character model number and 4 digit spec number to find parts for your engine.

Larger engines feature two decals with the spec number and serial number on separate decals.

Commercial Series Engines (CH, CS, ECV) Series on Riding Mowers

Kohler commercial engines feature a white decal on the engine shroud. Because these engines are featured on many brands of mowers, the decal may be concealed behind battery cases, frames or exhaust. Search the complete 5 character model number and 4 digit spec number to find parts for your engine.

Small engines featured on walk power mowers and pressure washers feature a Spec No. on the engine cover.

Kohler Engine on Walk Power Mowers

Kohler model and serial numbers are typically printed on a decal on the back of the engine. Search the complete 5 character model number and 4 digit spec number to find parts for your engine.

Spartan Mowers

Spartan models are clearly marked on a silver label. 

Spartan Model and Serial Number

This label is located on the frame under the operator seat. Move the operator seat into the service position and locate the label on the frame. Search the complete model number to find parts and accessories for your model.

Toro

Walk Power Lawn Mower models feature a decal with model number and serial number clearly labeled.

Recycler / Super Recycler Walk Power Mower

Toro Recycler and Super Recycler model and serial numbers are printed onto a small white label. This label is located on the rear left corner of the cutting deck. This label may be on top of the deck, next to the left rear wheel or on most Recycler mowers the label is behind the plastic door that hinges to the grass bag. Search by model number and verify serial number when ordering parts and accessories for your mower.

TimeCutter models feature a decal with model number and serial number clearly labeled.

TimeCutter Zero Turn Riding Mower

Toro TimeCutter model and serial numbers are printed onto a small white label. This label is located on the frame under the seat. Move the seat forward and locate the label on the left side of the frame in front of the battery. Search by model number and verify serial number when ordering parts and accessories for your mower.

TimeMaster models feature a decal with model number and serial number clearly labeled on the left rear of frame.

TimeMaster 30

Toro TimeMaster model and serial numbers are printed onto a small white label. This label on the TimeMaster is located on the frame above the left rear wheel. Search by model number and verify serial number when ordering parts and accessories for your mower.

Titan and other ZTR models feature a decal with model number and serial number clearly labeled on white or black decal.

Titan Zero Turn Rider

Toro Titan model and serial numbers are stamped into a black sheet metal plate. This plate is located on the front of the operator platform. Search by model number and verify serial number when ordering parts and accessories for your mower.

Z Master ZTR models feature a decal with model number and serial number clearly labeled on white or black decal.

Z Master Zero Turn Riding Mower

Toro Z Master model and serial numbers are stamped into a black or silver metal sheet plate. This plate is located on the frame either in front or under the left from steering control arm. Search by model number and verify serial number when ordering parts and accessories for your mower.

Grand Stand models feature a decal with model number and serial number clearly labeled on white or black decal.

Grand Stand Commercial Mower

Toro GrandStand model and serial numbers are stamped into a black or silver metal sheet plate. This plate is currently located behnd the left steering control and has also appeared on the lower frame. Search by model number and verify serial number when ordering parts and accessories for your mower.

Commercial Walk Behind models feature a decal with model number and serial number clearly labeled on white or black decal.

Mid Size Commercial Walk Behind

Toro Commercial Walk Behind model and serial numbers are stamped into a silver metal sheet plate. This plate is located on the frame near the engine. Search by model number and verify serial number when ordering parts and accessories for your mower.

Other Brands

Most walk power mower and snowblower manufacturers place a decal on the rear frame. Riding products often feature a decal under the seat. The Mower Shop does not offer a complete inventory for the brands we do not sell, but search by model number to find matches.

Look for Decal

MTD, Craftsman, Cub Cadet, John Deere, Scag, Snapper, Troybilt, Yardman, Yard Machine models may not encompass engine parts. When searching for engine parts you will need to locate the model number of your Briggs & Stratton, Honda,  Kawasaki, or Kohler engine.

Editors Note: This article has been updated to include tips and common locations.

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