What Year Is My Cushman Truckster? – Model, Year And Serial Lookup

The Cushman Truckster

As collectibles go, nothing gets as much attention in the old Cushman line as a Truckster Model. The Cushman Truckster was a utility vehicle produced from 1952 to 2002. If you find yourself adding one to YOUR collection, you may well ask “What year is my Cushman truckster and what will it take to refurbish it?”

The Cushman Truckster year is in the last 4 digits of the serial number. It will be 1952 to 2002 depending on the serial plate, usually located by the handbrake. I have included a chart below for each year’s specific models.

Original parts are still available, as well as original parts alternatives from dealers such as Vintage Golf Cart Parts and RDM.

Cushman Tag

In 1952, Cushman Inc. began manufacturing three and four-wheeled vehicles called Trucksters. The Truckster models were popular on job sites and in industrial plants. They were used as vehicles for parking meter attendants in many cities. The serial number was stamped on a tag shown here.

Trucksters were small and maneuverable vehicles that could haul loads wherever needed.  Cushman became a division of the Outboard Marine Corporation in 1962. Ransomes (of Great Britain) purchased Cushman in 1989, and then Textron purchased Ransomes. Determining the production year of a Truckster involves finding its serial number, or contacting Textron. Here are the procedures:

  • First, locate the serial number. The Cushman serial number should be six numbers, then a dash, followed by four more numbers, such as 898101-7010. Trucksters often have their serial numbers on a metal plate (See the image above) on the dash near the emergency brake. If not located there, look under the driver’s side seat, and on the metal side rail below the floorboard on the driver’s side.
  • Look at the two numbers following the dash. The two digits following the dash represent the year the Truckster was produced. All Trucksters were produced before 2000; so a model number of 898101-7010 would mean that the Truckster was produced in 1970.
  • Finally, if the model is not in the chart below, you can contact Cushman directly by email at cushman@textron.com or at the customer service line 800-774-3946. They can provide information about how to find a serial number or if you found the number but can’t decipher it, they can tell you how to determine a production date without a serial number. 
ModelSeriesYear ProducedDescription
77811953-55Truckster, PU, 7 HP
782-21953-55Truckster, CH, 7 HP
781-151956Truckster, PU, 7.95 HP
782-161956Truckster, CH, 7.95 HP
781-221956Truckster, PU, 7.95 HP
782-231956Truckster, CH, 7.95 HP
783-241956Truckster, 7.95 HP
783-251956Truckster, 7.95 HP
876085781-471957-58Truckster, PU, 7.95 HP
876085782-481957-58Truckster, CH, 7.95 HP
876087781-491957-58Truckster, PU, 7.95 HP
876088782-501957-58Truckster, CH, 7.95 HP
876099782-651958Truckster, CH, 7.95 HP
876100782-661958Truckster, CH, 7.95 HP
876131781-971959Truckster, PU, 7.95 HP
876132781-981959Truckster, CH, 7.95 HP
876134781-1001958Truckster, PU, 7.95 HP
876135782-1011959Truckster, CH, 7.95 HP
8784047811960-61Truckster, PU, 7.95 HP
8784077811960-61Truckster, PU, 7.95 HP
8784107821960-61Truckster, CH, 7.95 HP
8784137821960-61Truckster, CH, 7.95 HP
8784497811959Truckster, PU, 7.95 HP
8784527821959Truckster, CH, 7.95 HP
8784557821959Truckster, CH, 7.95 HP
8784587811960-61Truckster, PU, 7.95 HP
8784617811960-61Truckster, PU, 7.95 HP
8784647821960-61Truckster, CH, 7.95 HP
8784677821960-61Truckster, CH, 7.95 HP
8789227811961-62Truckster, PU, 9 HP
8789237811961-62Truckster, PU, 9 HP
8789247811961-62Truckster, PU, 18 HP
8789257821961-62Truckster, CH, 9 HP
8789267821961-62Truckster, CH, 9 HP
8789277821961-62Truckster, CH, 18 HP
8789397821961Truckster, CH, 7.95 HP
8789407821961Truckster, CH, 7.95 HP
8795207811961Truckster-Army & Navy, 18 HP
8795217811961Truckster-Army & Navy, 18 HP
8800017811963Truckster, PU, 9 HP
8800027811963Truckster, PU, 9 HP
8800037811963Truckster, PU, 18 HP
8800047821963Truckster, CH, 9 HP
8800057821963Truckster, CH, 9 HP
8800067821963Truckster, CH, 18 HP
8803157811964Truckster, CH, 9 HP
8803167811964Truckster, CH, 9 HP
8803177811964Truckster, CH, 18 HP
8803187821964Truckster, CH, 9 HP
8803197821964Truckster, CH, 9 HP
8803207821964Truckster, CH, 18 HP
8803258801964Truckster, turf, 18 HP
8803277801964Truckster, dump body, 18 HP
8803287801964Truckster, sweeper, 18 HP
8803297801964Truckster, 1/2 ton FB, 18 HP
8803307801964Truckster, police, 18 HP
8807107801965-68Truckster, PU, 18 HP
8807117801965-68Truckster, CH, 18 HP
8807127801965-68Truckster, dump body, 18 HP
8807147801965-68Truckster, 1/2 ton FB, 18 HP
8807157801965-68Truckster, police, 18 HP
8807188801965-68Truckster, turf, 18 HP
8814167801967-68Truckster, turf, 8 HP
8814197801967-68Truckster, turf, 18 HP
8818631969Turf-Truckster, dump, 12 HP
8818641969Turf-Truckster, dump, 18 HP
8818681969Turf-Truckster, 18 HP
Note: From 1970 on there is an addition of a 4 digit number. The first 2 digits denote the year, so if the first 2 digits following the dash of the model number is 78, then 1978 is the model year.
89850070101970-71Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89850170101970-71Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89850270101970-71Turf-Truckster, dump, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89850470101970-71Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89850670101970-71Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89851670101970-71Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89852070101970-71Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89852270101970-71Turf-Truckster, dump, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89852670101970-71Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89854070101970-71Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89854170101970-71Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89854270101970-71Turf-Truckster, dump, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89854470101970-71Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89850071101971Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89850171101971Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89850271101971Turf-Truckster, dump, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89850471101971Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89850671101971Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89851671101971Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89852071101971Turf-Truckster, pickup, 12 HP, 3-Wheel
89852271101971Turf-Truckster, dump, 12 HP, 3-Wheel
89852671101971Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89854071101971Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 4-Wheel
89854171101971Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 4-Wheel
89854271101971Turf-Truckster, dump, 18 HP, 4-Wheel
89854471101971Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 4-Wheel
89850072101972Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89850172101972Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89850272101972Turf-Truckster, dump, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89850472101972Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89850672101972Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89851672101972Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89852072101972Turf-Truckster, pickup, 12 HP, 3-Wheel
89852272101972Turf-Truckster, pickup, 12 HP, 3-Wheel
89852672101972Turf-Truckster, pickup, 12 HP, 3-Wheel
89854072101972Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 4-Wheel
89854172101972Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 4-Wheel
89854272101972Turf-Truckster, dump, 18 HP, 4-Wheel
89854472101972Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 4-Wheel
89850073101973Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89850173101973Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89850273101973Turf-Truckster, dump, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89850473101973Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89850673101973Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89850773101973Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89851673101973Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89852073101973Turf-Truckster, pickup, 12 HP, 3-Wheel
89852273101973Turf-Truckster, dump, 12 HP, 3-Wheel
89852673101973Turf-Truckster, pickup, 12 HP, 3-Wheel
89852773101973Turf-Truckster, chassis, 12 HP, 3-Wheel
89854073101973Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 4-Wheel
89854173101973Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 4-Wheel
89854273101973Turf-Truckster, dump, 18 HP, 4-Wheel
89854473101973Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 4-Wheel
89854773101973Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 4-Wheel
89850474101974Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89850774101974Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89852774101974Turf-Truckster, chassis, 12 HP, 3-Wheel
89854774101974Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 4-Wheel
89850475101975Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89850775101975Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89852775101975Turf-Truckster, chassis, 12 HP, 3-Wheel
89854775101975Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 4-Wheel
89850476101976Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89850776101976Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89852476101976Turf-Truckster, pickup, 12 HP, 3-Wheel
89852776101976Turf-Truckster, chassis, 12 HP, 3-Wheel
89854776101976Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 4-Wheel
89850477101977Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89850777101977Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89852477101977Turf-Truckster, pickup, 12 HP, 3-Wheel
89854777101977Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89850778101978Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89851978101978Turf-Truckster, flatbed, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89852578101978Turf-Truckster, flatbed, 12 HP, 3-Wheel
89854778101978Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 4-Wheel
89850779101979Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89851579101979Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89852579101979Turf-Truckster, pickup, 12 HP, 3-Wheel
89854779101979Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 4-Wheel
89850780101980Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89851580101980Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89852580101980Turf-Truckster, pickup, 12 HP, 3-Wheel
89854780101980Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 4-Wheel
89850781101981Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89851581101981Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89852581101981Turf-Truckster, pickup, 12 HP, 3-Wheel
89854781101981Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 4-Wheel
89853082101982Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89853182101982Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89853282101982Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 4-Wheel
89853382101982Turf-Truckster, pickup, 12 HP, 3-Wheel
89853083101983Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89853183101983Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89853283101983Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 4-Wheel
89853383101983Turf-Truckster, pickup, 12 HP, 3-Wheel
89853084101984Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89853184101984Turf-Truckster, pickup, 18 HP, 3-Wheel
89853284101984Turf-Truckster, chassis, 18 HP, 4-Wheel
89853484101984Turf-Truckster, pickup, 12 HP, 3-Wheel
89853085101985Turf-Truckster, chassis, 22 HP, 3-Wheel
89853185101985Turf-Truckster, pickup, 22 HP, 3-Wheel
89853285101985Turf-Truckster, chassis, 22 HP, 4-Wheel
89853485101985Turf-Truckster, pickup, 12 HP, 3-Wheel
89853086101986Turf-Truckster, chassis, 22 HP, 3-Wheel
89853186101986Turf-Truckster, pickup, 22 HP, 3-Wheel
89853286101986Turf-Truckster, chassis, 22 HP, 4-Wheel
89853486101986Turf-Truckster, pickup, 12 HP, 3-Wheel
89853087101987Turf-Truckster, chassis, 22 HP, 3-Wheel
89853187101987Turf-Truckster, pickup, 22 HP, 3-Wheel
89853287101987Turf-Truckster, chassis, 22 HP, 4-Wheel
89853088101988Turf-Truckster, chassis, 22 HP, 3-Wheel
89853188101988Turf-Truckster, pickup, 22 HP, 3-Wheel
89853288101988Turf-Truckster, chassis, 22 HP, 4-Wheel
89853089101989Turf-Truckster, chassis, 22 HP, 3-Wheel
89853189101989Turf-Truckster, pickup, 22 HP, 3-Wheel
89853289101989Turf-Truckster, chassis, 22 HP, 4-Wheel
89863089101989Turf-Truckster, pickup, 27 HP, 3-Wheel
89853090101990Turf-Truckster, chassis, 22 HP, 3-Wheel
89853190101990Turf-Truckster, pickup, 22 HP, 3-Wheel
89853290101990Turf-Truckster, chassis, 22 HP, 4-Wheel
89863090101990Turf-Truckster, chassis, 27 HP,liquid cooled, gas 3-Wheel
89863290101990Turf-Truckster, chassis, 27 HP,liquid cooled, gas 4-Wheel
89863390101990Turf-Truckster, chassis, 21.5 HP,liquid cooled, diesel 3-Wheel
89863490101990Turf-Truckster, chassis, 21.5 HP,liquid cooled, diesel 4-Wheel
89863091101991Turf-Truckster, chassis, 27 HP,liquid cooled, gas 3-Wheel
89863291101991Turf-Truckster, chassis, 27 HP,liquid cooled, gas 4-Wheel
89863391101991Turf-Truckster, chassis, 21.5 HP,liquid cooled, diesel 3-Wheel
89863491101991Turf-Truckster, chassis, 21.5 HP,liquid cooled, diesel 4-Wheel
8985301992Turf-Truckster, chassis, 22 HP, 3-Wheel
8985311992Turf-Truckster, pickup, 22 HP, 3-Wheel
8985321992Turf-Truckster, chassis, 22 HP, 4-Wheel
8986301992Turf-Truckster, chassis, 27 HP,liquid cooled, gas 3-Wheel
8986321992Turf-Truckster, chassis, 27 HP,liquid cooled, gas 4-Wheel
8986331992Turf-Truckster, chassis, 21.5 HP,liquid cooled, diesel 3-Wheel
8986341992Turf-Truckster, chassis, 21.5 HP,liquid cooled, diesel 4-Wheel
8986351992Spray Truckster 27 HP,liquid cooled, 3-Wheel 160 gal.
8985301993Turf-Truckster, chassis, 22 HP, 3-Wheel
8985311993Turf-Truckster, pickup, 22 HP, 3-Wheel
8985321993Turf-Truckster, chassis, 22 HP, 4-Wheel
8985351993Spray Truckster 22 HP, 3-Wheel 160 gal.
8986321993Turf-Truckster, chassis, 27 HP,liquid cooled, gas 4-Wheel
8986331993Turf-Truckster, chassis, 21.5 HP,liquid cooled, diesel 3-Wheel
8986341993Turf-Truckster, chassis, 21.5 HP,liquid cooled, diesel 4-Wheel
8986351993Spray Truckster 27 HP,liquid cooled, 3-Wheel 160 gal.

Cushman Trucksters are still available to the avid collectors on buy and sell sites like Smart Cycle Guide. Check them out, and you will see a good comparison of what your vehicle may be worth!

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