What does it mean? What does that acronym stand for? Why is it important? Learn more about industry agriculture and industrial construction-related terminology featured in our glossary of terms.
Original equipment manufacturer
A person installing, operating, adjusting, maintaining, cleaning, repairing, or moving a product.
A partial assembly which cannot perform a specific application until it is incorporated into or assembled with other machinery.
A VIN stands for vehicle identification number (VIN) or is also known as a product identification number (PIN). It is the identifying code for a specific on-road vehicle or off-road machine. The VINPIN serves as the machine’s fingerprint, identifying it individually. VIN/PINs are unique to a specific machine.
How many digits are in a VIN/PIN?
A VIN/PIN for a Vermeer branded product is composed of 17 characters (alpha numeric, consisting of digits and capital letters) that act as a unique identifier for one machine. A VIN/PIN code includes indicators of the machine’s model, features, and manufacturer. The VIN/PIN is used to track equipment ownership, product field campaigns, warranty claims and more.
Where is the VIN/PIN located on a Vermeer machine?
The specific location of the VIN/PIN can vary by Vermeer machine model, but generally can be found:
- on an embossed metal black/silver plate affixed on the machine’s frame usually on the right side towards the front of the machine or near the operator’s station;
- engraved/stamped into the frame usually on the right side towards the front;
- on a machine identification decal