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New Holland L865, LX865, LX885, LX985 Skid Steer Specs and Serial Number Location

New Holland L865, LX865, LX885, LX985 Skid Steer Specs and Serial Number Location

Basic Specifications:

MODEL L865, Lx865, Lx885
ENGINE MODEL 332T Non-emissionized
L865 – 850651 to 999999 and 0001 to 931119
Lx865 – 850652 to 999999 and 0001 to 99422
Lx885 – 864901 to 999999 and 0001 to 113970
MODEL 332T/JF Emissionized
L865 – 93120 to 850650
Lx865 – 99423 to 850651
Lx885 – 113971 to 864900
CYCLE 4 Stroke
BORE AND STROKE 4.4″ X 4.2″(112×106.7)
-FAST (no load) 2225 to 2275 RPM
-IDLE (no load) 1000 to 1050 RPM
(GROSS)MFG rating 67 @2200 RPM
SAE NET) 60 @ 2100 RPM
TORQUE (Mfg, rating) Gross 184.5 ft. lbs. (250 N·m) @ 1400RPM
Cooling system 16 qt.(15.1L)
Engine crankcase w/filter 7 qt. (6.6L)
Fuel tank 18.8 Gal. (71.2 L)
Hydraulic system 6.5 Gal.(25.5L)
Engine gearbox 1.5 qt. (1.4L)
Final drive gearbox (ea.) 3.8 qt. (3.6L)
Chain case (final drive ea.) 2 Gal. (7.6L)
Common gearbox and final drive chain case (ea.) 11.8 qt. (11.2L)

ENGINE MODEL 450/NC Emissionized
CYCLE 4 Stroke
BORE AND STROKE 4.4″ X 5.0″ (112×127)
-FAST (no load) 2325 to 2375 RPM
-IDLE (no load) 1000 to 1050 RPM
(GROSS)MFG rating 83 @ 2200 RPM
(SAE NET) 75 @ 2200 RPM
TORQUE (Mfg, rating) Gross 245 ft. lbs. (332 N·m) @1300 RPM
Cooling system 16 qt.(15.1 L)
Engine crankcase w/filter 3.6 gal. (13.6 L)
Fuel tank 18.8 gal.(71.2 L)
Hydraulic system 10.25 gal.(38.8 L)
Engine gearbox 1.5 qt. (1.4 L)
Common gearbox and final drive chain case (ea.) 12 qt. (11.2 L)

Serial number location:

For comprehensive service and maintenance information, we highly recommend the following manuals:

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Freightliner XC RV Chassis VIN Decoder

In 1996, Freightliner acquired the Oshkosh (previously John Deere) X-Line chassis. They are currently sold under the Freightliner name and used by coach builders such as Fleetwood and Winnebago.

Under the Freightliner brand, all XC, XCF, XCL, XCM, XCP, XCR, XCS chassis VINs begin with 4UZ. Generic VIN decoding websites do not give much insight into the particular configuration of the RV chassis, however Freightliner supplies convenient decoding charts, viewable below (click page up/down button to navigate)

VIN decoding chart for models built before April 30th, 2000:


VIN decoding chart for models built May 1st, 2000 and later:


For DIY service and maintenance information on the 1996+ Freightliner XC chassis, we highly recommend the workshop manual. We also carry corresponding Cummins, Cat and Detroit engine manuals.

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Flame Start System in Cummins C8.3 Engines

diesel engine flame intake heater

Customer Terry M. contacted us regarding the omission of information on the flame start system (intake heater) in the Cummins C8.3 engine service manual. While most C series engines are equipped with a grid/wafer style electric heater, some are equipped with an open flame type heater, which uses diesel fuel and a spark plug to preheat the intake before starting. Terry was able to locate a service bulletin in Cummins archives which is attached below (PDF). This bulletin provides general information, inspection, removal and installation procedures.

The flame start system is available on the C Series automotive engines only with either a 12-VDC or 24-VDC electrical system.
The flame start system burns a small amount of diesel fuel in the intake manifold to aid starting in cold ambient temperature conditions. The system also operates in a post-start mode to reduce white smoke.
The intake cold-start control module monitors engine temperature. When the engine temperature is greater than 7°C (45°F], the flame start system will not be activated. Below 7°C (45°F], the system will operate as follows:

Preheat Cycle
When the engine temperature is below 7°C [45°F], turn the ignition key to the RUN position. When the key is in this position, the WAIT-TO-START lamp will illuminate for approximately 25 seconds. The engine should not be cranked until the WAIT-TO-START lamp shuts off. If the engine is cranked before the preheat cycle is complete, the process is aborted. The controller is reset each time the ignition is turned off.

Engine-Starting Cycle
When the WAIT-TO-START lamp goes out, the preheat cycle is complete. Depress the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and crank the engine. The engine must be cranked within 30 seconds. If the engine is not cranked within 30 seconds, the preheat cycle needs to be repeated (step 1 ).

Post-heat Cycle
Post-heating occurs as the flame plugs continue to burn while the engine is running. Post-heating helps warm the engine faster and eliminates white smoke. Post-heating times are determined by the engine temperature upon start-up.

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Cummins C8.3 Series Engine Troubleshooting & Repair Manual