Taking the Pain out of Parts Purchasing

The nature of machines, like most things, is that they wear out. Generally this occurs in correlation to how much we use them, how well we take care of them, and their initial quality. We've all been there, we've all done it. Waiting in line  for someone to look up a part is a drag. Here at Humphreys’, we pride ourselves on being as quick as possible because we know that you’re anxious to get back to work. That said, making sure you get the right part takes time. So we compiled a helpful list of tips and tricks to help expedite your trip to the parts counter.

Have your numbers:

When it comes to looking up replacement parts, having the correct reference is key. Having these numbers can decrease your wait time by half simply because we don’t have to guesstimate and we can find the exact part quickly. Also, be sure to keep in mind that if you are looking for a part on the machine itself, we need machine numbers, not necessarily engine numbers. If you need a piece for the engine we also need the engine numbers.

Briggs and Stratton:

Briggs and Stratton Engine Number Location

Briggs and Stratton Engine Number Location

  • Model
  • Type
  • Code

These can be found on the flywheel housing or the valve cover on your engine.

Kohler Parts:

Kohler Engine Number Location

Kohler Engine Number Location

  • Model
  • Spec Number

These can be found on the flywheel housing of most Kohler engines

 

Dixie Chopper:

Generac Engine Number Location on a Dixie Chopper

Generac Engine Number Location on a Dixie Chopper

  • Model
  • Serial Number

These can be found under the seat or by the front axle. Engine numbers can be found on the engine itself (Pictured). 

Kubota:

Kubota Zero Turn Number Location

Kubota Zero Turn Number Location

  • Model
  • Serial number

These numbers are generally located on the frame

L Series Number Location

L Series Number Location

B Series Number Location

B Series Number Location

Toro Riding Mowers/ Wheel Horses:

  • Model
  • Serial Number

These are usually found under the seat

Toro Push Mowers:

  • Model
  • Serial Number

These are generally either found on the back (outside) of the mower deck or under the handle

If you have any other questions about number locations feel free to give us a call. It should be noted that one benefit of purchasing your equipment from us is that we’ll have all of your numbers on file if you need a replacement part. 

Bring in small parts

When you’re looking for a small part either on a small machine like a chainsaw or for a carburetor bring the machine or part in. We’ll know where to look for the right numbers to get you on your way quickly.

This can be especially true if you’ve got a piece of equipment that we don’t carry. For example we get a lot of people coming in trying to match belts for products we don’t carry. While we may not have the manufacturer’s belt, there is still a good chance that we can match the belt with a kevlar alternative as long as we have the right specs. By far the best way for us to match them up is to have the belts in front of us!

When it comes to 2-Cycle carburetors, bringing the whole carburetor is the best bet. As  a carburetor gets warn and dirty the numbers can be hard to see. We know where to look and have the ability to clean them off. So make sure to bring the whole carb in if you’re after a rebuild kit. 

Well there you have it, a few tips to help you get in and get out quickly with the right parts to finish the job.