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Farm Truck

Perhaps in the spirit of every registration jurisdiction having a plate type ideally suited to it, farm trucks represent some of the most common non-passenger vehicles in Wisconsin. Since 1958, Farm Truck plates have closely correlated with light trucks in terms of colors and (oftentimes) replacement cycles.

Confirmed serial ranges and break points:

34-35 1 - 49-930
35-36 Horizontal dash 1 - *48-056
Vertical dash 55-251
36-37 1 - 48-847
37-38 1 - 48-923
38-39 1 - *46-377
39-40 Short dash 1 - 47-655
Long dash 51-087 - 57-047
40-41 1 - *63-161
41-42 "Farm Tr'k" 1 - 52-748
"Tr'k Farm" 61-904
42-43 1 - 64194
45-46 1 - 66657
48 Rounded corners 1 - 104302
Squared corners 105-758 - 106-079
51 1 - 90444
52 1 - 81-875
54 1 - *59676
55 6.25" x 13.5" 1 - *84352
6" x 12" 91907 - 95729
57 1 - *79143
58 1 - 74205
59 1 - *80856
60 1 - *86043
61 1 - *82596
62 1 - *71257
63 Tab slots 1 - 88719
No tab slots 90889 - 100-171
65 1 - *108318
67 1 - 130210
[Wisconsin 1934-35 farm]

(at)8

[Wisconsin 1935-36 farm]

(PM)

[Wisconsin 1935-36 farm]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1935-36 farm]

Shorter size & vertical dash. (PM)

[Wisconsin 1936-37 farm]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1937-38 farm]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1938-39 farm]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1939-40 farm]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1939-40 farm]

Long dash (e)

[Wisconsin 1940-41 farm]

(at)8

[Wisconsin 1941-42 farm]

"Farm Tr'k" (at)8

[Wisconsin 1941-42 farm]

"Tr'k Farm" (e)

[Wisconsin 1942-43 farm]

Small plates used due to WWII metal rationing concerns. (at)8

[Wisconsin 1943-44 farm]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1944-45 farm]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1945-46 farm]

(at)8

[Wisconsin 1945-46 farm]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1948 farm]

(at)8

[Wisconsin 1949 farm]

(at)8

[Wisconsin 1950 farm]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1950 farm]

Late variation (at)8

[Wisconsin 1951 farm]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1952 farm]

(at)8

[Wisconsin 1952 farm]

Expiration changes to December. (e)

[Wisconsin 1953 farm]

(at)8

[Wisconsin 1954 farm]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1956 farm]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1955 farm]

Late 6" x 12" issue (at)6

[Wisconsin 1957 farm]

(at)8

[Wisconsin 1958 farm]

Stamping error. (e)

[Wisconsin 1958 farm]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1959 farm]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1960 farm]

Groove between "EXP WIS" (e)

[Wisconsin 1960 farm]

No groove (T)

[Wisconsin 1961 farm]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1962 farm]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1964 farm]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1964 farm]

No tab slots (e)

[Wisconsin 1966 farm]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1966 farm]

"EXP" shifted right (e)

[Wisconsin 1967 farm]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1968 farm]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1969 farm]

(e)

Confirmed serial ranges and break points:

70 Full groove 1001 - 124230
Partial groove 134819 - 139183
Full groove 140532 - 148583
Crude dies 150 223 - 155 435
74 Full groove 1? - 171227
Partial groove *204794 - 208615
Full groove *211723 - 213315
81 Boltslot 1 - *161896
No boltslot 172827 - 176810
88 1 - 141442
1994 base, wide dies 1001F - *96476F
Narrow dies, blue Wisconsin *106838F - 121076F
Narrow dies, red Wisconsin 143912F - 161386F
2008 base 200001F - high
[Wisconsin 1971 farm]

Full-length groove (at)

[Wisconsin 1973 farm]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1973 farm]

Partial-length groove (at)

[Wisconsin 1973 farm]

Crude dies (at)

[Wisconsin 1975/1979 farm]

Full-length groove (e)

[Wisconsin 1977 farm]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1980 farm]

Partial-length groove (e)

[Wisconsin 1985 farm]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1987 farm]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1985-1987 farm]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1986 farm]

No slot; dated "80" (e)

[Wisconsin 1992 farm]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1988 farm]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1994 farm]

(e)

[Wisconsin 2010 farm]

Straggler with 10 sticker. (at)

[Wisconsin 1998 farm]

(at)

[Wisconsin 2008 farm]

(at)1

[Wisconsin 2008 farm]

(at)1

[Wisconsin 2010 farm]

(at)

[Wisconsin 2014 farm]

(at)

Dual Purpose Farm

In the quintessential Wisconsin tradition of having a plate available for every purpose, Dual Purpose Farm plates were issued to farm trucks also used for non-farm purposes. As on light truck plates, the first letter is a weight class code. These plates were first issued in 1978 and discontinued in 2004; though existing plates (back to the "88" issue) continued to be validated until 2009.

The earliest "79"-dated Dual Purpose Farm plates carried an expiration month of February, which was changed to January almost immediately after the base's introduction. At least some plates have the original designation of "FEB" overstamped with "JAN;" though I'm not sure how rare or common this variation is.

[Wisconsin 1980 dual purpose farm]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1980 dual purpose farm]

With "6000" sticker (e)

[Wisconsin 1980 dual purpose farm]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1980 dual purpose farm]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1987 dual purpose farm]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1987 dual purpose farm]

Folded into a birdhouse roof. (at)

[Wisconsin 1983 dual purpose farm]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1992 dual purpose farm]

Painted border (e)

[Wisconsin 1988 dual purpose farm]

No painted border (at)4

[Wisconsin 1988 dual purpose farm]

Painted border (at)1

[Wisconsin 1988 dual purpose farm]

No painted border (e)

[Wisconsin 2012 dual purpose farm]

Still on a vehicle in 2012! (at)

[Wisconsin undated dual purpose farm]

(at)

[Wisconsin 2005 dual purpose farm]

(at)3

[Wisconsin 2004 dual purpose farm]

(at)6

Dual Purpose Vehicle

In spite of the obvious similarity in title, Dual Purpose Vehicles represent an entirely different class from Dual Purpose Farm plates: Trucks with slide-in camper units. This type was first issued in 1976 and (like its "Farm" brethren) was discontinued in 2004.

[Wisconsin 1980 dual purpose vehicle]

(at)2

[Wisconsin 1985 dual purpose vehicle]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1980 dual purpose vehicle]

No slot; dated "80" (e)

[Wisconsin 1986 personalized dual purpose vehicle]

Personalized late variation (at)1

[Wisconsin 1988 dual purpose vehicle]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1998 dual purpose vehicle]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1993 dual purpose vehicle]

(T)

[Wisconsin 1998 dual purpose vehicle]

(at)3

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