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#1 lobo OFFLINE  

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 09:09 PM

317, but don't know what year nor what engine. Attempting to attach photo's for your review.

Never owned a JD, but always admired the older ones; and when this showed up for sale nearby, I stopped to see. Lady knew nothing about it; just getting rid of some of her late husbands toys; so I gladly took it off her hands.

It starts easily, and due to the straight exhaust system it sounds awesome...Everything seems to function properly; hydraulics front & rear; with front lift blade & 3pt rear.
I want to change the fluids, filters & plugs, can do nothing until I find out what motor I have. I have not been able to find a motor # visible anywhere on the engine.
I'm beginning to think that it has been re-powered and was being converted to a pulling tractor. I don't know what he did with the deck, as it is not on the property; don't know why he has traction tires on the front end, now why he has a foot operated throttle (see photo) that works independent to the regular throttle.
It appears to have a oil filter (photo) off right side of engine; yet I find no mention of a 317 with oil filter, and some of the other engine components do not match the photos of other 317 engines found on line.

Look these photos over; give it a little thought; and help me figure out what the hell I have bought.



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Edited by Texas Deere and Horse, January 30, 2012 - 09:20 PM.


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Posted January 30, 2012 - 09:26 PM

Lobo, I hope you don't mind, but I edited your post to make to read easier.

You appear to have a Kohler 20Hp twin, I think it would be K-53? something, I will have to look it up. Did you get the side shields with the tractor?

If you look at this thread, you will see the differences between the two KT-17's used in the 317, I have one with a oil filter.

http://gardentractor...i-engines-9551/

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 09:44 PM

Lobo the tractor has been repower.The motor you have is going to be hard to tell which unless you remove the head and measure the piston.I can tell you it is one of 3 different models kohler k482-18hp k532-20hp or a k582-23hp.Use the k532 to get the correct oil filter and plugs as they all use the same.Make sure to get the long oil filter and not the short one will make installing easier.as for the oil you need 3 quarts of 30weight.
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Posted January 30, 2012 - 10:48 PM

Thanks Bob, I couldn't remember the model number.

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 01:50 AM

Thanks for the photo fix..my thing just tossed them in anywhere it wanted to.
Surely there are #'s somewhere on this engine for identification?
Is the white oil filter looking thing on right side of engine an OIL FILTER?? If so, I can just remove it for a part #, and same with the spark plugs.

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 10:57 AM

That's a nice looking tractor. It looks like the whole front of the frame has been rebuilt to accomodate the larger engine. It looks like a very nice job was done on the repower. That's a nice package with front and rear lifts. If the hydro is stock it takes 5 quarts of fluid.

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 11:47 AM

That's a good looking tractor.

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 12:57 PM

Thanks for the photo fix..my thing just tossed them in anywhere it wanted to.
Surely there are #'s somewhere on this engine for identification?
Is the white oil filter looking thing on right side of engine an OIL FILTER?? If so, I can just remove it for a part #, and same with the spark plugs.


Yes the white thing is the oil filter.I have new oil filter in stock for that motor if you need them. Also the numbers for the motor would be a sticker on the sheet metal that covers the head but yours has been removed or painted over.

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 05:51 PM

See some quality frame fabrication, bet it makes a good plow tractor for snow and the garden.




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