Purchase Jd 318?
Posted May 22, 2012 - 01:36 AM
Tractor has 220 hrs, garage-kept. (Wonder whether hr meter was replaced or unplugged)
One owner by former JD mechanic- I'm assuming it has been well-maintained.
Looks like new, aside from a few minor dings. Sorry, no pics.
Sounds and runs great, IMHO. (I'm a noob to JD; just got a free 316).
Asking $1800 firm. Is this high, low, reasonable?
Posted May 22, 2012 - 04:41 AM
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Posted May 22, 2012 - 07:04 AM
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Posted May 22, 2012 - 08:11 AM
The shop I bought it from had just put in a new oil seal. I'm using mine on 9 acres and probably put more hours on it in a year than most would in 5 years and think they are a great machine.
I love my 318 and think I got a smokin deal by buying in the off season.
Now give some serious thought to what you are going to want to do with the machine and how it is equiped. Be careful to not underestimate those chores, once you have a GT your imagination will run wild!
I did not and got a shock!
My machine did not come with a rear PTO or 3 point hitch, and I could easily invest another $1500-2000 in setting it up to run a roto-tiller. Since I am an avid gardener(over 6,000 sq ft of garden) it's needed. But I could also buy another GT already set up with the tiller for less than I can buy the parts to convert my 318. And that's what I'll probably do.
Edited by JD DANNELS, May 22, 2012 - 08:15 AM.
Posted May 22, 2012 - 10:28 AM
As stated before, look for honest wear points. Good luck.
Posted May 22, 2012 - 07:46 PM
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Posted May 22, 2012 - 10:26 PM
depending were you are located.I would see if this guy has some grass to mow I will
mow a hours wearth of grass for free to make myself feel better about putting out the cash
Just my 2 cents
Posted May 23, 2012 - 04:20 AM
Posted May 23, 2012 - 08:04 AM
So while Cummins never sold a part cheap, they should be available.
Besides in my opinion there has never been another small engine that sounds as swwet as an Onan..
Posted May 25, 2012 - 08:37 AM
Posted May 25, 2012 - 09:56 AM