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Posted June 19, 2012 - 09:48 AM

I feel like I'm a lucky guy. My wife bought me a $300.00 John Deere 314 (1983) 14 HP Kohler Friday and then my oldest daughter called us and said she is in labor and she had her baby boy just after midnight on Friday( it was a good day), Mom and grandson doing great, but now back to the Tractor, It didn't run, but after a few hours of work, a new Head Gasket and draining water out of the fuel tank it stated up. it came with wheel weights and the bracket for a front blade. I need some information on how the Electric PTO work. The mower deck is running all the time, even with the PTO switch in the off position. i don't know if it is stuck or if they wired it up direct. i am going to try to inplug it to see if it stays on when i get back home tonight. The switch must somewhat work, because if i turn it on it wont start. If anyone has a manual for one i could use some of your info. Thanks!

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Edited by york0060, June 19, 2012 - 11:18 AM.



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Posted June 19, 2012 - 09:52 AM

Wow, Lucky Fella.

I got a card.

:thumbs: on Mom & Grandson doing well, is this your 1st?

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Posted June 19, 2012 - 10:17 AM

Congrats on the 314. I have one as well and it's also a 83 but was not as nice as yours when I got it. The PTO switches are a known cause of problems in those tractors. I took the switch apart on mine and repaired it. sometimes the switch gets stuck internally in the on position which may be your situation. The other possibility, which is probably more likely, is that the previous owner modified the wiring to have the PTO on all the time. If you need an electrical diagram let me know by sending me a private message including your email address. I'll send you a copy.
Some other things to check are the motor mounts and the driveshaft couplers. If the coupler at the hydro end of the shaft gets worn it can wear out the input shaft and ruin the hydro. The rear motor mounts tend to go and if ignored the extra movement in the engine wears out the couplers.

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Posted June 19, 2012 - 10:42 AM

Wow! That was a great Father's Day for you. Congrats on both counts! Hope you get the PTO fixed so you can take him for a ride later on!

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Posted June 19, 2012 - 11:48 AM

That was a great fathers day. A new to you Tractor and a new Grandson can't bet that! The tractor looks like it is in pretty good shape so I think your wife got a good deal.
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Posted June 19, 2012 - 11:53 AM

Nice looking tractor, I know you'll enjoy it. Congrats on the new addition to the family tree. Now, spoil him.
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Posted June 19, 2012 - 01:24 PM

A new grandson is special. A new GT is GREAT!

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Posted June 19, 2012 - 04:46 PM

Congratulations on a new Grandson and the 314. The 314 looks real good.
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Posted June 19, 2012 - 08:49 PM

Sounds like a Father's day to remember for sure! Congrats on the new Grandson and the new tractor!
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Posted June 19, 2012 - 09:45 PM

A very memorable fathers day for sure. Congratulations on your new grandson! :thumbs: That is a fine looking JD as well, and could I get your wife to talk to my wife? :bigrofl:


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Posted June 20, 2012 - 04:47 PM

GREAT looking tractor ! $300.00 around here won't buy you much and certainly not a 314 JD.
Congrats on the Grandson and well wishes for both baby and mother.

I recieved a much needed new pair of work boots for around home.