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Posted July 12, 2010 - 04:18 AM

Bought 3- 300s and 1- 316, pick them up next weekend, all more or less compelete units, with Kolher K16s, hydrostatic drives, remote hyd, rear 3 point lift+pto, mower decks, +???. Winter project stuff. Will post pics when they arrive and I'll be looking for info and advice on these once I get into them.

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Posted July 12, 2010 - 04:26 AM

Good show,looking forward to the pics.

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Posted July 12, 2010 - 01:51 PM

I've got a 316. Let me know if I can help.

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Posted July 13, 2010 - 04:23 PM

Ask away Doug I am sure we can get to going. I also have a 78 316K. You might want to keep your eye out for a service manual. One manual will cover both the 300 and the 316K.
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Posted July 13, 2010 - 08:56 PM

Those John Deeres should make some good tractors for you and some nice winter projects to work on. Congrats on your purchases!

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Posted July 14, 2010 - 05:36 AM

Nice buy Doug. I would love to get a hold of a 16hp Kohler. Can't wait to see the pics.

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Posted July 14, 2010 - 07:13 AM

Ask away Doug I am sure we can get to going. I also have a 78 316K. You might want to keep your eye out for a service manual. One manual will cover both the 300 and the 316K.
Mark


I have some manuals from JD on 316 and 317s on CD.
I will get them up loaded first chance I get.

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Posted July 14, 2010 - 02:29 PM

I would say nice tractors but it might make some people think that I don't know anything about GT's.But who cares what he thinks,sound like a nice group of tractors.Can't wait for pictures.

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 08:10 PM

Picked up the 4 JDs today, I got 1 1976, 2 1977s and 1 1978(316)
The 76 is the roughest one of the bunch, all the motors turn (not stuck), 1 is missing the electric clutch and 2 are missing air cleaners assemblys, these ones the choke and throttle are seized. I pulled the plugs oiled up the cylinders and carbs.
I think 3 might be fixable but the 76??? looks like it's to far gone, this one is said to have a replacement short block in it??? I can't tell.
Any way the need a real good clean up and oiling, and then try to get them running and find out what works and what doesn't.
They came with 5 mower decks only 2 or 3 good housings, 3 mule drives and I got no 3 point lifts or PTOs.

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Posted July 21, 2010 - 09:17 PM

Now the fun begins Doug! They look like a good starting point for you projects.

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Posted July 21, 2010 - 09:33 PM

Got some of those manuals and serial ID up loaded in JD section.

Others are to large MB. Will work with George when he is stilled in and get the rest uploaded.

Email me and we can get them in the mail if you are in dyer need.

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Posted July 21, 2010 - 10:02 PM

Got some of those manuals and serial ID up loaded in JD section.

Others are to large MB. Will work with George when he is stilled in and get the rest uploaded.

Email me and we can get them in the mail if you are in dyer need.



I saw those yesterday Thanks that's good info, there are 2 JD316s, one was only made in 1978 (it's the same as the 300s), that's the one I have, the others were made later for a few years, there similar but different. The manuals you loaded were the later ones.
You wouldn't happen to have the early one would you?
I expect one of these to become a parts tractor, there is not enough sheet metal and good body panels to make 4. That's assuming all Hydro trans. are all good???
I got these for winter time projects right now I want to finish all the other stuff I got on the go, 6 projects.

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Posted July 21, 2010 - 10:15 PM

Those were just the Parts Manuals.
The service Manuals are 10 or 20MB and the server will not take.
I could Email in sections to keep the file size in order with those servers.
Let me Know.
When George gets the new server on line perhaps we can get them into the manuals section.
I do IT at Work but when it comes to this I am lacking.
Let me work with George when he has the server on line.
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Posted July 21, 2010 - 10:18 PM

I put my Massey MF12Hydra right beside the JD316, they the same wheelbase and width, the JD looks bulkier and it is heavier.

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Posted July 21, 2010 - 10:23 PM

Those were just the Parts Manuals.
The service Manuals are 10 or 20MB and the server will not take.
I could Email in sections to keep the file size in order with those servers.
Let me Know.
When George gets the new server on line perhaps we can get them into the manuals section.
I do IT at Work but when it comes to this I am lacking.
Let me work with George when he has the server on line.



Those parts manuals where GOOD, they have PICTORIAL'S in them, the big difference in early and late is single Kohler or twin Onan's, plus???




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