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#1 Tennblue59 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 14, 2012 - 07:30 PM

I gotta stop looking.......
I was looking for a set of spare deere rims and found a set nearby that were attached to a parts tractor. I went to talk to the guy, and after some haggling, we were loading the whole tractor in the truck bed!!!

It's a complete 316 onan EXCEPT for the onan - No engine. Has the drive shaft, mule, a 48" deck (in sad shape, but repairable..) and all the tins. Rough, but I have worked on worse!

Heres a few pictures..
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Very convenently, I picked up a couple of Kohler command 18hp twins a few weeks ago, so one of them may end up in this. Or I may sell some stuff and get a diesel to stuff in there and turn it into a 330 (at least powerwise)!

IT is serial # 287xxx, does that put it as an 84? I have the number/years for the 318, but not the 316...

So now I gotta find a manual for this. Is the manual for the 316 the same as the 318 or are they different?

And finally (for now...) I was looking at the hydraulic implement valve - The 316 has 1 circuit, while the 318 has 2. But the controller on my unit looks like the controller has a second circuit built into it - the stub for the control is visible in the center of the picture below, under the one in use.
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Also the pipe mounting fitting is there but capped for the second line. Is the controller set up for the second circuit, and all I would need to do is add the lever and plumbing?

Gonna clean it up tomorrow and move it inside -gonna have to wait for a while on the 110 and the Ford before I can start working on seeing what is here and what needs work... More to follow!

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Posted September 14, 2012 - 07:40 PM

Nice spare wheels! :bigrofl: I think that left rear needs a BIG patch!

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Posted September 14, 2012 - 08:12 PM

Yea, the rear TIRES are trash, but the rims (what started the whole thing....) are good. And the front tires and rims are good as well - go figure!

The square fender 110 I got came with bar tires - but it's gonna be a flat land grass cutter, so am gonna put turf tires on it to mow with, so I needed a set of rims, and will order new turfs for it. Course, if I decide to keep this and get it running, I will need the rims for it - so might stil have to go out and find another spare set. Oh no!!!!

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Posted September 15, 2012 - 08:01 AM

Yea, the rear TIRES are trash, but the rims (what started the whole thing....) are good. And the front tires and rims are good as well - go figure!

The square fender 110 I got came with bar tires - but it's gonna be a flat land grass cutter, so am gonna put turf tires on it to mow with, so I needed a set of rims, and will order new turfs for it. Course, if I decide to keep this and get it running, I will need the rims for it - so might stil have to go out and find another spare set. Oh no!!!!

Vicious cycle, isn't it?

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Posted September 15, 2012 - 09:23 AM

Looks like a good project to stuff a Kohler Command in.
Coincidentally that is a #47 deck that has a 46 inch cut.
Deere's numbering made no sense.Why not just call it a #46 deck????

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Posted September 15, 2012 - 09:40 AM

Or I may sell some stuff and get a diesel to stuff in there and turn it into a 330 (at least powerwise)!


Here ya go! http://minneapolis.c...3235464330.html

Let's get some money tied up into this one!!!

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Posted September 15, 2012 - 12:11 PM

I think that left rear needs a BIG patch!


Maybe just put a boot in it. Then fill it full of oats and add water. :thumbs:

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Posted September 15, 2012 - 01:48 PM

Cat385, the engine used in the 330 diesels is a fairly common equipment motor and easy to get. I have an engine disassembler about an hour from me who can get me one reasonably priced if I go that way. And then I could pick it up without having to do the shipping thing.

Aj, while I can't defend Deere's numbering (if you think the gts are bad, look at their big tractor numbering!) most of the time, in this case it makes sense. In regards to the 110, the even numbered things are for the older round fender tractors (the 46 mower) and the odd numbers are for the newer square fender models.

Y'ALL QUIT PICKIN ON MY TIRE!!!!! :laughingteeth: I was gonna take the picture in such a way as to not show the mortal wound, cuz I KNEW I would catch grief for it. I'm tempted to sew it up and put a tube in it just to show y'all!!!!! (not really)...

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Posted September 15, 2012 - 02:32 PM

Looks like a good project to stuff a Kohler Command in.
Coincidentally that is a #47 deck that has a 46 inch cut.
Deere's numbering made no sense.Why not just call it a #46 deck????

AJ


FWIW...deck info
38 used on RF 110 (will work on 112)
46 used on RF 112 (will work on 110)

39/47 used on flat fender 100 series and 200 series

41 used on 120/140/300 series (38" cut)
48 used on 120/140/300 series (48" cut)

Newer decks get more confusing than these... :smilewink:




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