Well, I finally picked up my JD317 that I bought a few weeks ago. I actually bought it before I got the JD420, and I bought the other 317 to have a parts tractor for this one, or whatever---use which ever one was in the best condition.
The PO swapped out the defunct KT17 and put a Kohler K321 in it. He also scabbed together A front end loader, and chopped up the motor mounts to put the 321 in it.
He threw a rod in it, and had a mechanic replace the rod and piston... When he started it up, it started leaking oil from the block, he figured there must be a crack in the block, and decided to scrap it.
So.... I had to winch it up on my trailer. I had bought a HF 2,000# winch. I wasn't sure it would pull the tractor up on the trailer--the basic tractor weighs about 800#, It has rear duals with fluid in it, and the FEL, so I suspect it was about 1,200 - 1,300 lbs, and had to go up the ramp-- no ditch to put the trailer wheels into.
Surprisingly, it did just fine... it did groan a lot and slowed way down but it got up on her...
I took a short video of it with my cell phone, but I don't know how to convert it to post it here. However, I did take a couple of pictures---