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Is It Worth It? Early John Deere 316 1978 600$


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#1 TractorGuy1994 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 09, 2013 - 04:02 AM

Is it this 1978 316 Worth 600 Buck's missing a bunch of part's but What does everyone here think about it?

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Posted August 09, 2013 - 08:20 AM

Looks pretty rough for $600. Just my 2 cents.


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Posted August 09, 2013 - 08:54 AM

If you could talk him down $100-$200, might would be worth it if the deck is good. At $600, I'd pass. Missing too much stuff and what's there is rough. But that's just personal opinion and based on what I've seen locally in Missouri.


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Posted August 09, 2013 - 09:45 AM

316k was made for a year or two so it was a low production machine. Price is high in my opinion. If it runs I would say $400
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Posted August 09, 2013 - 09:50 AM

Not worth it in that condition. There are a lot of expensive problem areas that can be lurking on those tractors and given the overall condition it would probably take a lot of $ to put it back in shape. An up close look would tell you what's up. Also, the early 316's had the balance gears in the engine, which are a ticking bomb if they haven't been removed.


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Posted August 09, 2013 - 11:43 AM

>yawn< It's a John Deere.


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Posted August 09, 2013 - 12:00 PM

I bought the 1978 316 in my avatar a couple years ago for less than what the seller is asking for this. I've added a couple $$ in parts and paint too. Way over priced in my opinion.

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Posted August 09, 2013 - 02:35 PM

From WFM:

 

Capable of using many of the same attachments as the JD 140, the 300 series of John Deere garden tractors began production with the 1975 model year. In that year, the hydrostatic model 300 was introduced, replacing the John Deere 140 and its seven-year production run. Although it shared many components from the 140, the 300 was upgraded to a 16HP Kohler K-series engine and had numerous styling changes. Major changes included a more squared off hood with integral headlights, engine side panels and a black plastic instrument panel. Realizing the liability of mounting a metal gas tank under the hood next to the battery, the model 300 had a plastic gas tank relocated under the rear fender pan with an increased capacity of 4.5 gallons. The John Deere 300 came equipped standard with a two-spool hydraulic lift system, a departure from the single or three-spool system available on the model 140. The charge pump and differential were largely unchanged from the 140, with the charge pump being manufactured by Sundstrand and the differential assembly by Dana. Individual rear wheel brakes also came standard on the model 300. Notably absent on the left side of the tractor was the clutch disconnect/ neutral return pedal found on the model 140. Identical to the model 300, the model 316 (Kohler powered) was manufactured during 1978 only. This particular model is often confused with the later series model 316, which was produced from 1984-1992. Being distinctly different tractors, there are few similarities between the early and late versions of the model 316. Manufactured briefly from 1977 to 1978, the model 312 provided a basic, no frills 300 series tractor with 12 HP Kohler engine, no engine side panels, no ammeter, H1 hydraulics, narrower rear tires, and a single brake pedal for both rear wheels. Headlights were an option on the 312.


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Model 316 (Kohler 16 HP K341AQS)

Year Serial Number
1978 80,001 - 95,000


I like 'em because they are the odd duck out. But I have a thing for strange machines like 120s, 200s, 208s & 312s.


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Posted August 09, 2013 - 03:28 PM

I bought a 300 with an almost new deck, complete with all the sheet metal. It has a broken rod, no damage to the block. Came with a new rod, rings and gaskets for $300.00 last year. I figure I bought the deck and got the tractor free.

 

I think it's priced high at $600.00 the way it sits.


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Posted August 09, 2013 - 04:39 PM

If you could talk him down $100-$200, might would be worth it if the deck is good. At $600, I'd pass. Missing too much stuff and what's there is rough. But that's just personal opinion and based on what I've seen locally in Missouri.

HaHa i sent a message an he said 500 is the lowest he will go! So i Said Bye! Shoot i know where a H-1 140 is! a 1969 Model with 46 inch Deck pretty much perfect shape for 425$


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Posted August 12, 2013 - 10:32 AM

i know where a H-1 140 is! a 1969 Model with 46 inch Deck pretty much perfect shape for 425$

would you like to share that info with the rest of us :smilewink:


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Posted August 13, 2013 - 01:59 AM

would you like to share that info with the rest of us :smilewink:

Um... Nope! :thumbs: HaHa

Here's the link No photo's No Deck.

http://greenville.cr...3985730665.html


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