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#1 WHdbJD OFFLINE  

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Posted March 13, 2014 - 07:01 PM

brought this home today....

 

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Posted March 13, 2014 - 07:11 PM

...

A John Deere 3 18

Will serve me well

 

(Sorry, thought you where starting a Haiku poem)


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Posted March 13, 2014 - 08:15 PM

How old is it?


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Posted March 13, 2014 - 10:08 PM

Congrats! I really like mine.  GEDC0318.JPG

 



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Posted March 13, 2014 - 11:20 PM

Congratulations on the 318.  It looks like it has just a little honest wear and tear.  Good for you. :thumbs:


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 12:11 AM

How old is it?

It is a 1987


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 05:32 AM

Hope you have  good service with your 318 as I've had with mine . How many hours on it ?



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Posted March 14, 2014 - 07:34 AM

Congratulations on the 318.  It looks like it has just a little honest wear and tear.  Good for you. :thumbs:

 

 

Hope you have  good service with your 318 as I've had with mine . How many hours on it ?

 

 

Its got 1600 hours, the PO took it to the dealer for all the scheduled regular service.

I agree, daytime dave, about the honest wear and tear. Mostly cosmetic, probably not unusual

for that many hours.

I'm wondering about the streaks running down the right side onto the foot pedestal....looks like

maybe corrosion from the battery area. ?


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 07:44 AM

Congrats on the 318. That corrosion is common on all the 300 series and probably on most tractors. I've never seen it leak out over the fender deck like that but both my 314 and 317 were really rusty in and under the battery tray. I had to make a new tray for the 317 and actually rebuilt the console sides because it was so badly rusted. Have a look under there and check the condition of the inside panels and battery tray. You may want to make it a priority to fix up any rust that's there and treat the area with some sort of antirust coating. Poor battery and charging system maintenance over a long period of time probably leads to more acid fumes being produced and hense the corrosion.


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 07:52 AM

YOU"LL LOVE THE 318 nice tractors . I would really like to find one
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Posted March 14, 2014 - 09:37 AM

Not to echo the previous postings (uh oh, too late), I love my 318. Bought it in late 2011 to replace a JD 140 I had had for probably 20 years. I hope you love yours as much or more.

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Posted March 16, 2014 - 07:44 PM

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here's a picture of the corrosion, looks like it traveled right down the

battery hold down to the side panels.



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Posted March 28, 2014 - 06:43 PM

couple more questions about this 318...

 

I'm taking it apart to clean and paint the parts damaged by the battery corrosion.

How does this dash come off? Do I need to pull the steering wheel?

 

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Posted March 31, 2014 - 09:42 AM

Are you refering to the plastic dash plate? if so, yes you will need to pull the steering wheel. Then all it is held on by are the various dash items... ie; the PTO and light switch fastening nuts, etc.


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Posted March 31, 2014 - 08:11 PM

Honestly I'm envious...

I always wanted a 318 even though I had absolutely no use for a tractor that large and powerful. 

I think the thing that had me sold was a garden tractor with a three point hitch. That had a coolness factor that was off the charts.

Congrats! I'd still love to have one.


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