I have never owned a John Deere. A couple of weeks ago I picked up a John
Deere 314. So far it runs, no smoke, goes forward and reverse, has hydro , was low on oil, haven't had a chance to check out anything else. Previous owner said they put new belts on it last year. It seems to have all it's parts except for headlight lens. Been repainted but not to bad of a job. I have only driven it around the yard and found the hydro seem to slow down a little on its own, but maybe I don't know what to expect as I have never driven a hydro. Steering is loose and steers like a tank. I have purchased the manual and soon as it warms up plan on giving it a going over. I gave $300 don't know if I made a good deal as some tractors are good and some bad. Serial number indicates it was built in 1983 and one of the last ones. Any and all opinions appreciated.