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#1 101 senior ONLINE  

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Posted April 28, 2014 - 04:27 PM

I bought a non running 316 at auction this past weekend. I know very little about them. I think I need a service manual so I can see whats what. Any ideas. Also is this an electronic ignition? I know I will need a wiring diagram that will tell me what I got. Any ideas where I can get them? Thanks.



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Posted April 28, 2014 - 05:26 PM

I suspect battery ignition.  Is it an Onan engine?

 

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Posted April 28, 2014 - 05:48 PM

Here's some information on this tractor http://www.tractorda...-deere-316.html



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Posted April 28, 2014 - 05:59 PM

There are two 316s

  • The early 316 is powered by the K341 and is essentially a rebadged 300.  It shares many design elements with the 300/312/314/317 which also have much in common with the 120/140.  All of these are closed frame machines.  I have a service manual for these 316s.
  • The late 316 shares much with the 318 including the Onan engine and open frame design.  Different monster than the above tractors.  

Which one do you have?  A few more details will provide the clarification we need to help.  :thumbs:


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Posted April 28, 2014 - 06:09 PM

We will need to know witch one you have thet made a early tractor with a single Kohler or the later tractor with a two cyl Onan The Onan can be a 16 horse or a later 18 horse

 

 

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Posted April 28, 2014 - 07:43 PM

We will need to know witch one you have thet made a early tractor with a single Kohler or the later tractor with a two cyl Onan The Onan can be a 16 horse or a later 18 horse

 

 

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Posted April 29, 2014 - 06:52 AM

The later 316 is a stripped down 318. No turning brakes or power steering and 1 hydraulic circuit. The original 316 has the turning brakes and 2 hydraulic circuits. too bad it didn't have Power steering. Both are nice tractors.



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Posted April 29, 2014 - 09:27 AM

101 senior;

 

If you can post the Serial and Model numbers for the Tractor and engine, others here at GTTalk can help you a lot. Also, Pictures of the tractor (front, back, side) should help identify just what you have. If your tractor is the "stripped down" version of the 318, I have 318 manuals as PDFs that may help.

 

Good luck, Harlan 


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 02:42 PM

OK Guys, here goes. The 316 is a 1987 tractor w/ a P218G 18hp engine. Any help would be appreciated. I know little about this model having never thought I could own one. I don't even know where the points are. Buy the looks of the wiring coming out of the black box, this may be quite the experence Thanksw to all of you. Your friend.



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Posted April 30, 2014 - 03:55 AM

OK Guys, here goes. The 316 is a 1987 tractor w/ a P218G 18hp engine. Any help would be appreciated. I know little about this model having never thought I could own one. I don't even know where the points are. Buy the looks of the wiring coming out of the black box, this may be quite the experence Thanksw to all of you. Your friend.

Hello 101Senior

There is no Point's on an Onan P-218 they came as Electronic ignition system's. The Onan B-43-G which came in the 318's had Point's style ignition systems in them, but to the best of my Knowledge they did not have any Point's in the Later Made P-218 Onan's that came in a John Deere 316. Since it does have an Onan in it the Tractor is considered to be an Open Frame tractor just like the John Deere 318 is. The earlier made 316's had a Kohler single cylinder engine in them and they were a closed Frame Tractor.The Only difference between a Later made 316 & a 318 is that the 316 has a single brake pedal, No Power steering and H-1 Hydraulics. Other than that the Tractor's are about the same. I just finished building a 1991 John Deere 316 for my son in law that has the Onan Twin cylinder  Eighteen horsepower engine in it. I hope this hslps, Hammerdown 



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Posted April 30, 2014 - 06:44 AM

Thank You for the info. I am confused about an open frame vs. a closed frame.



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Posted April 30, 2014 - 05:44 PM

Thank You for the info. I am confused about an open frame vs. a closed frame.

Hello 101Senior

You are welcome. The first Open Frame Tractor was the 1983 John Deere 318. Prior to that they offered closed frame Tractor's like the 314, 316 and 317. The closed frame Tractor's had the rear of the frame closed with a steel Plate, The Open Frame Tractor's have no steel Plate across the back of the tractor behind the rear end. Regards, Hammerdown


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Posted April 30, 2014 - 07:36 PM

Thanks again to all of your help. Tom.



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Posted May 01, 2014 - 05:22 AM

Hello Tom

You are very welcome Please let me know if you need any other help,  after working on these John Deere Tractor's for the past 30 Plus Year's there isn't much I haven't done on one. regardws, Hammerdown






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