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Posted May 19, 2014 - 02:40 PM

My BIL just picked up a JD 300 for me.

There's some funky hardware on the front that needs to go away.

I'm guessing that was used to hold a snow plow blade.

 

I got to hear it over the phone - sounds good.  Runs and drives.

 

Has a rattle-can paint job covering some rust.  But not entirely unexpected.

Price was within a reasonable range.

 

 

Pictures are from my sister's cell phone.

 

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Posted May 19, 2014 - 04:04 PM

Congrats on the new tractor. They have a strong drivetrain on them. Check your driveshaft couplers to make sure they are not worn out. The one on the hydro end is the critical one. If it wears out it can ruin the hydro input shaft. That colour is off a bit but it really doesn't look too bad to me. I have a 314 and a 317 which are the same basic chassis as the 300. 


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Posted May 19, 2014 - 05:33 PM

Congrats on the new tractor. They have a strong drivetrain on them. Check your driveshaft couplers to make sure they are not worn out. The one on the hydro end is the critical one. If it wears out it can ruin the hydro input shaft. That colour is off a bit but it really doesn't look too bad to me. I have a 314 and a 317 which are the same basic chassis as the 300. 

Currently it's at my sister/bro-in-law's place.  Without getting to check the couplers, I'd like to let them have some fun running around on it (there's no mower deck).  Hopefully the drive-line couplers are good enough to not cause problems.

 

I'm trying to figure out how to check the rear end fluid level (or levels)?

 

My brother-in-law took the pressure washer to it.  Looks a bit better.
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I think it was used for snow removal.  The front rack looks like it was added to carry a winch and snow plow.  There are brackets at the back of the fenders, so I'm guessing there was a snow cab on it.



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Posted May 19, 2014 - 05:40 PM

Yeah! That junk has to go!  Almost looks like more than snowplow tho. Splitter on it?  Anyway, would be off now if was mine. Put those things on back of ffenders on your little trailer for light tie downs. I have some on mine and kinda handy. Can keep them up higher on rail and fold out of way a bit when not used.


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Posted May 19, 2014 - 06:14 PM

Yeah! That junk has to go!  Almost looks like more than snowplow tho. Splitter on it?  Anyway, would be off now if was mine. Put those things on back of ffenders on your little trailer for light tie downs. I have some on mine and kinda handy. Can keep them up higher on rail and fold out of way a bit when not used.

 

I agree.  Hopefully it comes off without too much damage.



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Posted May 19, 2014 - 06:19 PM

It's not going to be here for a while, but I'm thinking that i want to make that a daily driver/riding mower.

In which case, I need to track down a mower for it.

 

 

Wondering if side-panels are a possibility.  Are they aesthetic (and noise) or functional for cooling, etc.?



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Posted May 19, 2014 - 07:37 PM

If you need parts check with our site sponsors. I got parts from Joes outdoor power for my 317.  I'll send you a PM with some info that may help.


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Posted May 20, 2014 - 07:38 AM

Side panels were just a way for companies to quiet down tractors. Cooling was a problem WITH them on and needed special baffles and ducting, all in way of working on mower and engine. Some sort of new laws probly from Government on regulations no doubt. Much harder to tinker on with these on. Just simple things may require to remove them and are PIA. Later tractors now seem to have moved to ONE-Piece hoods and lighter materials, again not always a good thing.


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