Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

214 vs. 317


  • Please log in to reply
23 replies to this topic

#16 middleageddeere OFFLINE  

middleageddeere

    Tacos!

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 2033
  • 243 Thanks
  • 1,082 posts
  • Location: MI

Posted February 26, 2011 - 12:43 PM

Well, I agree with the lowest cost thing, but everyone, everywhere, always does that. I don't think they knew that what they were making was faulty. Then again, I have heard of worse things.

#17 mikebramel OFFLINE  

mikebramel

    Ron Paul

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 82
  • 176 Thanks
  • 1,009 posts
  • Location: Milwaukee

Posted February 26, 2011 - 01:21 PM

True, but calling something commerical/industrial that you cant run on more than a moderate incline is pathetic

#18 middleageddeere OFFLINE  

middleageddeere

    Tacos!

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 2033
  • 243 Thanks
  • 1,082 posts
  • Location: MI

Posted February 26, 2011 - 01:23 PM

Agreed. No doubt about that. It stinks too cause I love those old Kohlers. I think they are great old engines...except maybe that one.

#19 Tmo OFFLINE  

Tmo

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2023
  • 356 Thanks
  • 486 posts
  • Location: Missouri

Posted February 26, 2011 - 10:21 PM

Though it's true that the Kohler KT17 Series I were notorious for starving for oil mowing along slopes and ditch lines, it's also true that many of the KT17 Series I are still running strong after 30 years, in JD 317s, in IH Cub Cadet 682s and 782s, and other tractors. The KT17 Series I got a bad rap, but as I said, many are still in use today.

Edited by Tmo, February 27, 2011 - 12:27 AM.


#20 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

Texas Deere and Horse

    RED Wild Hogs, Horses & Deeres

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1435
  • 14,464 Thanks
  • 15,392 posts
  • Location: East of San Antonio Texas

Posted February 26, 2011 - 10:45 PM

Tmo, What other site do I know you from?

#21 Tmo OFFLINE  

Tmo

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2023
  • 356 Thanks
  • 486 posts
  • Location: Missouri

Posted February 27, 2011 - 12:29 AM

Tmo, What other site do I know you from?


I'm a moderator on wfm, Red Square and John Deere SST Yahoo group. I'm a member of Only Cub Cadets, the IH Cub Cadet forum, was a member of the now defunct IH Registry, and a member of the new Cub Cadet Collection site. I started the Cub Cadet Picture Gallery site and the John Deere Picture Gallery site. I am a member of MTF, though I doubt if I will go back there too much.

#22 middleageddeere OFFLINE  

middleageddeere

    Tacos!

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 2033
  • 243 Thanks
  • 1,082 posts
  • Location: MI

Posted March 02, 2011 - 05:37 PM

Wow, is that all? LOL

#23 AV430 OFFLINE  

AV430

    Member

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 2370
  • 53 Thanks
  • 130 posts

Posted March 18, 2011 - 10:34 PM

I used my 1977 214 for 11 years as my main working tractor. In that time I just about rebuilt everything on it including the engine. I loved that tractor, and regrettably sold it to purchase another tractor. I also have a 1981 317 and I can honestly say as far as power goes the 317 has the 214 beat handily. My 317 has a low hour series 2 replacement in it and it is so smooth and powerful it amazes me. I love the 200 series tractors, and they will work all day long with the best of them, but there is a reason the 300 series cost more. I love the hydraulic lift, the front hydro ports, the hydro stat transmission, and the steering brakes just to name several upgrades. Just my 2 cents. Adam

Attached Thumbnails

  • Copy of Copy of IMG_0336.JPG
  • 2010-11-27 15.43.20.jpg

  • middleageddeere said thank you

#24 middleageddeere OFFLINE  

middleageddeere

    Tacos!

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 2033
  • 243 Thanks
  • 1,082 posts
  • Location: MI

Posted March 21, 2011 - 08:39 PM

Have to agree with the individual brakes, those I do love!




Top