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Keep my jd 322 or move to a jd 332?


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#1 cumminsdeere87 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 12, 2015 - 07:33 AM

Hi everyone. I have a jd 318,300 & 322. Im in a dilemma hahaha. Im keeping my 318 as my dad gave it to me and has a ton of meaning and the 300 is what i grew up on mowing etc. So those two are here forever. Ive been thinking on selling my 322 and getting a 332 or even a 430. Ive been on the other two before but its been years. Is it worth me trading up or am i not going to get much more out of a 332 . I know the 430 is a different breed but.... my 322 only has 756 hours and an awesome betcomac snowblower. Just wanted to know ehat you all thought? Thanks

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Posted January 12, 2015 - 07:45 AM

The only gain I can see in the 322 --> 322 is the diesel engine and that is not enough for me to swap.  The 322 is know to you and a 332 could be filed with new problems (after all it is a 25 year old machine by now)

 

322---> 430 gets you a much larger machine which requires different attachments.  The diesel is another bonus.  

 

All of that being said, the 322 is my dream machine with the ultra quiet/smooth 3 cal gas.  Where are you located?  Any more details on the 322 you are considering selling?



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Posted January 12, 2015 - 07:55 AM

I would keep the 322 they will last just as long as a diesel if not longer and are quiet and smooth running and fuel efficient



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Posted January 12, 2015 - 08:43 AM

Keep the 322! Why muddy the water with another fuel>


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Posted January 12, 2015 - 09:05 AM

In my opinion, the biggest difference between the 322 and 332 is the fuel savings under a heavy load. The diesel is much more efficient when mowing and using a powerflo, for example. The difference isn't very much when not under a load.

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Posted January 12, 2015 - 09:09 AM

If it were me, I'd not upgrade unless going up to a 430.  Much as I love diesel, your 322's engine is bulletproof!



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Posted January 12, 2015 - 12:04 PM

Yea im stumped hahah. Im located in Maryland. My 322 has 3 point loaded ags and a 40" two stage bercomac snowblower. The 322 is very smooth. Thats for sure

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Posted January 12, 2015 - 05:28 PM

Keep the 322! Save money over time and pick up another 3 or 4 series when you get a deal. Keep them both. Trust me on this one.


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Posted January 12, 2015 - 06:04 PM

Unless you use it  a LOT, the diesel engine isn't going to gain much!



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Posted January 13, 2015 - 08:22 AM

Me personally?I wouldn't sell my 322 to fund buying a 332.

I like the the 322 anyway.They have a little more power than the 332.

I have owned both and to me you can feel the extra 2 horsepower under load pulling a plow etc.

For a 430?I would do that under some circumstances.

I had a dilemma 3 years ago.I had a 322 and a 430 and finances and health dictated one had to go.

I chose to sell the 430 because it was worth more money however I did not miss it as I was able to keep the 322 and don't regret my decision.

I regret having to get rid of the 430 but not keeping my 322 over the 430.

So if you have a good running/functioning/serviced 322 you are flirting with trouble selling it to acquire an unknown 24-30 year old machine.

 

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Posted January 14, 2015 - 07:44 PM

Ajcan? Can i ask u a question about your 322?. Was it worth going to the larger wheels and tires you have. What pros and cons fo u have? Thanks so much

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Posted January 15, 2015 - 11:31 AM

It was well worth it for plowing.When you sink the right side into the furrow and the left side stay up on the landside it gives you extra clearance.

Also the ability to add more fluid and the extra clearance helps with running my Buford Bucket on front.

If you plan to just use it as a mower it is worthless.It looks cool but ads nothing to the mowing side of using it.

If you don't get the right size/wheel off set combination you may run into clearance issues with a deck.

When I use mine for mowing I have a set of 24x12-12 HDAP's and the stock wheels to go up front.

 

 

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Edited by ajcan, January 15, 2015 - 11:33 AM.


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Posted January 15, 2015 - 11:35 AM

Here is a picture of it with the HDAP's and stock rims on front with the mower.

I do run 16x7.50-8's to match the width of the rears.

 

 

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Posted January 15, 2015 - 12:11 PM

Ok sweet thanks sgain

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Posted January 15, 2015 - 03:46 PM

Glad to help.

 

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