I bought this tractor last fall as a favor to a friend. It is only collecting dust around this operation, so it needs a new home. It will make someone a very nice show tractor.
With hydrostatic drive and hydraulic lift, the 316 was a real workhorse. There is nothing keeping this tractor from going back to work. The hydraulic system is strong.
The Onan engine is a B48G. It does burn oil, and so it is probably due for a rebuild soon. However, it starts great and has plenty of power.
The tractor was fully restored a couple of years ago with an automotive paint finish. It has new decals, new seat, new emblems, and all new plastic parts. Everything matches the original John Deere standards. Many of the small detail parts (like emblems and decals) had to come directly from John Deere since they were not available aftermarket.
The tractor comes with a working 42 inch mower deck. The deck is solid. The tractor spent some time last summer running this deck. It has new blades and new belts. The deck does need a new coat of paint, it was not restored with the tractor.
I am asking $1450, which is what I have in the tractor.