Posted April 26, 2011 - 12:35 PM
Posted April 26, 2011 - 12:43 PM
Posted April 26, 2011 - 12:59 PM
My Brother just called me last night to tell me he had some parts for my 88- 318 Onan that would swap off his 20.
He has ordered a 23 HP Vangard for his 420, since the rods started knocking in his Onan.
Posted April 26, 2011 - 01:53 PM
Posted April 26, 2011 - 02:50 PM
Welcome to GTtalk, "THE GREATEST SITE ON EARTH" for Gt's anyway,LOL. If you have questions, please post them and someone will answer you shortly, we love to help out...
Posted April 26, 2011 - 04:11 PM
Glad to have you, Jim. I don't have anything green, if I did I'd put bleach on it.
Have a good one and post some pics when you can.
Posted April 26, 2011 - 04:46 PM
Posted April 26, 2011 - 06:55 PM
When you get a chance please upload a couple of pics. We'd enjoy seeing them.
Posted April 26, 2011 - 07:59 PM
Posted April 27, 2011 - 06:03 AM
Posted April 28, 2011 - 08:26 PM
Posted April 28, 2011 - 11:13 PM
Owned a 318 purchased new in '86 and a 345 in 2000, now own a GT235 purchased new in 2003. Hope to gain info regarding my restoration and make many friends...........Thanks, Jim
I have a question. How would you rate the 318 you bought new and the GT235? Does the GT235 hold up to the 318?
Thanks and again, welcome
Posted April 30, 2011 - 09:26 PM
- thompson1600 said thank you
Posted April 30, 2011 - 09:30 PM
Hard question...........I like the simplicity of the mechanical lift and steering of the 235, the Kawasaki hands down over the Onan. I think the vertical shaft Kaw lends itself much better than the horizontal shaft Onan. The 318 is built stronger in my opinion, I like independant rear brakes. I guess to sum it up I loved the 318 then and I love the GT235 now:smile1:
Thank you. All you ever hear is how great the 318 is/was. But in context with more current machines it's hard to compare where they stand with one of the best John Deere's from the past.
By the way, my reason for asking is I own a 2003 GT245.
Posted May 01, 2011 - 06:29 AM