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#1 Jim Keegan OFFLINE  

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 12:35 PM

Just joined GTtalk today (4/26/11). Just recieved a 1988 318 with Briggs 20 horse Vanguard engine for my 67th birthday. Going to do a resoration (going to keep the Briggs) and concentrate on other mechanicals and appearance. 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

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 12:43 PM

Welcome to GT Talk.

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 12:59 PM

Welcome Jim! Be sure to keep us up to date on your restoration.
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.

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 01:53 PM

Glad to have you Jim! Sounds like you're a green blooded guy! Sometimes I poke at green in a friendly way, but I'll forgo that this time. LOL I own some green too, JD7700 combine, JD 14' disc, and a JD F935 front mower, so if you see me ribbing green, know it's just ribbing. All your JD models are great tractors....but don't tell my BIL "meangreen" I said that!

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 02:50 PM

Jim, :welcometogttalk:
Welcome to GTtalk, "THE GREATEST SITE ON EARTH" for Gt's anyway,LOL.:D If you have questions, please post them and someone will answer you shortly, we love to help out...:wave:

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 04:11 PM

:yeah_that::welcometogttalk:
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.

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 04:46 PM

:welcometogttalk: Always good to have more GREEN around here! :D ~~ grnspot

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 06:55 PM

:welcome: to GTTalk! Nice herd you have there.

When you get a chance please upload a couple of pics. We'd enjoy seeing them.

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 07:59 PM

Welcome to the forum. Glad you are here Jim. Sounds like you know your way around a Deere. Hope to see pics when you have them. Good luck on the restoration.

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Posted April 27, 2011 - 06:03 AM

Welcome to another guy with some green!!! Glad you found us, plenty of info and other guys that like JD green here too.
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Posted April 28, 2011 - 08:26 PM

Those 318's are nice. I wished my 317 had power steering this winter with my snowblower..ug that was a battle. Congrats on the tractor and welcome to the site. You will find this site to be truly more friendly than any other. I am a member of several similar type sites and I much prefer this one over all the rest. But if you really like the green, Weekend Freedom Machines has a wealth of knowledge and a pretty awesome classifieds.

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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


Welcome!!

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

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Posted April 30, 2011 - 09:26 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:
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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.

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Posted May 01, 2011 - 06:29 AM

I think it depends on what you are doing too.




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