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Posted May 24, 2011 - 09:28 PM

Well a couple weeks ago picked up a John Deere 316 with snowblower model 49 and a 50" mower deck also a set of chains and a blade. It was kinda in rought shape so i decided to take most of it apart and try to get it looking good again. U think it will be worth it ?

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Posted May 24, 2011 - 11:46 PM

Looks really nice, it's already worth it!

The paint on that blower is in really good shape, don't think it's seen much gravel.

Thanks for the pictures! And :welcome: to GTTalk!

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Posted May 25, 2011 - 04:33 AM

That is in pretty good shape to start with.:thumbs:

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Posted May 25, 2011 - 05:36 AM

Just check on the cost of replacing the tractor and attachments with something new. It is well worth the cost and effort of a rebuild. It looks in pretty good shape and if you go over it carefully and replace or repair the stuff that is broken or worn out it will give you years of good service. Welcome to the forum and maybe you can keep us informed on how your restore is going.

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Posted May 25, 2011 - 07:21 AM

Well i had a little time for some more pictures before i start.

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Posted May 26, 2011 - 10:15 AM

I have my 314 apart right now and I can sure see the difference in the "Open Frame" rear end of the 316. It looks like the same hydro drive unit as used in the older 300 series but the dif/axle assembly is totally different.

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Posted May 26, 2011 - 11:28 AM

A 300 series is money in the bank. I am amazed at what parts are still available.

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Posted May 27, 2011 - 10:02 AM

Yes, I agree, and it is handy to be able to go online and order your parts. It is one of the things I looked into before I bought the 314. I knew there would be worn out stuff on it and I was right. So far I have spent 300 or so on parts but that would not cover half the tax on a new x500GT.

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Posted May 30, 2011 - 09:33 PM

Will make a good tractor, do some adjusting on the linkage while you have it apart.

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Posted May 31, 2011 - 11:28 AM

Will make a good tractor, do some adjusting on the linkage while you have it apart.


??? why do that ? im not trying to be a smart a$$ just wandering ?




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