Posted June 04, 2011 - 04:55 AM
That looks to be in pretty good shape. I just got a 314 a month or so ago. The steering linkage can be disconnected and the wheel centred, it's not a big job. The parts diagrams are all on jdparts.com. There is a 140 document in the manuals section that covers some maintenance on the 140. The steering gear adjustment procedure is the same on the 314 if you need to get the free play out of the steering. Some things to check. Front axle centre pivot bushings. These tend to go due to there not being a grease fitting. They are cheap and easy to replace. Also check for broken motor mounts. The drive shaft and couplers are also another source of trouble. Check the shaft to make sure that the front coupler at the engine is not stripping out. On mine you could turn the shaft about 30 degrees. The key had eroded the coupler. New couplers are available. Also at the hydro end of the shaft check the coupler at the hydro unit itself. If this wears it can grind away the input shaft to the hydro and it costs many $ to get that sorted. Check the points for proper gap and condition. Mine would barely run because they were pitted and out of adjustment. Good luck with it. They are a good choice in an older tractor because there are a lot of parts still available.