I just traded my 316 for a 318 and the mule does not have the rod that shows when the tension is in the right range. I see where it broke off and I can take a allen wrench and cut the short leg and have if welded on to replace the L-shaped rod but need a picture of the mule without the cover to see it's correct position.
I could probably just tighten the tension until there is only about a 1/2" of deflection between the mower deck pulley and the mule. Then if it chirps when the deck is engaged I could tighten some more but would kind of like to have the rod and mule face plate gage working.
John Deere 318 Mule
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