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#1 Dspangler ONLINE  

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Posted October 26, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Is there any way to fix the ‘one-wheelie-peely” issue on a 316?

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Posted October 26, 2017 - 02:03 PM

if it's a 316 onan (open frame)  the only way I have heard to get this is to swap in a differential from a 400 series that had the diff.lock from factory.


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Posted October 26, 2017 - 02:08 PM

Ahh ok. That sounds expensive..

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Posted October 26, 2017 - 04:37 PM

You won't like the posi rear experience if you use it for mowing. Making it posi traction basically doubles your turning radius depending on how long the tractor is. And when you turn the one tire will dig up your yard pretty bad especially if you have Ag tires on it. 

 

Better off loading the tires with washer fluid or put wheel weights on it  Or both. 


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Posted October 26, 2017 - 04:38 PM

If it does not have the separate brake pedals you could add them and used the respective brake to stop the spinning tire and force power to the other side.


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Posted October 26, 2017 - 04:46 PM

​Slow down.


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Posted October 26, 2017 - 06:05 PM

If it does not have the separate brake pedals you could add them and used the respective brake to stop the spinning tire and force power to the other side.

What Trav1s,  said is the cheapest way to make it much better 


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Posted October 26, 2017 - 07:03 PM

How hard is it to add the second brake system?

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Posted October 26, 2017 - 09:28 PM

I assume you have an onan powered 316? 



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Posted October 26, 2017 - 09:34 PM

I assume you have an onan powered 316?


That is correct, 1987.

Edited by Dspangler, October 26, 2017 - 09:35 PM.


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Posted October 26, 2017 - 09:34 PM

That is correct. 1987

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Posted October 26, 2017 - 10:03 PM

If the conversion of your 316 is anything like my 312, you needs parts from a  318 that can be swapped in place of the current setup.  I have not done any research into this as I have a 318 which comes with steering brakes.  My 312 is a much earlier design individual parts are different but I suspect the process is quite similar.  I'd look for an organ donor with a similar serial number to your 316 if possible and do some research on jdparts.com

Here is the pedal assembly I found in a quick eBay search

 

https://www.ebay.com...fkAAOSwopRYhS7c

 

https://www.ebay.com...fkAAOSwopRYhS7c

 

Brake Rods

https://www.ebay.com...jsAAOxy79JSZIM~

 

https://www.ebay.com...W0AAMXQ9MVRicEJ



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Posted October 27, 2017 - 06:27 AM

Thanks!

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Posted October 27, 2017 - 07:22 AM

I did the conversion on my 316 and you need the pedals from a 318, 322, or 332.  Some welding is required.  The 316 has the same brakes as the others just a different pedal setup.

 

 

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