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#1 coopduc OFFLINE  

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Posted July 11, 2011 - 02:13 PM

Here's my new toy! Reasonably unmolested tractor w/520 hours. Not perfect, but everything seems to work, and it runs well. I chose this one because it doesn't appear to have been prettied up for resale, but was presented honestly. Original worn paint, seat is split, hence the cover. Mule drive cover is missing...is this important?
Also another question: It has a rear PTO, but only one switch on the dash. There is a covered hole next to it, what looks like for another PTO switch. should this tractor have one? or is it for another option I don't have?

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#2 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted July 11, 2011 - 02:38 PM

That is a nice machine! looks much like mine and you will love it. I think you will want to find a mule drive cover. If for no other reason than it would keep grass and weeds from catching up in the belts and winding up in the pulleys.
I'm pretty sure the switch is for the front PTO. And you would want another for the rear PTO. I wish mine had a rear PTO as that is an expensive accesory to find and they are not growing on trees.

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Posted July 11, 2011 - 02:46 PM

That's a nice looking original machine. Appears to be in fine shape! Congrats! Always nice to see a member with a new toy!

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Posted July 11, 2011 - 05:11 PM

coopduc, that looks to be in really nice original shape. Congrats on a nice find.

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Posted July 11, 2011 - 06:34 PM

:thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

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Posted July 11, 2011 - 07:48 PM

its great when you can get something that someone has takin care of . good lookin 318

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Posted July 12, 2011 - 05:17 AM

Nice solid 318. Congratulations, I'm sure you will enjoy it.

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Posted July 12, 2011 - 08:22 AM

:wave: Nice find! Power steering is nice to have on a GT. Since it has a pto it surly has 3-point hitch also, could not tell from the pic if the po had removed it or not.

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Posted July 17, 2011 - 10:56 PM

The switch in the outside hole is to control the clutch for the mule drive to turn on the deck. The second place to the right of the deck switch is there to put the pto switch when a pto is installed. If you have a rear pto then you should have a second switch to turn on the clutch that turns on the rear pto. I suppose someone could wire them both to the same switch but then you have no way to individually control them. Are you sure you have a rear pto. I just bought a 430 last month, when I called about it the seller told me it had a rear pto but it didn't.

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Posted July 20, 2011 - 08:19 PM

That is a nice machine! looks much like mine and you will love it. I think you will want to find a mule drive cover. If for no other reason than it would keep grass and weeds from catching up in the belts and winding up in the pulleys.
I'm pretty sure the switch is for the front PTO. And you would want another for the rear PTO. I wish mine had a rear PTO as that is an expensive accesory to find and they are not growing on trees.


Also, if you're prone to sticking forks into electrical outlets, it will help keep your fingers out of the pulleys as well.

Seriously though, nice score! The next 2 John Deeres I hope to acquire are a 318 and a 140 H3.

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 03:38 PM

huh?

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 04:47 PM

NICE BUY!! enjoy it. I am sure you will

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Posted August 03, 2011 - 08:32 AM

I don't think you have a rear PTO if you don't have the second switch,

I thought the same thing about mine when I first got it,

That thing that looks like a PTO is not a PTO,

The stub shaft you see on the rear of the pump is the shaft to which the rear PTO would attach.

I'll have to snap a picture of mine, see if it looks the same.

apparently to get a rear PTO on a 318 you have to find the John Deere 318 Gear Box , and their hard to find

Edited by Jehtro, August 03, 2011 - 08:38 AM.


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Posted August 03, 2011 - 12:47 PM

Jethro - You are correct, no rear PTO. I was looking at the place it attaches to. Would be a nice upgrade though!

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Posted August 03, 2011 - 01:33 PM

nice machine




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