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#1 buck50bmg OFFLINE  

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 05:31 AM

Is 1800 good for a well looked after 318? It comes with a front plow

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 06:00 AM

Welcome to the forum. As far as what a 318 is worth it will depend a lot on what condition it is in and your location. The front hitch and blade is a valuable option. Does it have a mower deck. If not that would lower the value. In my location 1800 would be a fair price for one in good shape. If you can post pictures that would help.

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 06:43 AM

:welcometogttalk: Don't know much about JD's, just that they are fine machines. Too expensive for me though.

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 06:55 AM

Thanks

It has a 50" deck.

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 08:35 AM

The service manual is a must - you can find it here: John Deere 316, 318 and 420 Technical Manual - Manuals - Garden Tractor Talk - Forums

The operator's manual is very helpful also and should be in your library. You will find it here: John Deere 316, 318, 420 Operator Manual OM-M79598 - Manuals - Garden Tractor Talk - Forums
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Posted July 31, 2011 - 10:18 AM

buck50, First off Welcome to GT talk, glad your here.. The price is a fair price with a deck and front blade, I will guess that the blade is hydraulic angle, 54" blade. Do you know how many hours is on the machine?

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 01:30 PM

Didnt have a hour meter. The onan had new valves and gaskets a year ago. No smoke. The front blade has hydros for tilt and raise. Looks really good. Said it eats a little oil, but thats common.

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 02:46 PM

Sounds pretty good. I thought that 318's came with an hour meter as standard equipment. They are extremely rare here and tend to sell quickly if fairly priced. If you get it be sure to post some pictures.

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 03:11 PM

Getting it this Tues or Wed

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 03:13 PM

Only issue I found is the parking break lever didnt want to engage correctly.

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 03:36 PM

Did you give it a good test before you made the deal?

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 03:43 PM

I'm a "newbie" but isn't that a tad high?

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 03:48 PM

Mowed an acre. Ran it full speed. Took sharp turns. All good

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 04:28 PM

I'm a "newbie" but isn't that a tad high?


The 318 is like the "Holy Grail" of garden tractors - it's considered as one of the best garden tractors ever made. And the 54 inch 4-way blade are expensive, even used. $1800 is a good price if the condition is decent.

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 04:46 PM

It all depends on the condition and if there has been any work done to the motor and hydro's. In this part of the country (NY) I would say YES




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