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Posted August 01, 2011 - 06:27 AM

The fact that it comes with the front hitch, angling cylinder and blade is a big bonus if the buyer is in a snow zone.
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Posted August 01, 2011 - 08:22 AM

buck, you got to post some pictures now that you got it.

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Posted August 03, 2011 - 05:47 AM

Here she isIMG_0112.jpg

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Posted August 03, 2011 - 06:15 AM

Nice tractor. Thanks for posting the pictures.

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Posted August 03, 2011 - 06:18 AM

I agree with Tmo. Looks real nice. You'll be happy with it.

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Posted August 03, 2011 - 07:39 AM

Are you sure there's no hour meter? My 318 you have to lift the hood, its right behind the dash on the side under the hood,

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Posted August 03, 2011 - 09:51 AM

That looks pretty solid. The blade looks to be in very good shape.

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Posted August 03, 2011 - 12:30 PM

Yep,

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Posted August 03, 2011 - 01:34 PM

what are the hours and year?

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Posted August 05, 2011 - 11:50 AM

Well, just got done changing the oil, plugs, fuel filter, air filter and transmission oil and filter. Also got new dust caps for the plow hookups, color coded them. Next Im going to change the blades to gator and plug the deck.

Only complaint is the trans dip tube is too small. Takes a while to fill. Also need to get a belly screen, mine is missing.

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Posted August 05, 2011 - 05:00 PM

Well, just got done changing the oil, plugs, fuel filter, air filter and transmission oil and filter. Also got new dust caps for the plow hookups, color coded them. Next Im going to change the blades to gator and plug the deck.

Only complaint is the trans dip tube is too small. Takes a while to fill. Also need to get a belly screen, mine is missing.


Color coded plugs for the hydraulics are a good idea. All the newer tractors have them and I'd never remember how to connect stuff from year to year without them. If I get the 54 blade onto the 314 I'll have to color code them.

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Posted August 05, 2011 - 09:07 PM

Very nice looking 318! Good luck with it! You'll be loving that plow when the snow starts falling.

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Posted August 05, 2011 - 09:25 PM

Nice looking 318. The hour meter, as previously stated, should be on the right side of the tractor, hidden by the hood. It should be right behind the Jo in the decal.
It looks like the plow was not used much. Congrats.

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Posted August 06, 2011 - 11:25 PM

Wondering the reasons why it is the best ever made?

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 August 07, 2011 - 05:32 AM

It was the first major change in GT's that John Deere had made in a long time and included power steering and the open rear frame design. I am only speculating, but the high praise for this model has come about over a long period of time where it has proven to be versatile, sturdy, reliable and in demand as a working GT. It is a fairly large and heavy GT at over 800lbs and was very popular when a current model. Because of it's popularity there are a lot of attachments available, both JD and aftermarket, as well as a good supply of used parts. This is helped out by the fact that JD still supports these tractors through it's extensive parts and dealer network. I am not saying that it is the best GT ever made but for the tractors of it's time it was certainly among the best.
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