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Posted August 07, 2011 - 11:01 AM

Greetings from sweltering Missouri. Just found the forum while looking for info on my new (to me) 318...I think. No markings or numbers that I can find. It was my grand father's tractor. I brought it home after he passed away and kept it in my shop for the past couple of years. Starts and runs fine, 3-point works fine, but having power steering issues (won't turn tight, and the hydraulics aren't "smooth" at all. Anyway, I'll post some pix soon. Looking forward to pestering you all with lot's of questions!

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Posted August 07, 2011 - 02:00 PM

first think I would do is change the hydraulic fluid and filter

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Posted August 07, 2011 - 02:21 PM

:welcometogttalk: Post up some pics and ask away. I'm sure you will get some answers. Wherebouts in Missouri? Put yourself on the member map.

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Posted August 07, 2011 - 03:20 PM

Welcome to GTTalk. The service manual for the 318 is in the manuals section of this forum. You can download the manual and it should give you the info. you need to troubleshoot your problems. As said above I would do the routine maintenance for the tractor. If you post some pictures I'm sure we can help you identify which model you have.

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Posted August 07, 2011 - 06:57 PM

Welcome to GTtalk decoded !!! gimmodog gave you good advice on those filters and fluid , keep us posted , Al

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Posted August 07, 2011 - 07:48 PM

Power steering says 318, as the 316 didn't have it, plus the 318 has individual turning brakes....does yours have that to?

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Posted August 07, 2011 - 07:51 PM

Here are a couple of photo's of her... Am I correct that she's a 318?? You'll have to bear with me, I'm pretty handy with a firetruck and a bass boat, but tractors are a new "hobby"!

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Posted August 07, 2011 - 07:54 PM

I can't tell by the small pics. If it doesn't have 2 brake pedals on the right, then it's not a 318.
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Posted August 07, 2011 - 07:59 PM

It has two pedals...

Thanks for the info!

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Posted August 07, 2011 - 08:02 PM

What are the tire sizes? It almost looks like a 400 to me? It's hard to tell from those tiny pics?
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Posted August 07, 2011 - 08:04 PM

Let me re-size the photo's and re-post...

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Posted August 07, 2011 - 08:10 PM

Here are some bigger versions of the pictures...let me know if they help. Other than tire size, what "identifiers" should I look for?


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Posted August 07, 2011 - 08:29 PM

I think she's a 400. The large tires, plus the exhaust out the grill. Now I'm not up on John Deere's, but I lean to 400.
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Posted August 07, 2011 - 08:31 PM

I'm thinkin' your on to something! I've been surfing around looking at 400's and they look mighty familiar...

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Posted August 07, 2011 - 08:33 PM

:welcometogttalk: Post up some pics and ask away. I'm sure you will get some answers. Wherebouts in Missouri? Put yourself on the member map.


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