Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

317 serial location(s)


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 PEIslander OFFLINE  

PEIslander

    New Member

  • New Member
  • Member No: 4934
  • 0 Thanks
  • 5 posts
  • Location: Bedeque, PEI, Canada

Posted August 30, 2011 - 02:41 PM

The chrome-like sticker under the steering wheel on my 317 has been partial damaged - perhaps by a passing boot. What I can read says:
C317L
211???? M
317 Tractor

Is there any other location on the unit, where I could look, where the serial number may be more permanently stamped?

Thanks,

Ron Curtis

#2 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

Texas Deere and Horse

    RED Wild Hogs, Horses & Deeres

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1435
  • 14,464 Thanks
  • 15,392 posts
  • Location: East of San Antonio Texas

Posted August 30, 2011 - 02:51 PM

That is the only location for the tractor I.D. You have enough for the year I.D. and any parts you might need.

#3 JDBrian OFFLINE  

JDBrian

    Super Moderator

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2507
  • 9,574 Thanks
  • 14,136 posts
  • Location: Hubley, Nova Scotia - Canada

Posted August 30, 2011 - 03:38 PM

PEIslander, it looks like a ser. No. starting with 211 would be 1982. The parts diagrams on jdparts.com have information on any parts changes related to ser. no.

#4 JDBrian OFFLINE  

JDBrian

    Super Moderator

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2507
  • 9,574 Thanks
  • 14,136 posts
  • Location: Hubley, Nova Scotia - Canada

Posted August 30, 2011 - 03:39 PM

Just a thought. The engine ser. no. should tell you something as well. I'm sure someone here knows how to decipher the numbers on the twins.

#5 allenblakee OFFLINE  

allenblakee

    Member

  • Member
  • Member No: 5130
  • 0 Thanks
  • 12 posts

Posted August 31, 2011 - 11:40 AM

You have to watch out using the engine to ID the tractor as the Kholer I was a bad engine and frequently was replaced by the II. My 317 is an example of this. So the tractor year and the engine year are completely different. However if the engine series is less than 24300 then you may have the original still.

#6 Tmo OFFLINE  

Tmo

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2023
  • 356 Thanks
  • 486 posts
  • Location: Missouri

Posted August 31, 2011 - 11:56 AM

Here's a little help when identifying year by type code (works for 1975 to 1982 tractors)

FYI. On the 1975 to 1982 tractors, it was pretty easy to find the year of John Deere tractors as it was in the model number. The model number usually had a C then the model of tractor, i.e. "317" then another letter which represented the year. If the 5th character was a "D", then it was a 1975, a "E" - 1976, "F" - 1977, "G" - 1978, "H" - 1979, "J" - 1980, "K" - 1981, and a "L" was a 1982. So C317L was a 1982 317.

1975 - D
1976 - E
1977 - F
1978 - G
1979 - H
1980 - J
1981 - K
1982 - L

In 1983, Deere stopped that practice and started putting "M" on the beginning and included a couple of "0" followed by the model number and then an "X". So a 318 was M00318X and the only way to tell the model year was by the serial number itself.
  • PEIslander and Trav1s have said thanks




Top