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Posted August 31, 2011 - 09:18 PM

314.jpg So far the best machine
Ive had yet!
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Posted September 01, 2011 - 06:09 AM

Nice looking tractor. Good news also, that the service manual for this series of tractors was just uploaded to the manuals section. Bad news is - you have to have a 100 posts before you can download it and it's a gigantic file (over 510 mb)!

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 06:13 AM

I have an 83 314. Nice machine and yours looks in very good condition. Some items to check are the motor mounts and the driveshaft couplers. Broken motor mounts will cause excessive vibration that leads to wear of the driveshaft couplers. If there is any slack in the shaft couplers look into the problem because if the wear is allowed to go unchecked it can do more damage, particularly to the input shaft of the hydro.
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Posted September 01, 2011 - 06:31 AM

Looks like a nice machine. Thanks for the pic.

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 08:41 AM

Thanks for the info - I'll keep an eye on the mounts. Do they disconnect completly?

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 08:43 AM

Cant wait to get the manual..I looked at the 316 manual but there are quite a few differences. I'll have to keep posting!

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 09:00 AM

Thanks for the info - I'll keep an eye on the mounts. Do they disconnect completly?


What happens is that the rubber part of the mount cracks and becomes weak. This allows the engine to sag in the mount and to vibrate badly. Eventually the steel part of the mount will break and it just gets worse. You need to inspect them carefully and try moving the motor while watching each mount. The rear ones are usually the problem. These engines vibrate a lot at low RPM's. Make sure your idle is not adjusted too low. It is supposed to be 2000 to 2200 rpms. They do shake a fair bit at idle but should smooth out at higher speed. If you haven't noticed it vibrating a lot then it's probably ok. Take a look at the drive shaft and try to turn it both ways. There should not be any play in it. If there is try to see which end it is coming from and go from there. If the coupler goes at the hydro end it can ruin the input shaft and it is very expensive to repair.

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 09:03 AM

Nice looking tractor. Good news also, that the service manual for this series of tractors was just uploaded to the manuals section. Bad news is - you have to have a 100 posts before you can download it and it's a gigantic file (over 510 mb)!


Tmo, has that restriction changed lately. The manuals section info. still says 10 posts instead of 100.

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 11:23 AM

Tmo, has that restriction changed lately. The manuals section info. still says 10 posts instead of 100.

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I think the 100 post restriction is only for this manual due to its size. JD 300, 312, 314 & 316 Service Manual - Manuals - Garden Tractor Talk - Forums Read the comments section before downloading the manual.

For the other manuals I think the 10 post rule is still in place.

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 04:34 PM

Nice Looking 314:thumbs:

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 05:37 PM

I have an 83 314. Nice machine and yours looks in very good condition. Some items to check are the motor mounts and the driveshaft couplers. Broken motor mounts will cause excessive vibration that leads to wear of the driveshaft couplers. If there is any slack in the shaft couplers look into the problem because if the wear is allowed to go unchecked it can do more damage, particularly to the input shaft of the hydro.



And it looks like this...
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Posted September 01, 2011 - 06:40 PM

Nice looking 314!

Just picked up a nice original 1980-314 myself in July. ~~ grnspot

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 08:02 PM

There seems to be a lot of interest in the early 300 series machines. Perhaps it is because they are much cheaper than the 318's that most people are after.

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 08:13 PM

Currently the description on the 300 - 316 manual is correct because of the file size. Once I have more time I will break it down to smaller pieces to help overcome that. Honestly we don't do it to be mean. The rules we have in place are to help encourage participation and also make it harder for people that download stuff, reprint it and sell it on places like ebay and what not when it can be had for free. We don't charge for them and we also don't claim ownership of them but it is our members who put the work in to providing them for others as a great resource.

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 08:19 PM

Thanks for sharing, that's a real nice tractor. Love that series of JD's.




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