New guy here
Posted September 26, 2011 - 03:12 PM
The tractor runs but smokes and is a real rust bucket, but not rotted out anywhere. I'm gonna make it my winter restore project and will need all the info I can get. I am a mechanic but not a tractor mechanic.
To start with, where do I find the model/serial number? The decals are gone since the paint is mostly all peeled off.
I tried downloading the manual on here but it said I had exceeded the limit on my first try. lol. Are the manuals on Cd's on ebay worth purchasing?
Thanks in advance!
Posted September 26, 2011 - 03:36 PM
Most of the parts are still available for the 318 through your local JD dealer and there are lots of used parts around as well. You should check out JDParts.com and do a model search. You can access the parts diagrams for the tractor there. Please feel free to post on any topic you find interesting.
Posted September 26, 2011 - 04:34 PM
Posted September 26, 2011 - 04:36 PM
Glad to have you with us.
Posted September 26, 2011 - 05:18 PM
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Posted September 26, 2011 - 06:49 PM
Now that a good friend. Glad you found us, you'll no doubt find lots of help here especially on the John Deere section. Those 318's are mighty fine tractors.
Posted September 26, 2011 - 08:42 PM
A good manual will be your best friend
Posted September 26, 2011 - 09:20 PM
The one near the key is gone, but there is a sticker on the top of the engine but all i can make out on it is Onan and Model, that's it, nothing else readable.
I am going to take this thing completely apart body wise for paint. Do you know if there are numbers on the frame or something that I could take in to JD to see if they could figure it out?
Posted September 27, 2011 - 07:21 PM
The rest of the tag is torn away and I believe that's the part that would have had the serial number on it.
Posted September 27, 2011 - 07:37 PM
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