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#1 J1morris OFFLINE  

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Posted October 01, 2011 - 08:36 PM

Just picked up a 318 today. Really did not need it but could not beat the deal. Anyway, I'm already hooked and want to find out few things.

1. Is there such thing as a "Kit" for the rear PTO to make it functional?
2. Does the deck left control a 3 point hitch if I add one?
3. Front End Loader recommendations?

Thanks in advance for any help!!

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 12:06 AM

J1morris, WELCOME to GT talk... There are 2 different PTO's for the 318. If you want to run something like a tiller, you can add the PTO shaft off the back of the Hydro pump. The other is a 540 RPM PTO gearbox that mounts in front of the hydro unit, and looks like a big tractor PTO shaft out the back of your tractor. 3 pt. uses the center rock shaft to operate it. Both JD. and aftermarket Co. make FEL for your 318. Make sure you get the right mount for your tractor. Good Luck......

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 06:02 AM

Welcome to GTTAlk. The 318 is a fine tractor and you should be able to find a loader for it without too much trouble. I believe the deck lift lever operates the 3 pt. as the same rock shaft is used to move the deck and 3pt.

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 06:23 AM

J1morris,welcome to the forum.
Glad to have you with us.

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 05:47 PM

Thanks for the help! What I see is is no toggle switch on the dash for the rear PTO but do see a small splined shaft protruding from what I beleive may be the rear of the trans. I assume this must be coupled to a clutch of some type?? Sorry - I cannot be more technicle but I am waiting on manuals to arrive and I'm chomping at the bit to learn it "ALL" when it comes to my newest toy.

By the way I'm good on the 3 point hitch now - just deciding which to purchase - same with the loader. Thanks again!

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 08:50 PM

Welcome. Congrats on a nice purchase. Keep us posted on which hitch and loader you get. I'd be interested myself.

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Posted October 06, 2011 - 10:21 PM

You guessed right on the rear PTO. That splined stub shaft at the rear would be coupled to the rear PTO thru an electro-magnetic clutch similar to the front PTO. Also would need its own switch. Expect to pay $350 to $500 for a good used one as Deere no longer sells these parts new. Golly gee whiz expensive in my opinion!
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Posted October 12, 2011 - 12:05 AM

Welcome!

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Posted October 12, 2011 - 08:12 PM

Thanks to all - does anyone have a good source for the PTO "kit"?

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 11:31 AM

Thanks to all - does anyone have a good source for the PTO "kit"?


Ebay or post a wanted ad on the various JD garden tractor web sites. Expect to pay $$$$$$. What implements do you want to use with the rear PTO? An easier (and probably cheaper) way to get the rear PTO might be to buy the implement and make sure the PTO (and all parts that aren't available from Deere) are included.




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