Just picked up a 1988 JD 318 on Monday, enjoying it very much so far. It has the 50in deck, 960 hrs, and has been well taken care of for sure. I have the oil filter air gasket on the way and a set of gator blades just showed up today, otherwise all the fluids are fresh and clear!
I'm an engineer by trade, but will do all my own work on the tractor so looking forward to digging in to this fantastic piece of machinery as time goes on.
A few pics, because let's be honest that's what you guys want to see!
Also, here's a video link of mowing right after getting it home.