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  1. Introductions
    Hello, new CANADIAN member here.. My Wife and I just built a house on a 3 acre piece of land and after extensive research I decided to go the JD garden tractor route for a multi purpose unit that will do what I need it to do (mow grass, blow/plow snow, level dirt/gravel, till garden and shelter...
  2. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Are the fittings on the return pipe that goes from the top of the hydraulic valve back to the pump, are they a JIC-5 OR 6? DEERE wants $50 for a new pipe and a two week wait. Or I can go down to they hydraulic shop and get a hose made for $30.
  3. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Well, I thought I had a sweet system going (which generally I did!), but then my Coleman Cooler was laying on the road while the ol' 317 continued on without it! Having welded for near 50 years I'm pretty embarrassed to say I didn't prep for an old weld properly - and it failed with the weight...
  4. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Now that it's running strong - due to new PTO & starter - I'm getting to the good stuff! Check it out and let me know what you think...:LOL:
  5. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Love this forum. Searched for this issue but found nothing. Ive had a 317 with Kohler engine for a year and it always ran fine, with the excepton of it cutting out when the PTO heated up. A month ago I put the snow blower on, set the PTO air gap and when I tried to restart it acted like a low...
  6. FOR SALE
    1982 John Deere 317 Hydro-static transmission Gasoline 2Cyl 17 HP Runs Great !! Hydraulic Lift 46 Inch Mower deck This is a heavy duty Lawn and Garden Tractor It weighs over 700lbs Four front Hydraulic Ports A lot of new parts Ignition Coil, points, plugs, air and fuel filters, Neutral...
  7. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Bought a 43C blade that was under a 317. Didn't buy the rest of the outfit. Was sold by a neighbor of a guy who died and wife asked if he would sell the tractor and accessories. He had no idea what the blade was. Going to put the blade under my 317 but it looks like the rear mounts have been...
  8. Want To Buy
    Looking for a rear PTO so I can run my 33 tiller on my 317. Also looking for the lift rod. Located in NE Iowa.
  9. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Prior to the restoration project of my 317 it amazingly did not leak anything. Not a drop of oil from the engine and the transmission was dry as well. I think I got a little too aggressive on the transmission case with the hot water pressure washer and it now leaks from the round plug (looks...
  10. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    During the reassembly process of my winter 317 restoration project I am debating how to fasten the new engine mounts (or rubber isolators) to the frame. From the factory they are riveted. I happened to have the proper size pop rivets on hand so I installed them with a pop rivet gun and they are...
  11. General Repair
    I recently restored the dash on my 317. Below are several photos of the before, during and final product. I want to share my journey and am curious how others have done this same thing. I am pleased overall with the result with a couple minor exceptions that likely only I will know. It was...
  12. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Hello all - This is my first posting to WFM after joining this wonderful site earlier this year. This is going to be the start of me sharing my restoration project for this winter: My $175 1982 John Deere 317 that I purchased at auction back in March. However, this wasn't just a random 317 that...
  13. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Hello again, I am having a starter engagement issue with my Onan Powered 317. My engine is equipped with the Bendix Inertial Starter and has always had engagement issues (Grinding while starting). I know this is a common outcome of this style of starter and why it was eventually replaced with...
  14. FOR SALE
    For sale package deal 316 running but not original motor. 317 parts tractor no motor. 110 fender deck. 52”snow plow, 2 48” decks parts. And other parts. Manuals. I have the original 316 motor, I think it has a broken rod. 317 and 316 side panels are there. or best offer. Valparaiso Indiana 46385
  15. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Good afternoon everyone, I finally got the 317 off the hoist after replacing the faulty ignition module with help from Chuck. Now I have a new issue. The rear seal on the transmission appears to be leaking around the casing. It appears that the fan that attaches to shaft has been rubbing on...
  16. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Over the last year I have been restoring and reviving a 1980 John Deere 317 (Onan Re-power) that was scrapped due to numerous issues. One of which was this intermittent ignition issue where it would start and run for a bit but then die after a while. I replaced the ignition coil because of...
  17. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Hi, Have a '82 317 wth a series II replacement engine that I installed new in 2004. Engine is starting to smoke a bit and is down on power. Trying to decide whether to rebuild the engine, do a repower, or put in a rebuilt series I can get my hands on for $200. Can you still get parts for...
  18. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    I've got a 317 that was repowered at some point with an 18HP Briggs Vanguard. The Ogura clutch on it was fried. I scored another good, used Ogura-same model. Installed it on tractor but it seems as if the rotating "stator plate" ia riding WAY too close to the field coil. First time I fired it up...
  19. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    I'm rebuilding the steering column on my 314 after it exploded open (the connection to the tractor frame was loose and it pulled itself apart). I've found most of the parts under the full assembly AM35339. However, I only see one bearing set #11 in the diagram. All of the internal retainers...
  20. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    One of the reasons I decided to tear into this engine was because in addition to blowing a lot of smoke and using lots of oil, when I put some STP and some 40 weight in, the crankcase pressures built up so high it blew the oil filler cap right off the top and sprayed engine oil all over the...
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