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  1. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    A few weeks ago, my 318 battery indicator light would flicker about an hour into mowing. Found a loose headlight wire, assumed that was the cause. Next time out, same problem - but after flickering for 5 minutes or so, it stayed on and then blew the 3A fuse. Fuse appeared to be original and...
    318
  2. 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...
  3. Want To Buy
    I’m looking for a cab enclosure for my John Deere 318. Im located in Westminster, MD 21157, but I am willing to make the drive, or send a pallet and payment to you for shipping. Also looking for a JD tow behind lawn cart, wheel weights, suitcase weights, 3 point, tiller, and really anything...
  4. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Hi all, I’ve been working on a 318 with a P218G in it and I’ve just replaced the ignition module, insulator, trigger ring, and condenser this past week. Put the motor back in and hooked everything up, and got nothing. It backfires out of the exhaust on occasion and develops some sort of...
  5. Want To Buy
    I'm looking to buy a work 140H3 or 318 near western PA. I would prefer to have a blade/snowblower with it and a mower deck but those are negotiable. Ideally this will be in usable condition for a few years while I wait to restore it. I'm not looking for a show machine. I'm willing to pay...
    $1,500 USD
  6. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Hello, I would like to add the correct electric fuel pump to my 318's and would appreciate a diagram that easy to follow for electrical. This has been posted before but the links and information is not available. Thank you, ALan Nault
  7. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    I have a 318 that I finished restoring before the winter hit. I decide to use it this winter with my 49 snowblower. I used it about a week ago in our first snow storm in MA, and it worked OK. I definitely need to add the paddle mod to it. I know people like pictures, so here are a few of...
  8. FOR SALE
    Two P218G project engines for rebuild from 318 tractors. One engine has broken con rod (block shown upper left of picture). Second engine has loose valve seat (engine shown in picture). I have all the parts including all the sheet metal. Will not part out engines, selling as is both engines...
    $300 USD
  9. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    I recently picked up a 318. I was wondering if they ever came with a factory fender tool box? I am sure they can be bought and installed. Just wondering ? Mine has it on there, and the guy I bought it from does not remember his father (Who originally owned the tractor) installing one.
  10. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Putting my 318 back together after bunch of work. On good side the linkage slop and surge is fixed. Started up good but when going to mow the PTO was inop-ran fine prior. Wondering what I did to make it not work. Retraced what had changed. Had pan off. Did not mess with any wiring other than...
  11. Want To Buy
    I am looking for a grill Guard that would fit my John Deere 318 doesn't have to be anything specific just something at would fit and could possibly hold weights as well.
  12. General Repair
    Anyone ever put alternative coatings on bottom of wheel wells and foot rests of metal seat pans? I welded the cracks, cleaned and wondered if there are better alternatives to just multiple coats of paint for the underside. Is undercoating a viable alternative? Probably not available in JD...
  13. General Repair
    Anyone have good results to share? Have 3 or so 2-4"cracks around each seat bolt holes. Was planning to small bit stop drill, then weld and grind down both sides. Have a 220 Lincoln 175 Amp MIG welder with CO2 gas.
  14. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Bought a new heat shield for my 318 from a gentleman (maybe here) a while back, but lost the instructions. Any preferred temp resistant adhesives recommended?
  15. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Hi All: I have a '87 318 #423000 that I bought missing the speed lever's shock dampener bottom mounting bolt, ?" spacer and 7/16" nut. The bolt is part # 19H2017- cap screw, 4-1/2" which I can easily buy. What is unknown is the spacer length of part #M90128, of which I can cut to length or make...
  16. John Deere and Allied Attachments
    Hi everyone, I just restored my 46 in deck for my 318. All new hardware parts and hardware except the bearing housings and blades. Freshly powder coated as well. Any idea on what this could sell for in MN?
  17. John Deere and Allied Attachments
    I have a 318 with the 50” mower. It has the double pulley for the Power Flow material collection system. I want to replace the bearings in the spindle. #1. How do I remove the double pulley? The not is recessed down inside the pulley and I cannot get a socket to fit into the recess onto the...
    318
  18. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    I am needing a little help with my 89 420. I have searched through 20 pages on here and have found similar problems but no solutions. I bought the 420 this winter with around 800 hours on it. It starts easy and runs great. After about 30 minutes of mowing if I go from forward to reverse to...
  19. FOR SALE
    Gently used OR-Bilt FEL, or bucket if you prefer, in Spotsylvania, Virginia. $1,500. Click here for my CL ad. Thanks for looking.
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