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  1. 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...
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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...
  10. 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?
  11. 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
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    I am wondering if anyone has the part numbers for installing a plastic 46" deck chute? Searching I wasn't able to find a good list of parts other than a 2009 list. Mine is missing the chute entirely and finding out parts, installation procedure and potentially photos would be greatly...
  15. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    I have a non JD full scale category zero loader installed on my 322 and it has been great for the last 7 years. I recently had to take it off so the JD dealer could install a low hour (400 hours from a 332) used steering hydraulic valve/steering column. I picked the 322 up yesterday and...
  16. Want To Buy
    Hey Deere friends, I’m looking for a rear pto for 318, 332. Have cash, 400 pto, or pre 1990’s tractors/parts to trade. Thanks
  17. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    I thought this may be a fairly common problem, but I did not find anything specific in previous threads. I assume there must be a way to either adjust the lever or the position of the neutral start switch. I know there is a torsion spring that is supposed to pull the lever over against the...
  18. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    I have an opportunity to get a quick hitch setup and 46 blower for my 318. I would be replacing my tall chute 49 blower. I like the idea of being able to upgrade to the 47 blower in the future and I would eventually replace my 54 4 way blade with a quick hitch style too. Is this a good...
  19. Want To Buy
    Looking for a worn out, nasty, dented, rusted out 49 blower. If it fell off a truck, it'll probably still work for me! I have a project that I am looking to use the mount (onto a 318), lift cylinder, and belt-to-shaft drive elements. within 100 miles of Red Wing MN would be preferred (55066)
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