Dude: the horizontal green lever is to engage the hydralics in which I assumed you already knew but though I'd throw that in case you was talking about that. The vertical two black levers are one is to raise&lower mower deck and one's to engage float.
Zack: the amber box is nothing more than a clearance light that comes on when the pto is engaged just to let you know it's on, like you would'nt know it's "on",
and it has been there since we've owned the tractor.
Army: I'm working on that! filling those spaces up, new shop built in May 08. Just give time.
That lever that is on the left side of the tractor is the flow divertor valve for the 317 tractors. Used mostly with a 54 blade to shut off the under belly hyd cyl that lifts the mower deck to make your dual action blade side to side movement quicker. Can be used when your 3pt hitch it hooked on the same hyd line as your mower deck cyl also.
I have not seen to many 317 in my area so I figured that the hyd divertor was just standard equipment on them all.
Roy: from my limited reading I believe the series 2 Kohler was introduced late year 1982. Also judging from the tractors serial number I assume this is a 1982 year model, although I though for years it was a 1983 year model.
This tractor was about 1 year old when my Dad purchased it second hand from the original owner in 1984.
When I popped off the flywheel the oil seal was just spinning on the shaft,yeah a pretty good oil leak.
I don't have any pics yet but I've got the 317 torn apart again, not the motor this time but the assembly panel ( what the heck is it called, someone help me out here) where the controls and steering column goes through.
Anyway I was going to sand it down and re-paint it. If you notice in the pic post above, the right side panel is surface rusted pretty good from battery acid leakage.
I wish I had one of those sand blast cabinets to do the job but I know nothing about them.
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