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Locally for sale 317 with 42 in mower deck, mule drive, wheel weights, and some spare parts. It has a series 1 Kohler kt17. Supposed to run well. Up for $800 considering it as a spare for my 322. Looks like it would run my front end loader and snowblower, but not my mechanical tiller, or 3 point finish mower on the rear. Is there anything really specific I should be checking on this. It's been up for a while so I was think if I could get it for $500 it would work be a good deal.
 

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Mopar,

Actually, the 317 is a closed frame tractor, but so is a 300, 312,124 or 316 single cylinder Kohler tractor. Maybe you are thinking of an early 316 Onan which had a 16 hp Onan initially and later an 18 hp Onan just like the 318 -- all these are open frame, like the 322 and 332.

The Series I Kohler twin as used in the 317 was known to have lubrication limitations -- but many are still quite servicable if they were maintained properly and had their oil levels kept up to the mark...

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Mopar,

Actually, the 317 is a closed frame tractor, but so is a 300, 312,124 or 316 single cylinder Kohler tractor. Maybe you are thinking of an early 316 Onan which had a 16 hp Onan initially and later an 18 hp Onan just like the 318 -- all these are open frame, like the 322 and 332.

The Series I Kohler twin as used in the 317 was known to have lubrication limitations -- but many are still quite servicable if they were maintained properly and had their oil levels kept up to the mark...

Chuck
I couldn't remember for sure. I was thinking that it was the predecessor to the 318 with the same frame. I did know that the 316 K was a closed frame and the 316 O was open. Thanks for clearing that up.
 
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