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Hi Folks,

I purchased a 1980 John Deere 314 a couple of weeks ago.It's my first 300 series,and i really like it.The transmission is very smooth and easy to operate.It was a bit rougher than I originally thought.So far I've done:muffler,engine mounts,points/condenser/coil,electric fuel pump conversion,bar tires and wheel weights from a 210 parts tractor,partial sleeve hitch (need lift arm),and rear hydraulic kit (yet to be installed).I guess you could say I've had 314 fever for a few weeks.Things will slow down for a while,due to other projects.The 48 inch deck looked wonderful...….until I removed the belt shields.Several holes will need to be fixed.The fuel tank has a slight weep at the seam,so i'm guessing replacement is best.All in all,it's a good machine though.

I found a front blade (manual angle) for around $300.Does that sound like a fair price?I'm also looking for the AM36196 lift arm if anyone might have a lead.

Here are a few pics.Paint is original,and still looks decent.Glad I was able to rescue it.They sure don't build them like this anymore!

Thanks!

Charles
 

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:welcome: Charles
 

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Nice looking machine! Enjoy.:good:
 

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Nice machine. That sound reasonable for the blade. I've seen them in my area for $250-$500+. Even more with hydraulic angle option.
 

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:welcome: You have a good start on the "green addiction".
 

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Welcome!! I have been impressed with my 314 as well especially in the snow its a beast and I don't even have wheel weights
 

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Thanks guys.I really wasn't looking for a 314 per se.It was more or less a rainy Saturday morning on craigslist.But i'm glad I bought it.The cast iron Kohler is hard to beat,and the tractor itself is built like a tank.They're just plain fun!
 
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