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    Thumbs up New 317 owner

    Pulled the trigger on a used Deere 317 Skid Steer on Friday. 1040 hours, very clean, all hand controls, runs excellent. The price was too good to post online. It did have a list of things it needed though:

    New head lights
    Oil changed
    Greased
    New tires
    New seat belt (old one was cut when retractable mechanism broke)
    and some miscellaneous parts.

    Hauled it home and Work on it began Saturday morning. First thing was getting it all greased up. Ran out of grease so I still have a couple pins to do yet. Changed the oil and oil filter. Installed new head lights. Put a new rivet on the serial number tag, old one was gone and the tag was stuck behind a plate in the cab. Today I tested the auxiliary hydraulics out on the backhoe and it worked great, no problems there. I placed an order for some new parts which should be in tomorrow. I still have a short list of parts to order but it is coming along nicely. I am especially eager to get the new seat belt installed, I don't like operating it without the seat belt. Still getting used to the difference of machine, my Yanmar had 16 hp, the Deere has a 61 hp Turbo Diesel and lifts 4 times as much as the Yanmar did. More coming soon!
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    2004 John Deere 317
    66" bucket, forks, imatch adapter plate, Bobcat 72" Landplane, 60" 4 in 1 tooth bucket
    2005 John Deere L118
    42" deck, bagger
    2004 Bobcat 430
    4 buckets, brush rake, ripper, concrete breaker

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    Nice machine! So you have no tractor now eh?

    You said it was all hand control? I though the JD's used pedals for the loader and only CAT had full hand controls
    Kenny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    Nice machine! So you have no tractor now eh?

    You said it was all hand control? I though the JD's used pedals for the loader and only CAT had full hand controls
    Nope, no tractor anymore. Deere offered hand/foot controls as standard equipment but also offered Case style hand controls as an option. Case style controls is where you use both hands for driving and your wrists to operate the loader (lift/tilt). The auxiliary hydraulics are operated via a foot pedal on the floor. The new Deere's have Cat style hand controls where the left joystick operates your drive system and the right joystick operates the loader. Cat is only hand controls, Case is only Hand controls, Deere is offered with all 3 controls systems, Bobcat is also offered with all 3 controls systems. Me, I love hand/foot so I am getting used to the all hand transistion but I am getting used to it pretty quick as i have quite a few hours logged on a Case skid steer as well. I have attached a picture of the controls on my 317 to kinda give you an idea.
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    2004 John Deere 317
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    2005 John Deere L118
    42" deck, bagger
    2004 Bobcat 430
    4 buckets, brush rake, ripper, concrete breaker

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    Thanks, the couple machines I have operated all had hand and feet control.
    Kenny

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    The 317 was in need of some new tires, so Tuesday evening I took off the old tires and called around for the best deal on a new set of tires.
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    Installed the new tires last night along with 2 new fuel filters, the 317 is coming along. I also pulled the old seat belt off and it turns out the retractor mechanism still works, it was just jammed since the belt folded over inside. I decided it would be more cost effective to sew the end of the old belt back on and use it as is. It still works, it was just cut because the previous owner was in a big hurry and safety wasn't the top priority. I will have it sewed professionally to ensure it will hold and meet my safety standards.
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    2004 John Deere 317
    66" bucket, forks, imatch adapter plate, Bobcat 72" Landplane, 60" 4 in 1 tooth bucket
    2005 John Deere L118
    42" deck, bagger
    2004 Bobcat 430
    4 buckets, brush rake, ripper, concrete breaker

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    nice skid steer. you going to make a jake rake for skid steer???
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfoi View Post
    nice skid steer. you going to make a jake rake for skid steer???
    Thanks! You read my mind, I plan to get a SSQA plate and weld 3 tabs on it so I can hook my imatch to the front of the skid steer. Then what ever 3 point implements I keep I can use on the 317.
    2004 John Deere 317
    66" bucket, forks, imatch adapter plate, Bobcat 72" Landplane, 60" 4 in 1 tooth bucket
    2005 John Deere L118
    42" deck, bagger
    2004 Bobcat 430
    4 buckets, brush rake, ripper, concrete breaker

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    Nice machine. Looks real clean and well kept. Good luck with it. they are a powerful and fun machine to run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pafarmer View Post
    Nice machine. Looks real clean and well kept. Good luck with it. they are a powerful and fun machine to run.
    Thanks PAfarmer.

    Got the 317 out last night and moved some snow that piled up in front of the barn (slid off the roof). Tires look all clean now and the 317 pushed the snow like it wasn't even there.

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    2004 John Deere 317
    66" bucket, forks, imatch adapter plate, Bobcat 72" Landplane, 60" 4 in 1 tooth bucket
    2005 John Deere L118
    42" deck, bagger
    2004 Bobcat 430
    4 buckets, brush rake, ripper, concrete breaker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johndeere3720 View Post
    Thanks PAfarmer.

    Got the 317 out last night and moved some snow that piled up in front of the barn (slid off the roof). Tires look all clean now and the 317 pushed the snow like it wasn't even there.

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    great pictures. I love your dog in the skiddy. Also the tracks in the snow. Still having fun with your new toy ?

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