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    It's finally home!

    So, last night I had planned for me and my pap to just go look at my 317 and it quickly went from just lookin to pickin up the thing. A couple things went a bit wrong, but in the end it was fine. First fiasco was clearing the trailer, having to weave around mud to get to the van we store our plywood in. Then the exit we had to take was closed, and we basically went in a big circle. Then we got to the town and nothing around had a bathroom. We got there and the 317 is a bit rougher than I thought, but also somehow a bit nicer. The steering is actually pretty tight, and the motor is a bit nicer than I thought. The thing that really surprised me was that the series I lasted over 2000 hours! The thrown rod is bad, and there's a massive hole in the block big enough to stick your hand in. So we got it loaded up (in the dark, too) and we went to drive home and the running lights on the trailer had comepletely stopped working. We still had brake lights and turn signals, but no running lights. We had to drive the whole way home with the 4 ways on. We forgot to tie the long end of the strap so as we were driving the strap was blowing out under the tailgate of the trailer. I just hopped out, wrapped the strap end around the tractor a couple times, and shoved the rest between the engine and dash tower. Then I realized that the front plate wasn't bolted on. It almost flew off, and because we had pulled the tractor all the way forward, it would've flown right under the trailer and into someone's car. Luckily I caught those three things or else that would've been a disaster.
    It is in pretty nice shape, it even has a newish driveshaft.

    The things that need addressed:
    The steering column appears to have pulled apart where the tube meets the bottom part.
    The engine is literally frozen. It's full of water and it was below freezing last night. It's also blown up.
    The one front tire is flat. Still on the rim, but it's hard and non flexible.
    The hydraulic lift levers don't go all the way forward.
    The battery tray isn't bolted in.
    The fender pan has 4 rust holes in it where someone put a canopy on it and left the holes unpainted.
    The back has some wierd cobbled 3 point nonsense that's rusted solid and needs to come off. Of course it's welded to the frame, because why wouldn't it be?

    I'll get more pictures when I get home from school.
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    Home?

    Well...THAT looks like a project that will keep you busy between classes. Good luck.
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    So I did some work on the 317 after I got it inside. I do believe the guy that the driveshaft is new, or at least new-ish. The brakes don't return but that's because both of the return springs are broken off. The dash is in great shape for sitting outside for years, with no cracks or chips. The hour meter kinda hilariously stopped at 2345 hours. The amp meter is broke. The steering has 90 degrees of play but I suspect the steering column has been hit HARD, as the top tube is coming apart from the bottom. The fenders are really bad, with 4 rusty holes in them.
    My plan is to put later 300 series fenders on, like 318 or 420 fenders. I'll talk about that in a seperate thread.
    The motor is not seized, but it is horribly exploded.
    I guess at some point I need to remove the rear plate and cut the horribly rough DIY 3 point off.
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    That's an ugly mess on the back of that tractor!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KennyP View Post
    That's an ugly mess on the back of that tractor!
    Tell me about it. The welding, the cutting, everything about it is awful. It's like it was done by helen keller.
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    So how would I go about fixing the top tube coming of the bottom of the steering box and the 90 degrees of play it has?
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    By the time you fix all of that , you could have bought a nice tractor , Kevin .

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    Time is not the problem. It's money. This was about the only thing I could afford with 150$ from selling my cub cadet.
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    Where are you located? I had 3 running, driving 317’s I couldn’t sell even at $300, so I parted them out after a couple months posted, got $250 for a series 2 kt17, and 300 for an onan repower. I gave away more useable parts then you have just to get them out of the yard. I think I still have a hood.
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    I'm here in Monongahela Pa. The 314 hood has one mount broke off plus the hole I put on it.
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