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  1. 318 38" mower deck on a 314?

    Vintage Lawn & Garden Tractors
    I come into a restored 38" mower deck from a 318, is there any way to fit this to my 314? Both mowers took 38" decks, albeit different models, but I'm not sure just how different they were. Off the top the default lift arms are an obvious mismatch since both the arms and the mounting plates on...
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    1986 318 being gone over right after purchase. Checking fuel lines due to no fuel flow.
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    1986 318 being gone over right after purchase. Checking fuel lines due to no fuel flow.
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    1986 318 being gone over right after purchase. Checking fuel lines due to no fuel flow.
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    1986 318 being gone over right after purchase. Checking fuel lines due to no fuel flow.
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    1986 318 being gone over right after purchase. Checking fuel lines due to no fuel flow.
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    1986 318 being gone over right after purchase. Checking fuel lines due to no fuel flow.
  8. 318 Electrical Fire

    Vintage Lawn & Garden Tractors
    Hi All, Thank-you for this form and thank-you in advance for any insights you can share. i'm brand spank'n new here but a long time vintage JD fan. I just picked up a 318 w/ cab for snowblowing purposes and this is all new to me. My first time out blowing snow was a bad experience and I've...
  9. 318 carburetor, nikki 146-0626

    Vintage Lawn & Garden Tractors
    i recently got my hands on a 1988 318 with a front loader. it does not run that well and puffs white/grey smoke when you hit the throttle. it came with a brand new carb. a niki 146-0626 it says on the side. is this the correct one? or at lease one that should work? thanks for the help guys. love...
  10. City Boy needs a Green Tractor

    Lawn & Garden Tractors
    Good Afternoon and Greetings! I live just outside of Milwaukee and have never needed anything more than a simple lawn tractor to cut my grass, but now I have purchased a 4 acre property in central Wisconsin that I need to "work". I would like something obviously to cut the grass, but having a...
  11. 318 with Onan engine

    Vintage Lawn & Garden Tractors
    Hi all, New to the forum, I have a 1993 318 with has been used in the northeast year round mowing grass, blowing snow and moving mountains of firewood. It operates anywhere from 90 to -20 degrees. The Onan motor has started banging very loudly like a bad bearing or some else which sounds...
  12. Leveling 318 50-in deck

    Vintage Lawn & Garden Tractors
    In order to level my mower deck, I need to have one yoke bolt tightened 1/2-in shorter than the other. (This is measured from the bolt hole on the mule to the hook hole on the deck bracket.) To be sure my measurements are accurate, I lay a sheet of 3/4" plywood on a flat driveway to minimize any...
  13. JD 318 50" Deck-Clipping chaff in deck belt housing

    Vintage Lawn & Garden Tractors
    John Deere 318 50-inch mower deck: Does anybody have a method for keeping the grass clippings and dirt from accumulating in the mower deck where the deck belt is located? I've tried thin foam gasketing under the shields or tape over the shields' to no avail. I think the problem is primarily...
  14. Snowblowing with the 318

    Vintage Lawn & Garden Tractors
    We finally had a day here in Ohio with temps above 10 degrees, so I got the 318 on the pond and blew the snow off for some ice skating this coming weekend. The ice is very smooth, so traction was minimal, but it was enough for this project. Jack
  15. 318 Low on power then overheating

    Vintage Lawn & Garden Tractors
    Hello Everyone, Wondering if anyone has some ideas.... I have a 88 John Deere 318 that was rebuilt about 5 years ago. I use it over the winter for snow blowing and last weekend I put the deck and bagger on and did the first pass on the lawn. It seems very underpowered and the blades would...
  16. Problems starting and poor power - any suggestions?

    Vintage Lawn & Garden Tractors
    I know there are a 1001 posts about similar subjects, but I'm having a bit of a hard time sifting through everything to find something that makes sense. I have an '86 JD 318 (onan) with a B43G engine. I have no idea how many hours are on it, as it has no hour meter. Over the last few...
  17. John Deere 332 Slow ground speed

    Vintage Lawn & Garden Tractors
    My 332 in my opinion doesn't move as fast as it should when moving forward. Reverse seems ok and is definitely faster than reverse. Can someone give me some guidance? I know there were 3 or 4 versions of the transmission control linkage based off the serial # tag but mine is missing. The...
  18. JD 316 and 318 for sale in NC

    For Sale
    John Deere Garden Tractors for sale I purchased a new John Deere 1025R with 60 inch deck and my wife now uses that tractor for all her mowing. Also have a new John Deere 750 and wife says we no longer need all these tractors. So they are all for sale. WILLING TO TRADE FOR OTHER FARM...
  19. John Deere 332 Power Flow Installation

    Vintage Lawn & Garden Tractors
    Good morning, I have a JD 332 with a M0048DC 140/318 replacement deck. I'm looking to install a power flow bagger and I need to replace the single pulley with a double pulley to power the unit. Does anyone the part # for this pulley? Thanks in Advance
  20. 318 starting/wiring issue

    Vintage Lawn & Garden Tractors
    I have a 1989 318 with a Kohler engine. It has a history of not starting (and once dying) due to loose wires at the ignition switch. This time it has the same symptoms but I have checked the wiring at the ignition switch and even replaced the switch to no avail. Here is what I know: 1. The...