Nice score Erik, Looks like a fun project. Where is the hour meter located, in the engine compartment?
Scotty, I paid $2500 for it. I think that is a little high for the condition, but was willing to do it since they are fairly rare around here and it had such low hours for a 22 year old machine.What kind of 'Coin' are we talkin', if I can be so bold to ask? Love to have one of those in my stable. Didn't even know that they existed! You got me 'surfing', all I could fine is this one with a $4500.- reserve!
Sorry if I'm prying! But a really nice unit!!! Congrats! .........~Scotty
Thanks Randy! I've been wanting one of these for a while. I will certainly keep you all up to date as I go. First thing is to change all fluid, filters, belts and grease her up. I did discover a hydraulic leak when operating the rockshaft, so I'll have to get in there and see what that's all about.That is a very cool project. It looks solid and complete. And with only 550 hrs it is hardly used. Definitly keep us up to date on your resto.
Chrome wheel covers an option?Found a 332 cover photo in my collection.
Nice find! :good2:That one will be a keeper. Back when those were new I considered buying one but wound up buying the larger 430 instead. Also a great machine. Found a 332 cover photo in my collection.
Ouch! That 318 would have be in "like new" condition with no hours for me to come off that much $$$ for one.The price you paid was fine. I watched a 318 with similar hours sell at an estate auction last fall. It was really nice but the high bidder had to part with over $3,000 to get it...$3,600 if I recall correctly.
At those prices it sounds like you were the real winner that day! :lol:@ Erik - I was there as a bidder prepared to steal it for $1,900 (which is strong) but that 318 was really clean...but I saw that there was a Deere salesperson prepared to bid. So, I knew I was in trouble. It blew past my number in seconds. They had a silver JD push mower of similar vintage and condition which brought $340! I came home with a pristine vintage Craftsman tool box for $12.
Man, would I like to have mine looking like the one in that first picture :thumbup1gif: (minus the wheel covers)!Checked my collection again and found a couple more nice 332 pics. Back then JD put their optional chrome wheel covers on almost all the L&G tractors in their advertising.
I don't think your going to be sorry about that purchase at all! Granted the mice do like to inhabite a 'parked' machice. Heck, I get mice nests as an annual event, if that's the debris you found in the belly screen! You peaked my intrest, and as I surfed for one on E-Bay a 'Cleaned-up' one is carrying a $4500- reserve! Of course, It hasn't sold yet either!!! Apparently it's a rather 'rare' model. Those Diesels will run forever..............~ScottyYou're not kidding! Ordering my new hydraulic line tomorrow. None of the dealers in the area have it in stock. Hopefully I can get the deck hooked up soon and cut some grass with it. I really like this little tractor. :kidw_truck_smiley: