If you ask a group of John Deere enthusiasts what their favorite lawn and garden tractor model is, the 318 is likely to rank at the top of the list. Manufactured from 1983-1992, this perennial favorite has become a bonafide American classic.
Why is the John Deere 318 so popular?
With the release of the 318, John Deere placed a significant emphasis on ease of use and operator comfort, as anyone who has ever used an earlier 300 series tractor will certainly attest to. The 318 was an enormous sales success, outselling other models.
How do I tell what year my John Deere lawn tractor is?
Locate your serial number in the third column labeled “serial number breaks.” This lists a range of serial numbers. If your serial number falls on or between the two serial numbers listed, you are in the right box. Look to the column to the left to determine the manufacture date of your lawn tractor.
How much is a John Deere 318 worth?
THese are a really sharp and good tractor if well maintained. Substantial parts items like transmission, etc are getting hard to find. I have seen them go equipped similar for $1,500 to $2,800. For the avg user that is not a DEERE nut it is probably not worth that much but to the right guy definately on the higher end.
What replaced John Deere 318?
If you follow the John Deere family tree there is no direct 318 replacement. The closest you will come is the x730 as mentioned.
What is the difference between a John Deere 317 and 318?
The 317 could be set up to use a cat “O” 3 point hitch OR the sleeve hitch (Deere calls it an integral hitch), the 318 could use the cat “O” 3 point hitch but no integral sleeve hitch was offered, just an adapter for the 3 point to use sleeve hitch attachments.
What engine is in a John Deere 318?
John Deere 318 Engine
|air-cooled horizontal-shaft opposed twin|
|The Onan B43G was used from 1983 to 1987, ending with tractor serial number M00318X420000.|
|Displacement||709 cc 43.3 ci|
How do you decode a John Deere serial number?
Identify the next four letters and numbers after the factory code, which will be positions three to six in a 13-symbol VIN, or positions four to seven in a 17-symbol VIN. This is the model number. For instance, in the John Deere VIN CD6068G123456, 6068 is the model number.
What year is my John Deere serial number?
The 8th digit of the tractor identification number corresponds to the tractor’s model year. To determine the model year, locate the 8th digit of your identification number and compare it to the appropriate table below. The 8th digit of the number is 1.
How do I know what model my John Deere Gator is?
Similarly, it is asked, how do I know what model my John Deere Gator is? The ID tag on Gator Utility Vehicles can be found either at the back right above the hitch or on the right side between the back tire and cargo box. The engine number can be found directly on the engine.
What does a John Deere 318 weigh?
John Deere 318
|Dimensions & Tires|
|Wheelbase||46 inches 116 cm|
|Weight||780 to 836 pounds|
Are Onan engines good?
Onans are good engines,until its time to repair them–in my experience they rarely need work,but when they do,your bank account will suffer greatly. I would look for another running Onan before trying to tear one down and repair it myself..
How long does a John Deere riding mower last?
Originally Answered: How many hours will a John Deere lawn tractor last? If you are talking about the smaller horsepower mower, normal use and proper maintenance you should get 500 – 1000 hours. The larger lawn tractors should out last the mower deck could last as long as 2000 hours or more.
Is 400 hours a lot for a lawn tractor?
A: “Most residential lawn tractors are made to last 250 to 300 hours, so you really need to know how many hours the tractor was used,” says Peter Sawchuk, who directs Consumer Reports lawn mower and tractor tests.