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  1. John Deere Tractor Forum
    When I restored my 317 I cheated at the end and borrowed the fender deck off the 314. I now want to get the 314 operational again so I dug out the 317 fender deck. I knew it was rough but it's in pretty bad shape and has been patched and painted at least once before. I decided to try using a...
  2. Diesel Garden Tractors, Repower & Conversion Forum
    I have a line on a low hour CH18s and am wondering how much work it would be to drop that into a JD 317. It would be replacing a series 1 KT17. It's a V twin versus the old opposed KT17.
  3. John Deere Tractor Forum
    Well, I finally picked up my JD317 that I bought a few weeks ago. I actually bought it before I got the JD420, and I bought the other 317 to have a parts tractor for this one, or whatever---use which ever one was in the best condition. The PO swapped out the defunct KT17 and put a Kohler K321...
  4. John Deere Tractor Forum
    Well, I finally got the Kohler M18 engine in my JD317 to start and run without any help. The first time I put it on it wouldn't run... I pulled the carb off and cleaned it out... but, not being familiar with Walbro carbs, I didn't realize that there was a port from the adjustable mainjet to the...
  5. Mechanical & Hydraulics Forum
    Hi all, thanks again for all the help on my starting trouble Now I'd like to ask if anyone has experience with building a loader for their garden tractor. I'm working from a set of plans from p,f,engineering. 1) Does anyone know the hyd pump capacity of the 317 2) plans were drawn for a...
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