John Deere 317


John Deere 317 lawn tractor photo
1979 - 1983
300 Series
Garden tractor
316
Series:314317
318
Production
ManufacturerJohn Deere
TypeGarden tractor
FactoryHoricon, Wisconsin, USA
Lubrication problems with the original Kohler engine gave the John Deere 317 a reputation as a poor tractor. Deere offered a retro-fit kit to mount the Onan P218G engine and, later, Kohler provided an improved KT17 Series II engine.
John Deere 317 Engine
17HP Kolher 691cc 2-cyl gasoline
Fuel tank4.5 gal
17.0 L
Engine details ...
Mechanical
Chassis4x2 2WD
Steeringmanual
Brakesdifferential mechanical shoe
CabOpen operator station.
Power Take-off (PTO)
Front PTOindependent
Clutchelectric
Dimensions & Tires
Wheelbase46 inches
116 cm
Weight700 lbs
317 kg
Front tire16x6.50-8
Rear tire23x10.50-12
Full dimensions and tires ...
John Deere 317 attachments
46" mid-mount mower deck
48" mid-mount mower deck
50" mid-mount mower deck
snowblower
blade
Attachment details ...
317 Serial Numbers
Location:Serial number plate below the steering column on the John Deere 317.
197995001
1980120001
1981155001
1982190001
1983222001
Final285000

FAQ: How to read a serial number table.
Electrical
Groundnegative
Battery volts12
References
317 reference literature
Operator's Manual 317 Hydrostatic Tractor (OM-M84243) published in 1981, by John Deere
Lawn and Garden Tractors published in 1979, by John Deere
John Deere Lawn & Garden Equipment published in 1980
Lawn and Garden Tractors published in 1982, by John Deere
Introducing the John Deere lawn and garden line for 1979
John Deere Lawn and Garden Equipment published in 1978
Operator's Manual 49 Snowthrower (OMM89078) published in 1986, by John Deere
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