John Deere 317
1979 - 1983 300 Series Garden tractor
Production Manufacturer John Deere
Built in Horicon, 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.
Differential mechanical shoe brakes
Open operator station.
Power Take-off (PTO) Front PTO independent
317 Serial Location
Serial number plate below the steering column on the John Deere 317.
Electrical Ground negative
Battery volts 12
Lawn and Garden Tractors published in 1979, by John Deere
John Deere Lawn & Garden Equipment published in 1980
Lawn and Garden Tractors published in 1980, by John Deere
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 317 Hydrostatic Tractor (OM-M84243) published in 1981
Operator's Manual 41 and 48 Rotary Mowers (OMM49677)
Operator's Manual 49 Snowthrower (OMM89078) published in 1986
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