The John Deere 318 is a garden tractor and lawn mower which is not currently produced by John Deere (It ran from 1983-1992). It is an immensely popular tractor and comes with a 18 horsepower 2 cylinder engine built by Onan.
Here are some of the stats on the 318 tractor:
The factory built model comes with a 4.5 gal (17 l) fuel capacity for long running time.
You have a choice between a 38′, 46′ or 50′ mower deck on the John Deere 318 to give you options depending on how much grass you are cutting.
The wheel base is 46′ and it’s is 68.5′ long while it weighs in at 836 lbs or 379 kg if you’re in Europe.
There is also a range of attachments associated with the 318 from snow blowers to front end loaders to blades.
Without modification the 318 tops out at just under 8 mph going forward while in reverse it gets up to 3.7 mph.
All in all, most people find this John Deere a fantastic piece of equipment when it comes to looking after medium to large gardens. It is especially useful if you are living in a place that get regular snowfall as clearing the snow is pretty simple. All you need to do is attach either a snow plow or blower and you can very quickly get down to getting rid of the snow.
Currently many people seek out 318’s for both garden use and to modify them for other jobs. One of the main reasons the 318 was so popular was because of John Deere’s trusted name. People are happy to pay a premium for a John Deere tractor as they know they are getting quality, durability and reliability.
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