John Deere 317

John Deere 317The John Deere 317 is a 2WD lawn tractor from the 300 series. This tractor was manufactured by the John Deere in Horicon, Wisconsin, USA from 1979 to 1983. The JD 317 lawn tractor is equipped with a 0.7 L two-cylinder gasoline engine and hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

The John Deere 317 lawn tractor used the Kolher KT17QS engine. It is a 0.7 L, 691 cm2, (42.2 cu·in) two-cylinder natural aspirated gasoline engine with 79.4 mm (3.13 in) of the cylinder bore and 69.8 mm (2.75 in) of the piston stroke. This engine produced 17.3 PS (12.7 kW; 17.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of maximum output power.

The JD 317 is equipped with manual steering, differential mechanical shoe brakes, open operator station, and 17.0 liters (4.5 US gal.; 3.7 Imp. gal) fuel tank.

Following attachments are available for the John Deere 317 lawn tractor:

  • Mid-mount John Deere 46 in (1,160 mm) mower deck
  • Mid-mount John Deere 48 in (1,210 mm) mower deck
  • Mid-mount John Deere 50 in (1,270 mm) mower deck

John Deere 317 Specifications

General Specifications
ModelJohn Deere 317
Length1,750 mm (68.9 in)
Width1,070 mm (42.1 in)
Height1,110 mm (43.7 in)
Wheel base1,160 mm (45.7 in)
Weight317 kg (699 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity17.0 liters (4.5 US gal.; 3.7 Imp. gal)
Cabin typeOpen operator station
Engine modelKolher KT17QS
Engine typeFour-stroke, air-cooled, inline
Fuel typeGasoline
Displacement0.7 L, 691 cm2, (42.2 cu·in)
Bore and stroke79.4 mm X 69.8 mm (3.13 in X 2.75 in)
Horsepower17.3 PS (12.7 kW; 17 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Oil typeAPI: SF or SG; SAE 10W-30
Oil capacity:1.4 L (1.5 US. qt, 1.2 Imp. qt.)
Spark plugChampion RBL15Y
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeManual
BrakesDifferential mechanical shoe
Transmission modelSundstrand Series 15 Model 90
Transmission typeHydrostatic
GearsInfinite forward and reverse
Speed Forward: 10.5 kmh (6.5 mph) Reverse: 5.6 (3.5 mph)
Transmission oil capacity4.7 L (1.2 US. gal, 1 Imp. gal.)
Front tiresLawn/turf: 16×6.50-8
Rear tiresLawn/turf: 23×10.50-12
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Front PTO typeIndependent with electric clutch
Front PTO spped
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