"1st time owning a John Deere of this size. I received this mower/tractor from my Dad. I know this was his baby. This tractor has been very reliable..."
"Trying to find another. I use it for mowing, snow removal, hauling and general landscaping task. Its twin Onan 18 HP delivers more than enough power...."
"Very reliable, minimal maintenance required. Few breakdowns...."
"I purchased my 318 recently as a project. It had a bad starter on it and the owner didn't want to spend the money that the John Deere dealer wanted to..."
"The 318 is an excellent lawn tractor. I use mine all over the farm moving firewood and feed in my 80 dump cart. The lawn tractor has plenty of power..."
"I purchased this unit used from a private party. The engine was completely rebuilt. The frame professional repainted. The tractor looks like it just..."
"I like to repair older equipment. But only if it was better than average when new. It is hard to go wrong re-powering a 300 series JD. Easy to work on..."
"I bought this tractor about five years ago used. It had then a new replacement MOW 140/318 48" mowing deck. The tractor had 1000 hours on it. I found..."
"TractorByNet.com---very good reading and lots of info to help with anything you run into...."
"Love this tractor. Very versatile. Can do many things with it with all the attachments you can get for it...."
"We purchased used in December 2000. It has the mower deck and the snow thrower. I have a few issues, but nothing major. Figure it will last me as long..."
"Great tractor, of course. Easy to work on with some mechanical ability. Many attachments out there - even a log splitter!..."
"I bought this tractor used from people that did lawn mowing. Apparently, the air filter was not maintained properly as it burns some oil. I recently..."
"Hello. I feel that the John Deere 318 was the best durable tractor ever made by John Deere. There are many still out there running strong and you..."
"I have had my John Deere 318 about three years now. It had mowed two acre's of grass weekly for a period of nine months each summer without failure. I..."
"This has been an excellent mower for my 3 acres. Very strongly built. I can use it like a weedwacker in brush. It's old, so some things are now..."
"The original owner bought this machine when it was new to mow his new 3 acre property. Shortly after he moved in a developer approached him and he..."
"I've owned my 318 since new in 1987. It was an expensive tractor at the time. It never started reliably until last year, when I found out about a kit..."
"I just bought this tractor it is my first. It was a good price for the feature provided. Mine has a blade and a mowing deck.
"Best tractor ever made. The bench mark that all others strive for...."