Re: John Deere 314 questions
1. My first JD was a 314, I still have it, I love it, I mow and till with mine, I have the 48" deck and the 33 tiller with both extensions. never had a minutes problem with it. Darn good tractors in my opinion.
2. If your lever has to be moved that far something is worn out, just an adjustment will not cure it. Go to JD parts search for model 314 and you can see a diagram of the parts needed. They are on the right side of the rear end toward the front.
3. As with any equipment you should always ease into it if you want it to last.
4. My engine is the same way shake to you to death at idle but runs smooth on full rpm, just nature of the old Kohler beast.
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