Re: John Deere 316-What's it worth?
Very unusual for a 316 to have an hour meter, but they were optional equipment. I'm assuming it is the newer 316 with the Onan twin in it, and not the older 1978 316 with the Kohler. If it really has that low a reading on hours, and the machine's condition matches the low hours (minimal rust, no dents, lights all work, no cracks in the hood, etc) and it comes with a mower deck, but no other attachments, no sleeve hitch, no 3 point hitch, no rear PTO, I'd say at least $1500 to maybe $2000. Subtract at least $300 if no mower deck.
If it's FREE, it's for ME!
ALWAYS remember to remove the spark plug wire from the plug before sticking your hand in the machine!!!! The fingers you save could be your own.