Re: Johnson Loader Project
I had an 1811 that I really liked but it was time to get a little more modern with my daily mower. I have noticed that even the diesel CC have come down in price over the last couple of years. They were good little tractors but like most things, they wear out and become showpieces. Having owned 318's and the CC 1811, it is easy to see how CC tried to copy the 318. On some of their models, they came really close but it seems like they always left something off. I did like the tranny cover the CC had and always wondered why JD didn't do that for the 318 series. The relief valves could have been accessed with no effort using the door. CC used disc brakes instead of drums on the 1811 which I thought was pretty progressive for the times. The deluxe model had power steering/ deck lift and hydraulic ports like the 318. I much preferred the Magnum 18 over the Onan. But just like JD, CC went full plastic after the 1811. On mine, everything was steel, hood and side panels, no plastic and then whammo, all plastic. Does that sound familiar?