Selling a 1987 John Deere 332 Diesel Garden Tractor, this is the most sought after of all the redesigned (83+) series models. This mower has a 3-cyl 16HP Yanmar Diesel engine that starts immediately when cold and has enormous amounts of torque, more than enough to complete most any job in your yard. This tractor is hydrostatic drive with hydraulic lift; and both hydraulic channels in the front are in proper working order. This tractor recently had all systems checked which included replacing all four hydraulic lines as well as two of the front mounted hydraulic fittings. The voltage regulator, recommended relay kit, and PTO were also all replaced, this is the primary failure mode of these tractors and is one less thing the future owner will need to worry about. There are no problems with the mower that impact everyday functionality or general cosmetic appearance. This is a very strong running tractor that has been properly cared for; it even comes with the original owner’s manual. I know that the front headlight harness is missing a bulb socket and could stand to be replaced, there is a small crack in the seat that is visible in the pictures, and the seat switch was gone when it was purchased. As far as leaks go there aren't any that affect everyday usage, or ones that would be abnormal for a tractor its age, but there have been occasions where the left wheel has had traces of hydraulic fluid on the inside bottom of it. Just needs a wheel seal, which isn't very expensive (about $15), but is something that hasn't been enough of a concern for me to replace thus far. The only other thing I can ever remember leaking at all is a few drops under the steering cylinder when parked after use. There are no secrets with this tractor, I have to my best abilities described the aforementioned item, and my response speaks for itself. I would much prefer to have someone come out and look it over, take it for a ride, etc., rather than sell it sight unseen. For that reason it is currently listed in the Charlotte region on Craigslistwith an asking price of$2400, I reserve the right to end the sale if the item does sell locally. If you have any additional questions or need more pictures feel free to e-mail me and I will return an answer as soon as possible. Remember to offer early so as not to miss this opportunity! And good luck!
On May-12-11 at 20:21:57 PDT, seller added the following information:
I would have posted this yesterday but as those in the Charlotte area know we were hit by a powerful storm that left most of York Co. without power until tonight. On Wednesday I attempted to give the tractor a good running and after about 10 minutes of full throttle-full drive the engine began stumbling. I immediately checked all systems and eventually found air in the fuel system. I continued to bleed the banjo bolt that connects to the fuel pump, while this temporarily alleviated the issue it did not fix it, it also was intermittently losing the pressure required to bleed. I then noticed the transfer pump on the frame rail making strange sounds, I proceeded to check the line from the tank to the transfer pump for blockages, and then the line from the transfer pump to the fuel filter, both had no restrictions. I then bypassed the filter with fresh fuel by using a funnel directly connected to the hose that connects to the fuel pump, this completely eliminated all stumbling and it ran fine from this point on. The transfer pump does not work after it is warmed up, this part (AM876116) costs $185 from John Deere new, andcan routinely be purchased between $50-$100 on , please adjust your offers accordingly.