John Deere 318 User Manual
Versions One—318 and 420
(J-Bolt Style Linkage)
NOTE: For Version One—316 and
Version Two—318 (Sliding Lever
Linkage): GO TO
Versions of all models (Detented
Neutral Style Linkage): GO TO
On 318, the J-bolt attached to cam
plate (A) with lock nuts (B), faces
opposite direction shown.
Adjustment procedure is the same.
adjustment must be
made with pedestal
panels installed and
Lock both brake pedals together.
Apply and lock park brake.
Adjust cam plate (A) position by
tightening or loosening J-Bolt lock
nuts (B) until neutral guide (C) just
enters neutral slot (D) in cam plate.
Be sure neutral guide does not hit
top of cam plate neutral slot.
Tighten lock nuts.
Check position of hydrostatic control lever. Lever
must be in N/STOP notch of dash panel. If
necessary, loosen lock nut (E) and turn eccentric
nut (F) until lever is in N/STOP notch of dash
panel. Tighten lock nut.
Diagnosis, Tests and Adjustments/Neutral Return Linkage Adjustment (Early Models)
316, 318 & 420 Lawn and Garden Tractors