Monthly Archives: May 2018

John Deere 316 and 318 Parts & Maintenance Ref Sheet

John Deere 318 for sale

Need a quick and easy cheat sheet to find John Deere 318 parts for your next maintenance job? Here it is! This reference sheet applies to both the John Deere 316 and 318 lawn tractor models. You can download and print/save this as a PDF for convenience by clicking here. (Note: You must have Adobe […]

The Elusive John Deere 330 Diesel Lawn Tractor

Produced for one year only – in 1986 – the John Deere 330 was a diesel lawn tractor that some people refer to as the diesel version of the 316. That’s because like the Deere 316 (shown in the image at right), this model lacked the power steering common on other more well-known models like […]

A Quick History of Popular John Deere Lawn & Garden Tractors

Learn more about the most common lawn & garden tractors we restore, including a brief introduction to the series as well as a few quick stats on each model: John Deere 300 Series: In the 1983 model year, the introduction of the “new” 318 marked the beginning of the revolution of John Deere’s popular 300 […]

Fill ‘er Up – A Brief History of Gas Pumps

“Nostalgia: A device that removes the ruts and potholes from memory lane.” -Doug Larson Restoring old gas pumps here at Green Ridge is one of our favorite projects. Since we recently took in a few old pumps, we thought we’d use them as inspiration for a post on the history of gas pumps and service […]

Retro Rewind: America’s Love Affair with Candy

At Green Ridge Restorations, we have a large stock of antique and vintage candy scales to restore. We used that as inspiration for this post, where we’ll take a walk down the sugary-delicious memory lane to explore the history of American’s love affair with candy. The most common scales we restore are by Toledo and […]

All About the John Deere 420 Lawn & Garden Tractor

Part of the 400 Series of John Deere lawn and garden tractors, the 420 came onto the scene in 1983. It replaced the earlier John Deere 400 and like its predecessor, was a sales success. With a 20HP Onan 2-cylinder gas engine and 2WD hydrostatic Sundstrand 90 transmission, the John Deere 420 remains a popular […]

The John Deere 332, a Diesel Version of the 318

✪If you’re looking for a John Deere 332 for sale, click here to see our latest offering.  If the 316 was the “little brother” to the 318, the 332 can be considered its half brother. Think of it as the diesel version of the gas-powered 318. With a 16HP Yanmar 3-cylinder liquid-cooled diesel engine, the […]

The “Little Brother” to the 318 – the John Deere 316

✪If you’re looking for a John Deere 316 for sale, click here to see our latest offering.  In a previous post, we covered perhaps one of the most popular vintage John Deere lawn tractor models – the 318. Here, we’ll go over the John Deere 316, sometimes referred to as the “little brother” to the […]

The Grass is Always Greener…

With summer in full swing, what a perfect time to talk all about…grass. On golf courses and in parks, outside office buildings and college campuses, dotting suburbia and glistening with morning dew along a rolling countryside hill…growing wildly or neatly clipped…the green stuff is pretty hard to escape in most parts of the US. Commercials […]