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boncbo
Hello All, I am new to the AC and Simplicity brand but they seem like very stout tractors. Anyway I am going to be acquiring a very well kep 312 with a dozer blade w/electric lift, mower deck and cart. the unit has been very well cared for and never left outside. Is there anything that I should be on the lookout for in terms of problems with this unit? Anything that is a common problem? Any help would be great. I will try and get some pics posted when I pick the unit up. Thanks in advance, Bob

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comet66
Yes Welcome Bob!! I'm not real familiar with the 312 but some one will be along that will be happy to answer all your questions.
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Listen to Paul...he's got it bad;);)

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dhardin
Welcome to the greatest tractor club on the internet... I have two older B series and Simplicity Landlord 101, there slightly smaller tractors. And one AC 416 witch is the very semiler tractor as your 314. Just a year newer. There all great but i cant get over(and other that drive it) how well it steers. There is a couple of great tips around here for cleaning, adjusting the car like steering gear box that you might check out. Oh yes and you will find I cant speeeel or form a readable sentence some time, but love to work on and help other restore and rebuild some fine tractors, AC/Simplicity. Welcome Dan Hardin

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boncbo
Thanks to everyone. I am looking forward to bringing this one home. looks to be a great unit. Where is the best place for me to acquire manuals and such for it if i may ask, and I agree that this is a great site and that there is a lot of great information. thanks again, Bbob

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RayS
Here is a downloadable parts manual for your tractor. http://www.simplicitytechpubs.com/6767PRINT/PDF_files/TP_400_3791_00_XX_A.pdf And here is a repair manual http://www.simplicitytechpubs.com/6767PRINT/PDF_files/TP_500_3483_00_LT_A.pdf Check out this post made by UCD and it will exsplain how to navigate Simplicity`s technical publications site. http://simpletractors.com/club2/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=55768

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goatfarmer
The 300 and 400 series AC's don't seem to be too popular with the folks around here. I think they were made when the guvt. made AC "divest" itself from Simplicity in the 70's.There's very little if anything that crosses over to a Simplicity. Having said that,there's I believe a 416H at the dealer in the next town,that can have a home in my garage anytime!8) Welcome!

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Charlieson
I have a 416 with shuttle drive that my father in law bought new. Runs great. Dont care for the shuttle, but it is a stout tractor. He plowed his potatoes with it, and had a dozer blade for it that he used to open the driveway for quite a few years. I have the dozer on my 3212 Simplicity and it fit perfectly. Bevel gear boxes are the same as simplicity models so there are some parts that cross over. I had a 312 that I parted out. It was a variable speed with electric lift. Had some motor problems and I needed the bevel gear box for my 3212v. Good tractors all around.

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