John Deere 240

John Deere 240The John Deere 240 is a garden and lawn tractor model from the Late 200 series, manufactured from 1988 to 1992 by John Deere in Horicon, Wisconsin, USA. It was available in a two-wheel drive (2WD) version.

The John Deere 240 is equipped with a 423 cc (25.8 cu·in) single-cylinder gasoline engine with 89.0 mm (3.5 in) of the cylinder bore and 68.0 mm (2.68 in) of the piston stroke, and belt-driven gear transmission with 6 forward and 1 reverse gear.

The JD 240 garden tractor features:

  • The Kawasaki FC420V gasoline engine which produces 14.1 PS (10.4 kW; 14.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower
  • Manual enclosed recirculating ball steering
  • Expanding mechanical shoe (1988-1991) or wet disc (1992) brakes
  • Open operator station
  • The sleeve hitch
  • Independent front PTO with electric clutch

General specifications

General Specifications
ModelJohn Deere 240
Tractor typeGarden tractor
Production years1988-1992
FactoryHoricon, Wisconsin, USA
Dimensions and weight
Length1,820 mm (71.7 in)
Width1,050 mm (41.3 in)
Height1,100 mm (43.3 in)
Wheel base1,220 mm (48 in)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity11.4 liters (3 US gal.; 2.5 Imp. gal)


Engine modelKawasaki FC420V
Engine typeFour-stroke, air-cooled
Fuel typeGasoline
Displacement0.4 L, 423 cm3, (25.8 cu·in)
Bore and stroke89.0 mm X 68.0 mm (3.5 in X 2.68 in)
Compression ratio8.4:1
Horsepower14.1 PS (10.4 kW; 14.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Air filterDry, replaceable with foam pre-cleaner
Oil system
Lubrication system:Full pressurized
Oil type:4-stroke or an equivalent (SF, SE, SD)
Recommended oil:SAE 10W-30, 10W-40
Oil capacity (with filter):1.5 L (1.6 US.qts, 1.32 Imp. qts)
Ignition system
Spark plug:NGK BPR5ES or Champion RN11YC
Spark plug gap:0.7-0.8 mm (0.0276-0.0315 in)
Valve clearance
Intake valve clearance:0.15 mm (0.006 in)
Exhaust valve clearance:0.15 mm (0.006 in)

Transmission and chassis

Chassis, steering and brakes
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeManual enclosed recirculating ball
BrakesExpanding mechanical shoe (1988-1991) or wet disc (1992)
Transmission manufacturer or modelTuff Torq / Kanzaki
Transmission typeBelt-driven gear
Gears6 forward and 1 reverse
Speed Forward: 11.3 kmh (7.0 mph)
Reverse: 4.7 kmh (2.9 mph)
Transmission oil capacity3.2 L (0.8 US. gal, 0.7 Imp. gal.)
Transmission oil typeJ20B 90W gear lube


Front tires Lawn/turf: 16×6.50-8
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 23×10.50-12

Rear Hitch

Tractor Hitch
TypeSleeve hitch

PTO (Power take-off shaft)

Middle PTO typeIndependent with electric clutch
Middle PTO speed

Electrical system

Electrical system
Charging systemAlternator
Charging amps13A
Battery12V, CCA: 342A, BCI Group U1

Serial numbers

John Deere 240 serial numbers
38-inch deck
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No deck


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