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
Model John Deere 240
Tractor type Garden tractor
Production years 1988-1992
Factory Horicon, Wisconsin, USA
Dimensions and weight
Length 1,820 mm (71.7 in)
Width 1,050 mm (41.3 in)
Height 1,100 mm (43.3 in)
Wheel base 1,220 mm (48 in)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity 11.4 liters (3 US gal.; 2.5 Imp. gal)


Engine model Kawasaki FC420V
Engine type Four-stroke, air-cooled
Cylinders 1
Fuel type Gasoline
Displacement 0.4 L, 423 cm3, (25.8 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 89.0 mm X 68.0 mm (3.5 in X 2.68 in)
Compression ratio 8.4:1
Horsepower 14.1 PS (10.4 kW; 14.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Starter Electric
Air filter Dry, 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
Chassis 4×2 2WD
Steering type Manual enclosed recirculating ball
Brakes Expanding mechanical shoe (1988-1991) or wet disc (1992)
Transmission manufacturer or model Tuff Torq / Kanzaki
Transmission type Belt-driven gear
Gears 6 forward and 1 reverse
Speed Forward: 11.3 kmh (7.0 mph)
Reverse: 4.7 kmh (2.9 mph)
Transmission oil capacity 3.2 L (0.8 US. gal, 0.7 Imp. gal.)
Transmission oil type J20B 90W gear lube


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

Rear Hitch

Tractor Hitch
Type Sleeve hitch

PTO (Power take-off shaft)

Middle PTO type Independent with electric clutch
Middle PTO speed

Electrical system

Electrical system
Ground Negative
Charging system Alternator
Charging amps 13A
Battery 12V, CCA: 342A, BCI Group U1

Serial numbers

John Deere 240 serial numbers
38-inch deck
1988 A475001
1989 A595001
1990 A010001
1991 A100001
1992 A130001
46-inch deck
1988 B475001
1989 B605001
1990 B020001
1991 B120001
1992 B140001
No deck
1992 B135001


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