John Deere 240

John Deere 240The John Deere 240 is a lawn and garden tractor from 200 series of small tractors with single cylinder Kawasaki FC420V vertical engine 423 cc (25.81 cu-in) and Tuff Torq belt-driven gear type transmission with six forward and one reverse gear. The John Deere 240 garden tractor was produced from 1987 to 1992.

The John Deere 240 tractor used an air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke Kawasaki FC420V gasoline engine with vertical PTO shaft. The FC420V engine has an OHV (overhead valve) design; cast-iron cylinder liner; reciprocating balancer; float type carburetor with fixed main jet; flywheel magneto transistor type ignition system; mechanical governor. An 89.0 mm (3.5 in) cylinder bore and 68.0 mm (2.68 in) piston stroke give the motor a total of 423 cc of displacement. Compression ratio rating is 8.4:1. The Kawasaki FC420V motor produced 14.0 HP (10.4 kW) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower and 30.6 Nm (3.12 kg·m; 22.58 ft·lb) at 2,400 rpm of torque.

The John Deere 240 is equipped with gear type transmission (4×2 2WD), mechanical clutch, expanding mechanical shoe brakes. This tractor used open operator station. The JD 240 also features an electric starter and a large 3-gallon (11.4 L) fuel tank.

Following attachments are available for The John Deere 240 garden tractor:

  • John Deere 38-inch mower deck – mid-mount 38-inch (960.0 mm) deck features two blades, a manual lift mechanism and adjustable cutting height between 1.5 and 4 inches. (Cutting height: 25—102 mm (1.00—4.00 in);
  • John Deere 46-inch mower deck – mid-mount 46-inch deck (1160.0 mm) deck has three blades, manual lift and adjustable cutting height between 1.5 and 4 inches. (Cutting height: 25—102 mm (1.00—4.00 in)
  • John Deere blade – front-mount 1160.0 mm (46 in) blade with manual lift;
  • John Deere 3250M snow blower – front-mount snow blower with 1060.0 mm (42 in) clearing width and manual lift;

John Deere 240 Specifications

General Specifications
Model John Deere 240
Length 1,810 mm (71.5 in)
Width 1,050 mm (41.5 in)
Height 1,110 mm (43.6 in)
Wheel base
Weight 267 kg (590 lbs) – shiping
Fuel tank capacity 11.4 L (3 gal)
Battery 12V
Engine
Engine model Kawasaki FC420V
Fuel Gasoline
Displacement 423 cc (25.8 cu-in)
Bore x stroke 89.0 x 68.0 mm (3.5 x 2.68 in)
Power output 14.0 HP (10.4 kW) at 3,600 rpm
Starter type Electric starter
Oil type 10W30
Oil capacity 1.3 L (1.4 US. qt)
Spark plug NGK: BPR5ES; CHAMPION: RN11YC
Transmission and chassis
Chassis 4×2 (2WD)
Transmission type Gear transmission (Tuff Torq)
Gears 6 forward and 1 reverse
Ground speed Forward: up to 11.3 kmh (7.0 mph)
Reverse: up to 4.7 kmh (2.9 mph)
Transmission oil capacity 3.2 L (3.4 qts)
Wheels and tires
Front tires Lawn/turf: 16×6.50-8
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 23×10.50-12
Ag rear: 23×10.50-12