John Deere 40

John Deere 40The John Deere 40 is a 2WD utility tractor manufactured by John Deere in Dubuque, Iowa, USA from 1953 to 1955. The John Deere 40 is equipped with 1.6 L two-cylinders gasoline engine and gear type transmission (4 forward and 1 reverse gear) with dry disc clutch. The John Deere 40 was the replacement for the model M.

The John Deere 40 utility tractor used 1.6 L, 1,647 cm2, (100 cu·in) two-cylinders gasoline engine with 102.0 mm (4.02 in) of cylinder bore and 102.0 mm (4.02 in) of piston stroke. The compression ratio rating is 6.5:1. This engine produced 17 PS (12.5 kW; 16.8 HP) at 1850 rpm of maximum output power.

The John Deere 40 is equipped with manual steering, open operator station and 40 liters (10.6 US gal.; 8.8 Imp. gal) fuel tank.

The John Deere 40 was produced in the following modifications:

  • 40C – tracked tractor;
  • 40H – high-crop;
  • 40S – standard;
  • 40T – tricycle;
  • 40V – special;
  • 40U – utility;
  • 40W – two-row utility;

John Deere 40 Specifications

General Specifications
ModelJohn Deere 40
Length2,910 mm (114.6 in)
Width1,400 mm (55.1 in)
Height1,420 mm (55.9 in)
Wheel base
Weight1,900 kg (4,189 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity40 liters (10.6 US gal.; 8.8 Imp. gal)
Cabin typeOpen operator station
Engine modelJohn Deere
Engine typeFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Fuel typeGasoline
Displacement1.6 L, 1,647 cm2, (100 cu·in)
Bore and stroke102.0 mm X 102.0 mm (4.02 in X 4.02 in)
Compression ratio6.5:1
Horsepower17 PS (12.5 kW; 16.8 HP) at 1850 rpm
Oil capacity:4.7 L (4.97 US. qt, 4.14 Imp. qt.)
Coolant capacity:13.2 L (13.95 US. qt, 11.61 Imp. qt.)
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeManual
Transmission modelJohn Deere
Transmission typeGear type with dry disc clutch
Gears4 forward and 1 reverse
Front tiresAg: 5.00-15; 6.00×16
Rear tiresAg: 9-24; 10-24; 11-24
Three-Point Hitch
Control type
Lift capacity– kg (0 lbs)
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Rear PTO typeTransmission
Rear PTO spped540 rpm
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