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
Model John Deere 40
Length 2,910 mm (114.6 in)
Width 1,400 mm (55.1 in)
Height 1,420 mm (55.9 in)
Wheel base
Weight 1,900 kg (4,189 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity 40 liters (10.6 US gal.; 8.8 Imp. gal)
Battery 6V
Cabin type Open operator station
Engine model John Deere
Engine type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Cylinders 2
Fuel type Gasoline
Displacement 1.6 L, 1,647 cm2, (100 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 102.0 mm X 102.0 mm (4.02 in X 4.02 in)
Compression ratio 6.5:1
Horsepower 17 PS (12.5 kW; 16.8 HP) at 1850 rpm
Starter Electric
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
Chassis 4×2 2WD
Steering type Manual
Transmission model John Deere
Transmission type Gear type with dry disc clutch
Gears 4 forward and 1 reverse
Front tires Ag: 5.00-15; 6.00×16
Rear tires Ag: 9-24; 10-24; 11-24
Three-Point Hitch
Caterogy I
Control type
Lift capacity – kg (0 lbs)
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Rear PTO type Transmission
Rear PTO spped 540 rpm
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