TractorData.com - information on all makes and models of tractors
Tractors > John Deere > 40

John Deere 40

John Deere 40 tractor photo
1953 - 1955
Utility tractor
Previous model:John Deere M
Next model:John Deere 420
Series next:John Deere 50





The John Deere model 40 was the replacement for the M. The 40 variants included the 40S standard, utility, high-crop, 2-row utility, and a crawler model (the 40C). The 40C and the utility were used as industrial models, although there was no official John Deere designation for 40 industrial models.
 

Production:

Manufacturer:John Deere
Factory:Dubuque, Iowa, USA
Total built:18,000
Original price (USD):$1,500 (1954)
 

Variants:

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

John Deere 40 Engines:

   John Deere 1.6L 2-cyl gasoline
   John Deere 1.6L 2-cyl all-fuel
full engine details ...
 

Capacity:

Fuel:10.5 gal [39.7 L]
Aux. fuel:0.9 gal [3.4 L]
 

3-Point Hitch:

Rear Type:I
 

Power Take-off (PTO):

Rear PTO:transmission
Rear RPM:540
 

Dimensions & Tires:

Weight:2900 to 4553 pounds
Front tire:5.00-15
Rear tire:9-24
full dimensions and tires ...
 

40 Serial Numbers:

1953: 60001 (Standard)
1954: 67359 (Standard)
1955: 69474 (Standard)
1953: 60001 (Tricycle)
1954: 72167 (Tricycle)
1955: 75531 (Tricycle)
1953: 60001 (Utility)
1954: 60202 (Utility)
1955: 63140 (Utility)
1954: 60001 (Hi-Crop)
1955: 60060 (Hi-Crop)

how to read serial numbers...

 

Links:

JD40.com: Detailed information, including service and tune-up, on the 40
40 Industrial: Photos of industrial model 40s
 

John Deere 40 Power:

Drawbar (claimed):16.77 hp [12.5 kW]
Belt (claimed):21.13 hp [15.8 kW]
Drawbar (tested):21.71 hp [16.2 kW]
Belt (tested):24.25 hp [18.1 kW]
power test details ...
 

Mechanical:

Chassis:4x2 2WD
Steering:manual
Cab:Open operator station.
 

Belt Pulley:

Diameter:9.1 inches [23 cm]
Width:6.375 inches [16 cm]
RPM:1267
Speed:3006 ft/min [916.23 meters/min]
 

Electrical:

Ground:positive
 

Battery:

Number:1
Volts:6
 

Page information:

Last update:May 21, 2015
Copyright:Copyright 2016 TractorData LLC
Contact:Peter@TractorData.com
©2000-2016 - TractorData™. Notice: Every attempt is made to ensure the data listed is accurate. However, differences between sources, incomplete listings, errors, and data entry mistakes do occur. Consult official literature from the manufacturer before attempting any service or repair.