John Deere 40

John Deere 40 tractor photo
1953 - 1955
Utility tractor
Series map:
*Estimated engine power for comparison only.
ManufacturerJohn Deere
Utility tractor
Built in Dubuque, Iowa, USA
Total built18,000
Original price was $1,500 in 1954
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.
40Ctracked tractor
40Wtwo-row utility
John Deere 40 Engines
John Deere 1.6L 2-cyl gasoline
John Deere 1.6L 2-cyl all-fuel
Fuel tank10.5 gal
39.7 L
Aux. fuel0.9 gal
3.4 L
Engine details ...
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
Performance test details ...
Two-wheel drive
Manual steering
Open operator station.
Tractor hitch
Rear TypeI
Power Take-off (PTO)
Rear PTOtransmission
Rear RPM540
Dimensions & Tires
Weight2900 to 3220 pounds
Front tire5.00-15
Rear tire9-24
Full dimensions and tires ...
40 Serial Number Location
John Deere 40 serial number location
Serial number plate on the left side of the ttransmission housing.
40 Serial Numbers
195360001 (Standard)
195467359 (Standard)
195569474 (Standard)
195360001 (Tricycle)
195472167 (Tricycle)
195575531 (Tricycle)
195360001 (Utility)
195460202 (Utility)
195563140 (Utility)
195460001 (Hi-Crop)
195560060 (Hi-Crop)

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Links Detailed information, including service and tune-up, on the 40
40 Industrial: Photos of industrial model 40s
Belt Pulley
Diameter9.1 inches
23 cm
Width6.375 inches
16 cm
Speed3006 ft/min
916.23 meters/min
Battery volts6
40 references literature
The First Numbered Series of John Deere Tractors published in 2004, by Hain Publishing
Industrial Tractors and Equipment published in 1954, by John Deere
Operator's Manual Hydraulic Loader No. 40 (OM-C26-753) published in 1953
40 Series Tractors published in 1953, by John Deere
Tractors 1918-1976 published by John Deere
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