The John Deere 240 is a lawn and garden tractor that Deere manufactured between 1987 and 1992. It was a late entry in the company’s 200 series of little figurines, and it was the smallest of their late-80s 200 series machines. A bit underpowered and obese by current criteria, the 240 was nonetheless capable of performing a complete range of gardening, landscaping and operational tasks.
Engine and Transmission
The 240 tractor is equipped with an air-cooled, single-cylinder, 422-cc Kawasaki FC420V engine which generates 14 horsepower. The engine is mated to a Tuff Torq transmission with six forward gears and one reverse gear. The 240 also features electric start and also a sizable 3-gallon gas tank. In comparison to 2014 Deere tractor models, the 240 is a little garden tractor; the D105 lawn tractor is the smallest riding mower at Deere’s current product line, and it is equipped with a 17.5-horsepower, 500-cc engine and an automatic transmission. Despite its comparatively small motor, the 240 is heavy, weighing in at 590 pounds in comparison with the D105’s 415-pound foundation weight.
The 240 may be outfitted with either a 38-inch or 46-inch mid-mounted mower deck. The 38-inch deck features two blades, a guide lift mechanism and adjustable cutting height between 1.5 and 4 inches. The 46-inch deck includes three blades, manual lift along with the exact same cutting height adjustments as the 38-inch deck. In contrast, the D105 is equipped with a 42-inch mower deck.
The 240 has a wheelbase of 47.9 inches, and it rides on 16-inch front wheels and 23-inch rear tires. The general diameter of the tractor when equipped with all the 38-inch deck is 53.5 inches, and when the 46-inch deck is onboard the tractor’s diameter is 57 inches. In comparison with current models, the 240 is chunky; the D105’s wheelbase is 1 inch longer, but its width is only 53.9 inches, and its tires are markedly smaller than those of their 240.
Despite its modest size and power, the 240 has been meant to be a competent all-around tractor to get the homeowner. It might be equipped with a 42-inch, single-stage, manual-lift snow blower, in addition to a 46-inch manual-lift snow plow blade along with a 33-inch tiller. A 30-inch mechanical-drive tiller at John Deere’s current product line is also compatible with all the 240 tractor.