John Deere 40


The John Deere 40 is another of JD’s most popular tractors, built in a 2-year series that lasted from 1953 to 1955 in Dubuque, Iowa. In this 2-year period, nearly 50, 000 JD 40s were shipped to farmers as well. like the tractor seeing many different configurations, as was the norm for popular John Deere models back then.

The engine used in the JD 40 was either a 1. 6-liter 2-cylinder gasoline engine made by John Deere itself or an all-fuel 1. 6-liter 2-cylinder engine, also made by John Deere, which isthe same as the John Deere M, the model that preceded the John Deere 40. This engine provided a maximum of 25 hp to farmers. This provided a maximum of 25hp, which when compared to many large ride on mowers these days produced by JD is not a lot of power at all. The fuel tank that came with this model can hold 39. 7 liters of fuel (10. 5 US gallons) as well as having an emergency reserve of 3. 4 liters (0. 9 US gallons). The JD 40 measures 3. 31m long and 2. 27m wide.

There are many other versions of the John Deere 40 as well. The John Deere 40T is a trike version that has a tighter turning arc than the regular 40, but is much more unstable on bumpy, uneven or rough terrain. The 40C is the tracked version, much heavier than the standard 40. It is equipped with tracks and a blade for earthmoving. The John Deere 40C weighs between 2, 400 kg and 2, 720 kg when fully loaded with a blade, fuel, oil and hydraulic fluid. The 40C’s tracks are 12 inches wide, so it never slips in even the slipperiest and wettest conditions. The John Deere 40V was sold as a “vegetable” tractor and differed from others in that it had much higher ground clearance. The John Deere 40w was made specifically as a row crop tractor, but not many were produced.

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