Ferguson F-40

Ferguson F-40 Technical Specifications

Ferguson F-40 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1956 – 1957.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Ferguson F-40 covering engine types, horsepower ratings, weight, height, fuel type and tank volume, oil capacity and type, hydraulic system diagram, wiring diagram, battery specs, etc.

Ferguson F-40 Production

Manufacturer: Ferguson
Type: Utility tractor
Factory: Detroit, Michigan, USA
The Ferguson F-40 is the same as the Massey Harris 50. The tractor was introduced during the dual line policy when the Massey-Harris-Ferguson company maintained separate Ferguson and Massey-Harris tractor lines. The F-40 was available as utility (S), single (T) or two-wheel (R) row-crop, and high-clearance (C) configurations.

Ferguson F-40 Power

Drawbar (claimed): 31 hp
23.1 kW
Belt (claimed): 33 hp
24.6 kW
Plows: 3
Drawbar (tested): 30.84 hp
23.0 kW
Belt (tested): 32.80 hp
24.5 kW

Ferguson F-40 Electrical

Charging system: generator
Charging amps: 10
Battery volts: 12
Battery AH: 50

Ferguson F-40 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
Steering: manual
Steering: power*Optional
Brakes: differential mechanical shoe
Cab: Open operator station.
Transmission: 6-speed unsynchronized gear


Fuel: 17 gal
64.3 L
Hydraulic system: 8 gal
30.3 L
Steering: 1.6 qts
1.5 L


Type: open center
Capacity: 8 gal
30.3 L
Pressure: 1900 psi
131.0 bar
Steering flow: 4 gpm
15.1 lpm
Steering cap.: 1.6 qts
1.5 L

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: live
Rear RPM: 540 (1.375)

Title serial numbers

Location: Data plate on dashboard.
1956: 400001
1957: 405671
Final: 409097

how to read serial numbers…

What year is my Ferguson F-40? Serial Number Decoder

The serial number list shows the first tractor built in each year. The other tractors for that year will have successively higher numbers. Your serial number should be between two of the stated numbers.

The list only includes the numbers of the first tractors produced in each year. Your serial should be somewhere between two numbers.Unless you happen to be the first person to own a tractor, your number will not appear on the list.

Ferguson F-40 Engine detail

Engine Detail
Continental Z-134
Displacement: 134 ci
2.2 L
Bore/Stroke: 3.3125×3.875 inches
84 x 98 mm
Air cleaner: oil bath
Compression: 6.6:1
Rated RPM: 2000
Idle RPM: 400-2200
Starter volts: 12
Coolant capacity: 10 qts
9.5 L
Sparkplug gap: 0.025 inches
0.635 mm
Point gap: 0.022 inches
0.559 mm
Intake valve clearance: 0.015 inches
0.381 mm (cold)
Exhaust valve clearance: 0.015 inches
0.381 mm (cold)

Ferguson F-40 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: unsynchronized gear
Gears: 6 forward and 2 reverse
Clutch: dry disc
Oil capacity: 32 qts
30.3 L
Oil type:

50oF [10oC]^ : SAE 90 GL1
50oF [10oC]v : SAE 80 GL1

Three gears, plus reverse, in two ranges.

Ferguson F-40 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 81.3 inches
206 cm
Length: 120 inches
304 cm
Height: 56.8 inches
144 cm
Operating weight: 3419 lbs
1550 kg
Ballasted weight: 5461 lbs
2477 kg
Clearance (front axle): 20.3 inches
51 cm
Rear axle: Flange
Front tread: 48 to 80 inches
121 to 203 cm
Rear tread: 48 to 76 inches
121 to 193 cm

Ferguson F-40 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 596

Nebraska Tractor Test 596
Gasoline 6-speed 2WD
September 27 – October 2, 1956
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 596 file
Belt power (max): 32.80 hp
24.5 kW
Belt fuel use (max): 3.1 gal/hour
11.7 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 30.84 hp
23.0 kW
Gear 4 used for power test.
Max pull: 3613 lbs
1638 kg
Gear 2 used for pull test.


Is Ferguson F-40 a good tractor?

The Ferguson F-40 is one of the great tractors in the Ferguson stable, and it has earned Ferguson a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a Ferguson F-40 take?

Check out the Ferguson F-40 oil capacity and oil type in the engine specs section as it may vary across the engines. Keep in mind, that older models might have their oil capacity increased over time. You may compare between the early and late oil capacity.

Do tractors have VIN numbers?

Every tractor has a VIN number. The number is usually engraved below the driver’s seat. Tractor manufacturers put the number in different places on the tractor body.

What was the last year Ferguson made the F-40?

The Ferguson F-40 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1956 – 1957

Where is the serial number on a Ferguson F-40?

Lookup data plate on dashboard.

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