John Deere 2040

John Deere 2040 2040 Series Technical Specifications

John Deere 2040 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1976 – 1982.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere 2040 covering engine types, horsepower ratings, weight, height, fuel type and tank volume, oil capacity and type, hydraulic system diagram, wiring diagram, battery specs, etc.

John Deere 2040 Production

Manufacturer: John Deere
Type: Utility tractor
Factory: Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

John Deere 2040 Power

PTO (claimed): 40 hp
29.8 kW
Drawbar (tested): 32.87 hp
24.5 kW
PTO (tested): 40.86 hp
30.5 kW

John Deere 2040 Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Battery volts: 12

John Deere 2040 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
Final drives: planetary
Differential lock: mechanical rear
Steering: power
Brakes: hydraulic wet disc
Cab: Two-post Roll-Gard ROPS.
Transmission: 8-speed collar shift


Type: open center
  closed center*Closed-center hydraulics became available in 1978, tractor serial number 266750.
Valves: 1

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: I
Rear lift (at 24″/610mm): 2400 lbs
1088 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: live*Two-stage clutch.
Clutch: dry 9-inch disc
Rear RPM: 540

Title serial numbers

Location: Serial number plate on the right side of the Deere 2040 frame, above the front axle.

photo of 2040 serial number

1976: 179963
1977: 221555
1978: 266057
1979: 304165
1980: 350000
1981: 392026
1982: 419145

how to read serial numbers…

What year is my John Deere 2040? 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.

John Deere 2040 Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere
Displacement: 164.4 ci
2.7 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.016×4.331 inches
102 x 110 mm
Compression: 16.7:1
Rated RPM: 2500
Operating RPM: 1500-2500
Firing order: 1-2-3
Starter volts: 12
Coolant capacity: 11.2 qts
10.6 L

John Deere 2040 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: collar shift
Gears: 8 forward and 4 reverse
Clutch: dry 10-inch disc

John Deere 2040 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 74.4 inches
188 cm
Length: 131.25 inches
333 cm
Width: 63 inches
160 cm *Minimum
  89.6 inches
227 cm *Maximum
Height (hood): 52.6 inches
133 cm
Weight: 4800 lbs
2177 kg
Shiping weight: 4060 lbs
1841 kg
Ground clearance: 13 inches
33 cm
Front tread: 49.5 to 79.5 inches
125 to 201 cm
Rear tread: 49.6 to 73 inches
125 to 185 cm

John Deere 2040 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1191

Nebraska Tractor Test 1191
164 diesel 8-speed 2WD
October 9 – 20, 1975
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1191 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 40.86 hp
30.5 kW
Fuel use: 2.8 gal/hour
10.6 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 37.62 hp
28.1 kW
Fuel use: 2.4 gal/hour
9.1 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 32.87 hp
24.5 kW
Fuel use: 2.8 gal/hour
10.6 l/hour
Gear 5 used for power test.
Max pull: 4,634 lbs
2101 kg
Gear 2 used for pull test.


Is John Deere 2040 a good tractor?

The John Deere 2040 is one of the great tractors in the John Deere stable, and it has earned John Deere a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a John Deere 2040 take?

Check out the John Deere 2040 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 John Deere made the 2040?

The John Deere 2040 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1976 – 1982

Where is the serial number on a John Deere 2040?

Lookup serial number plate on the right side of the deere 2040 frame, above the front axle.

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