John Deere 2840

John Deere 2840 Technical Specifications

John Deere 2840 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1977 – 1979.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere 2840 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 2840 Production

Manufacturer: John Deere
Type: Utility tractor
Factory: Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Original price: $17,000 (1979 )

John Deere 2840 Power

Drawbar (tested): 64.86 hp
48.4 kW
PTO (tested): 80.65 hp
60.1 kW

John Deere 2840 Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Batteries: 2
Battery volts: 12

John Deere 2840 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
Final drives: planetary
Differential lock: mechanical rear
Steering: power assist
Brakes: differential hydraulic wet disc
Cab: Open operator station. Two-post Roll-Gard ROPS optional.
Transmissions: 12-speed two-speed power shift


Fuel: 28 gal
106.0 L
Hydraulic system: 12.9 gal
48.8 L


Type: closed center
Capacity: 12.9 gal
48.8 L
Valves: 2
Pump flow: 23 gpm
87.1 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: II
Control: draft sensing

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Clutch: hydraulic 300mm disc
Rear RPM: 540/1000

John Deere 2840 Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere
Displacement: 329 ci
5.4 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.02×4.33 inches
102 x 110 mm
Air cleaner: paper elements
Compression: 17.0:1
Rated RPM: 2500
Starter volts: 12
Coolant capacity: 5 qts
4.7 L

John Deere 2840 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: Hi-Lo
Type: two-speed power shift
Gears: 12 forward and 6 reverse
Clutch: dry disc
Three gears (1-3) in two ranges (I/II) plus reverse (R) range with a high/low power shift.

John Deere 2840 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 97 inches
246 cm
Length: 160 inches
406 cm
Width: 90 inches
228 cm
Height (steering wheel): 74 inches
187 cm
Operating weight: 8700 lbs
3946 kg
Ballasted weight: 10500 lbs
4762 kg
Clearance (front axle): 21 inches
53 cm
Rear axle: Rack-and-pinion
Front tread: 57.82.4 to inches
146 to 0 cm
Front tread: 69 to 94 inches
175 to 238 cm (wide axle)
Rear tread: 61 to 90 inches
154 to 228 cm *ROPS or fenders limit minimum tread to 68 inches.

John Deere 2840 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1249

Nebraska Tractor Test 1249
Diesel 12-speed 2WD
June 14 – 30, 1977
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1249 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 80.65 hp
60.1 kW
Fuel use: 5.3 gal/hour
20.1 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 76.27 hp
56.9 kW
Fuel use: 4.8 gal/hour
18.2 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 64.86 hp
48.4 kW
Fuel use: 5.2 gal/hour
19.7 l/hour
Gear 4H used for power test.
Max pull: 8,386 lbs
3803 kg
Gear 2H used for pull test.


Is John Deere 2840 a good tractor?

The John Deere 2840 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 2840 take?

Check out the John Deere 2840 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 2640

The John Deere 2840 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1977 – 1979

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