John Deere 2940

John Deere 2940 Utility tractor Technical Specifications

John Deere 2940 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1980 – 1982.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere 2940 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 2940 Production

Manufacturer John Deere
Utility tractor
Built in Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Original price was $25,500 in 1982

John Deere 2940 Power

Engine: 64.18 hp
47.9 kW
PTO (tested) 81.17 hp
60.5 kW

John Deere 2940 Electrical

Ground negative
Battery volts 12

John Deere 2940 Mechanical

Two- or four-wheel drive
Final drives planetary
Differential lock mechanical rear
Power steering
Differential hydraulic wet disc brakes
Open operator station. Sound-Gard Cab optional.


Type closed center
Pressure 2250 psi
155.1 bar
Valves 2
Pump flow 23 gpm
87.1 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type II
Control position control and lower-link draft sensing
Rear lift (at 24″/610mm) 2400 lbs
1088 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO independent
Rear RPM 540/1000

Title serial numbers

Location: Serial number plate on the front-right of the Deere 2940 frame, above the front axle.
1980 350000
1981 390496
1982 418953

FAQ: How to read a serial number table.

What year is my John Deere 2940? 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 2940 Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere
Displacement 359 ci
5.9 L
Bore/Stroke 4.19×4.33 inches
106 x 110 mm
Compression 16.8:1
Rated RPM 2500
Starter volts 12
Coolant capacity 20 qts
18.9 L

John Deere 2940 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission John Deere TSS High-Low
Type partial power shift
Gears 16 forward and 8 reverse
Four gears in two ranges, plus reverse range. Left-hand power shift between direct drive and lower range.

John Deere 2940 Dimensions

Wheelbase 101.6 inches
258 cm
Length 164.9 inches
418 cm
Width 90.3 inches
229 cm
Height (hood) 67.1 inches
170 cm
Height (exhaust) 113 inches
287 cm
Operating weight 9435 lbs (4WD ROPS)
4279 kg
Ballasted weight 10650 lbs
4830 kg
Clearance (front axle) 25.6 inches
65 cm
Rack-and-pinion rear axle
Front tread 57 to 82.4 inches
144 to 209 cm
Front tread 63 to 94 inches
160 to 238 cm (wide front)
Rear tread 69 to 91 inches
175 to 231 cm

John Deere 2940 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1351

Nebraska Tractor Test 1351
Diesel 16-speed 4WD
May 27 – June 5, 1980
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1351 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed 81.17 hp
60.5 kW
Fuel use 5.2 gal/hour
19.7 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed 81.46 hp
60.7 kW
Fuel use 5.1 gal/hour
19.3 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power 64.18 hp
47.9 kW
Fuel use 5.0 gal/hour
18.9 l/hour
Gear 5L used for power test.
Max pull 7,601 lbs
3447 kg
Gear 3L used for pull test.


Is John Deere 2940 a good tractor?

The John Deere 2940 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 2940 take?

Check out the John Deere 2940 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 2940?

The John Deere 2940 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1980 – 1982

How much horsepower is a John Deere 2940?

The 2940 engine tested at 64.18 hp
47.9 kW drawbar and 81.17 hp
60.5 kW kW PTO horsepower.

How much does a John Deere 2940 tractor weight?

Depending on the engine type, the John Deere 2940 weight ranges from 9435 lbs
4279 kg .

How much can a John Deere 2940 Pull?

The max pulling capacity of the John Deere 2940 tractors starts at 7,601 lbs
3447 kg but may be slightly higher depending on the trim.

Where is the serial number on a John Deere 2940?

Lookup serial number plate on the front-right of the deere 2940 frame, above the front axle.

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