John Deere 4240

John Deere 4240 Row-Crop tractor Technical Specifications

John Deere 4240 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1978 – 1982.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere 4240 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 4240 Production

Manufacturer John Deere
Row-Crop tractor
Built in Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Original price $33,313 (1982 Syncro-Range ROPS 2WD )
$40,926 (1982 Power Shift Cab 2WD )

John Deere 4240 Power

Engine: 93.38 hp
69.6 kW
PTO (tested) 111.06 hp
82.8 kW

John Deere 4240 Electrical

Ground negative
Charging system alternator
Batteries 2
Battery CCA 850
Battery volts 6

John Deere 4240 Mechanical

Drive 4×2 2WD
  4×4 HFWD 4WD
Differential lock pedal-actuated hydraulic
Power steering
Differential hydraulic wet disc brakes
Sound-Gard cab standard.


Fuel 46 gal
174.1 L
Hydraulic system 11 gal
41.6 L


Type closed center
Capacity 11 gal
41.6 L
Valves 1 or 2
Pump flow 23 gpm
87.1 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type II/I
Rear lift 5,732 lbs
2600 kg
  6,766 lbsOptOptional
3069 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO independent
Rear RPM 540/1000 (1.375)

Title serial numbers

1978 1000
1979 7434
1980 14394
1981 20186
1982 25670

FAQ: How to read a serial number table.

What year is my John Deere 4240? 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 4240 Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere
turbocharged diesel
Displacement: 466 ci
7.6 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.56×4.75 inches
116 x 121 mm
Power: 132 hp
98.4 kW
Compression: 16.8:1
Rated RPM: 2200
Torque: 413 lb-ft
560.0 Nm
Torque RPM: 1400
Starter volts: 12

John Deere 4240 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: Quad-Range
Gears: 16 forward and 6 reverse
Clutch: hydraulic wet disc

John Deere 4240 Dimensions

Length: 183.5 inches
466 cm
Width: 96 inches
243 cm
Height (cab): 114.7 inches
291 cm
Height (exhaust): 124.3 inches
315 cm
Shipping weight: 11600 lbs
5261 kg
Rear tread: 60 to 81.5 inches
152 to 207 cm

John Deere 4240 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1266

Nebraska Tractor Test 1266
Diesel Quad-Range 2WD
November 8 – 21, 1977
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1266 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed 110.94 hp
82.7 kW
Fuel use 7.7 gal/hour
29.1 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power 93.38 hp
69.6 kW
Fuel use 7.7 gal/hour
29.1 l/hour
Max pull 11,492 lbs
5212 kg

Nebraska Tractor Test 1361

Nebraska Tractor Test 1361
Diesel Syncro-Range 2WD
August 20 – September 6, 1980
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1361 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed 110.81 hp
82.6 kW
Fuel use 7.8 gal/hour
29.5 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power 93.00 hp
69.4 kW
Fuel use 7.8 gal/hour
29.5 l/hour
Gear 4 used for power test.
Max pull 12,240 lbs
5552 kg
Gear 2 used for pull test.

Nebraska Tractor Test 1362

Nebraska Tractor Test 1362
Diesel PowerShift 2WD
August 20 – September 3, 1980
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1362 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed 111.06 hp
82.8 kW
Fuel use 7.8 gal/hour
29.5 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed 111.43 hp
83.1 kW
Fuel use 7.7 gal/hour
29.1 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power 92.70 hp
69.1 kW
Fuel use 7.6 gal/hour
28.8 l/hour
Gear 4 used for power test.
Max pull 12,450 lbs
5647 kg
Gear 2 used for pull test.


Is John Deere 4240 a good tractor?

The John Deere 4240 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 4240 take?

Check out the John Deere 4240 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 4240?

The John Deere 4240 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1978 – 1982

How much horsepower is a John Deere 4240?

The 4240 engine tested at 93.38 hp
69.6 kW drawbar and 111.06 hp
82.8 kW kW PTO horsepower.

How much does a John Deere 4240 tractor weight?

Depending on the engine type, the John Deere 4240 weight ranges from 10900 to 12395 pounds .

How much can a John Deere 4240 Pull?

The max pulling capacity of the John Deere 4240 tractors starts at 11,492 lbs
5212 kg but may be slightly higher depending on the trim.

How much can a John John Deere 4240 Lift?

John Deere 4240 tractor hitch is capable of lifting 5,732 lbs
2600 kg.

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