The John Deere 240 lawnmower is a reasonably old ride on lawn mower that was produced at the Horicon plant in Wisconsin over a period of 5 years from 1987 when it first starting coming off the assembly line until 1992 when production on it finished. As ride on John Deere mowers weren’t particularly powerful back then, the JD 240 had a 14 hp engine to power the blade and drive it forward. This engine is a Kawasaki FC420V, gasoline model with natural aspiration. The one cylinder engine has a displacement of 0.4 liters (26 cubic inches). The engine is prevented from overheating using an air cooling system. The engine uses a 12 volt battery-key-start system to get going. Once the engine is running, a 13 amp alternator recharges the battery.
The transmission on the John Deere 240 guiding power to the wheels is a Kanzaki gear shift transmission. This gives the JD 240 6 gears for when it’s traveling forwards and 1 gear for reversing. It has a top speed of 11.3 kph (7 mph). The fuel capacity of the gas tank comes to 11.4 liters (3 US gallons) which is enough to power to give it over 2 hours of continuous operation without needing to be refilled. This lawn mower is first and foremost built for cutting lawns and as such can accommodate either a 38 inch mower deck or a 46 inch mower deck. Do keep in mind that the overall width of the mower with these mowing decks attached will be much greater than their cutting width due to their discharge flaps.
There are also a number of other implements that can be attached to the John Deere 240. These include a 42 inch snow blower and a 46 inch front blade. If you are looking for a bigger version of this lawn mower, then you may be interested in the John Deere 260. If you own a JD 240, please leave a review below to let others know what you like and dislike about it.
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