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  • Powerful, smooth-running engine
  • Comfortable high-back seat with open lower back
  • Large, turf-friendly tires for a smooth ride and easy turns
  • Cast-iron front axle will not bend


Manufacturer John Deere
Model S240 - 42 Tractor (2017)
Power  18.5 hp 
   13.8 kW 
Displacement  36.8 cu in. 
   603 cc 
Manufacturer/model  FS600V  
Type  Overhead valve, full-pressure lube, oil filter  
Cylinders  V-twin, cast-iron liners  
Governor  Mechanical  
Choke/speed control  Separate levers, automatic choke return  
Cooling method  Air  
Air cleaner  Dry, replaceable with foam precleaner  
Oil drain  No tools  
Fuel system  
Type  Gasoline  
Fuel delivery  Pulse pump and carburetor  
Fuel gauge  Mechanical, viewable from seat  
Fuel tank location  Rear  
Fuel fill opening  Center, 2 in. 
   5.1 cm 
Fuel tank capacity  2.4 U.S. gal. 
   9.1 L 
Electrical system  
Battery  12 V 
   195 CCA 
Charging system  Flywheel alternator, regulated, 15 amp 
Engine starter  ---  
Hourmeter  Yes, with service reminder  
Headlights  Two standard, incandescent  
Taillights or reflector  Reflectors  
Backup lights  No  
Rear work lights  No  
12-V outlet  Optional  
Type  K46 hydrostatic integrated with transaxle  
Control  Two-pedal foot-controlled hydrostatic  
Cruise control  Standard  
Oil cooler  Fins and fan on transaxle  
Oil filter  Yes, internal, not replaceable  
Differential lock  No  
Forward speed  0-5.5 mph 
   0-8.9 km/h 
Reverse speed  0-3.2 mph 
   0-5.1 km/h 
Brakes  Internal wet disc  
Frame  Full-length welded steel  
Primer/paint  E-coat/powder  
Weight bracket  Optional rear  
Receiver hitch  No  
Front axle  Cast iron front axle, front wheel ball bearings  
Spindle bushings  No  
Front tires  15x6-6  
Rear tires  20x10-8  
Hood material  JD Loy, UV resistant  
Fender deck material  Stamped steel  
Floor mats  Yes  
Storage  Storage tray with cover  
Service interval decal  Yes  
Fender handles/grips  Handgrips  
Cup holder  Yes  
Equipment mounting  CargO Mount™ system  
Type  Sector and pinion with single drag link and tie rod  
All-wheel steer  Not available on this model  
Steering wheel  Deluxe, diameter - 14 in. 
   35.6 cm 
Tilt steering wheel  No  
Turning radius  18 in. 
   45.7 cm 
Uncut circle radius  25 in. 
   63.5 cm 
Type  Open-back design with grasp  
Seat back height  15 in. 
   38.1 cm 
Armrests  No  
Fore-aft adjustment  While seated, 5.5 in. 
   14 cm 
Seat suspension  Tilt, two rubber isolators  
Lift system  
Type  Lever on fender deck  
Hydraulic outlets  No  
Mower cut height  13 positions, 1-4 in. 
   2.5-10.2 cm 
Cut height increments  0.25 in. 
   0.64 cm 
Preset cut height  No  
Mower deck  
Type  Side discharge  
Cutting width  42 in. 
   107 cm 
Construction  Stamped steel deck shell  
Mower deck material  Steel, 13 gauge 
   0.090 in. 
   2.3 mm 
Mower wash port  Yes  
Mower drive system  Electric power take-off (PTO) clutch  
Mower wheels  Two  
Mower wheel adjustment  One bolt  
Mower level adjustment  Easy-level deck  
Mower attachability  
Type  Slide under tractor  
Front draft arms  One spring clip  
Rear draft arms  Two pins and spring clips  
Mower wheels rotate  No  
Drive system  Single belt  
Meets ANSI standard  Yes  
Meets OPEI standard  Yes  
Backup protection  Reverse Implement Option (RIO)  
Safety video  Yes  
Buyer's notes  
Notes  JD Loy hood resists fading, won't rust or dent  
   Durable primer and powder paint finish  
   Large, 14-in. (36-cm) steering wheel for more comfortable operation  
Warranty  3-year/200-hour bumper-to-bumper* (*Term limited to years or hours used, whichever comes first, and varies by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT at or for details.)  
Optional equipment  
Mowers  Standard, 42 in. 
   107 cm 
Rear bagger  2-bag, 6.5 bu 
   229 L 
Powered material collection  ---  
Mulching system  Mulch cover or high-performance plug  
Front thatcher  ---  
Front blade  46 in. 
   116.8 cm 
Mid-mount blade  ---  
Snow blower  Two-stage, 44 in. 
   111.8 cm 
Rotary broom  ---  
Rotary tiller  ---  
Sleeve hitch  ---  
3-point hitch  ---  
Rear power take-off (PTO)  ---  
Plow, moldboard  ---  
Box scraper  ---  
Cultivator  ---  
Rear blade  ---  
Disk harrow  ---  
Landscape rake  ---  
Sprayer  Tow-behind only, 15 U.S. gal. 
   56.8 L 
   Tow-behind only, 25 U.S. gal. 
   94.6 L 
Spreader  Tow-behind only, 125 lb 
   57.7 kg 
   Tow-behind only, 175 lb 
   79.4 kg 
Front bumper  Standard two-bar styled front bumper  
Brush guard  ---  
Weather protection  Snow cab  
Sun canopy  ---  
Rear receiver hitch  ---  
Bucket holder  Yes, single bucket  
Grass striping  Lawn striping kit  
Tractor shovel  ---  
Front loader  ---  
Other equipment  ---  
Tow-behind tools  16  
Height  44.6 in. 
   113.2 cm 
Overall length  75.1 in. 
   191 cm 
Wheelbase  48.9 in. 
   124.2 cm 
Width with mower  54.9 in. 
   139 cm 
Width with mower (deflector raised for storage)  44.8 in. 
   114 cm 
Width without mower  ---  
Weight  458 lb 
   208 kg 
Date collected  03-Nov-2016