The Model 40 S      
Standard configuration A restored JD 40 Standard at The Southeast Threshermens Reunion

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Model 40 Standards were the replacement for the M in the John Deere line of tractors.  The serial number plate on these tractors state "40-S" .  This was a one row tractor, popular with truck farmers and tobacco farmers. Small and compact, it was easy to maneuver in tight places.

You could order special options on your 40S, like spin out rear rims.  This option made it easier to adjust the rear wheel width.  Lights, cigarette lighter, along with rear wheel and front end weights were other popular add-ons.  3 point hitch was standard equipment, as is was on all 40 tractors.

Production on the 40S began in January of 1953 for the 53 model year, with serial # 60001 and continued until October of 1955 ending with #71814.  A total of 11,814 were built, making it second to the 40T in the number of units produced.


Horsepower - drawbar 21.0 Horsepower - belt 23.6
Tires - Front 5.00-15 or 6.00-16 Clearance 21"
Tires - Rear 9, 10, or 11 - 24 Width 55.5"
Compression 6.5:1 Length 114.75"
Gears 4 fwd, 1 rev Height - over hood 55.5"
Weight 2750 Wheelbase 70"


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