John Deere 240 - MyTractorForum.com - The Friendliest Tractor Forum and Best Place for Tractor Information
John Deere Forum John Deere Garden Tractor talk

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 08-06-2018, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
MTF Junior Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 12
John Deere 240

Hey guys and gals. I found a JD 240 with a 46" deck. Not sure what year. I've been looking at a LT Like a Simplicity Regent or JD E series or S240 or Cub XT1, but really prefer a GT. Anyway, they are asking $750 for it. Photos do show a little rough but probably nothing I can't fix. One thing I am not sure of is it has a Kohler Courage 20 swapped in it from a cub. Isn't that like a mortal sin like a LS Chevy in a Ford? I feel like I've read iffy reviews on the Courage series but I could be wrong. Are these capable of ground engagement? Do they have hydraulics like for a bucket or something? I've read some about them on the forum and they seem pretty stout, but one big concern I have is parts availability and when I went to the JD store website there didn't seem to be any attachments or deck related things so that's a tad concerning. I'll post the CL link. Do you guys think it's worth what they want?

Thanks.
Chase

https://tulsa.craigslist.org/grd/d/j...663034174.html
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	00q0q_4mXmeMNhHfW_600x450.jpg
Views:	37
Size:	32.1 KB
ID:	2327447   Click image for larger version

Name:	01313_lUI9njmmegD_600x450.jpg
Views:	32
Size:	31.3 KB
ID:	2327449   Click image for larger version

Name:	00D0D_f38ThqlZiAx_600x450.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	28.8 KB
ID:	2327451  

Last edited by Sergeant; 08-06-2018 at 06:49 PM.
Chase90 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 08-06-2018, 07:04 PM
Tech Exchange Moderator
 
Sergeant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Kane County,IL
Posts: 15,002
Re: John Deere 240

I would say go for it. It My favorite John Deere But I am Biased As I owned one for 12 years And Have regretted selling it ever since to my cousin.

Attachments are easy to find

If the following tractors listed Below used the Attachment it can be used On a JD 240
240
245
260
265
285
GT225
GT235
GT242
GT245
GT262
GT275
GX255
320
325
335
345
355
GX325
GX335
GX345
GX355
A 48inch deck is still available from Deere as a replacement deck

If a 48inch Blade was Mounted On any of the above Listed tractors It will work on the 240. (Originally Deere Made a 46inch Front Blade when 240 Came out)

If a 30inch tiller was On the above listed tractors it will work On a 240

The Current Manual lift sleeve Hitch for the X500 series works On a 240

A 42inch snow thrower from the above Listed Tractor will work On a 240


John Deere Models: 2025R TLB,X748,GX335,140H3,112SF,110RF,Sabre 1542,TX Gator
Cub Cadet Models:0riginal,70,106,XT3 GSX & Experimental Non Production Rear engine rider
Ingersoll Model:3016PS
Simplicity Models:Wonder Boy
White Model: GT2055



MSGT 11 & 18 Series Retired

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke
Sergeant is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 08-06-2018, 08:13 PM
MTF Junior Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 7
Re: John Deere 240

^ Thanks for the info @Sergeant
I have a 240 and couldn't be happier. No hydraulics on this model.
Paid around $900 for one in excellent condition last March, so it seams like a decent price.
The only thing I'm not sure of is that motor swap...
Neale is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 Old 08-06-2018, 08:24 PM
Tech Exchange Moderator
 
Sergeant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Kane County,IL
Posts: 15,002
Re: John Deere 240

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neale View Post
^ Thanks for the info @Sergeant
I have a 240 and couldn't be happier. No hydraulics on this model.
Paid around $900 for one in excellent condition last March, so it seams like a decent price.
The only thing I'm not sure of is that motor swap...
Twin cylinder Courage engine usually didn't Have many Problems. It was the Single cylinders that were Know for Problems Twin were Made In Mississippi & Singles were made In China

John Deere Models: 2025R TLB,X748,GX335,140H3,112SF,110RF,Sabre 1542,TX Gator
Cub Cadet Models:0riginal,70,106,XT3 GSX & Experimental Non Production Rear engine rider
Ingersoll Model:3016PS
Simplicity Models:Wonder Boy
White Model: GT2055



MSGT 11 & 18 Series Retired

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke
Sergeant is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 08-08-2018, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
MTF Junior Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 12
Re: John Deere 240

Thanks guys, I really appreciate all the info!
Chase90 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MyTractorForum.com - The Friendliest Tractor Forum and Best Place for Tractor Information forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome