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S240

Lawn Tractor with 42-in. Deck

  • 21.5 HP* V-Twin Engine
  • 42-in. (107-cm) Accel Deep™ Deck, compatible with optional MulchControl™ kit
  • Comfortable 15-in (38-cm) open back seat
  • Side-by-side forward and reverse pedals
  • K46 heavy-duty hydrostatic transmission
  • Easy read fuel gauge
  • 3-year/200-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty



Maintenance Plans

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Features



21.5-hp (16-kW) engine 21.5-hp (16-kW) engine
Engine oil and fuel filters Engine oil and fuel filters

The S240 Tractor has a large 44.3-cu in. (726-cc) displacement engine with premium features that provide superior performance and reliability:

  • Large cleanout ports, integrated into the engine shroud, are located over the cylinder heads to allow for easy inspection and removal of any debris that may have collected there.
  • Premium engine oil and air filtering systems and cooling design provide increased reliability and engine life.

The 21.5-hp (16-kW) V-twin engine provides plenty of power and torque to handle tough mulching, mowing, and bagging conditions:

  • V-twin cylinder design for greater torque, lower vibration, and improved sound quality
  • Electronic ignition for fast starts
  • Cast-iron cylinder liners for longer engine life
  • Overhead valves for excellent power and fuel economy
  • Full-pressure lubrication and oil filter for cleaner oil, prolonging engine life and extending the time between oil changes
    • Also more effective when operating the tractor on an incline
  • In-line fuel filter for reliable operation
Engine speed lever and spring-loaded choke lever Engine speed lever and spring-loaded choke lever
Engine hood in open position Engine hood in open position

The engine speed lever and choke control lever are separate controls:

  • The engine speed lever is easy to use - there is no need to worry about pushing too far and engaging the choke as on single throttle/choke lever systems.
  • The choke lever is spring loaded so the operator cannot accidentally operate the tractor with the choke on.

 Engine hood opens wide for easy access to service points:

  • It is easy to inspect and clean the engine area.
  • Important service points are exposed.
  • Cleanout ports designed into the engine shroud make cleaning the engine cooling fins easy.
  • The high-quality engine used in the S240 does not require an 8-hour oil and filter change because improvements in the manufacturing process and quality of parts, components, and oils have eliminated the need for the short interval oil change requirement.
Fuel tank
Convenient fuel-filler opening Convenient fuel-filler opening
  • Capacity is 2.4 U.S. gal. (9.08 L).
  • Fuel-filler opening is conveniently located under the seat. 
    • Filling the tank without spilling is easy.
    • The tethered fuel tank cap is more convenient.
    • The sealed fuel cap helps keep vapors inside the tank.
S240 with Accel Deep 42A Mower Deck S240 with Accel Deep 42A Mower Deck
Accel Deep 42A Mower Deck Accel Deep 42A Mower Deck

The 42-in. (107-cm) Accel Deep Mower Deck is a stamped-steel, deep, flat-top design that delivers excellent cut quality, productivity, cleanliness, durability, and versatility. Optimal performance and dispersion of clippings is provided, even at faster mowing speeds or in tall grass:

  • 4.97-in. (12.6-cm) depth throughout the entire deck shell for optimum mowing, mulching, and bagging performance
    • Optional MulchControl™ system provides superior mulching performance and versatility
  • Stamped-steel design eliminates sharp edges and corners where material can build up and diminish mowing performance
  • Mower deck suspended from the vehicle for a smooth and level cut
    • Adjustable mower wheels, positioned just above ground level, help reduce scalping
  • 0.25-in. (6.4-mm) cut-height increments allow the mower to be set at the desired cut height
  • Compatible with efficient 6.5-bu (229-L) two-bag material collection system
Excellent cut quality
42A Mower Deck top 42A Mower Deck top
42A Mower Deck underside 42A Mower Deck underside

Deep mower-deck stamping gives excellent cut quality. It allows the cut and suspended material room to exit the deck without getting recut:

  • Reducing the amount of recutting enables more power to be used to cut incoming grass, which greatly improves mower capacity.
    • Helps maintain excellent cut quality at faster mowing speeds
  • Clean flow of material out of discharge area prevents cut material from interfering with cutting the incoming grass, making it possible for the blades to cut incoming material cleanly.
  • Even in mulching mode, cut evenness is improved compared to other designs because the additional depth allows for continuous circulation, optimal recutting, and an even distribution of clippings.
Productivity - gets the job done fast
Left side of Accel Deep mower deck Left side of Accel Deep mower deck
Right side of Accel Deep mower deck Right side of Accel Deep mower deck

Deep mower-deck stamping gives high productivity, which gets the job done fast. It allows the cut and suspended material room to exit the deck quickly, reducing the amount of recutting so more power is available to process incoming grass:

  • Greatly improves mowers capacity to maintain excellent mowing performance in difficult mowing conditions and at higher speeds

Large discharge opening is both high and wide to handle more material:

  • Gives a smooth, even discharge of clippings at all mowing speeds
  • Reduces the chance of plugging, especially important when operating in wet, thick, or dense grass and when bagging
  • Cut-and-throw chute has a large, optimized inlet which aids in collecting material by using airflow from the large deck opening
Cleanliness - for the mower and the operator
Accel Deep 42A Mower Deck Accel Deep 42A Mower Deck
Accel Deep 42A Mower Deck Accel Deep 42A Mower Deck

The flat-top shape of the deck stamping is optimal for keeping itself and the operator clean:

  • There are few places to catch and hold material on top and underneath the deck.
    • Top of deck stays cleaner, reducing time and effort needed for cleaning and service
    • Underside of deck is self-cleaning to maintain optimum performance without buildup of material to interfere with the flow of air and clippings
    • Less need to clean and remove buildup of material from underside deck
  • The depth of the Accel Deep mower deck minimizes the amount of material that escapes from the front of the deck
    • Limited amount of material to drift onto the operator and mower deck
    • Even flow of material discharged out the chute, less recutting results in larger pieces that are less likely to end up on the operator
    • Mulching prevents the discharge of material completely and MulchControl makes mulching a practical solution for most mowing situations.

Cleaning a mower deck, both top and bottom, is one of the most frequent maintenance activities:

  • The flat-top design reduces places for material to build up and makes material that does collect easy to remove.
Mower wash port Mower wash port
Mower wash port with hose connector Mower wash port with hose connector

A wash port is provided to make cleaning the underside of the mower deck easy.

  • Hose connector is included with the mower deck.
Superior durability is designed in
Hinged spindle pocket cover on the 42A Mower Deck Hinged spindle pocket cover on the 42A Mower Deck
Mower deck wheels are double captured for durability Mower deck wheels are double captured for durability

The 42A Mower Deck has strong spindle pockets, to keep the blades aligned, even after years of tough service:

  • Ribs in the deck shell add strength where it is needed.
  • The 42A has a 16 percent heavier overall weight than the Edge™ Xtra 42-in. (107-cm) Mower Deck.

Mower wheels are double captured:

  • Provides greater strength and durability for longer, trouble-free life.
  • Single-bolt adjustment makes setting wheels to the correct height for the cutting height quick and easy.

Low-tension belt-drive design reduces the side load on the engines lower bearing and mower deck bearings for longer life.

Rolled outer edge of the deck provides extra strength and protection.

Dual-stage E-coat and powder-paint coatings provide extra protection from rust.

Mower blades
Mower blades shipped with the rear bagger chute Mower blades shipped with the rear bagger chute

High-lift bagging blades are included with the bagger chute. They provide optimum performance when bagging in difficult conditions, such as when the grass is moist, dense, or long:

  • High-lift bagging blades also work well when side discharging material.

Mulching blades are included with the optional MulchControl system. They can be used for mulching, side discharging, and bagging in most conditions.


Mower blade use chart

 Mode(s) of operation  Mower blade
 Side discharging mode only   Side-discharge blade (shipped with mower) 
 Bagging mode only  Bagging blade (shipped with rear bagger)
 Mulching mode only  Mulching blade (shipped with MulchControl)
 Side discharge and mulching  Mulching blade (shipped with MulchControl)
 Side discharge and bagging  Bagging blade (shipped with rear bagger)
 Side discharge, mulching, and bagging  Mulching blade (shipped with MulchControl)
Versatility - easy to change between side discharge, mulch, and bagging modes
Rear MulchControl baffle (A) must be removed for bagging Rear MulchControl baffle (A) must be removed for bagging
Rear MulchControl baffle removed allows for chute installation (mower shown on X330 Tractor) Rear MulchControl baffle removed allows for chute installation (mower shown on X330 Tractor)

The 42A Mower Deck is designed for maximum versatility, providing the greatest ease in changing from one mower discharge mode to another:

  • With an optional MulchControl system installed (along with the special mulching blades), changing from side discharging to mulching or vice versa is done with the simple flip of a lever or push of an electric switch.
  • The cut-and-throw rear bagger can be used with MulchControl by removing the rear MulchControl baffle (A) before installing the bagger chute. The baffle is held in place with two carriage bolts. To return to mulching, the chute needs to be removed and the baffle replaced.
6.5-bu (229-L) rear bagger
Optional rear bagger Optional rear bagger
Optional rear bagger Optional rear bagger

An optional 6.5-bu (229-L) cut-and-throw rear bagger material collection system (MCS) is available and comes with bagging blades. Special blades are not required but they can be installed for enhanced performance.

The bagger provides an efficient means of collecting grass clippings and leaves. It can be set up without tools in minutes and has easy-to-empty bags.

S240 with 42-in. (107-cm) Accel Deep™ Mower Deck S240 with 42-in. (107-cm) Accel Deep™ Mower Deck
48A MulchControl handle 48A MulchControl handle

The optional MulchControl system makes mulching more practical for many mowing situations because it not only does an excellent job of mulching, but it also allows the mower to be easily converted for times when it is more desirable to side discharge or collect the lawn material. Advantages of mulching grass clippings include:

  • Creates a beautiful looking lawn
  • Smaller grass clippings disappear into the lawn canopy
  • Reduces fertilizer needs
  • Grass clippings are not blown onto the operator, driveways, or flower beds
  • No need to dispose of bags of clippings
How MulchControl works
MulchControl baffle closed (shown on X300 42A mower deck) MulchControl baffle closed (shown on X300 42A mower deck)
MulchControl baffle open (shown on X300 42A mower deck) MulchControl baffle open (shown on X300 42A mower deck)

MulchControl is an innovative, simple design that is easy to use and maintain:

  • The MulchControl system includes an adjustable MulchControl baffle near the discharge chute and fixed baffles to control the flow of material under the deck.
  • The MulchControl handle is on top of the mower deck and is used to open and close the MulchControl baffle.
  • When the MulchControl baffle is open, most of the material flows freely out the discharge deflector or into a material collection system.
  • When the MulchControl baffle is closed, material stays within the deck and gets chopped into mulch and deposited in the turf.

MulchControl is well-suited to the following mowing situations:

  • For operators who usually mulch, but side discharge when grass gets too long
  • For operators who usually side discharge, but would like to close the chute to control clippings in some areas
  • For operators who always mulch a main lawn, but often side discharge secondary lawns
  • For operators who collect clippings but want to go farther before emptying the material collection system

MulchControl puts the operator in control of the clippings.

MulchControl limitations

While in the side-discharge mode, MulchControl still mulches about one third of the material. Therefore, the side-discharge mode is essentially a partial-mulch mode. This can be an advantage when side discharging or bagging, as it helps to reduce the amount of material being discharged. Other times this could work as a disadvantage:

  • When cutting strong southern grasses, such as Zoysia and Bermuda
  • When cutting in wet, high-growth conditions, such as those found in the Pacific Northwest United States
  • When optimum bagging and lawn cleanup is desired

When bagging with MulchControl on a 48A mower deck, the MulchControl baffle can be opened or closed with the Power Flow™ blower installed. The Power Flow blower runs without material when the baffle is closed.

Rear baffle (A) must be removed for bagging with MulchControl with 42A mower decks Rear baffle (A) must be removed for bagging with MulchControl with 42A mower decks

When bagging with MulchControl on a 42A mower deck, the cut-and-throw rear bagger can be used with the MulchControl blades. However, the rear MulchControl baffle (A) needs to be removed to install the bagger chute. The baffle is held in place with two carriage bolts. To return to mulching, the chute needs to be removed and the baffle replaced.

MulchControl compatibility

Each MulchControl system is an optional field-installed attachment and includes everything needed for handle actuation: baffles, handle, and mulch blades.

Attachment

Description

Applications

BUC11053

42-in. (107-cm) Accel Deep MulchControl

S220 and model 2021 and newer S240 Lawn Tractors

BUC10705

48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep MulchControl

S240 Lawn Tractor, model year 2016 and newer X300 and X500 Series Tractors, Z300 and Z500 Series ZTrak™ Mowers

 

An exclusive 3-year or 200-hour (whichever comes first), single-source, bumper-to-bumper warranty* is standard for all John Deere 200 Series Tractors.

  • The warranty is hassle free, with one company handling all of the paperwork.
  • Premium features of 200 Series Tractors allow for this longer warranty period, with more coverage than comparable tractors.

*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 JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.

Two-pedal speed and direction controls Two-pedal speed and direction controls
Forward speed control pedal in use Forward speed control pedal in use

A Kanzaki® Tuff Torq® hydrostatic transmission gives an infinite choice of speeds and makes changing the direction of travel easy.

Side-by-side foot pedals control the speed and direction of travel:

  • Automotive-type accelerator controls ensure easy operation.
  • The operator can change direction without lifting foot off the platform.
  • A large pedal surface gives superior operator comfort.
Hydrostatic transmission Hydrostatic transmission

Appropriate transmissions are used in each tractor model, depending on rear tire size and tractor performance requirements, to ensure excellent performance and reliability:

  • Tuff Torq TLT200 – S220
  • Tuff Torq K46 – S240

Kanzaki and Tuff Torq are trademarks of Kanzaki Kokyukoki Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Front blade and chains on a 100 Series Tractor Front blade and chains on a 100 Series Tractor
Snow blower, weather enclosure, weights, and chains on a 100 Series Tractor Snow blower, weather enclosure, weights, and chains on a 100 Series Tractor

An advantage of lawn tractors is their ability to use equipment for snow removal. Lawn tractor owners can add a John Deere snow blower or front blade to make quick work of moving snow whenever the need arises. Weather enclosure and tire-chain attachments add comfort and performance.

Equipment available for snow removal includes:

  • 44-in. (112-cm) Snow Blower
  • 46-in. (117-cm) Front Blade
  • Tire chains or TerraGrip traction belts
  • Weather enclosure
  • Weights

 

200 Series Tractor 200 Series Tractor
Solid, one-piece frame Solid, one-piece frame

The solid one-piece frame is constructed of 12-gauge, 0.105-in. (2.7-mm) steel:

  • Full-length robotically welded frame design has high-strength steel rails for added strength and long life.
  • One-piece steel fender deck is bolted to the frame.
Turf Trac tire tread Turf Trac tire tread

The S240 comes with premium Turf Trac tires for superior traction and appearance: A more rounded profile reduces lawn scuffing and steering effort.

Cast-iron front axle does not bend
Front axle and wheel spindle Front axle and wheel spindle

The front axle is constructed of solid cast iron that will not bend:

  • Automotive-like steering system with sector-and-pinion steering gears and single drag link and tie rod provides a very strong, low-effort, and tight-turning system.
  • Grease fittings allow regular lubrication to help maintain easy steering and minimize wear.
  • Large, 0.75-in. (19-mm) diameter wheel spindles provide excellent durability.
Front bumper protects the tractor
Front bumper Front bumper
Front bumper Front bumper

The front bumper provides additional front-end protection and attractive, bold style.

CargO Mount™ system makes installation of rear bagger and other attachments easy
Rear CargO Mount points Rear CargO Mount points
Front CargO Mount points are at the top of the dashboard Front CargO Mount points are at the top of the dashboard
Rear bagger is mounted with CargO Mount points Rear bagger is mounted with CargO Mount points
Rear bagger is mounted with CargO Mount points Rear bagger is mounted with CargO Mount points

The CargO Mount system is a combination of front and rear mounting points that provide convenient and easy installation of the rear bagger and other attachments.

Large, comfortable footrests
S240 Tractor S240 Tractor
Comfortable operator station Comfortable operator station

The operator station is designed for operator comfort and easy operation:

  • Controls are positioned where they are easy to reach and use to control the tractor.
  • The steering wheel is positioned and angled to give the operator plenty of room and steering comfort.
  • The seat is positioned to provide the most comfortable operator position.
  • The wide footrest makes it easier to step over the mower deck while entering or exiting the seat.
  • Debris-removing channels help keep the footrest area clean and dry.
Comfortable seat
Comfortable seat Comfortable seat
Preferred seat adjustment lever Preferred seat adjustment lever

Operator comfort is enhanced with a 15-in. (38-cm) high-back, two-piece seat with an open back:

  • The open-back seat design keeps the operator cooler
  • Especially helpful when operating the tractor for extended periods of time
  • Easily adjusted forward or rearward while in the seat
  • Seat travel of 5.5 in. (14 cm) and 10 different positions
  • The green plastic seat adjustment lever is easy to locate and use.
  • Slide pads on the bottom of the seat allow the seat to slide more easily for convenient adjustment.
Rubber isolators under the seat give a smoother ride Rubber isolators under the seat give a smoother ride

The seat can be tilted forward for protection from the elements and to provide easy access to the fuel tank:

  • Rubber isolators under the seat smooth out the ride for greater operator comfort.
Convenient storage
Cup holder and storage compartment with cover Cup holder and storage compartment with cover

The beverage holder and storage compartment, located on the right fender, add value and operator convenience.

Handgrip and reflector on fender flare Handgrip and reflector on fender flare

Fender flares cover the tires more completely and add style to the tractor. Handgrips give extra comfort for the operator, especially when operating on hillsides. Reflectors make the tractor more visible.

Conveniently located controls Conveniently located controls
Dash instruments and controls Dash instruments and controls
Instruments and controls

Three-spoke steering wheel for greater operator comfort and control:

  • Deluxe, 14-in. (35.6-cm) diameter steering wheel gives greater comfort and control compared to smaller diameter steering wheels used on many lawn tractors.

The contoured dash has clean, attractive styling:

  • Controls are color coded and labeled for easy identification by the operator.
  • Controls are logically placed and easy to reach.
  • Easy-to-read fuel gauge is conveniently located on dash.
  • The hour meter makes it easy to tell when oil changes and other maintenance should be performed.
  • The ignition switch is on the dash for starting ease.
  • Functional design of the controls provides good appearance and a comfortable feel.
Engine speed lever and spring-loaded choke lever Engine speed lever and spring-loaded choke lever
Power take-off (PTO) switch Power take-off (PTO) switch

The engine speed lever and choke control lever are separate controls:

  • The engine speed lever is easy to use.
  • The choke lever is spring loaded so the operator cannot accidentally operate the tractor with the choke on.

The mower deck is engaged with an easy-to-use electric PTO switch:

  • The electric switch requires only a short movement.
  • With an electric PTO clutch, the mower drive belt stays under tension at all times for improved reliability compared to manual PTO engagement systems.
Easy-read fuel gauge shows fuel level on the dashboard
Easy-read fuel gauge Easy-read fuel gauge
Convenient fuel-filler opening Convenient fuel-filler opening

The easy-read fuel gauge shows how much fuel is in the tank and can be seen on the dashboard:

  • Easy to check fuel level
  • Convenient location
  • Visible in cloudy or dusk conditions (is not backlit)
  • Will not slosh from bumps
  • The MowerPlus™ smartphone app can read and remember the fuel level (optional MowerPlus deluxe smart connector required)
  • The hour meter is also visible on the fuel gauge display
Side-by-side transmission control pedals
Two-pedal speed/direction controls Two-pedal speed/direction controls
Side-by-side foot pedals Side-by-side foot pedals

Side-by-side foot pedals control the speed and direction of travel:

  • Automotive-type accelerator controls ensure easy operation.
  • Operator can change direction without lifting foot off the platform.
  • Large pedal surface gives superior operator comfort.
Cruise control
Cruise control lever Cruise control lever

Cruise control is standard equipment:

  • To engage, lift up on the cruise lever and hold until the foot is removed from the forward pedal.
  • The cruise control can be released by pushing on the brake pedal or the forward pedal.
Parking brake control
Brake/parking brake pedal Brake/parking brake pedal
Parking brake lever Parking brake lever

The parking brake control is conveniently located for easy access. It holds the brake pedal securely in the locked position.

Mower deck height adjustment and handgrip
Mower deck height adjustment lever Mower deck height adjustment lever

A spring-assisted, ergonomically designed lift lever simplifies adjusting the mower cut height:

  • Increments of 1/4 in. (0.64 cm) allow fine-tuning the cut height.
  • Cut height is adjustable from 1 to 4 in. (2.5 to 10.2 cm).
  • The lift handle is shaped for easy use and is out of the way of entering or exiting operators.
Reverse implement option (RIO)
RIO switch RIO switch
Using RIO

CAUTION: Children or bystanders may be injured by rotating blades. Before traveling forward or rearward:

  • Carefully check the area around the machine.
  • Disengage the mower before backing up.

NOTE: Backing up while the mower is engaged is strongly discouraged. RIO should be used only when operating another attachment or when the operator deems it necessary to reposition the machine with the mower engaged.

  1. Stop forward travel.
  2. Look behind the machine to be sure there are no bystanders.
  3. Push and hold in the RIO switch while depressing the reverse pedal slightly.

NOTE: If the mower or other attachment stops while repositioning the machine, return the attachment engagement switch to the off position. Start engine and engage mower. Begin again with step 2. 

  1. Release the RIO switch and reposition the machine as the machine begins to move rearward.
  2. Resume forward travel. The mower or other attachment should continue operating.
  3. Repeat procedure to position the machine again.
One-piece hood is easy to open One-piece hood is easy to open
Service interval decal located under hood Service interval decal located under hood

The one-piece hood opens easily to permit checking and servicing the engine:

  • Important service points are located within easy reach.
  • A service interval decal is provided inside the tractor hood for convenience when servicing the tractor.
Easy-to-service engine fuel and oil filters Easy-to-service engine fuel and oil filters
Easy access to fuel-fill opening Easy access to fuel-fill opening

The engine fuel and oil filters, the oil check/fill tube, and the oil drain tube are exposed for serviceability when the hood is opened.

The seat tilts up and out of the way to make adding fuel easy.

The 200 Series Tractor are covered by a 3-year/200-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty*:

  • Premium features of the 200 Series Tractors allow for this longer warranty period, with more coverage than other tractors of comparable size.

*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 JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.

Quick response (QR) codes link to owner information web pages
Example product identification number (PIN) label with QR code Example product identification number (PIN) label with QR code

John Deere riding lawn mowers are supported by owner information web pages that include links to:

  • Safety and how-to videos
  • Operator’s manuals
  • Parts catalog
  • Maintenance reminder sheets
  • Attachments
  • Warranty statements

To speed access to owner information web pages, a QR code is printed onto a PIN label located near the fuel fill. Since each vehicle model has its own web page, the links are specific to the owner’s model. The QR code also includes the vehicle’s unique PIN which allows for additional customization of the owner information web page in the future.

Hood will not dent or rust and includes quality headlights
One-piece hood opens for service access One-piece hood opens for service access
Quality headlights for good visibility Quality headlights for good visibility
  • Molded-in color material reduces sound and does not rust or dent.
  • Same quality hood material as on larger John Deere tractors provides good resilience and UV resistance for an extended time.
  • Openings on the side let in plenty of cooling air while keeping the sound level low.
  • Two headlights provide good lighting for nighttime operation.
MowerPlus home screen MowerPlus home screen
MowerPlus maintenance screen MowerPlus maintenance screen
Overview

Keep a mower running its best and know how it mows with the John Deere MowerPlus app. Simply scan the mower’s barcode to get custom information about the mower.

Benefits
  • Engine hours, fuel level, and battery health (as compatible)
  • Mowing history with time, distance, area, and speed
  • Current day and five-day weather forecast based on location
  • Walk-through setup guides
  • Expert mowing tips
  • Useful attachments for future purchase
  • Periodic maintenance reminders
  • Safety instructions

 

To download the free MowerPlus app, visit the Apple® App Store® or Google Play™ store.

MowerPlus Hour Meter Connector MowerPlus Hour Meter Connector
MowerPlus Deluxe Smart Connector, with a phone MowerPlus Deluxe Smart Connector, with a phone

Three MowerPlus connectors are available to transmit vehicle information to the MowerPlus app.

 

BUC10510 MowerPlus Hour Meter Connector is for use with:

  • Model year 2003 to 2020 100 Series Tractors, including all models with an E, D, LA, or L prefix
  • Model year 2015 to 2020 S240 Tractors (serial number -880,000)
  • S100, S110, S140, and S220 Tractors

 

BUC10929 MowerPlus Deluxe Smart Connector is for use with:

  • All S120, S130, S160, S170, and S180 Tractors
  • Model year 2021 and newer S240 Tractors (serial number 880,001-)
  • Model year 2021 and newer Z515E, Z530M, Z530R, and Z545R (serial number 010,001-)

 

BUC10537 MowerPlus Smart Connector is for use with:

  • Model year 2016 and newer Select Series X300 and X500 Tractors

 

All the MowerPlus connectors transmit engine hour information to the app, making it easy to track maintenance intervals. The MowerPlus Smart Connector and MowerPlus Deluxe Smart Connector also transmit the fuel level.

 

MowerPlus connectors require the MowerPlus app on a mobile device to use. The John Deere MowerPlus app and operating system requirements can be found in the mobile device’s app store. The MowerPlus app is only available in the English language, and it is not available in all countries. BUC10510 MowerPlus Hour Meter Connector requires iOS® version 10 or higher and is not compatible with Android™ operating systems.

 

Apple and App Store are trademarks of Apple, Inc. Google Play and Android are trademarks of Google LLC. iOS is a trademark of Cisco Technology, Inc. used under license by Apple Inc.

Additional details

MowerPlus connectors (sold separately)

Specifications


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Key Specs s240
Current Model
Engine power21.5 hp
16 kW
Oil changeNo-tools oil drain with replaceable filter
Engine manufacturer/modelFR651V
Transaxle typeK46 heavy-duty hydrostatic, two-wheel drive
Transaxle controlSide-by-side pedals
Rear tires20x10-8
Lift system typeSpring-assisted hand-grip lever
Cutting widthAccel Deep™ mower deck, 42 in.
107 in.
U.S. warranty3-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 JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.)
Engine
Power21.5 hp
16 kW
Displacement44.3 cu in.
726 cc
Manufacturer/modelFR651V
TypeOverhead valve, full-pressure lube, oil filter
CylindersV-twin, cast-iron liners
GovernorMechanical
Choke/speed controlSeparate levers, automatic choke return
Cooling methodAir
Air cleanerDry, replaceable
Oil changeNo-tools oil drain with replaceable filter
Fuel system
TypeGasoline
Fuel deliveryPulse pump and carburetor
Fuel gaugeEasy-read on dash
Fuel tank locationRear
Fuel fill openingCenter, 1.75 in.
4.45 cm
Fuel tank capacity2.4 U.S. gal.
9.1 L
Electrical system
Battery12 V
300 CCA
Charging systemFlywheel alternator, regulated, 12 amp
Engine starterBendix type
HourmeterYes
HeadlightsTwo standard, incandescent
Taillights or reflectorReflectors
Backup lightsNo
Rear work lightsNo
12-V outletNo
Transaxle
TypeK46 heavy-duty hydrostatic, two-wheel drive
ControlSide-by-side pedals
Cruise controlStandard
Oil coolerFins and fan on transaxle
Oil filterInternal, not replaceable
Differential lockNo
Forward speed0-5.5 mph
0-8.9 km/h
Reverse speed0-3.2 mph
0-5.2 km/h
BrakesInternal wet disk
Chassis
FrameFull-length welded steel
Primer/paintE-coat/powder
Weight bracketOptional rear
Receiver hitchNo
Front axleCast iron front axle, front wheel sealed ball bearings
Spindle bushingsNo
Front tires15x6-6
Rear tires20x10-8
Hood materialMolded-in color material reduces sound, will not rust or dent
Fender deck materialStamped steel
Floor matsYes, with debris removing channels
StorageStorage tray with cover
Service interval decalYes
Fender handles/gripsHandgrips
Cup holderYes
Equipment mountingCargO Mount™ system
Maximum towing capacity
Steering
TypeSector and pinion with single drag link and tie rod
Four-wheel steerNot available on this model
Steering wheelDeluxe, diameter - 14 in.
35.6 cm
Tilt steering wheelNo
Turning radius18 in.
45.7 cm
Uncut circle radiusWith 42A: 24 in.
61 cm
Seat
TypeOpen-back design with grasp
Seat back height15 in.
38.1 cm
ArmrestsNo
Fore-aft adjustmentWhile seated, 5.5 in.
14 cm
Seat suspensionTilt, two rubber isolators
Lift system
TypeSpring-assisted hand-grip lever
Hydraulic outletsNo
Mower cut height13 positions, 1-4 in.
2.5-10.2 cm
Cut height increments0.25 in.
0.64 cm
Preset cut heightNo
Mower deck
TypeSide discharge
Cutting widthAccel Deep mower deck, 42 in.
107 cm
ConstructionStamped steel deck shell
Mower deck materialSteel, 13 gauge
0.09 in.
2.3 mm
Mower wash portYes, with hose end
Mower drive systemElectric power take-off (PTO) clutch
Mower wheelsTwo
Mower wheel adjustmentOne bolt
Mower level adjustmentEasy-level deck
Mower attachability
TypeSlide under tractor
Front draft armsOne spring clip
Rear draft armsTwo spring clips
Mower wheels rotateNo
Drive systemSingle V-belt
Safety
Meets ANSI standardYes
Meets OPEI standardYes
Backup protectionReverse Implement Option (RIO)
Safety videoYes
Buyer's notes
NotesMolded-in color material reduces sound, will not rust or dent
Durable primer and powder paint finish
Large, 14-in. (36-cm) steering wheel for more comfortable operation
Warranty3-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 JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.)
Optional equipment
Mowers
Rear bagger2-bag, 6.5 bu
229 L
Powered material collection
Mulching systemYes, MulchControl™
Front thatcher
Front blade46 in.
116.8 cm
Mid-mount blade
Snow blowerTwo-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
SprayerTow-behind only, 15 U.S. gal.
56.8 L
Tow-behind only, 25 U.S. gal.
94.6 L
SpreaderTow-behind only, 125 lb
57.7 kg
Tow-behind only, 175 lb
79.4 kg
Front bumperIncluded
Brush guard
Weather protectionWeather enclosure
Sun canopySun canopy
Rear receiver hitch
Bucket holderYes, single bucket
Grass stripingLawn striping kit
Tractor shovel
Front loader
Other equipment
Tow-behind tools16
Dimensions
Height45 in.
114 cm
Overall length75.1 in.
191 cm
Wheelbase48.9 in.
124.2 cm
Width with mower50 in.
127 cm
Width with mower (deflector raised for storage)49 in.
124 cm
Width without mower
Weight486 lb
220 kg