The hood is made of injection-molded, UV-resistant JD Loy polymer:
The one-piece hood opens easily to permit checking and servicing the engine:
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 S240 Tractor is covered by a 3-year/200-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty*:
*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.
Three-spoke steering wheel for greater operator comfort and control:
The ignition switch is on the dash for starting ease.
Wide footrest areas with non-slip, anti-vibration rubber footpads are provided for operator comfort and safety.
Controls and instruments
The contoured dash has clean, attractive styling:
The engine speed lever and choke control lever are separate controls:
Mower drive is actuated with an easy-to-use electric PTO switch:
Cruise control is standard equipment:
The parking brake control is conveniently located for easy access. It holds the brake pedal securely in the locked position.
The spring-assisted, low-effort lift lever simplifies setting and adjusting the mower cut height:
Full-size fender flares include handgrips and reflectors for added safety.
The operator seat can be easily adjusted forward or rearward while in the seat, with seat travel of 5.5 in. (140 mm) and 10 different positions:
The seat can be tilted forward for protection from the elements and to provide easy access to the fuel tank:
The beverage holder and storage compartment, located on the right fender, add value and operator convenience.
A decal located inside the hood gives quick access to basic service information.
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.
The fuel tank gauge shows how much fuel is in the tank, and can be seen without leaving the operator's seat:
CAUTION: Children or bystanders may be injured by rotating blades. Before traveling forward or rearward:
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.
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.
The 48-in. (122-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:
Deep mower-deck stamping gives excellent cut quality. It allows the cut and suspended material room to exit the deck without getting recut:
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 re-cutting so more power is available to process incoming grass:
Large discharge opening is both high and wide to handle more material:
The flat-top shape of the deck stamping is optimal for keeping the deck and the operator clean:
Cleaning a mower deck, both top and bottom, is one of the most frequent maintenance activities:
A wash port is provided to make cleaning the underside of the mower deck easy.
The 48A Mower Deck has strong spindle pockets, to keep the blades aligned, even after years of tough service:
Mower wheels are heavy duty:
Low-tension belt-drive design reduces the side load on engine lower bearings and mower deck bearings for longer life.
The 48A Mower Deck features a 5/8-in. (16-mm) diameter solid-steel rod side bumper that provides extra strength and protection.
Dual-stage E-coat and powder-paint coatings provide extra protection from rust.
The 48A Mower is designed for maximum versatility, providing the greatest ease in changing from one mower discharge mode to another:
MulchControl is well-suited to the following mowing situations:
MulchControl puts the operator in control of the clippings. Now the operator can have all the benefits of mulching with the ability to easily change to side discharge or bagging when needed.
While in the side-discharge mode, MulchControl will still mulch 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:
The MulchControl attachment for the 48A Mower Deck 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:
MulchControl is an innovative, simple design that is easy to use and maintain:
An optional 6.5-bu (229-L) rear bagger material collection system (MCS) is available. It provides an efficient means of collecting grass clippings and leaves:
Enhanced styling for the S240 Tractor includes a unique hood top:
The solid one-piece frame is constructed of 12-gauge, 0.105-in. (2.7-mm) steel:
The S240 comes with premium Turf Trac tires for superior traction and appearance:
The front axle is constructed of solid cast iron that will not bend:
A Kanzaki® Tuff Torq® hydro/automatic 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:
Appropriate transmissions are used in each model, depending on rear tire size and tractor performance requirements to ensure excellent performance and reliability:
Easy-to-use cruise control option maintains the tractor's speed for mowing larger areas.
Kanzaki and Tuff Torq are trademarks of Kanzaki Kokyukoki Manufacturing Company.
The S240 Tractor comes with a premium engine, the same as used in some Select Series™ X300 models:
The 18.5-hp (13.8-kW) V-twin engine provides plenty of power and torque to handle tough mulching, mowing, and bagging conditions:
The engine speed lever and choke control lever are separate controls:
Engine hood opens wide for easy access to service points:
Specs & Compare
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Lawn Tractor with 48-in. Deck
|Displacement||36.8 cu in.|
|Type||Overhead valve, full-pressure lube, oil filter|
|Cylinders||V-twin, cast-iron liners|
|Choke/speed control||Separate levers, automatic choke return|
|Air cleaner||Dry, replaceable with foam precleaner|
|Oil drain||No tools|
|Fuel delivery||Pulse pump and carburetor|
|Fuel gauge||Mechanical, viewable from seat|
|Fuel tank location||Rear|
|Fuel fill opening||Center, 1.75 in.|
|Fuel tank capacity||2.4 U.S. gal.|
|Charging system||Flywheel alternator, regulated, 15 amp|
|Engine starter||Bendix type|
|Hourmeter||Yes, with service reminder|
|Headlights||Two standard, incandescent|
|Taillights or reflector||Reflectors|
|Rear work lights||No|
|Type||K46 hydrostatic integrated with transaxle|
|Control||Two-pedal foot-controlled hydrostatic|
|Oil cooler||Fins and fan on transaxle|
|Oil filter||Yes, internal, not replaceable|
|Forward speed||0-5.5 mph|
|Reverse speed||0-3.2 mph|
|Brakes||Internal wet disk|
|Frame||Full-length welded steel|
|Weight bracket||Optional rear|
|Front axle||Cast iron front axle, front wheel ball bearings|
|Hood material||JD Loy, UV resistant|
|Fender deck material||Stamped steel|
|Floor mats||Yes, with debris removing channels|
|Storage||Storage tray with cover|
|Service interval decal||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.|
|Tilt steering wheel||No|
|Turning radius||18 in.|
|Uncut circle radius|
|Type||Open-back design with grasp|
|Seat back height||15 in.|
|Fore-aft adjustment||While seated, 5.5 in.|
|Seat suspension||Tilt, two rubber isolators|
|Type||Lever on fender deck|
|Mower cut height||13 positions, 1-4 in.|
|Cut height increments||0.25 in.|
|Preset cut height||No|
|Cutting width||48 in.|
|Construction||Stamped steel deck shell|
|Mower deck material||Steel, 10 gauge|
|Mower wash port||Yes|
|Mower drive system||Electric power take-off (PTO) clutch|
|Mower wheel adjustment||One bolt|
|Mower level adjustment||Easy-level deck|
|Type||Slide under tractor|
|Front draft arms||One spring clip|
|Rear draft arms||Two spring clips|
|Mower wheels rotate||No|
|Drive system||Single belt|
|Meets ANSI standard||Yes|
|Meets OPEI standard||Yes|
|Backup protection||Reverse Implement Option (RIO)|
|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 JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.)|
|Rear bagger||2-bag, 6.5 bu|
|Powered material collection||Power Flow™ blower|
|Mulching system||Yes, MulchControl™|
|Front blade||46 in.|
|Snow blower||Two-stage, 44 in.|
|Rear power take-off (PTO)|
|Sprayer||Tow-behind only, 15 U.S. gal.|
Tow-behind only, 25 U.S. gal.
|Spreader||Tow-behind only, 125 lb|
Tow-behind only, 175 lb
|Front bumper||Standard two-bar styled front bumper|
|Weather protection||Snow cab|
|Rear receiver hitch|
|Bucket holder||Yes, single bucket|
|Grass striping||Lawn striping kit|
|Overall length||75.1 in.|
|Width with mower||62.5 in.|
|Width with mower (deflector raised for storage)||53.6 in.|
|Width without mower|