John Deere S240

S240 Lawn Tractor with 42-in. EDGE Deck


  • 21.5 HP* V-Twin Engine
  • 42-in. (107-cm) EDGE Deck
  • 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

** Manufacturer’s suggested list price shown. Retail prices may vary by dealer. Unless stated otherwise, taxes, freight, setup, delivery and other dealer specific charges not included in the pricing.  Pricing and specifications subject to change without notice.

Engine power21.5 hp<br> 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&trade; mower deck, 42 in.<br> 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 or for details.)
Power21.5 hp<br> 16 kW
Displacement44.3 cu in.<br> 726 cc
TypeOverhead valve, full-pressure lube, oil filter
CylindersV-twin, cast-iron liners
Choke/speed controlSeparate levers, automatic choke return
Cooling methodAir
Air cleanerPleated paper cartridge filter
Oil changeNo-tools oil drain with replaceable filter
Fuel deliveryPulse pump and carburetor
Fuel gaugeEasy-read on dash
Fuel tank locationRear
Fuel fill openingCenter, 1.75 in.<br> 4.45 cm
Fuel tank capacity2.4 U.S. gal.<br> 9.1 L
Battery12 V<br> 300 CCA
Charging systemFlywheel alternator, regulated, 12 amp
Engine starterBendix type
HeadlightsTwo standard, incandescent
Taillights or reflectorReflectors
Backup lightsNo
Rear work lightsNo
12-V outletNo
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<br> 0-8.9 km/h
Reverse speed0-3.2 mph<br> 0-5.2 km/h
BrakesInternal wet disk
FrameFull-length welded steel
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&trade; system
TypeSector and pinion with single drag link and tie rod
Four-wheel steerNot available on this model
Steering wheelDeluxe, diameter - 14 in.<br> 35.6 cm
Tilt steering wheelNo
Turning radius18 in.<br> 45.7 cm
Uncut circle radiusWith 42A: 24 in.<br> 61 cm
TypeOpen-back design with grasp
Seat back height15 in.<br> 38.1 cm
Fore-aft adjustmentWhile seated, 5.5 in.<br> 14 cm
Seat suspensionTilt, two rubber isolators
TypeSpring-assisted hand-grip lever
Hydraulic outletsNo
Mower cut height13 positions, 1-4 in.<br> 2.5-10.2 cm
Cut height increments0.25 in.<br> 0.64 cm
Preset cut heightNo
TypeSide discharge
Cutting widthAccel Deep mower deck, 42 in.<br> 107 cm
ConstructionStamped steel deck shell
Mower deck materialSteel, 13 gauge<br> 0.09 in.<br> 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
TypeSlide under tractor
Front draft armsOne spring clip
Rear draft armsTwo spring clips
Mower wheels rotateNo
Drive systemSingle V-belt
Meets ANSI standardYes

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