John Deere S240 Sport Lawn Mower

John Deere S240 Sport Lawn Mower

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Features & Specs

  • Powerful, smooth-running engine
  • Comfortable high-back seat with open lower back
  • Large, turf-friendly tires for a smooth ride and easy turns
  • Cast-iron front axle will not bend
Available Deck Sizes:

John Deere
Model S240 Sport
Engine Power 18.5 hp
Drivetrain Hydro/automatic
Deck Size 42 inch deck
Turning Radius 18 in.
Chassis Frame Full-length welded steel
Warranty 3-year/200-hour bumper-to-bumper
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S240 Sport

The cut of your lawn will be the envy of the neighborhood. 

With two-pedal forward/reverse foot controls, a precision, premium quality 42-in. Edge™ Cutting System, and a cast-iron front axle for durability, the S240 Sport is the latest in a long line of John Deere lawn tractors engineered to last and designed to help you accomplish your backyard "to do" list.

Key Features
Hydro/automatic drive gives an infinite choice of ground speeds
The Edge Cutting System gives superior performance
Superior styling supported by full-length, welded-steel frame for reliability
Engine is powerful and smooth-running premium V-twin design
Comfort and Controls 
Hood will not dent or rust and includes quality headlights for good visibility
Operator station designed for comfortable operation
Engine, Fuel, Transmission 
Engine is powerful and smooth-running premium V-twin design
Fuel tank has gauge to show fuel level from the operator seat
Hydro/automatic drive gives an infinite choice of ground speeds
Safety, Serviceability 
Reverse Implement Option (RIO) allows operator to mow while backing up if deemed necessary
Serviceability is convenient with easy-open hood
Styling, Steering, Frame, and Chassis 
CargO Mount™ system makes installation of rear bagger and other attachments easy
Superior styling supported by full-length, welded-steel frame for reliability
Cast-iron front axle will not bend
Power  18.5 hp 
 13.8 kW 
Displacement  36.8 cu in. 
 603 cc 
Manufacturer/model  FS600V  
Type  Overhead valve, full-pressure lube, oil filter  
Cylinders  V-twin  
Governor  Mechanical  
Choke/Speed Control  Separate levers, automatic choke return  
Cooling Method  Air  
Air Cleaner  Dry, replaceable with foam precleaner  
Oil Drain  No tools  
Type  Gasoline  
Fuel Delivery  Pulse Pump  
Fuel Gauge  Yes, visible from seat  
Fuel Tank Location  Rear  
Fuel Fill Opening  Center, 2 in.  
 5.1 cm 
Fuel Tank Capacity  2.4 U.S. gal. 
 9.1 L 
Battery  12 V  
 195 CCA 
Charging System  Flywheel alternator, DC regulated, 15 amp 
Engine Starter  ---  
Hourmeter  Yes  
Headlights  Yes  
Tailights or Reflectors  Reflectors  
Backup Lights  No  
Rear Work Lights  No  
12-V Outlet  Optional  
Type  Integrated with transmission  
Control  Hydrostatic/automatic  
Cruise Control  Standard  
Oil Cooler  Fins and fan on transaxle  
Oil Filter  Yes, internal, not replaceable  
Differential Lock  No  
Forward Speed  0-5.5 mph 
 0-8.9 km/h 
Reverse Speed  0-3.2 mph 
 0-5.1 km/h 
Brakes  Internal wet disc  
Frame  Full-length welded steel  
Primer/Paint  E-coat/powder  
Weight Bracket  No  
Receiver Hitch  No  
Front Axle  Cast iron front axle, front wheel ball bearings  
Spindle Bushings  No  
Front Tires  15x6-6  
Rear Tires  20x10-8  
Hood Material  JD Loy, UV resistant  
Fender Deck Material  Stamped steel  
Floor Mats  Yes  
Storage  Tool tray with cover  
Service Interval Decal  Yes  
Fender Handles/Grips  Handgrips  
Cupholder  Yes  
Equipment Mounting  CargO Mount™  
Type  Sector and pinion with single drag link and tie rod  
All-wheel Steer  Not available on this model  
Steering Wheel  Large, 14 in.  
 35.6 cm 
Tilt Steering Wheel  No  
Turning Radius  18 in. 
 45.7 cm 
Uncut Circle Radius  25 in. 
 63.5 cm 
Type  Open-back design  
Seat Back Height  15 in.  
 38.1 cm 
Armrests  No  
Fore-aft Adjustment  While seated, 5.5 in. 
 14 cm 
Seat Suspension  Tilt, two rubber isolators  
Type  Hand lever  
Hydraulic Outlets  No  
Mower Cut Height  1-4 in. 
 2.5-10.2 cm 
Cut Height Increments  0.25 in. 
 0.64 cm 
Preset Cut Height  No  
Type  Side discharge  
Cutting Width  42 in. 
 107 cm 
Construction  Stamped steel deck shell  
Mower Deck Material  Steel, 13 gauge  
 0.090 in. 
 2.3 mm 
Mower Wash Port  Yes  
Mower Drive System  Electric power take-off (PTO) clutch  
Mower Wheels  Two  
Mower Wheel Adjustment  Tools  
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)  
Safety Video  Yes  
Notes  JD Loy hood resists fading, won't rust or dent  
 Durable primer and powder paint finish 
 Large steering wheel for operator comfort and control, diameter 14 in. (35.6 cm) 
Mower  Standard, 42 in. 
 107 cm 
Rear Bagger  2-bag, 6.5 bu  
 229 L 
Mulching System  Mulch cover or mulching attachment  
Front Blade  46 in. 
 116.8 cm 
Snow Blower  44 in. 
 111.8 cm 
Sprayer  Tow-behind only, 15 U.S. gal. (56.8 L)  
 Tow-behind only, 25 U.S. gal. (94.6 L) 
Spreader  Tow-behind only, 125 lb (57.5 kg)  
 Tow-behind only, 175 lb (79.4 kg) 
Front Bumper  Standard styled bumper  
Weather Protection  Snow cab  
Bucket Holder  Yes  
Grass Striping  Lawn striping kit  
Tow-Behind Tools  16  
Height  44.6 in. 
 113.2 cm 
Overall Length  75.1 in. 
 191 cm 
Wheelbase  48.9 in. 
 124.2 cm 
Width With Mower  54.9 in. 
 139 cm 
Width With Mower (deflector raised for storage)  44.8 in.  
 114 cm 
Width Without Mower  ---  
Weight  458 lb 
 208 kg 
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