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John Deere S240 Lawn Tractor with 48-in. Deck

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  • Engine is powerful and smooth-running premium V-twin design
  • 48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep™ (48A) Mower Deck cuts clean and is versatile
  • MulchControl™ attachment available for superior mulching performance and versatility
  • Three-year or 200-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty is standard
  • Hydrostatic/automatic drive transmission gives an infinite choice of ground speeds
  • Snow removal is a strength of lawn tractors
  • Full-length, welded-steel frame and cast-iron front axle for reliability
  • Operator station designed for operator comfort and convenience
  • Instruments and controls are easy to find and convenient to use
  • Serviceability is convenient with easy-open hood
  • The MowerPlus™ app helps maintain the tractor and lawn


Key Specs

Engine power 21.5 hp
16 kW
Oil change No-tools oil drain with replaceable filter
Engine manufacturer/model FR651V
Transaxle type K46 heavy-duty hydrostatic, two-wheel drive
Transaxle control Side-by-side pedals
Rear tires 20x10-8
Lift system type Spring-assisted hand-grip lever
Cutting width Accel Deep™ mower deck, 48 in.
122 cm
U.S. 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 or for details.)


Power 21.5 hp
16 kW
Displacement 36.8 cu in.
603 cc
Manufacturer/model FR651V
Type Overhead valve, full-pressure lube, oil filter
Cylinders V-twin, cast-iron liners
Governor Mechanical
Choke/speed control Separate levers, automatic choke return
Cooling method Air
Air cleaner Dry, replaceable with foam precleaner
Oil change No tools

Fuel system

Type Gasoline
Fuel delivery Pulse pump and carburetor
Fuel gauge Mechanical, viewable from seat
Fuel tank location Rear
Fuel fill opening Center, 1.75 in.
4.45 cm
Fuel tank capacity 2.4 U.S. gal.
9.1 L

Electrical system

Battery 12 V
300 CCA
Charging system Flywheel alternator, regulated, 12 amp
Engine starter Bendix type
Hourmeter Yes
Headlights Two standard, incandescent
Taillights or reflector Reflectors
Backup lights No
Rear work lights No
12-V outlet No


Type K46 heavy-duty hydrostatic, two-wheel drive
Control Side-by-side pedals
Cruise control Standard
Oil cooler Fins and fan on transaxle
Oil filter Internal, not replaceable
Differential lock No
Forward speed 0-5.5 mph
0-8.9 km/h
Reverse speed 0-3.2 mph
0-5.2 km/h
Brakes Internal wet disk


Frame Full-length welded steel
Primer/paint E-coat/powder
Weight bracket Optional rear
Receiver hitch No
Front axle Cast iron front axle, front wheel sealed ball bearings
Spindle bushings No
Front tires 15x6-6
Rear tires 20x10-8
Hood material Molded-in color material reduces sound, will not rust or dent
Fender deck material Stamped steel
Floor mats Yes, with debris removing channels
Storage Storage tray with cover
Service interval decal Yes
Fender handles/grips Handgrips
Cup holder Yes
Equipment mounting CargO Mount™ system


Type Sector and pinion with single drag link and tie rod
Four-wheel steer Not available on this model
Steering wheel Deluxe, diameter - 14 in.
35.6 cm
Tilt steering wheel No
Turning radius 18 in.
45.7 cm
Uncut circle radius With 48A: 18.5 in.
47 cm


Type Open-back design with grasp
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

Lift system

Type Spring-assisted hand-grip lever
Hydraulic outlets No
Mower cut height 13 positions, 1-4 in.
2.5-10.2 cm
Cut height increments 0.25 in.
0.64 cm
Preset cut height No

Mower deck

Type Side discharge
Cutting width Accel Deep mower deck, 48 in.
122 cm
Construction Stamped steel deck shell
Mower deck material Steel, 10 gauge
0.135 in.
3.4 mm
Mower wash port Yes, with hose end
Mower drive system Electric power take-off (PTO) clutch
Mower wheels Four
Mower wheel adjustment One bolt
Mower level adjustment Easy-level deck

Mower attachability

Type Slide under tractor
Front draft arms One spring clip
Rear draft arms Two spring clips
Mower wheels rotate No
Drive system Single V-belt


Meets ANSI standard Yes
Meets OPEI standard Yes
Backup protection Reverse Implement Option (RIO)
Safety video Yes

Buyer's notes

Notes Molded-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
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 or for details.)

Optional equipment

Rear bagger 2-bag, 6.5 bu
229 L
Powered material collection Power Flow™ system
Mulching system Yes, MulchControl™
Front blade 46 in.
116.8 cm
Snow blower Two-stage, 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
57.7 kg
Tow-behind only, 175 lb
79.4 kg
Front bumper Included
Weather protection Weather enclosure
Sun canopy Sun canopy
Bucket holder Yes, single bucket
Tow-behind tools 16


Height 45 in.
114 cm
Overall length 75.1 in.
191 cm
Wheelbase 48.9 in.
124.2 cm
Width with mower 63 in.
160 cm
Width with mower (deflector raised for storage) 54 in.
137 cm
Weight 522 lb
237 kg


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