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aarontractorman
Posted 5/9/2015 21:22 (#4560856)
Subject: Deere 2040 tractor purchase ???


Monroe NC
I went and looked at a 2040 today that is for sale near the house. The guy is asking $6500 for it. The tractor looks good for its age. It's a 1978 model about mid year, it has the transmission with the park in it and no park brake handle. It also has the big pump for running a loader if I can find one. I was told it will need a 148 but I was not sure if that is the only one for it. Do any of y'all know what loader fits it or what you have on yours. The numbers are broken on the meter but unfortunately the only ones left are the hundred and tens place. So I have no idea other than the wear on the brake pedals. It is a 2 owner tractor that has used with a 3pt bush hog, areovator, and a garden sized disc. Correct me if I'm wrong but this tractor does not have live power? Yes I forgot to check. Everything else I saw looked ok and seemed like a good little chore/utility tractor. Are there any notable problems with these of anything else to look at or be concerned about TIA, Aaron
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kwswan
Posted 5/9/2015 22:31 (#4560957 - in reply to #4560856)
Subject: RE: Deere 2040 tractor purchase ???


McMinnville Tn.
A 145 or 146 is all the loader that tractor needs.
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Ben2013
Posted 5/9/2015 22:36 (#4560962 - in reply to #4560856)
Subject: RE: Deere 2040 tractor purchase ???


Western, Pa
http://williamsport.craigslist.org/grd/5008112199.html

Here's a link for a loader, just saw it then read your post. Hope this helps
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a g
Posted 5/9/2015 23:48 (#4561018 - in reply to #4560856)
Subject: RE: Deere 2040 tractor purchase ???



Western Oregon
Just went out to look at our 2040. It's 2 wheel drive. The loader is a 143. I have always felt that was just fine for that tractor. When i load it up with dirt, I'm a little worried about the front end.
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thumb farmer
Posted 5/10/2015 05:39 (#4561095 - in reply to #4560856)
Subject: RE: Deere 2040 tractor purchase ???


Port Austin Mi.
our 2040 has live power.
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okben
Posted 5/10/2015 07:04 (#4561163 - in reply to #4560856)
Subject: RE: Deere 2040 tractor purchase ???


Central Oklahoma

There were two PTO choices on those tractors.  The "continuous" PTO has a two-stage foot clutch with ground drive stopping with the foot clutch pressed halfway down, then the PTO stopping with the foot clutch pressed the rest of the way down.  The PTO engagement is a lever on the left side of the transmission housing about where your left heel rests, just in front of the left axle housing.  The "independent" PTO has a single stage ground drive clutch and a separate hydraulically engaged PTO clutch pack controlled by a lever between the two gear shift levers.  It also has the PTO disconnect lever on the left side of the transmission housing which is handy when hooking up an implement because when it is released the tractor PTO shaft is disconnected from the PTO brake and is free to turn.  Both are "live".  I agree with others that a 145 or 146 loader will be plenty for that tractor.  From JDParts it appears that 2040 tractors were only available with the "swept-back" axle which puts more load on the front axle from weight in the loader bucket.

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ntexcotton
Posted 5/10/2015 07:14 (#4561181 - in reply to #4561163)
Subject: +1


North Central Texas
Make sure the lever between the transmission shifter works.

Edited by ntexcotton 5/10/2015 07:16
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jd-tom
Posted 5/10/2015 08:23 (#4561310 - in reply to #4560856)
Subject: RE: Deere 2040 tractor purchase ???



SW Minnesota
A couple of things with mounting a loader on that tractor. If it does not already have them, you will need the side frames for the tractor. These are 3/8" to 1/2" thick steel plates with numerous square holes punched in them for mounting implements (including loaders) on the sides of the tractor. They would be mounted on the sides of the tractor from the clutch housing forward to the front casting of the tractor. And yes, these were optional when the tractor was new!

Also, whatever loader you get, it needs to have they type of mounting frame that has a "leg" on each side that goes back from where the mast of the loader mounts on the tractor to the rear axle of the tractor. If you can, go look at other similar tractors in the area, especially ones that were purchased new "back in the day" with the loader attached. These should be set up the way I described.

Otherwise you will break the tractor in half......
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mkengland
Posted 5/10/2015 09:57 (#4561499 - in reply to #4560856)
Subject: RE: Deere 2040 tractor purchase ???


ne MD
JD 175 loader could fit that tractor too. I would tend to think around $4000-5500 would be a reasonable price for that tractor. Depending on shape and options (especially independent PTO and hydraulic remotes). Didn't some of those JD utility tractors that have park on the gearshift levers have problems with the gearshift levers staying in the transmission cover? We have a tiger stripe (late style) JD 2440 on our farm. It has been a good tractor for us. The hourmeter failed a good while ago when it had 17,000 hours. We still use it daily to feed our cows.
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