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Hi All
Thanks for having me.

I just took delivery of my first John Deere. Grew up on a farm using very old Allis Chalmers and older Deutz.

I'm not really familiar with JD and have not lived on a farm or used tractors for a long time.

The 2240 is the right size for my little 15 acre hobby farm. Just need for bush hog and future large garden / vineyard creation.

I need to have someone with some experience come out and go through the tractor with me. Lots of questions about cooling system, hydraulics and gages (none of them work). Obviously willing to pay going rate for labor to help me get up and running. I'm mechanically inclined but not confident enough to start tearing things apart yet.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Jim
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Welcome from North Texas
 

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Farm is in between Kaufman and Kemp. Live in Dallas. Yes the heat is on! Good luck on your new adventure.
 

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Hello, Jim.
Welcome to GTT.

The 2240 (20, 30, 40 series) is an absolute beast and one of the simplest tractors to work on. If you need any long-distance assistance, PM(private message) me and I'll be willing to help.
 

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Welcome from NW NJ.
You might want to see if a tech manual is available.
 
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The 2240 (20, 30, 40 series) is an absolute beast and one of the simplest tractors to work on. If you need any long-distance assistance, PM(private message) me and I'll be willing to help.
I agree 2240 is fairly simple if one understands how closed-center hyd's operate but many people don't understand how CC hyd's function. IMHO you left out the best JD utility models of that era which would be the 50 & 55 series tractors.
 

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Welcome to GTT from NW Ct.
 

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Post some pictures! 🤠 (y)
 

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IMHO you left out the best JD utility models of that era which would be the 50 & 55 series tractors.
Left those out on purpose, Jim.
The basic tractor is great but there are too many electrical quirks with the 50 and 55 series for the average non-mechanic wise owner.
 
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