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    john deere 40 newbie question

    just purchased a 1953 john deere 40 and I have ordered a service manual. Would anyone happen to have a link/pdf of the original owners manual so I can learn the proper procedures to check the fluids/lubricate the tractor as recommended by John
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    Hello and welcome. we would enjoy seeing a photo of your little tractor if you wouldn't mind posting one.
    Try this link: http://jdpc.deere.com/jdpc/pdfs/PC0862.pdf Hope it helps.
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    thanks for the link-----great parts breakdown link! I am hoping to find a simple chart/directions on how to do the normal maintenance chores----checking transmission fluid, hydraullic, etc. will work on uploading a pick, although not a lot to look at yet!

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    Welcome to ATF Ken. Glad you joined us. I am fortunate to have my Grandaddy's 40s. They are capable of doing lots of work.
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    thanks Jim. always liked the sound of the 2 cylinders. just have to start going thru this one and see what needs to be done.

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    Owner's Manual

    "Would anyone happen to have a link/pdf of the original owners manual so I can learn the proper procedures to check the fluids/lubricate the tractor as recommended by John
    Deere?
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    The Model 40 Series has seven different models:
    40 Crawler - Designation (C)
    40 Tricycle - Designation (T)
    40 Standard - Designation (S)
    40 Two-Row Utility - Designation (W)
    40 Hi-Crop - Designation (H)
    40 Special - Designation (V)
    40 Utility - Designation (U)

    Each model has its' own operator's manual.

    If your Model 40 is either a Model T or Model S, then I have a lubrication checklist for each compiled from information presented in the owner's manual.

    Welcome to the John Deere page and hope that you enjoy your Model 40.
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    it is the 40 standard. also have another question you might can help me with. the touch o matic lifts fine, but when i lower it, the arms just sit there. i can jump up and down on it with my 225 pounds on the drawbar and the arms will come down. i can not find anything binding, but wondering if there is any adjustment for this. i know the tractor sat for nearly 10 years before i got it. shortly before it was parked the hydraullics were supposedly rebuilt. it does raise and hold fine.

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    Touch-O-Matic

    it is the 40 standard.

    Take a look at the reprint of the OPERATOR'S MANUAL OM-14-653 JOHN DEERE MODEL 40 STANDARD TRACTOR.
    Operator's Manual.JPG

    The LUBRICATION CHART is displayed on page 52.

    The lubrication checklist below contains information from the lubrication chart.

    Lubrication – 54 40S

    Oil Filter TSC C138PL
    JD AH 1082 R

    Oil filter Stud Nut 1” Box
    Crankcase drain plug 1 1/8” Open
    Crankcase Flushing (diesel) 1 Gallon
    Crankcase oil SAE 20 - Summer 5 Quarts
    SAE 10 - Winter

    Air cleaner oil SAE 30 Top Mark


    Starter SAE 10 4~5 Drops


    Transmission filler plug 5/8” Open

    Transmission drain plug 5/8” Open
    Transmission Flushing (diesel) 6 Quarts
    Transmission oil SAE 90 6 ½ Quarts

    Final Drives filler plug 9/16” Open

    Final Drives drain plug 7/16” Open
    Final Drives Flushing (diesel) 3 ½ Pints
    Final Drives oil SAE 90 3 ½ Pints

    Touch-O-Matic filler plug 9/16” Open

    Touch-O-Matic oil drain plug 3/8” Open
    Oil level test cock
    Touch-O-Matic Flushing (diesel) 2 Quarts
    Touch-O-Matic oil SAE 10 4 ½ Quarts

    Steering Housing SAE 90 5/8” Open 1/2 Pint

    Level Filler Hole

    Radiator 3 ½ Gallons


    the touch o matic lifts fine, but when i lower it, the arms just sit there.

    The weight of the implement should lower the arms once the manual control arm is moved forward to the lowering position.

    If the weight of the implement does not lower the arms, then the Touch-O-Matic may need attention.

    Reviewed the SERVICE MANUAL SM-2013 JOHN DEERE 40 SERIES TRACTORS & CRAWLERS manual.
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    The Touch-O-Matic has a check valve and control valve that “govern” the neutral, raising, and lowering position.

    This is discussed in Section 180 HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS Group 5 SINGLE TOUCH-O-MATIC section under the TOUCH-O-MATIC OPERATION heading on pages 360-364.

    The SET CHECK VALVE topic is discussed on 374 – 375.

    Basically adding or removing shims to get desired results.

    The OPERATOR'S MANUAL, under the TOUCH-O-MATIC topic on page 13, states:

    CAUTION: Do not attempt to operate Touch-O-Matic until you have studied the instructions on page 26.

    The TOUCH-O-MATIC (With Load-and-Depth Control and Three-Point Implement Attachment System) section is discussed on pages 26-32.

    Hope this helps.
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