John Deere 400 Specs, Price & Review 2022

A 2WD garden and lawn tractor from the 400 series is the John Deere 400. Between 1975 and 1983, John Deere produced this tractor in Horicon, Wisconsin, in the United States.

A shaft-driven hydrostatic gearbox with unlimited (2-range) forward and backward gears and a 0.9 L V-twin gasoline engine power the JD 400.

The Kohler KQ532 engine powered the John Deere 400 garden tractor. It had a 0.9 L, 879 cm2, (53.6 cu in), V-twin natural aspirated gasoline engine with cylinder bore and stroke measurements of 86.0 mm (3.39 in) and 76.0 mm (2.99 in), respectively.

The maximum output power of this engine was 20.1 PS (14.8 kW; 19.8 HP) at 3,500 rpm.

The John Deere 400 has a fuel tank capacity of 17.0 liters (4.5 US gal; 3.7 Imp. gal), mechanical shoe brakes, an open operator station, and power steering.

John Deere 400

John Deere 400 Price

John Deere 400 Original Price: $2,200 USD

John Deere 400 Serial Number

1975 30001
1976 55001
1977 70001
1978 80001
1979 95001
1980 120001
1981 155001
1982 190001

John Deere 400 Features

Physical Characteristics

Physical attributes are the first thing you notice in a lawn tractor because they are where everything begins.

The way a lawn tractor fits in your garage and whether it can do the gardening tasks you need depends on its physical attributes.

Powerful Engine

This lawn tractor has a strong, powerful engine that increases its adaptability. It is where the lawn tractor gets its rigidity and toughness to handle challenging gardening tasks.

This lawn tractor’s two-cylinder, four-stroke airline-powered Kohler KQ532 model is an airline engine.

Hydrostatic Transmission

The transmission system of a lawn tractor decides how well it can transmit power to the wheels and make the greatest use of the operator’s efforts.

There is a hydrostatic transmission system included with this lawn mower. It has a shaft-driven gearbox, in contrast to the other lawn tractors in the John Deere series.

John Deere 400 Specification


Front Wheel Tread Width 56 in (142 cm)
Height to Top of Suspended Cab 6.7 ft (2 m)
Rear Tread Range 78 in (198 cm)
Shipping weight 4720 lbs (2,141 kg)
Transport Length 10.6 ft (3 m)
Transport Width 6.3 ft (2 m)
Wheelbase 6.9 ft (2 m)


Bore 3.9 in (10 cm)
Displacement 201.4 cu in (0 m)
Engine Make John Deere
Net Max Torque 145 lbs/ft
Net Power 59 hp (44 kw)
Number of Cylinders 4
Power Measured @ 2500 rpm
Stroke 4.3 in (11 cm)
Torque Measured @ 1300 rpm

Hydraulic System

Pump Flow Capacity 28 gal/min (106 l/min)
Pump Type Closed center
Relief Valve Pressure 2250 psi


Bucket Breakout Force 4000 lbs (1,814 kg)
Clearance at Max Dump Height 8.3 ft (3 m)
Reach at Max Dump Height 2.4 ft (1 m)

Operating Specifications

Cooling System Fluid Capacity 3.1 gal (12 l)
Fuel Capacity 19.5 gal (74 l)
Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity 10.8 gal (41 l)
Max Weight 10500 lbs (4,763 kg)
Oil System Fluid Capacity 1.8 gal (7 l)
Operating Voltage 12 V V
Tire Size Front – 2wd / 4wd 7.50-16


Rear Tires Size 13.6-28


Max Speed 16.1 mph (26 kph)
Max Speed – Reverse 4.8 mph (8 kph)
Number of Forwarding Gears 8
Number of Reverse Gears 4
Transmission Type Constant-mesh

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John Deere 400 Attachments

60″ Mower deck

Type mid-mount John Deere H060
3-blade with a hydraulic lift
Cutting width 60 inches
152 cm
Belt shaft-drive
Cut height 1.5 to 7 inch
3 to 17 cm


You should now be able to comprehend why people refer to this lawn tractor as a “super garden tractor” after reviewing its features, reviews, and technical specifications.

Even though it is the first lawn tractor in the John Deere 400 series, it is packed with power and movement to provide you with an effective, long-lasting, and dependable lawn tractor for your lawn-care needs.

John Deere 400 FAQ

What year was the John Deere 400 made?


What engine is in a John Deere 400?

John Deere 400 has a Kohler KQ532 2-cylinder, air-cooled horizontal-shaft engine

How much does a John Deere 400 garden tractor weigh?

John Deere 400 Wheelbase is 52 inches 132 cm and Weight is 975 lbs 442 kg