John Deere fan here.
I believe 1953 was the first or one of the first years for having a 3-Point Hitch on a John Deere, which is pretty important. You will be able to connect many different attachments to it.
As mentioned above, be careful on hills. The Tricycle front is more apt to tip over.
Here is some interesting JD-40 Info:
TractorData.com John Deere 40 tractor information
I apprecheat the warning about the hills, and I will be carful! but the good part is I live in the low country of SC, not many hills here, just mud holes! LOL,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Olskool, you will have to make sure if you have live pto, what I mean is if you have a brushhog on without live pto it will keep pushing the tractor even when you disengage the clutch. Just try out in the open, if the tractor stops & the shrewder keeps running thats good. It is bad to find this out coming up on a creek bank, you will be OK with the trickle front end just be careful on it. I lost my Dad to one.
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mike is completely right, its best to install 1 3/8 6 spline over run clutch in the pro drive shaft line, a slip clutch is also added protection. these are the ones I have on my old tractors