Cub Cadet 1282

Cub Cadet 1282The Cub Cadet 1282 is a garden tractor model from the CCC 82 series, manufactured from 1982 to 1985 by Cub Cadet (a part of MTD). It was available in a two-wheel drive (2WD) version.

The Cub Cadet 1282 is equipped with a 476 cc (29.0 cu·in) single-cylinder gasoline engine with 85.7 mm (3.37 in) of the cylinder bore and 82.6 mm (3.25 in) of the piston stroke, and a hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

The Cub Cadet 1282 garden tractor features:

  • The Kohler K301 gasoline engine which produces 12.1 PS (8.9 kW; 12.0 HP) at 2,200 rpm of horsepower
  • Manual steering
  • Wet disc brakes
  • Open operator station
  • Category 0 rear hitch (optional)
  • Independent front PTO with electric clutch

General specifications

General Specifications
ModelCub Cadet 1282
Tractor typeGarden tractor
Production years1982-1985
Dimensions and weight
Length1,820 mm (71.7 in)
Width950 mm (37.4 in)
Height1,090 mm (42.9 in)
Wheel base1,110 mm (43.7 in)
Ground clearance150 mm (5.9 in)
Weight298 kg (657 lbs)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity15.0 liters (4 US gal.; 3.3 Imp. gal)


Engine Specifications
Engine modelKohler K301S
Engine type4-stroke, L-head (side valve), single-cylinder
Displacement476 cm3, (29.0 cu·in)
Bore and stroke85.7 mm X 82.6 mm (3.37 in X 3.25 in)
Max. horsepower12.2 PS (9.0 kW; 12.0 HP) at 2,200 rpm
Torque29.8 N·m (3 kg·m, 22 ft·lb) at 2,100 rpm
Cooling systemForced air
Lubricating systemSplash type
Fuel systemSide-draft carburetor Kohler
Starting systemElectirc starter
Compression pressure
Normal:7.7-8.4 kg/cm2 (7.6-8.3 bar, 110-120 psi) / 1,000 rpm
Valve clearance
Intake valve clearance:0.20-0.25 mm (0.0079-0.0098 in)
Exhaust valve clearance:0.43-0.48 mm (0.0169-0.0189 in)
Oil system
Lubrication system:Splash type
Oil type:API SF or SG
Recommended oil: Summer: SAE 30W
Winter: SAE 5W-20, 5W-30
Ignition system
Spark plug:Champion RH10
Spark plug gap:0.65 mm (0.0256 in)
Spark plug torque:27 N·m (2.8 kg·m, 19.9 ft·lb)

Transmission and chassis

Chassis, steering and brakes
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeManual
BrakesWet disc
Transmission manufacturer or modelSundstrand
Transmission typeHydrostatic
GearsInfinite forward and reverse
Speed Forward: 12.9 kmh (8.0 mph)
Reverse: 6.4 kmh (4.0 mph)


Front tiresLawn/turf: 16×16.50-8
Rear tiresLawn/turf: 23×10.50-12

Rear Hitch

Three-Point Hitch
Category0 (optional)
Control type
Lift capacity (at ends)

PTO (Power take-off shaft)

Front PTO typeIndependent with electric clutch
Front PTO speed

Electrical system

Electrical system
Charging system
Charging amps
Battery12V, CCA 200A, 32Ah

Serial numbers

Cub Cadet 1282 serial numbers


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