Cub Cadet 147

Cub Cadet 147The Cub Cadet 147 is a garden tractor model from the 1X6/1X7 series, manufactured from 1969 to 1971 by Cub Cadet (a part of International Harvester) in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. It was available in a two-wheel drive (2WD) version.

The Cub Cadet 147 is equipped with a 512 cc (31.2 cu·in) single-cylinder gasoline engine with 88.9 mm (3.5 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 147 garden tractor features:

  • The Kohler K321A gasoline engine which produces 14.1 PS (10.4 kW; 14.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower
  • Manual steering
  • Disc type brakes
  • Open operator station
  • Cub Cadet three-point hitch (optional)
  • Front PTO with 3,600 rpm

General specifications

General Specifications
ModelCub Cadet 147
Tractor typeGarden tractor
Production years1969-1971
FactoryLouisville, Kentucky, USA
Dimensions and weight
Length1,620 mm (63.8 in)
Width830 mm (32.7 in)
Height1,000 mm (39.4 in)
Wheel base1,090 mm (42.9 in)
Ground clearance150 mm (5.9 in)
Weight335 kg (739 lbs)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity7.6 liters (2.0 US gal.; 1.7 Imp. gal)


Engine Specifications
Engine modelK321A
Engine type4-stroke, L-head (side valve), single-cylinder
Displacement512 cm3, (31.2 cu·in)
Bore and stroke88.9 mm X 82.6 mm (3.50 in X 3.25 in)
Max. horsepower14.1 PS (10.4 kW; 14.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Torque31.9 N·m (3.3 kg·m, 23.5 ft·lb)
Cooling systemForced air
Lubricating systemSplash type
Fuel systemCarburetor
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
Oil capacity:1.4 L (1.5 US. qt, 1.2 Imp. qt.)
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
BrakesDisc type
Transmission manufacturer or model
Transmission typeHydrostatic
GearsInfinite forward and reverse
Speed Forward: 12.9 kmh (8 mph)
Reverse: 6.4 kmh (4 mph)
Transmission oil capacity6.6 L (1.7 US. gal, 1.5 Imp. gal.)


Front tiresLawn/turf: 16×6.50-8
Rear tiresLawn/turf: 23×8.50-12

Rear Hitch

Three-Point Hitch
CategoryCub Cadet three-point (optional)
Control type
Lift capacity (at ends)

PTO (Power take-off shaft)

Front PTO type
Front PTO speed3,600 rpm

Electrical system

Electrical system
Charging systemGenerator
Charging amps15A

Serial numbers

Cub Cadet 147 serial numbers


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