Cub Cadet 1541

Cub Cadet 1541The Cub Cadet 1541 is a garden tractor model manufactured from 1990 to 1991 by Cub Cadet (a part of MTD). It was available in two-wheel drive (2WD) version only.

The Cub Cadet 1541 is equipped with a 691 cc (42.2 cu·in) two-cylinder gasoline engine with 79.0 mm (3.11 in) of the cylinder bore and 70.0 mm (2.76 in) of the piston stroke, and a hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

The Cub Cadet 1541 garden tractor features:

  • The Kohler M18S gasoline engine which produces 15.2 PS (11.2 kW; 15.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower
  • Manual steering
  • Dual disc brakes
  • Open operator station
  • Independent front PTO with 3,600 rpm

General specifications

General Specifications
Model Cub Cadet 1541
Tractor type Garden tractor
Production years 1990-1991
Dimensions and weight
Length 1,820 mm (71.7 in)
Width 950 mm (37.4 in)
Height (steering wheel) 1,110 mm (43.7 in)
Wheel base 1,150 mm (45.3 in)
Ground clearance 150 mm (5.9 in)
Weight 310 kg (683 lbs)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity 18.9 liters (5 US gal.; 4.2 Imp. gal)


Engine Specifications
Engine model Kohler M18
Engine type 4-stroke, L-head (side valve), V-twin
Displacement 691 cm2, (42.2 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 79.0 mm X 70.0 mm (3.11 in X 2.76 in)
Max. horsepower 15.2 PS (11.2 kW; 15.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Starting system Electirc starter, 12V
Cooling system
Cooling system Forced air
Air cleaner Replaceable, paper element
Fuel system
Fuel system Carburetor
Fuel pump type Mechanical
Fuel filter type In-line
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: 0.076-0.152 mm (0.003-0.006 in)
Exhaust valve clearance: 0.278-0.354 mm (0.011-0.014 in)
Oil system
Lubricating system Full pressure with oil filter
Oil filter: Full-flow type
Oil type: API SF or SG
Recommended oil: Summer: SAE 30W
Winter: SAE 5W-20, 5W-30
Oil capacity: 1.7 L (1.8 US. qt, 1.5 Imp. qt.)
Ignition system
Spark plug: Champion RV17YC
Spark plug gap: 0.89 mm (0.035 in)
Spark plug torque: 18 N·m (1.8 kg·m, 13.3 ft·lb)

Transmission and chassis

Chassis, steering and brakes
Chassis 4×2 2WD
Steering type Manual
Brakes Dual disc
Transmission manufacturer or model
Transmission type Hydrostatic
Gears Infinite forward and reverse
Speed Forward: 12.1 kmh (7.5 mph)
Reverse: 6.4 kmh (4 mph)
Transmission oil capacity 6.6 L (1.7 US. gal, 1.5 Imp. gal.)


Front tires Lawn/turf: 16×6.50-8
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 23×10.50-12

PTO (Power take-off shaft)

Front PTO type Independent with electric clutch
Front PTO speed 3,600 rpm

Electrical system

Electrical system
Ground Negative
Charging system Alternator
Charging amps 15A
Battery 12V

Serial numbers

Cub Cadet 1541 serial numbers
1990 800000
1991 811672


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Cutting width 960 mm (38 in)
Cutting height 38-101 mm (1.5-4.0 in)
Deck style Stamped
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Cutting width 1,110 mm (44 in)
Cutting height 38-113 mm (1.5-4.5 in)
Deck style Stamped
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Cutting width 1,160 mm (46 in)
Cutting height 38-113 mm (1.5-4.5 in)
Deck style Stamped
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Cutting width 1,110 mm (42 in)
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Cutting width 1,370 mm (54 in)
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Cleaning width 1,140 mm (45 in)
Drive type Belt
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