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
ModelCub Cadet 1541
Tractor typeGarden tractor
Production years1990-1991
Dimensions and weight
Length1,820 mm (71.7 in)
Width950 mm (37.4 in)
Height (steering wheel)1,110 mm (43.7 in)
Wheel base1,150 mm (45.3 in)
Ground clearance150 mm (5.9 in)
Weight310 kg (683 lbs)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity18.9 liters (5 US gal.; 4.2 Imp. gal)


Engine Specifications
Engine modelKohler M18
Engine type4-stroke, L-head (side valve), V-twin
Displacement691 cm2, (42.2 cu·in)
Bore and stroke79.0 mm X 70.0 mm (3.11 in X 2.76 in)
Max. horsepower15.2 PS (11.2 kW; 15.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Starting systemElectirc starter, 12V
Cooling system
Cooling systemForced air
Air cleanerReplaceable, paper element
Fuel system
Fuel systemCarburetor
Fuel pump typeMechanical
Fuel filter typeIn-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 systemFull 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
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeManual
BrakesDual disc
Transmission manufacturer or model
Transmission typeHydrostatic
GearsInfinite forward and reverse
Speed Forward: 12.1 kmh (7.5 mph)
Reverse: 6.4 kmh (4 mph)
Transmission oil capacity6.6 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 typeIndependent with electric clutch
Front PTO speed3,600 rpm

Electrical system

Electrical system
Charging systemAlternator
Charging amps15A

Serial numbers

Cub Cadet 1541 serial numbers


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Cutting width960 mm (38 in)
Cutting height38-101 mm (1.5-4.0 in)
Deck styleStamped
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Cutting width1,110 mm (44 in)
Cutting height38-113 mm (1.5-4.5 in)
Deck styleStamped
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Cutting width1,160 mm (46 in)
Cutting height38-113 mm (1.5-4.5 in)
Deck styleStamped
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Cutting width1,110 mm (42 in)
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Cutting width1,370 mm (54 in)
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Cleaning width1,140 mm (45 in)
Drive typeBelt
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