Cub Cadet 70

Cub Cadet 70The Cub Cadet 70 is a garden tractor model manufactured from 1963 to 1965 by Cub Cadet (a part of International Harvester) in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. It was available in two-wheel drive (2WD) version.

The Cub Cadet 70 is equipped with a 262 cc (16.23 cu·in) single-cylinder gasoline engine with 73.0 mm (2.87 in) of the cylinder bore and 63.50 mm (2.5 in) of the piston stroke, and one of two transmissions: a shaft-driven gear type transmission with 3 forward and 1 reverse gear (with creeper: 6 forward and 2 reverse gears)

The Cub Cadet 70 garden tractor features:

  • The Kohler K161 gasoline engine which produces 7.1 PS (5.2 kW; 7.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower
  • Manual steering
  • Dry disc brakes
  • Open operator station
  • Transmission rear PTO

General specifications

General Specifications
Model Cub Cadet 70
Tractor type Garden tractor
Production years 1963-1965
Factory Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Dimensions and weight
Height 1,010 mm (39.8 in)
Wheel base 1,090 mm (42.9 in)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity 4.7 liters (1.2 US gal.; 1 Imp. gal)


Engine Specifications
Engine model Kohler K161S – electric starter
Kohler K161T – retractable starter
Engine type 4-stroke, L-head, single-cylinder
Displacement 262 cm3, (16.23 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 73.025 mm X 63.5 mm (2.87 in X 2.5 in)
Fuel type Gasoline
Max. horsepower 7.1 PS (5.2 kW; 7.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Cooling system Forced air
Lubricating system Splash type
Fuel system Carburetor
Ignition system Magneto ignition system for retractable starter
Battery ignition system for electric starter
Starting system Retractable starter or
Electric starter 12V
Valve clearance
Intake valve clearance: 0.15-0.20 mm (0.0059-0.0079 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: 1.2 L (1.27 US. qt, 1.06 Imp. qt.)
Ignition system
Spark plug: Champion RJ8C
Spark plug gap: 0.65 mm (0.0256 in)
Spark plug torque: 27 N·m (2.8 kg·m, 19.9 ft·lb)
Ignition timing: 20° B.T.D.C.
Compression pressure
Normal: 7.7-8.4 kg/cm2 (7.6-8.3 bar, 110-120 psi) / 1,000 rpm

Transmission and chassis

Chassis, steering and brakes
Chassis 4×2 2WD
Steering type Manual
Brakes Dry disc
Transmission manufacturer or model
Transmission type Shaft-driven gear
Gears 3 forward and 1 reverse
Transmission № 2
Transmission manufacturer or model
Transmission type Creeper
Gears 6 forward and 2 reverse


Front tires Lawn/turf: 4.80×4.00-8, 16×6.50-8
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 6-12, 8-12

PTO (Power take-off shaft)

Rear PTO type Transmission
Rear PTO speed

Electrical system

Electrical system
Ground Negative
Charging system Generator
Charging amps
Battery 12V

Serial numbers

Cub Cadet 70 serial numbers
1963 65458
1964 73875
1965 104307
Final 127160


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