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
ModelCub Cadet 70
Tractor typeGarden tractor
Production years1963-1965
FactoryLouisville, Kentucky, USA
Dimensions and weight
Height1,010 mm (39.8 in)
Wheel base1,090 mm (42.9 in)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity4.7 liters (1.2 US gal.; 1 Imp. gal)


Engine Specifications
Engine model Kohler K161S – electric starter
Kohler K161T – retractable starter
Engine type4-stroke, L-head, single-cylinder
Displacement262 cm3, (16.23 cu·in)
Bore and stroke73.025 mm X 63.5 mm (2.87 in X 2.5 in)
Fuel typeGasoline
Max. horsepower7.1 PS (5.2 kW; 7.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Cooling systemForced air
Lubricating systemSplash type
Fuel systemCarburetor
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
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeManual
BrakesDry disc
Transmission manufacturer or model
Transmission typeShaft-driven gear
Gears3 forward and 1 reverse
Transmission № 2
Transmission manufacturer or model
Transmission typeCreeper
Gears6 forward and 2 reverse


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

PTO (Power take-off shaft)

Rear PTO typeTransmission
Rear PTO speed

Electrical system

Electrical system
Charging systemGenerator
Charging amps

Serial numbers

Cub Cadet 70 serial numbers


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