Cub Cadet 71

Cub Cadet 71The Cub Cadet 71 is a lawn tractor model from the 1X2/1X3 series, manufactured from 1965 to 1967 by Cub Cadet (a part of International Harvester) in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. It was available in two-wheel drive (2WD) version.

The Cub Cadet 71 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 63.5 mm (2.5 in) of the piston stroke, and a shaft-driven gear type transmission with 3 forward and 1 reverse gear and dry disc clutch.

The Cub Cadet 71 lawn 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
  • Independent front PTO with mechanical clutch
  • Transmission rear PTO

General specifications

General Specifications
Model Cub Cadet 71
Tractor type Lawn tractor
Production years 1965-1967
Factory Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Dimensions and weight
Length 1,600 mm (63 in)
Width 840 mm (33.1 in)
Height (steering wheel) 1,010 mm (39.8 in)
Wheel base 1,090 mm (42.9 in)
Ground clearance 150 mm (5.9 in)
Weight 330 kg (728 lbs)
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 type with dry disc clutch
Gears 3 forward and 1 reverse
Speed Forward: 11.1 kmh (6.9 mph)
Reverse: 4.0 kmh (2.5 mph)


Front tires Lawn/turf: 4.80×4.00-8, 16×6.50-8
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 6-12, 23×8.50-12

PTO (Power take-off shaft)

Front PTO type Independent with mechanical clutch
Front PTO speed
Rear PTO type Transmission
Rear PTO speed

Electrical system

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

Serial numbers

Cub Cadet 71 serial numbers
1965 127161
1966 137051
1967 180268
Final 218009


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