Cub Cadet 86

Cub Cadet 86The Cub Cadet 86 is a garden tractor model from the 1X8/1X9 series, manufactured from 1971 to 1974 by Cub Cadet (a part of International Harvester) in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. It was available in two-wheel drive (2WD) version.

The Cub Cadet 86 is equipped with a 305 cc (18.6 cu·in) single-cylinder gasoline engine with 74.62 mm (2.94 in) of the cylinder bore and 69.85 mm (2.75 in) of the piston stroke, and a gear type transmission with 3 forward and 1 reverse gear (6 forward and 2 reverse gear with creeper).

The Cub Cadet 86 garden tractor features:

  • The Kohler K181 gasoline engine which produces 8.2 PS (6.0 kW; 8.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower
  • Manual steering
  • Mechanical disc brakes
  • Open operator station
  • Independent front PTO with mechanical clutch
  • Transmission rear PTO with 515 rpm (optional)

General specifications

General Specifications
Model Cub Cadet 86
Tractor type Garden tractor
Production years 1971-1974
Factory Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Dimensions and weight
Length 1,750 mm (68.9 in)
Width 830 mm (32.7 in)
Height (steering wheel) 1,040 mm (40.9 in)
Wheel base 1,110 mm (43.7 in)
Ground clearance 150 mm (5.9 in)
Weight
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity 7.6 liters (2 US gal.; 1.7 Imp. gal)

Engine

Engine Specifications
Engine model Kohler K181
Engine type 4-stroke, L-head (side valve), single-cylinder
Displacement 305 cm3, (18.6 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 74.62 mm X 69.85 mm (2.95 in X 2.75 in)
Max. horsepower 8.2 PS (6.0 kW; 8.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Cooling system Forced air
Lubricating system Splash type
Ignition system Battery ignition system
Fuel system Carburetor
Fuel used Unleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Starting system Electric starter
Governor Centrifugal governor
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)

Transmission and chassis

Chassis, steering and brakes
Chassis 4×2 2WD
Steering type Manual
Brakes Mechanical disc
Transmission
Transmission manufacturer or model
Transmission type Gear type with dry disc clutch
Gears 3 forward and 1 reverse
Speed Forward: 10.9 kmh (6.8 mph)
Reverse: 4.0 kmh (2.5 mph)
Transmission oil capacity 3.3 L (0.9 US. gal, 0.7 Imp. gal.)
Transmission № 2
Transmission manufacturer or model
Transmission type Gear type with creeper and dry disc clutch
Gears 6 forward and 2 reverse
Speed Forward: 10.9 kmh (6.8 mph)
Reverse: 4.0 kmh (2.5 mph)
Transmission oil capacity 3.5 L (0.9 US. gal, 0.8 Imp. gal.)

Tires

Tires
Front tires Lawn/turf: 4.80×4.00-8
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 6-12

Rear Hitch

Three-Point Hitch
Category Sleeve hitch (optional)
Control type
Lift capacity (at ends)

PTO (Power take-off shaft)

PTO
Front PTO type Independent with mechanical clutch
Front PTO speed
Rear PTO type Transmission (optional)
Rear PTO speed 515 rpm

Electrical system

Electrical system
Ground Negative
Charging system Generator (Delco-Remy)
Charging amps 15A
Battery 12V

Attachments

Cub Cadet: 38″ mower deck with 3-blade
Cutting width 960 mm (38 in)
Cutting height: 20-100 mm (1-4 in)
Cub Cadet: 44″ mower deck with 3-blade
Cutting width 1,110 mm (42 in)
Cutting height: 20-100 mm (1-4 in)
Cub Cadet: 50″ mower deck with 3-blade
Cutting width 1,270 mm (48 in)
Cutting height: 20-100 mm (1-4 in)
Cub Cadet QA-36A: 36″ front-mount snow blower with manual lift
Cleaning width 910 mm (36 in)
Cub Cadet QA-42A: 42″ front-mount snow blower with manual lift
Cleaning width 1,060 mm (42 in)