Cub Cadet i1042

Cub Cadet i1042The Cub Cadet i1042 is a lawn tractor model from the I series, manufactured during 2009 by Cub Cadet (a part of MTD). This lawn tractor available in two-wheel drive (2WD) version.

The Cub Cadet i1042 is equipped with a 0.5 L (32.6 cu·in) single-cylinder gasoline engine with 89.0 mm (3.5 in) of the cylinder bore and 86.0 mm (3.39 in) of the piston stroke, and a belt-driven hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

The Cub Cadet i1042 lawn tractor features:

  • The Kohler SV540 gasoline engine which produces 18.2 PS (13.4 kW; 18.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower.
  • Differential steering
  • Disc brakes
  • Open operator station

General specifications

General Specifications
ModelCub Cadet i1042
Tractor typelawn tractor
Production years2009
Dimensions and weight
Wheel base
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity


Engine modelKohler Courage SV540
Engine typeFour-stroke, air-cooled
Fuel typeGasoline
Displacement535 cm3, (32.6 cu·in)
Bore and stroke89.0 mm X 86.0 mm (3.5 in X 3.39 in)
Compression ratio8.5:1
Horsepower18.2 PS (13.4 kW; 18.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Torque43.5 N·m (4.4 kg·m, 32.1 ft·lb) at 2,200 rpm
Oil system
Lubrication system:Full pressurized
Oil type:API SJ or higher
Recommended oil:SAE 10W-30
Oil capacity (with filter):1.5 L (1.6 US.qts, 1.32 Imp. qts)
Ignition system
Spark plug:Champion RC12YC
Spark plug gap:0.76 mm (0.0299 in)
Spark plug torque:27 N·m (2.8 kg·m, 19.9 ft·lb)
Valve clearance
Intake valve clearance:0.127 mm (0.005 in)
Exhaust valve clearance:0.178 mm (0.007 in)

Transmission and chassis

Chassis, steering and brakes
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeDifferential
Transmission manufacturer or modelHydro-Gear EZT
Transmission typeBelt-driven hydrostatic
GearsInfinite forward and reverse


Front tires Lawn/turf: 15x5x6
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 20x8x8

Electrical system

Electrical system
Charging system
Charging amps


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