Cub Cadet LT1040

Cub Cadet LT1040The Cub Cadet LT1040 is a lawn tractor model from the LT 1000 series, manufactured from 2005 to 2008 by Cub Cadet (a part of MTD). It was available in two-wheel drive (2WD) version.

The Cub Cadet LT1040 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 CVT transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

The Cub Cadet LT1040 lawn tractor features:

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

General specifications

General Specifications
Model Cub Cadet LT 1040
Tractor type Lawn tractor
Production years 2005-2008
Factory
Dimensions and weight
Length 1,730 mm (68.1 in)
Width 1,140 mm (44.9 in)
Height 1,090 mm (42.9 in)
Wheel base 1,170 mm (46.1 in)
Ground clearance 115 mm (4.5 in)
Weight 226 kg (498 lbs)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity 11.4 liters (3 US gal.; 2.5 Imp. gal)

Engine

Engine
Engine model Kohler Courage SV540
Engine type Four-stroke, air-cooled
Cylinders 1
Fuel type Gasoline
Displacement 535 cm3, (32.6 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 89.0 mm X 86.0 mm (3.5 in X 3.39 in)
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Horsepower 18.2 PS (13.4 kW; 18.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Torque 43.5 N·m (4.4 kg·m, 32.1 ft·lb) at 2,200 rpm
Starter Electric
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
Chassis 4×2 2WD
Steering type Manual
Brakes Dry disc
Transmission
Transmission manufacturer or model
Transmission type CVT
Gears Infinite forward and reverse
Speed Forward: 8.4 kmh (5.2 mph)
Reverse: 3.7 kmh (2.3 mph)

Tires

Tires
Front tires Lawn/turf: 15x6x6
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 20x10x8

Electrical system

Electrical system
Ground Negative
Charging system Alternator
Charging amps 15A
Battery 12V, CCA 190A

Attachments

Cub Cadet 42″ mid-mount mower deck with 2-blade and manual lift
Cutting width 1,060 mm (42 in)
Cut height 30-100 mm (1.5-4 in)
Cut positions 6

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