The Cub Cadet LT1040 2WD lawn tractor is part of the LT 1000 series. Cub Cadet, a part of MTD, manufactured this tractor from 2005 to 2008. 

Cub Cadet LT1040 has a 0.5L (32.6 cu*in), single-cylinder gasoline engine, and a CVT transmission that offers infinite forward and reverse.

Cub Cadet LT1040 lawn tractor used the Kohler Courage SV540 motor. It is a single-cylinder, 0.5 L, 535cm 2 (32.6 cu*in), natural aspirated, gasoline engine with an 89.0mm (3.5 in), cylinder bore, and 86.0mm (3.39in) piston stroke.

The compression ratio rating of this engine is 8.5 to 1. The engine produced 18.2 PS (13.4kW; 18.0HP) at 3,600 RPM of output power, and 43.5 N*m (4kg*m, 32.1 ft*lb at 2,200 RPM of torque).

Cub Cadet LT1040 has manual steering, dry disc brakes, and an open operator station. It holds 11.4 liters (3.0 US Gal. ; 2.5 Imp. 2.5 Imp.

Cub Cadet lt1040

Cub Cadet lt1040 Price

Cub Cadet LT1040 Original Price:  NA

Cub Cadet lt1040 Specification

General Specifications

Model Cub Cadet LT 1040
Length 1,730 mm (68.1 in)
Width 1,140 mm (44.9 in)
Height 1,090 mm (42.9 in)
Wheelbase 1,170 mm (46.1 in)
Ground clearance 115 mm (4.5 in)
Weight 226 kg (498 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity 11.4 liters (3 US gal.; 2.5 Imp. gal)
Battery 12V, CCA 190A
Cabin type Open operator station


Engine model Kohler Courage SV540
Engine type Four-stroke, air-cooled
Cylinders 1
Fuel type Gasoline
Displacement 0.5 L, 535 cm2, (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 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 capacity: 1.5 L (1.6 US. qt, 1.3 Imp. qt.)
Spark plug Champion QC12YC

Transmission and chassis

Chassis 4×2 2WD
Steering type Manual
Brakes Dry disc
Transmission model
Transmission type CVT
Gears Infinite forward and reverse
Speed Forward: 8.4 kmh (5.2 mph) Reverse: 3.7 (2.3 mph)


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

Cub Cadet lt1040 Review

The Cub Cadet LT1040 is a reliable and durable riding lawnmower. It’s powered by an 18-horsepower Kohler Courage engine and features a 42-inch cutting deck, making it an excellent choice for medium to large lawns and commercial users.

Full review YouTube video check here.


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