Cub Cadet Tank M48-KH

The Cub Cadet Tank M48-KH zero turn lawn mower is very similar in lots of ways to the Cub Cadet Tank M48-KW zero turn lawnmower. However, there are actually quite a few very small differences between the 2 machines. The M48KH gets it’s power from a Kohler Command, 25 hp engine. This engine has overhead valves and is a twin cylinder model. The engine stays oiled thanks to a full pressure lubrication system with a spin-on oil filter. The engine is air cooled and uses a dual element heavy duty air filter to clean the air intake of dust and other impurities before it enters into the combustion chamber and mixes with the fuel. To start the engine is as simple as turning a key thanks to a 12 volt battery. This 12 volt battery is recharged via a 15 amp alternator.

The engine on the Cub Cadet Tank M48-KH zero turn mower gets it’s fuel from a set of 2 fuel tanks that hold a combined 53 liters (14 US gallons) of gasoline. The amount of power that the wheels receive from the engine is controlled by the operator through the twin lap bars in front of him in conjunction with a system of White wheel motors and dual Hydro-Gear PK-12 pumps. This allows the M48 KH to reach a top speed of up to 19.3 kph (12 mph) going forwards.

The rear wheels on the Cub Cadet Tank M48-KH through which engine power is transferred are much larger than the front wheels as these carry most of the machines weight. They each measure 23×9.5-12 (23 inch diameter, 9.5 inch width, 12 inch rim diameter). The rear wheels have a turf thread for grip while the front wheels are smooth and measure 13×6.5-6 (13 inch diameter, 6.5 inch width, 6 inch rim diameter). The mower deck on the M48 KH has a cutting width of 48 inches.

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  1. Don Colley says:

    Very unsatisfied.

    Year of Manufacture: 0
    Pros: The Cub Cadet Tank M48 has been a nightmare. The dealer, Web’s Small Engines in Covington, TN, is unable or unwilling to solve the problem of the belt slipping off the pulley EVERYTIME the mower is run onto a trailer or mowing the yard. The manufacturer’s response to a letter after more than a year of problems was to ‘take the mower to an authorized dealer.’ The one they recommended was Webbs Small Engines. Did they even read the letter? The mower was $6000 and it cannot be used to mow the yard. VERY unsatisfactory.
    The dealer is not helpful.
    The manufacturer is unconcerned.
    VERY UNSATISFIED with the mower, the dealer and the manufacturer, MTD.

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