Kubota T1600

The Kubota T1600 lawn tractor, manufactured between 1990 and 1996, is a reliable and efficient machine designed to assist homeowners with their lawn care needs. Known for its durable diesel engine and hydrostatic transmission, it offers ease of operation and versatility for various outdoor tasks. Whether it’s mowing, snow removal, or other yard maintenance, the Kubota T1600 is a dependable choice for keeping your property well-kept.

General Information
ModelKubota T1600
Production Years1990-1996
Engine ModelKubota Z482
Engine Type4-cycle, vertical, water-cooled diesel
Number of Cylinders2
Displacement29.2 cubic inches (0.479 liters)
Engine Bore2.64 inches (67.0 mm)
Engine Stroke2.68 inches (68.0 mm)
Rated Engine Power13.5 hp (10.1 kW) at 3200 rpm
Maximum Engine Speed3800 rpm
Low Idle Speed900-1000 rpm
Compression Ratio24:1
Injection PumpBosch
GovernorAll-speed mechanical governor
Lubricating SystemForced lubrication by trochoid pump
Fuel Tank Capacity2.6 gallons (9.8 liters)
Oil Capacity2.6 quarts (2.5 liters)
Coolant Capacity2.2 quarts (2.1 liters)
Electrical System
Electrical System Rating12 Volts
Starting SystemCell starter
Starting Motor12V, 0.8 kW
Charging Generator150W
Battery Rating28AH
Power Take-Off (PTO)
PTO Operational TypeIndependent
PTO Horsepower11.7 hp (8.7 kW)
PTO ClutchMechanical
Transmission TypeBelt-driven hydrostatic
GearsInfinite forward and reverse
Cruise ControlStandard
Travel Speed ControlFoot pedal
Maximum Forward Speed5.6 mph (9.0 kph)
Maximum Reverse Speed3.1 mph (5.0 kph)
Wheels and Tires
Drive Wheels2WD 4×2
Steering ConfigurationFront Steer
Steering SystemManual
Brakes TypeInternal expanding brake
Front Tire Size (Turf)15×6.00-6
Rear Tire Size (Turf)20×10.00-8
Front Tread28.3 inches (710 mm)
Rear Tread27.2 inches (690 mm)
Dimensions and Weight
Wheelbase47.2 inches (1190 mm)
Overall Length67.9 inches (1720 mm)
Overall Width43.3 inches (1090 mm)
Overall Height56.3 inches (1430 mm)
Weight (without attachments)660 lbs (300 kg)
44″ Mower Deck(RC44)
Mower Deck TypeMid-mount
Cutting Width44 inches (1118 mm)
Cutting Height1.4-3.5 inches (36-90 mm)
Cutting Height AdjustmentGauge wheel
Number of Blades3
Blade Spindle Speed3836 rpm
Blade Length15.3 inches (390 mm)
Total Length32.5 inches (825 mm)
Total Width56.3 inches (1430 mm)
Total Height11.1 inches (282 mm)
Lift SystemManual
Weight156 lbs (71 kg)
Snow Blower TypeFront-mount
Clearing Width42 inches (1060 mm)
Lift SystemManual

The Kubota T1600 lawn tractor is powered by a water-cooled diesel engine and features a hydrostatic transmission, making it a capable machine for various lawn and garden tasks.

Kubota T1600 Advantages

Diesel Engine: The Kubota T1600 is equipped with a robust and fuel-efficient diesel engine, known for its durability and longevity.
Hydrostatic Transmission: The hydrostatic transmission provides smooth and effortless control of speed and direction, making it user-friendly and suitable for users of all skill levels.
Versatility: This model is compatible with various attachments, such as mower decks, snow blowers, and front blades, allowing users to tackle a wide range of lawn and garden tasks with a single machine.
Powerful PTO: The independent power take-off (PTO) with 11.7 horsepower allows for efficient operation of attachments, enhancing its versatility.
Reliability: Kubota is well-known for producing reliable and durable equipment, and the T1600 is no exception, offering consistent performance over the years.

Kubota T1600 Disadvantages

Noise and Vibration: Diesel engines tend to produce more noise and vibration compared to gasoline engines, which might be less pleasant for some users during prolonged operation.
Maintenance: Diesel engines typically require more frequent maintenance, including fuel filter changes and potentially more frequent oil changes, compared to gasoline engines.
Age and Availability: Since this model was produced between 1990 and 1996, finding replacement parts or service support may become challenging due to its age.
Manual Steering: The tractor has a manual steering system, which may require more effort to steer, especially when navigating tight turns or obstacles.