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Cub Cadet PRO Z 972 S SurePath

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Innovative Technology
PRO Z™ SurePath™ units are outfitted with GPS Auto Steer technology. Simply set the preliminary cut line, and the PRO Z SurePath units will perform straight cutting paths with an auto-zero-turn at the end of each pass with the touch of a button.​

Unmatched Efficiency
Reduce striping overlap by upwards of 7 inches per pass and increase your efficiency and productivity by up to 12% when SurePath is engaged.*

Perfect Striping
Achieve consistent stripes, guided by GPS for the straight lines and accuracy. Combined with a triple-plated fabricated deck and an exclusive electric four-wheel steering system, experience stripes like you’ve never seen.


  • Engine Brand - Kawasaki®
  • Engine Model - FX Series
  • Engine Model Number - 1000V
  • Engine Displacement - 999cc
  • Engine Output - 35HP
  • Fuel Tank Capacity - Dual 7.45 gal. US (28.2 L)
  • Cylinders  - Twin
  • Engine Start - Ignition Key
  • Engine Oil Capacity - 2.0 qt. US (1.89 L)
  • Lubrication - Fully pressurized
  • Charging System - 15 amp regulated
  • Fuel Gauge - Electronic
  • Choke - Separate Choke
  • Air Filter  - High Density
  • Oil Filter - Yes
  • Fuel Delivery - Carburetor
Drive System
  • Transmission - Parker HTG 16cc pump / 310cc wheel motor
  • Forward Speed - 14 mph / 22.5 km/h
  • Reverse Speed - 6 mph / 9.5 km/h
Cutting Deck
  • Deck Cutting Width - 72 in
  • Deck Material - fabricated 7ga. (.187”) steel shell
  • Deck Engagement (PTO) - Warner PTO clutch (225 ft-lb) with Soft Start
  • Deck Construction - 7ga. top plate 7ga. bottom reinforcement ¼” rolled leading edge
  • Spindle Construction - 8" sealed cast aluminum housing (maintenance-free)
  • Blade(s) - Triple-blade / High-lift blade (standard) Marbain Blade
  • Cutting Height Range - 1” to 5” in 1/4” increments
  • Anti-Scalping - 4 front deck gauge wheels
  • Deck Positions - Foot pedal with spring assist 16 Positions
  • Frame - Fully welded, full-length 3/8 x 5" laser cut steel
  • Front Axle -  2" x 3" solid axle tube with ISO dampening suspension
  • ROPS - 2" x 2" spring-latch tool-less foldable 3 position
  • Bumper - 5/16" Thick Steel rear engine guard
  • Yokes - 1/2" thick steel front yokes
  • Cruise Control - N/A
  • Seat Type - High-back Air-Ride suspension with EVC cushion, seat belt
  • Armrests - Padded arm rests
  • Seat Suspension - ISO mounted base (lateral suspension)
  • Seat Adjustment - Angle back adjust and lumbar support
  • Rear Tires - 26" x12"-12"
  • Front Tires - 16"x6.5"-8" 
  • Tire Tread - Turf Tread
  • Dimensions L/W/H - 88" L x 85" W x 75" H (ROPS up)
  • Weight (approx.) - 1690 lbs.
Additional Specifications
  • Hour Meter - Crew Boss
  • Discharge Chute - High-density, impact-resistant rubber
  • Cup Holder - Intergrated into Side Pod
  • Model Number - 53RIHMAY050
Tech Package
  • Joystick Control Handle - Engagement Indicator Lights for Cut Line Setting, RH/LH Auto Turning
  • GPS / Tower Antenna - LED lights show Satellite Connection for Auto-Steer Engagement
  • Overlap Cutting / Tracking - Dash Mounted Adjustable knob for Deck Cutting Overlap
  • Specifications Disclaimer
    Specifications subject to change without notice and without incurring obligation. Products depicted on website and other advertisements are for demonstration purposes only. Actual products offered for sale may vary in design, required attachments, safety features and non-functional appearance from. See other general disclaimers at the bottom of our website.
  • Efficiency Disclaimer
    *SurePath efficiency and savings statistics are intended for illustrative purposes only. The efficiency and savings information presented is mathematically extrapolated from the measured overlap improvements between a Cub Cadet SurePath-equipped commercial zero-turn mower with a 72-inch cutting deck compared with an otherwise identically equipped Cub Cadet mower with traditional lap bar steering controls operated by a variety of professional landscapers in controlled conditions. The overlap improvements were measured by a third-party testing firm, which also extrapolated those results based on the commercial mowing industry norms and standards they identified. Actual results in the field will vary based on operator preferences, mowing conditions, terrain, site configurations and other factors