Skip disability assistance statement.

Welcome to our website! As we have the ability to list over one million items on our website (our selection changes all of the time), it is not feasible for a company our size to record and playback the descriptions on every item on our website. However, if you have a disability we are here to help you. Please call our disability services phone line at (541) 479-2691 during regular business hours and one of our kind and friendly personal shoppers will help you navigate through our website, help conduct advanced searches, help you choose the item you are looking for with the specifications you are seeking, read you the specifications of any item and consult with you about the products themselves. There is no charge for the help of this personal shopper for anyone with a disability. Finally, your personal shopper will explain our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, and help you place an order if you so desire.

PRO Z 972 S SurePath™

Cub Cadet 53RIHMAY050


  • Semi-autonomous mower with GPS technology combined with exclusive four-wheel steering
  • 35 HP Kawasaki FX1000v (999cc) engine and 16cc Parker HTG transmission
  • Auto-turning GPS control system
  • Air-ride seat

Quick Specs

  • Type: Riding Mowers

See More


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.


  • Semi-autonomous mower with GPS technology combined with exclusive four-wheel steering
  • 35 HP Kawasaki FX1000v (999cc) engine and 16cc Parker HTG transmission
  • Auto-turning GPS control system
  • Air-ride seat
  • 72 triple-7-gauge fabricated steel cutting deck with top, bottom and side reinforcements
  • 3-year limited commercial warranty (no hour limitations) and 5 year / 1,750 hour limited deck construction warranty
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
Transmission Parker HTG 16cc pump / 310cc wheel motor
Forward Speed 14 mph / 22.5 km/h
Reverse Speed 6 mph / 9.5 km/h
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 1/4" 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
Warranty 3 year / no hour limit commercial warranty
Deck Shell Warranty 5 year / 1,750 hour limited deck construction warranty
Commercial Warranty 3 year / no hour limit commercial warranty
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
Rear Tow Hitch Integrated with pre-drilled mounting points for attachments
Yokes 1/2" thick steel front yokes
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" x 12"-12"
Front Tires 16" x 6.5"-8"
Tire Tread Turf Tread
Dimensions L/W/H 88" L x 85" W x 75" H (ROPS up)
Weight (approx.) 1690 lbs.
Hour Meter Crew Boss
Discharge Chute High-density, impact-resistant rubber
Cup Holder Intergrated into Side Pod
Model Number 53RIHMAY050
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

Quick Specs

  • Appearance

  • Type: Riding Mowers

Manual: MANL:OPER:ENGL:PRO Z XXXS Sure Form Number: 769-25957

Manual: MANL:OPER:ENGL:PRO Z XXXS Sure Form Number: 769-25957A

Manual: MANL:OPER:ENGL:PRO Z XXXS Sure Form Number: 769-26255

Manual: MANL:OPER:ENGL:PRO Z XXXS Sure Form Number: 769-26468

Manual: SHEET:SUP:BILING:EPA:EVP:20-21 Form Number: 769-25879

Manual: SHEET:SUP:BILING:EPA:EVP:20-21 Form Number: 769-26272

Get Adobe Reader

* Documents require Adobe Reader.

Professional delivery and installation is available for every product we sell. We would be happy to coordinate delivery and installation for you.

Extended warranties are usually very inexpensive and can save you thousands in the future. It's simple and inexpensive to purchase extended warranties and one of the smartest ways to protect your investment.

Lawn equipment can be large, heavy and expensive. You probably don't have the special tools or expertise needed to fix them in a crisis. If you can spare a few thousand dollars without batting an eyelash for new lawn equipment should they break tomorrow, don't buy a warranty. But if you're like most of us, protect yourself by purchasing inexpensive extended warranties when you buy a new product and save yourself big money in the long run.