Cub Cadet has introduced its first semi-autonomous commercial mowers: the Cub Cadet Pro Series Pro Z 960 S and 972 S SurePath units.
Built on Cub Cadet’s Pro Z 960 S and Pro Z 972 S platforms, the New SurePath mowers are outfitted with high-precision GPS technology and a four-wheel steering system. The operator simply sets 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, states Cub Cadet. SurePath Auto Steer reduces overlap and cuts perfect stripes, allowing the operator to complete a property in less time while producing superior cut quality, says the company.
“SurePath Auto Steer technology is the ultimate efficiency tool. Our field research shows it significantly reduces overlap and increases productivity by more than 0.5 acres per hour compared to traditional lap-bar steering controls,” says Josh Sooy, director, professional business segment, Cub Cadet. “Landscapers can look forward to time savings to shorten their day, cover more ground or take on other tasks.”
The SurePath units are outfitted with 16CC transmissions, 26-inch rear tires and a high-performance FX1000v Kawasaki engine. The Pro Z 960 S and 972 S SurePath mowers are backed by a 3-year, no-hour-limit warranty or a 5-year 1,750-hour limited deck warranty.
“In addition to greater overall productivity and efficiency for landscaping businesses, SurePath Auto Steer technology lowers the risk of turf damage and unhappy customers and enables even the most inexperienced operators to quickly rival and even surpass the speed and cut quality of experienced landscaping professionals,” says Sooy.
The Cub Cadet Pro Series Pro Z 960 S and 972 S SurePath units will be available at dealers in select markets starting in spring 2022.