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Cub Cadet Pro Z 900 Review

Cub Cadet is continuing the invest in their commercial line of mowers. This time they introduce a large zero turn mower that is built tough and has a new fancy technology as an option.

The Cub Cadet Z900 zero turn mower series uses expert technology to help create a precise and powerful performance. The Surepath is the first of its kind, using GPS-assisted turning for more efficiency. The Cub Cadet Pro z 900 performs exceptionally well even on more difficult terrain.


MowerPRO Z 960 S KWPRO Z 972 S KWPRO Z 972 S SurePath™PRO Z 960 S SurePath™PRO Z 972 SD
Engine35 HP Kawasaki FX1000v35 HP Kawasaki FX1000v35 HP Kawasaki FX1000v35 HP Kawasaki FX1000v35 HP Kawasaki FX1000v
Deck60 in72 in72 in60 in72 in
TransmissionParker HTG 16cc pump / 310cc wheel motorParker HTG 16cc pump / 310cc wheel motorParker HTG 16cc pump / 310cc wheel motorParker HTG 16cc pump / 310cc wheel motorParker HTG 16cc pump / 310cc wheel motor
SpeedForward Speed
14 mph / 22.5 km/h
Reverse Speed
6 mph / 9.5 km/h
Forward Speed
14 mph / 22.5 km/h
Reverse Speed
6 mph / 9.5 km/h
Forward Speed
14 mph / 22.5 km/h
Reverse Speed
6 mph / 9.5 km/h
Forward Speed
14 mph / 22.5 km/h
Reverse Speed
6 mph / 9.5 km/h
Forward Speed
14 mph / 22.5 km/h
Reverse Speed
6 mph / 9.5 km/h
Fuel CapacityDual 7.45 gal. US (28.2 L)Dual 7.45 gal. US (28.2 L)
Dual 7.45 gal. US (28.2 L)Dual 7.45 gal. US (28.2 L)Dual 7.45 gal. US (28.2 L)

All of the Pro 900 series use a Kawasaki engine and parker pump/wheel motors. The Pro z Cadet Surepath is a semi-autonomous power that uses GPS technology and auto-steer for next-level performance. There are two deck sizes, including 60″ and 72″.


The Pro z S Surepath has a 35 HP Kawasaki FX 1000v (999c) engine with a 16 cc Parker HTG transmission. Both of these are top-of-the-line commercial components that will perform extremely well and last a very long time.

The FX1000v Kawasaki engine is actually one of my favorite commercial mower engines on the market. It has a ton of power and is extremely reliable. You definitely can't go wrong with that engine option on any mower.

cub cadet pro z 900 engine


The Surepath allows for auto turns at the push of a button. The user will first set the preliminary cut line. Then, it does the rest of the work, with automatic straight-cutting paths with an auto zero turn at the end of each pass.

As a result, your productivity and efficiency increase by up to 12%. This also creates perfect striping. While the mower is semi-automatic, the operator controls and steers the speed. An included rear tow hitch has pre-drilled mounting points.

  • Steering wheel option for better hillside stability
  • Surepath Option for precise cutting
  • Large fuel tanks
  • 14 mph
  • 7-gauge fabricated deck
  • Suspension Seat

Cut Quality

The machine is designed to have precise cuts with minimal overlaps. Also, it is made to have fast mowing speeds. It reduces overlap with its GPS assistance technology.

The cut quality of this machine an above average. It isn't the best, but definitely not the worst. I like the durability of the deck and the quality of cut the mower provides on hillsides.


This heavy-duty mower uses a steering wheel for ultimate control (there are also dual bar control options.) An attached antenna hooks it up to the satellite for the included GPS mode. Four-wheel drive makes the machine power-packed. It also makes it ideal for use on hills. It also has dual 7.45 gallon fuel tanks that let you adjust with a dial gauge to mow more at once.

The Cub Cadet commercial zero-turn mower is built to last. It is made with heavy-duty construction and components that can withstand the rigors of commercial use. The mower deck is made from thick, durable steel that resists rust and corrosion.

The engine is a reliable Kawasaki model that is designed for long-term use. Its transmission is a heavy-duty unit that can handle the demands of commercial mowing. The mower also includes a number of features that make it easier to use and maintain.

Also, it has a 3-year, no-hour limit commercial warranty, so it will last you for years. The deck shell is covered with a 5-year warranty. Finally, it's coated with a Triple Guard Corrosion Defense System with corrosion prevention technology.

front of cub cadet z pro 900


The spacious riding mower makes it comfortable to ride. The joystick adjusts for ergonomic design. The GPS system uses color-coordinated controls to help you specify what you want to cut. The suspension seat gives additional support for the operator. It also has angle adjustments, padded armrests, and lumbar support.

This isn't the most comfortable mower I've ever used, but it isn't the worst. For a fixed-frame mower with a suspension seat, it is pretty comfortable.


The Cub Cadet looks big and well-designed, with a solid build and good ground clearance. It's not the lightest in the class, but it's still easy to maneuver and control. The engine is reliable and easy to start, and the hydrostatic transmission makes for smooth and precise operation.

The 72-inch cutting deck is one of the largest in the class and does a great job of mulching and bagging. Overall, the Cub Cadet is a very solid performer that should give you years of trouble-free service. It has a sleek design and tasteful use of colors.

cub cadet surepath mower

Pros / Cons


  • It has superior hillside stability.
  • State of the art GPS technology is innovative and fun to use
  • Suspension seat


  • The machine is very heavy

Our Rating

Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Cut Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Durability:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Comfort:4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Price:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Overall:4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

Cub Cadet Pro Z 900 Video Review


The Cub Cadet Surepath has a starting price of $27,859. This is obviously expensive, but this is also a top-of-the-line mower with new state-of-the-art technology. If you mow a lot of fields and hillsides this mower would 100% be worth it.

Wrapping It Up

This series of riding mowers has the needs of crews working the biggest jobs in line. It helps increase productivity and efficiency with a set of powerful features. If you're looking for a top-of-the-line machine to tackle any terrain, the Cub Cadet Surepath is the right choice.

What do you think?

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2 Replies to “Cub Cadet Pro Z 900 Review

  1. My Cub Cadet Pro Z 900 blade bolts will not come off unless they are cut off. I have used an impact wrench to try to get it off and that did not work. The dealer stated that this have been a problem with these mowers. Have you all offered a recall to fix the problem? It is costing $118.00 per bolt to get the blades off to sharpen them.

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