The STIHL RZ 972i is built for hard work and operator comfort featuring an extra-wide, 72” deck and four-wheel innovative suspension system with mowing deck height compensation that create a smooth, stable ride. The Vanguard® Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) engine with Oil Guard™ provides fuel efficiency and extends maintenance intervals. Built with heavy-duty, commercial grade materials and components, this mower is made to take on tough jobs.
Note: Not available for purchase or delivery in California
- FUEL SYSTEMElectronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
- FUEL TANK CAPACITY11
Integrated Cup Holders
Cup holders conveniently keep drinks secure and within reach.
Foot-operated Cutting Height
Users can easily adjust the cutting height while seated.
This zero-turn mower features a rear trailer hitch for towing additional accessories and attachments*.
*Accessories and attachments sold separately.
Greaseable Mower Deck Spindles
Greaseable mower spindles allow for user maintenance and extend the life span of each spindle.
Heavy-Duty 10" Cast Iron, Greaseable Mower Deck Spindles with Taper Lock Pulleys
The STIHL RZ 900 Series features taper lock spindle pulleys to ensure perfect belt alignment and the tightest fit between the pulley and spindle to ensure a long service life.
Commercial-grade Hydro-Gear® ZT-5400 Transaxles include 9" cooling fans
Hydro-Gear® ZT-5400 transaxles enable a top forward ground speed of 12 mph, a top reverse speed of 5 mph and feature large 9” cooling fans to prevent overheating.
Greaseable aluminum mower deck spindles
Greaseable aluminum mower deck spindles allow for user maintenance and extend the life of each spindle.
Flexible side rubber discharge chute
Chute allows grass clippings to be released to the side of the mower and out of the way of the cutting path.
Four-wheel suspension system with independent front suspension and rear shock absorbers
Adjustable to suit your yard’s terrain, the rear suspension uses shock absorbers to help stabilize the machine for a consistent cutting height and a smooth, comfortable ride.
Independent front suspension with upper and lower control arms
The STIHL RZ 500 series’ independent front suspension with upper and lower control arms increases stability and offers a better quality ride.
Independent front suspension with mower deck height compensation
Independent front suspension features two control arms that connect to shock absorbers, designed to ensure wheels remain
perpendicular to the ground throughout the range of travel.
The STIHL RZ 960 K & STIHL RZ 972 K feature a 35 hp Kawasaki carbureted engine
The STIHL RZ 960 K & STIHL RZ 972 K feature a 35 hp Kawasaki carbureted engine for reliable operation and consistent power output.
The STIHL RZ 960i and STIHL RZ 972i feature a 40 hp Vanguard Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) engine with electronic throttle control and Oil Guard™ System
The 40 hp STIHL RZ 960i and STIHL RZ 972i feature an Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) engine which provides fuel-efficient operation.
Two USB-A ports
Two USB-A ports provide 3.15 amps of power to charge devices.
Vanguard® Oil Guard™ System
Vanguard® Oil Guard™ System features separate oil tank, transferring cool oil to engine – oil lasts longer, increasing working times and providing less maintenance.
Swingarm rear suspension with shock absorbers
The adjustable rear suspension with shock absorbers are designed to help provide performance and comfort while mowing uneven surfaces.
Advanced Four-wheel suspension system with mowing deck height compensation
The advanced four-wheel suspension system with mowing deck height compensation is designed to provide a smooth, comfortable ride and consistent cutting height.
Efficient Two-belt mower drive system
Two-belt mower drive system results in less strain and flex on the belts, allowing the belts to run cooler and enabling a longer lifespan and less maintenance.
Deluxe Suspension Seat with Armrests
Adjustable suspension seat with adjustable backrest, armrests, and lumbar support. They are designed to provide a comfortable ride throughout the job.
Large fuel capacity
Provides fuel coverage for large jobs and features a large opening for easy fueling. Plus, the fuel gauge is visible from the operator seat to monitor fuel level.
Flip-up floor pan
Flip-up floor provides convenient serviceability and cleaning of the mowing deck.
Roll Over Protection System (ROPS)
The advanced ROPS features polyurethane blocks to prevent rattling while in motion and conveniently folds for easy storage and trailer transport between jobs.
|Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
|FUEL TANK CAPACITY
|ZT-5400 Hydro-Gear ® with 9" cooling fans
|FORWARD GROUND SPEED
|REVERSE GROUND SPEED
|MOWING HEIGHT RANGE
|1.5" - 5"
|Fabricated from 10-gauge steel with a 10-gauge doubler in the spindle area and 1/2" reinforcement plates on the leading edge
|CUTTING HEIGHT OPTIONS
|3 - MARBAIN Hardened
|13 x 6.5-6 – Flat Free
|26 x 12-12
|Electronic Throttle Control
|Oil Guard™ with 500-Hour Service Interval
|2.5" x 1.18" Double Row Angular Ball Bearings
|10" Cast Iron & Greaseable
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