MTD Products Australia Pty Ltd — Cub Cadet Pro-Z and Tank S/SZ Ride-On Lawn Mowers

Ride on Mowers
Manufacture date

What are the defects?

There is a potential weakness in the nut and bolt used to secure the bottom steering shaft to the steering gearbox. The resulting inadequate clamp load at the yoke-to-shaft connection can result in excessive play or looseness in the steering.

What are the hazards?

This may potentially result in a reduction or loss of steering control, posing an accident risk.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should stop using their ride-on mower and check the manufacture date displayed on the model plate label located under the seat.

Consumers should then contact their closest Cub Cadet dealership or authorised repair agent to arrange an inspection, and if necessary, the repair of their ride-on mower free of charge.

A list of Cub Cadet dealerships can be found at:

For further information consumers can contact MTD Products Australia Pty Ltd on 1300 951 594 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm), or email

Traders who sold this product

Various dealerships in Australia
Steelfort Engineering Company Ltd in New Zealand

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 1 January 2011 - 9 March 2018
  • 5 July 2017 - 9 March 2018
  • 12 February 2018 - 9 March 2018

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
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