Scag SPZ52-22FX 52" Zero-Turn Patriot Riding Mower with 22HP Kawasaki Engine

This impressive zero-turn rider is designed with the needs of lawn care pros in mind. Delivering commercial-grade results at an incredible value, the Patriot will exceed your expectations and have your "competition" talking. The Patriot is equipped with a productive 52" or 61" cutter deck to leave behind a beautiful quality-of-cut. Its strong hydro drive system brings the power and keeps you moving at ground speeds of up to 10 mph (SPZ61), while large front caster tires and extra-large drive tires provide dependable traction, stability and a smooth ride.

A new ultra-plush bolstered seat, large diameter steering handles, and rubber iso-mounted foot plate give the operator a comfortable ride. The Hydro-Gear ZT-3400 (61") or ZT-3100 (52") hydro transaxles deliver smooth drive power and have spin-on oil filters for easy maintenance. Two independent hydraulic transaxle units with charge pumps and all metal gears. A dual purpose foot pedal brake is standard equipment and makes parking easier than ever before.

The Patriot 52" and 61" will handle your toughest commercial jobs and large estate properties with ease and comfort. All of that and it leaves behind a beautiful quality-of-cut your competition and neighbors will be jealous of. We invite you to learn more about the outstanding features of the Patriot and how it can save you time while delivering professional results.

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52" Fully Fabricated Cutter Deck

52" fully fabricated cutter deck is tough and delivers the beautiful cut that Scag mowers are known for.

6.5 Gallon Fuel Capacity

6.5 gallon fuel capacity (single tank) lets you cut longer between fill-ups. Built-in fuel gauge.

AUSCO disc brakes

AUSCO disc brakes feature a rotor and caliper style design for maximum holding power.

Cup Holder

Cup holder keeps beverage within easy reach and is standard equipment.

Custom, Bolstered Seat

Custom, bolstered seat adds another level of comfort to the 52" & 61" Scag Patriot. Fold-up arm rests are standard.

Deck Leveling Adjustment Brackets

Deck leveling adjustment brackets allow for easy deck leveling adjustment.

Dual Hydro-Gear Hydro Transaxles

Dual Hydro-Gear ZT-3100 hydro transaxles with all metal gears and spin-on oil filters.The ZT drive systems deliver smooth and solid power to the drive wheels. Large cooling fans keep temperatures low and extend component life.

Dual Steering Dampers

Dual steering dampers for smooth, precise responsiveness.

Easy Maintenance

Open, easily accessible engine compartment makes maintenance easy and provides ample cooling for the V-twin engine. Engine oil drain and air filter are within easy reach.

Easy to Adjust Cutting Heights

Easily adjust cutting heights from the seat with the convenient, easy to lift, foot pedal. Wide range of adjustment from 1-1/2" to 5 " in 1/4" increments.

Excellent Stability

Excellent stability due to an exceptionally low center-of-gravity and extra wide stance.

Extra-Large Drive Tires

Extra-large 22 drive tires and 13 x 5 - 6 front caster tires ensure better traction, less turf tearing and easy curb climbing.

Foot Operated Brake

Foot operated brake with park lock feature allows the operator to apply the brake without taking their hands off the steering levers. A simple lock lever can be engaged with the foot pedal depressed to keep the brake on.

Full-Featured Instrument Panel

Full-featured instrument panel features ignition switch, throttle control. choke control, PTO deck engagement switch and a digital hour meter with built-in maintenance reminders. Hour meter only activates when the engine is running to accurately record engine time.

Heavy Duty, Reliable Blade Drive Spindles

Heavy-duty, aluminum, sealed ball bearing blade drive spindles provide reliable performance season after season.

High Quality Electrical Components

High quality electrical components such as switches, wiring and harness looms are used throughout the Scag mower line for trouble-free service.

High-Quality Bearings

High-quality bearings and bearing debris guard on idler pulleys ensure long, reliable service.

Highly Flexible Discharge Chute

Highly flexible discharge chute will not dent and is easy on the landscape.

Large Diameter, Padded Steering Levers

Large diameter, padded steering levers make driving the Patriot a breeze. Total control, at your fingertips.

Marbain Steel Cutter Blades

Marbain steel cutter blades stay sharp longer for a better looking cut and reduced maintenance.

More Productivity

8.5 MPH forward and 5 MPH reverse ground speeds for more productivity.

No Plastic Pulleys

Some [other brands] actually use plastic pulleys on their mowers. Not Scag. All Scag pulleys are made from metal. Plastic is for toys.

Ogura PTO Clutch Brake

The Ogura PTO Clutch Brake delivers reliable blade start and stops. Adjustable air gap ensures long component life and reduced maintenance costs. Other clutches do not have adjustable air-gaps and once they are out of adjustment, they must be replaced.

Spring Loaded Idler Arms

Spring loaded idler arms effortlessly keep belts in constant adjustment for maximum life and minimum maintenance.

Unmatched Strength

Tubular steel main frame delivers unmatched strength and longevity.



Marbain Steel

Blade Control

Ogura PTO Clutch Brake

Cutting Height

1-1/2" - 5"

Cutting Height Adjustments

1/4" increments

Cutting Width



Standard - Fully Fabricated


22 hp


Kawasaki FX air-cooled engine


Steel tube frame

Fuel Capacity

6.5 gal.

Ground Speed

0 - 8.5 mph




Comfortable, custom, bolstered seat. Fold-up arm rests are standard.


3 years or 500 hours residential / 1 year commercial


805 lbs.


13 x 5 - 6 (front caster tires)
22" (rear drive tires)


64.5" (chute down)
53" (chute in transport position)