Contender™ Zero Turn Mower

COMMERCIAL-STYLE FEATURES TO DELIVER AN IMPRESSIVE CUT

Commercially-inspired features such as durable Hydro-Gear® Transaxles and a tough Briggs & Stratton® Engine make the Contender™ a powerful performer that leaves behind an impressively cut yard for all to see. With new levels of versatility, the integrated cargo bed† adds additional on-the-go convenience for the operator to carry tools, plants and more.

Overview

HEAVY-DUTY MOWER DECK

Experience a great cut with the added durability of a welded mower deck made from rugged 10-gauge steel with reinforced top, side skirts, corners and a steel front edge. Includes a limited lifetime warranty.**

BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE

Designed to perform under harsh, demanding conditions. With its patented five-step integrated cyclonic air management system, the Commercial Series Engine provides ultimate dust and debris protection for extended engine life.

CONTROL PANEL

All of your controls are conveniently located at your fingertips, including: key switch, choke, throttle, electric PTO switch, cup holder and fuel gauge.

HEIGHT-OF-CUT

The mower deck lift system makes adjusting the fabricated steel mower deck a breeze. No wrestling with heavy levers, simply push the foot pedal and move the pin to the desired cutting height.

HYDRO-GEAR® TRANSAXLES

Designed for larger commercial mowing jobs, the ZT-3200® Transaxles deliver continuous torque, smooth speed and bi-directional control.

ADDED VERSATILITY

The Contender™ is more than just a zero turn mower with a great quality of cut. Its integrated rear cargo bed† can carry tools, mulch and more and even dumps toward the rear for easy empty and rinsing capabilities. (Optional on 25/52 model)

**See operator’s manual or dealer for complete warranty details. Length of engine warranty coverage varies by manufacturer.
†100 lb. capacity, do not overload; do not carry passengers. See operator's manual for details.

Specs

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Model
5901561
US MAP (Minimum Advertised Price)†
$5,199.00
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Start Type
Key
Cylinders
2
Engine Displacement (cc)
724
Battery(cca)
300
Ground Speed-Fwd (mph)
0-9
Brake
Separate Lever
Front Tires (in)
13 X 5 - 6
Rear Tires (in)
22 X 11 - 10
Suspension
N/A
Mower Deck Type
Fabricated
Height-of-Cut Positions
10-Foot Assist
Blade Engagement
Electric PTO Switch
Anti-Scalp Wheels
4 Front/Rear Roller
Cargo Bed +
Optional
Headlights
Optional
Cup Holder
Standard
Rear Bumper
Standard, Steel Rear
Assembled Width (in)
68
Consumer Warranty (Product) **
3-Years
Fabricated Mower Deck Warranty **
Lifetime
Marketing Model
25/52 (Optional Cargo Bed)
CAN MAP (Minimum Advertised Price)
$6,759.00
Engine Model
Commercial Series V-Twin
Power Rating *
25
Choke/Throttle
Separate Choke & Throttle
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal)
5.5
Transmission Type
Hydro-Gear® ZT-3200®
Ground Speed-Rev (mph)
0-4
Frame
11-Gauge Steel
Front Axle
1.5" x 2" Welded Steel
Seat
18" High-Back Mesh
Cutting Width (in)
52
Height-of-Cut (in)
2.0-4.5
Number of Blades
3
Mower Deck Removal
Frame Mounted
Spindle
Cast-Aluminum
Steering
Twin Levers
Fuel Level Indicator
Standard Gauge / Left Hand Console
Assembled Length (in)
80
Roll Over Protection (ROPS)
Fixed
Assembled Height (in)
68
Commercial Warranty (Product) **
90-Days
Model
5901562
US MAP (Minimum Advertised Price)†
$5,299.00
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Start Type
Key
Cylinders
2
Engine Displacement (cc)
724
Battery(cca)
300
Ground Speed-Fwd (mph)
0-9
Brake
Separate Lever
Front Tires (in)
13 x 5 - 6
Rear Tires (in)
22 X 11 - 10
Suspension
N/A
Mower Deck Type
Fabricated
Height-of-Cut Positions
10-Foot Assist
Blade Engagement
Electric PTO Switch
Anti-Scalp Wheels
4 Front/Rear Roller
Cargo Bed +
Optional
Headlights
Optional
Cup Holder
Standard
Rear Bumper
Standard
Assembled Width (in)
77
Consumer Warranty (Product) **
3-Years
Fabricated Mower Deck Warranty **
Lifetime
Marketing Model
25/61 (Optional Cargo Bed)
CAN MAP (Minimum Advertised Price)
$6,889.00
Engine Model
Commercial Series V-Twin
Power Rating *
25
Choke/Throttle
Separate Choke & Throttle
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal)
5.5
Transmission Type
Hydro-Gear® ZT-3200®
Ground Speed-Rev (mph)
0-4
Frame
11-Gauge Steel
Front Axle
1.5" x 2" Welded Steel
Seat
18" High-Back Mesh
Cutting Width (in)
61
Height-of-Cut (in)
2.0-4.5
Number of Blades
3
Mower Deck Removal
Frame Mounted
Spindle
Cast-Aluminum
Steering
Twin Levers
Fuel Level Indicator
Standard Gauge/Left Hand Console
Assembled Length (in)
84
Roll Over Protection (ROPS)
Fixed
Assembled Height (in)
68
Commercial Warranty (Product) **
90-Days
Choke
Separate Choke & Throttle
Model
5901565
US MAP (Minimum Advertised Price)†
$5,599.00
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Start Type
Key
Cylinders
2
Engine Displacement (cc)
724
Battery(cca)
300
Ground Speed-Fwd (mph)
0-9
Brake
Separate Lever
Front Tires (in)
13 x 5 - 6
Rear Tires (in)
22 X 11 - 10
Suspension
N/A
Mower Deck Type
Fabricated
Height-of-Cut Positions
10-Foot Assist
Blade Engagement
Electric PTO Switch
Anti-Scalp Wheels
4 Front/Rear Roller
Cargo Bed +
Standard
Headlights
Optional
Cup Holder
Standard
Rear Bumper
Standard, Steel Rear
Assembled Width (in)
77
Consumer Warranty (Product) **
3-Years
Fabricated Mower Deck Warranty **
Lifetime
Marketing Model
25/61 (Standard Cargo Bed)
CAN MAP (Minimum Advertised Price)
$7,279.00
Engine Model
Commercial Series V-Twin
Power Rating *
25
Choke/Throttle
Separate Choke & Throttle
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal)
5.5
Transmission Type
Hydro-Gear® ZT-3200®
Ground Speed-Rev (mph)
0-4
Frame
11-Gauge Steel
Front Axle
1.5" x 2" Welded Steel
Seat
18" High-Back Mesh
Cutting Width (in)
61
Height-of-Cut (in)
2.0-4.5
Number of Blades
3
Mower Deck Removal
Frame Mounted
Spindle
Cast-Aluminum
Steering
Twin Levers
Fuel Level Indicator
Standard Gauge / Left Hand Console
Assembled Length (in)
84
Roll Over Protection (ROPS)
Fixed
Assembled Height (in)
68
Commercial Warranty (Product) **
90-Days

* All power levels are stated gross horsepower at 3600 RPM per SAE J1940 as rated by Briggs & Stratton.
+ 50 lb (Courier™) or 100 lb (Contender™) capacity. Do not overload, do not carry passengers. See operator’s manual for details.
** See operator’s manual or dealer for complete warranty details. Length of engine warranty coverage varies by manufacturer.
† Suggested prices will vary by market. Prices are shown in U.S. and Canadian dollars. Set-up, delivery, documentation and destination fees not included. See dealer for details. Features vary by model. We reserve the right to change specifications, features and pricing without notice.

Model
5901562
5901561
5901562
Marketing Model
25/61 (Optional Cargo Bed)
25/52 (Optional Cargo Bed)
25/61 (Optional Cargo Bed)
US MAP (Minimum Advertised Price)†
$5,299.00
$5,199.00
$5,299.00
CAN MAP (Minimum Advertised Price)
$6,889.00
$6,759.00
$6,889.00
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Briggs & Stratton
Briggs & Stratton
Engine Model
Commercial Series V-Twin
Commercial Series V-Twin
Commercial Series V-Twin
Start Type
Key
Key
Key
Power Rating *
25
25
25
Cylinders
2
2
2
Choke/Throttle
Separate Choke & Throttle
Separate Choke & Throttle
Separate Choke & Throttle
Engine Displacement (cc)
724
724
724
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal)
5.5
5.5
5.5
Battery(cca)
300
300
300
Transmission Type
Hydro-Gear® ZT-3200®
Hydro-Gear® ZT-3200®
Hydro-Gear® ZT-3200®
Ground Speed-Fwd (mph)
0-9
0-9
0-9
Ground Speed-Rev (mph)
0-4
0-4
0-4
Brake
Separate Lever
Separate Lever
Separate Lever
Frame
11-Gauge Steel
11-Gauge Steel
11-Gauge Steel
Front Tires (in)
13 x 5 - 6
13 X 5 - 6
13 x 5 - 6
Front Axle
1.5" x 2" Welded Steel
1.5" x 2" Welded Steel
1.5" x 2" Welded Steel
Rear Tires (in)
22 X 11 - 10
22 X 11 - 10
22 X 11 - 10
Seat
18" High-Back Mesh
18" High-Back Mesh
18" High-Back Mesh
Suspension
N/A
N/A
N/A
Cutting Width (in)
61
52
61
Mower Deck Type
Fabricated
Fabricated
Fabricated
Height-of-Cut (in)
2.0-4.5
2.0-4.5
2.0-4.5
Height-of-Cut Positions
10-Foot Assist
10-Foot Assist
10-Foot Assist
Number of Blades
3
3
3
Blade Engagement
Electric PTO Switch
Electric PTO Switch
Electric PTO Switch
Mower Deck Removal
Frame Mounted
Frame Mounted
Frame Mounted
Anti-Scalp Wheels
4 Front/Rear Roller
4 Front/Rear Roller
4 Front/Rear Roller
Spindle
Cast-Aluminum
Cast-Aluminum
Cast-Aluminum
Cargo Bed +
Optional
Optional
Optional
Steering
Twin Levers
Twin Levers
Twin Levers
Headlights
Optional
Optional
Optional
Fuel Level Indicator
Standard Gauge/Left Hand Console
Standard Gauge / Left Hand Console
Standard Gauge/Left Hand Console
Cup Holder
Standard
Standard
Standard
Assembled Length (in)
84
80
84
Rear Bumper
Standard
Standard, Steel Rear
Standard
Roll Over Protection (ROPS)
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Assembled Width (in)
77
68
77
Assembled Height (in)
68
68
68
Consumer Warranty (Product) **
3-Years
3-Years
3-Years
Commercial Warranty (Product) **
90-Days
90-Days
90-Days
Fabricated Mower Deck Warranty **
Lifetime
Lifetime
Lifetime
Choke
Separate Choke & Throttle
Separate Choke & Throttle

* All power levels are stated gross horsepower at 3600 RPM per SAE J1940 as rated by Briggs & Stratton.
+ 50 lb (Courier™) or 100 lb (Contender™) capacity. Do not overload, do not carry passengers. See operator’s manual for details.
** See operator’s manual or dealer for complete warranty details. Length of engine warranty coverage varies by manufacturer.
† Suggested prices will vary by market. Prices are shown in U.S. and Canadian dollars. Set-up, delivery, documentation and destination fees not included. See dealer for details. Features vary by model. We reserve the right to change specifications, features and pricing without notice.

Attachments

MULCHING KIT

Our innovative mulching kit reduces grass clippings and returns them to your lawn. Available for 52” and 61” mower decks. Shredder blades (sold separately) install to shred leaves with ease.

TRIPLE GRASS CATCHER

Collect grass clippings into three easy-to-empty bags for a clean finish. Available for 52” and 61” mower deck size. Capacity: 10 bushels

ZERO TURN HEADLIGHT KIT

Use the front headlight kit for better evening visibility while cutting the grass with your zero turn mower.

CARGO BED†

Make the Contender™ a versatile zero turn mower with the addition of a rear-dumping cargo bed. Comes standard on most models. Capacity: 100 lbs

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