2018 Simplicity Contender 25/52 (Optional Cargo Bed) (5901561)


Contender 25/52 (Optional Cargo Bed) (5901561)



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.

  • 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)
  • Model: 5901561
  • 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
  • Warranty Consumer Engine Info: Lifetime
  • Marketing Model: 25/52 (Optional Cargo Bed)
  • 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
  • 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
* 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.



Engine Manufacturer
Briggs & Stratton
Horse Power
25 hp
Engine Type
Commercial Series V-Twin
724 cc


Hydro-Gear® ZT-3200®
Wheel Size
22 X 11 - 10 in.
Fuel Capacity
5.5 gal.


Deck Size
52 in.


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