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Country Clipper Challenger Zero-Turn Mower

Price starts at $12,700

Country Clipper
New / Used:
23.5 / 24 HP


5 years

Challenger Residential Series

Country Clipper has created the Challenger Commercial Series Zero-Turn Mower for the modern demands of commercial and heavy residential landscaping. With additional speed, fuel capacity and cutting width, the Challenger covers more ground faster at no loss in efficiency. And while heavier use means greater maintenance needs, the Challenger is everything but when it comes to routine servicing. The easily -accessible stand-up deck makes taking a look under the hood easier than ever.

This HD ZTR features a 23.5 or 24 HP Kawasaki engine, heavier commercial-duty dual hydrostatic transmissions, pivoting front axle with dual independent deck suspension, heavy-duty all-welded steel stand-up decks that come in 52” or 60” cutting widths and a 5-year limited warranty.



  • Stand-up Deck: All Country Clipper mowers feature our revolutionary, patented stand-up deck for quick, easy under deck access.
  • Heavy-Duty Welded Steel Deck: Heavy-duty welded steel deck ensures superior strength for everyday use.
  • Low Center of Gravity: Gas tank is designed to fit under the seat allowing a low center of gravity for optimum handling.
  • Contour DTS™: Through the integration of a center pivoting front axle & dual-independent deck suspension technology, Country Clipper’s Contour Deck Tracking System delivers maximum comfort, superior traction and unprecedented quality of cut.
  • Joystick Steering System: Exclusive point-and-go joystick allows for ease of operation.
  • Commercial-Grade Forks and Castor Wheels: Fabricated steel forks with 13-inch tires.
  • Twin-Lever Steering System: Country Clipper also offers twin-lever steering, if you desire a more traditional feel.
  • Premium V-Twin Engines: Kawasaki® V-Twin engines give you the power and durability to tackle the most demanding conditions.



Engine Model Kawasaki FS730V Kawasaki FX730V
Horsepower 24 HP (18 kW) 24 HP (18 kW)
Cylinders 2
Oil Capacity 2 qt (1.9 L,  0.5 gal.) 2.1 qt (2 L,  0.5 gal.)
Drive System Hydro-Hear® ZT-3400
Fuel Capacity 26.5 L (7 gal.)
Steering Control Joystick, Twin Lever
Stand-up Deck Standard
ContourDTS™ Equipped Standard
Rear Tires 22 × 11–10
Front Tires 13 × 6.5–6
Turning Radius Zero-Turn
Ground Speed F/R 9/5 MPH (14/8 KPH)
Length 79″ (2,007 mm)
Height, Top of ROPS (Extended)
Width, Tractor, Outside Rear Tires 49″
1,245 mm
With, Deck with Chute 65″, 73″
1,651, 1,854 mm
Width, Deck Chute Up 53″, 61″
1,346, 1,549 mm
Cutting Width 52″, 60″
1,321, 1,524 mm
Cutting Height 1.5″–5″ (1/4″ increments)
38.1–127 mm (6.35 mm increments)
Deck Construction Laminated Welded 12-Gauge Steel Deck with 10-Gauge Strategic Reinforcements, including protective bullnose front & high impact anti-scalp rollers; 3/8″ x 2″ wear bar on trim edge
Deck Engagement Electric Clutch, Ogura
Blade Length 18.375″, 21″
466.75,  533 mm
Spindle Assembly Cast aluminum housing; 1″ diameter shaft; maintenance free
Approx. Blade Tip Speed 18,000 ft/min
5,486 m/min
Weight 930, 940, 948, 958, 962, 972 lb.
422, 426, 430, 435, 436, 441 kg
Seat Suspension Seat with 2-1/4″ Adjustable Travel, Vibration Isolators, Adjustable Seat Back Recline, Seat Back Pocket and Hinged Arm Rests (left hand arm rest not hinged on Joystick models)
Other Standard Features Arm Rest, Cup Holder, Electric Start, Front Step, Hitch Plate, Hour Meter

Mower Accessories

  • Grass Catcher: The Challenger grass catcher features two heavy-duty cloth bags totaling 7.5-bushel capacity. It is designed with a tapered cut to provide ease in removing and dumping debris.
  • Mulch Kit: Country Clipper mowing decks can be converted to a mulching deck with the mulch kit. Installation will never be easier than it is with the stand-up deck.
  • Deck Lift Jack: The deck lift jack enhances the benefit of the stand-up deck, by easily raising the deck with the included hand crank or a drill.
  • Light Kit: Bright LED lights are easy to install, giving you that extra bit of daylight for those shady spots.
  • Hand Rail & Front Step: Universally designed to assist the operator when entering or exiting the mower, coupled with a wide front step to make climbing into the seat easier than ever.