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The Legendary Hustler® Raptor®

A High Performance Zero-Turn At A Great Value.


Starting at just $2,799

Engineered from the ground up, the Raptor® packs more performance, reliability and legendary Hustler® features into its simple design. Featuring a tough welded-steel deck, heavy-duty fabricated frame and Hustler’s exclusive SmoothTrak steering, the Raptor® delivers an incredibly smooth and fluid zero-turn experience.


  • 36", 42", 52" heavy-duty, welded steel decks
  • Heavy-duty fabricated frame
  • Exclusive SmoothTrak™ steering
  • Patented automatic parking brake
  • Powerful engine options
  • Engine guard standard
  • Foot-operated deck lift



The Raptor® has the best warranty in its class in the industry.

Hustler® mowers are built to the highest of standards, but our unmatched warranties provide extra peace of mind. See your local Hustler® dealer for complete details.


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Raptor® Reviews

Raptor is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 115.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good mower I've had the 52" RAPTOR for a little more than a year now and love it. Added the mulching kit from the dealer and a pair of LED lights from Amazon. This mower cut my mowing time in half. I only have two complaints. The foot deck, having holes in it, lets a lot of grass and dirt swirl around your legs and in your face. Secondly, having a little concern about the Koehler engine. If it sits for 2 or 3 weeks, it's a little hard to start and it's not my gas. None of my other small engines have an issue with my gas, even sitting longer, so not sure what's going on. Wish they'd kept the Kawasaki engine. Hence the reason for only 4 stars.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Machine! I bought this In April 2017 just before my first cut of the spring. I was very satisfied after its first use. After two uses I adapted to the controls and it saved alot of time compared to using a normal riding mower. I used this machine throughout the summer and had no mechanical issues with it after 25 hours of use. It is a great peice of equipment! Just make sure you keep the front wheel bearings greased because they do push out the grease after just a few uses. This is normal though because they are basically free floating. I have the 42” deck and it is perfect for my 1 acre property. I would recommend this to anyone with a lawn big enough for a zero turn.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid construction and great cut I bought my Hustler Raptor 52 Limited with the Excel 2 bag catcher a year ago this past fall. It does an excellent job mowing with very level cuts. It is both fun to operate and greatly reduces my mowing time. I especially like the solid construction of the manufactured deck. Maintenance of the Kholer engine is straight forward and easy. I am amazed at how well the bagger works in spite of the fact that it is not powered. The bagger installs easily, but I wish Excel would design a more substantial connection of the chute to the deck. Overall, I love my Hustler. It is a great value and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in a zero turn mower
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good pro cut and ez to drive. I bought my Hustler Raptor 42 back in the spring of 2016 for my 1 acre home. I have about 60 hrs on it. It cuts the grass evenly like a pro . Steering could be improved. I once went off my front yard inro the street a drop that was almost 2 feet to the roadway. That impact shattered and cracked the plastic rubber left fender. Shook me up so bad I bought a new suspension kit for my drivers seat and a seat belt. I gotta mow a rough patch and this really helps. So overall im satisfied with the Raptor for the price i paid. One more thing that bothers me. The mower deck bracket and bolt system is fragile and needs a redesign.
Date published: 2017-11-12
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Customer Questions

Have a question about a Hustler Turf product that a Hustler owner can answer? Submit those questions via the "Ask an Owner” button below. Or, if your question is more technical-related, please send those to our Customer Service team. You can click here to submit a question directly to them.

So I recently got a hustler raptor 52 and I love the mower. My only question, is there anyway to put a little bigger tire on it? Like the ones that come stock on the sd?

Asked by: Zach5559
Zach, Mowers are safety tested using the original tires and seats. Because of this, we do not recommend changing tires or seats as that could affect the center of gravity of the mower.
Answered by: HT Customer Service
Date published: 2019-04-11

I have a 52inch Raptor. Just need some trouble shooting advice. I was mowing and went around a tree and all at once my right steering lever started acting like it had no resistance and was very loose. Any advice?

Asked by: bashe24
Bashe24, it could be a couple different things, most likely the steering damper. Please take to your local dealer to be sure. Thanks.
Answered by: HT Customer Service
Date published: 2019-04-11

Does anyone own one who may have a hill to cut? How does it work on hills? Any sliding or tipping over issues?

Asked by: Douglas. G
Doug, we suggesting cutting on no more than a 15 degree hill. This is standard on all of our mowers.
Answered by: HT Customer Service
Date published: 2019-04-09

So I noticed on the website your mowers come with a Kawasaki or Koehler motor. I just purchased one from rural king and it has a Briggs and Stratton motor. Is there a cheaper model that&rsquo;s being sold to them

Asked by: Barney
All of our models are made in the same factory, on the same line. The difference you see will be the engines. There are reasons for different engines based on price point and availability (we had one year that Kawasaki could not keep up with orders). But to answer your question, , all of our mowers are built to the same quality standard - no matter what the engine make.
Answered by: HT Customer Service
Date published: 2019-04-20

How much for a 42 and 54?

Asked by: cowboy ray
Prices and promotions vary from dealer to dealer. Contact your nearest dealer for pricing. Go to to locate a dealer.
Answered by: HT Customer Service
Date published: 2019-04-09

Which model is required to mow 2.25 acres for personal use?

Asked by: Micah
We recommend any of our Raptor series for that size. We have 3 different styles with a variety of options on each one. Contact your nearest dealer to check them out.
Answered by: HT Customer Service
Date published: 2019-04-21

Can you purchase a Sun Shade for this Mower?

Asked by: Joey1234
Thanks for asking Joey. Unfortunately, we do not sell sun shades for this mower.
Answered by: HT Customer Service
Date published: 2019-03-15

I had the dealer install a mulch kit on my 42&quot; raptor. When I mow, any condition, the deck leaves a noticeable line of clippings in a row from the center of the deck. does anyone else have this issue?

Asked by: Capt.
When I can keep it working. All I do is cut grass.
Answered by: Dean
Date published: 2019-02-17
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