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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



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 4.4 out of 5 by 103.
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 1 out of 5 by from 3 mowings and already in the shop expensive mower and already failing, no phone numbers to contact factory directly, local dealer was closed for over a week so had to have it hauled 45 miles to the next dealer, warranty only covers their dealers fixing it, not allowed to fix it myself to save hauling fee
Date published: 2018-09-19
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 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.

Is the blade belt covered under the 3 year warranty ? I have about 40 hours on a 52 inch deck raptor. The belt broke while cutting. Oh, we purchased it last summer.

Asked by: jeter196
Without looking at the warranty coverage section I&rsquo;d say, yes. Check with the dealer you bought it from they can answer all your questions.&nbsp;
Answered by: EJDU
Date published: 2018-09-19

how do I change belt on hustler zero turn 52 in?

Asked by: WILLIE07
Read the manual that came with your new mower, carefully and take your time...&hellip;&hellip;.
Answered by: Norman
Date published: 2018-08-29

How are they on hills and ditches?

Asked by: Rachael
When I first tried the mower. I was used to a John Deer with a steering wheel I cut more grass, larger deck. After I month I took the raptor in a ditch it out per formed any mower I ever owned. I cut on hills no problem. I read manual first. Buy one you wont be sorry. 23 horse fuel effiecent Kawaski . Thanks Good luck///////////
Answered by: Norman
Date published: 2018-08-31

I wanted to purchase a hustler raptor love the reviews.I went to a local dealer on 6/6/2018, and purchased one with 24 hp Kohler. They put a seat with armrests on it. I purchased it and went directly cut about 3/4 acre. Very nice cut. It was a 2017 model.

Asked by: Richard
You gunna love it. Mine is 2016 with a 22hp Koehler and it&rsquo;s plenty of power to cut this tough south Louisiana grass on low blade setting. I run wide open and it cuts grass like butter with a hot knife and dose not miss a beat. Put some music in your ears an I&rsquo;m sure that extra 2hp will beat up that 3/4 acre stretch.&nbsp;
Answered by: Falache
Date published: 2018-06-22

1. Does the Raptor come with a trailer tow bar and can you get a trailer for it? 2. Can you get a wider more comfortable seat? I'm medium slim build but the sides of the seat dig into my hips.

Asked by: Lizzy
this unit can use the trailer bracket for 4 wheelers from wall mart . put one on mine . can pull 8x5 trailer easey
Answered by: driver28
Date published: 2018-05-12

Where can I get a new deck belt for a 52&quot; Raptor

Asked by: William D
You can visit with your local Hustler retailer to purchase a new deck belt for your machine. Find your closest retailer using our Find A Retailer tool at
Answered by: HT Customer Service
Date published: 2018-08-14

Can the Kawasaki and Kohler engine use the 10% ethanol gas or does it have to use non ethanol gas

Asked by: Lefty
Most small engine manufacturers typically recommend that non-ethanol gas is used.
Answered by: HT Customer Service
Date published: 2018-07-14

What is the differences in the 2017 &amp; 2018 Raptor limited ?

Asked by: lifter
Flex forks are now standard on the 2018 Raptor Limited model. The 2018 model also has a new bolstered seat with arm rests.
Answered by: HT Customer Service
Date published: 2018-07-06
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