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The All New Raptor® Flip-Up

Automatically Raise, Lower, Adjust Deck Height

Raptor<sup>®</sup> Flip-Up

The Raptor® Flip-Up features patent pending QuickFlip™ technology. Enjoy effortless cleaning and blade changing, automated deck height adjustment and less required storage space…all at the push of a button.


  • 48" or 54" heavy-duty welded-steel deck
  • Heavy-duty fabricated frame
  • Exclusive SmoothTrak steering
  • Patented automatic park brake
  • Patent-pending QuickFlip technology
  • Automated deck height adjustment



The Raptor® Flip-Up 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® Flip-Up Reviews

Raptor Flip-Up is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 43.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great buy While expensive for a personal use mower residentially, it has really helped keep my lawn in good shape. I no long dread cutting the lawn and so it happens more frequently. More frequent cutting prevents grass clumps and thatch build up thus promoting a healthier lawn. Two issues: 1- the use timer runs even while the engine is not on. So if you leave the key in the ‘on’ position. The time will continue to run and result in an inaccurate gauge of use 2 - I’m unable to use several deck heights because the deck is shifted too far over to use the drop pin. Contacted the dealer and they said they will correct the issue but will not cover the transportation of the mower so haven’t been able to get the mower there to fix yet
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very well made product I purchased this mower specifically for the ability to flip the deck up to easily clean without removing it or crawling under it. For this feature it gets an A+ ! The seat itself is comfortable, and I like the automatic choke feature and fuel gauge. I really like the fact that it is made out of heavier gauge steel than most mowers in this class. As far as negatives rides very rough, and the fact that the steering levers do not return to neutral automatically is still taking some getting used to. Because of the flip-up capability....there is a lot of loud rattling due to all the linkages involved. Overall I like the mower....but would really like it more if there was some type of suspension built in somewhere without having to pay out extra money for it.
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Happy Bought the "Flip Up" model 2 years ago and have had MULTIPLE issues with the belt coming off. Within the first two months, the mower was incapacitated for 70% of the time. Hustler finally sent a "belt guard" to attempt to remedy the issue and I admit that it has helped, but it's not perfect. The belt still comes off, just not as often. The dealer I have bought it from is slow to take care of the repairs and always has excuses for not getting it repaired in a timely fashion. I plan to contact Hustler to find another certified repair location, but I am actually hoping that Hustler will admit that the original design is flawed and that they will offer to replace it.
Date published: 2018-09-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from New Raptor Flip-Up keeps breaking belts. 3 so far. I've had this Raptor Flip-up one year and I'm about to replace the belt for the third time. I've checked the pulleys for damage as well as bad bearings but they all seem fine. I can't figure out what is causing these belts to break. Other than this problem the mower is great. These belts are very expensive so after 3 belts I'm into a lot of money. Other than belts the only problem I see is they did not put a primer down before painting the mower and the paint starting chipping after only two months. I guess I'll have to have it repainted soon to keep it from rusting. I always keep the mower inside a building when not using and I try to keep it clean but this paint chipping makes it look years older than it is.
Date published: 2018-07-08
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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.

My father in law has a 54&quot; Raptor w/tilt deck and electric lift feature. I believe it is in it 3rd year and this weekend I noticed that the lift takes much longer to raise to the deck than previous times. Down seems fine. Any clues if why?

Asked by: Roadking99
We recommend you consult with your local Hustler dealer on your question. You can find the nearest dealer at our Find A Retailer locator at
Answered by: HT Customer Service
Date published: 2018-08-15

Will the engine guard from my 54&rdquo; fastrak fit a 54&rdquo; raptor flip Up?

Asked by: Bogeyman
Unfortunately, no. The 54&rdquo; Raptor Flip-Up has a different frame than the 54&rdquo; FasTrak, so the engine guard would not work on that model.
Answered by: HT Customer Service
Date published: 2018-08-30

Is there a receiver for a hitch ball on the rear of the Flip-Up?

Asked by: Marv
No, currently there is not a hitch ball receiver for the Flip-Up.
Answered by: HT Customer Service
Date published: 2018-08-21

Are there wider front tires for my 2016 54&quot; Flip Up? The tires on my Hustler are smaller then the tires were on my Toro 50&quot;. The Hustler leaves deep tire tracks. Love the Hustler otherwise. Would the Flex Tire/Wheels help eliminate the tire tracks?

Asked by: Anonymous
Thank you for your question! We do not offer a wider wheel and tire for the Raptor Flip-Up. Unfortunately, Flex Forks would not help this particular issue.
Answered by: HT Customer Service
Date published: 2018-08-15

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Asked by: Anonymous
Hi there, I am sorry for the problems you have experienced with your fuel tank. Hustler now has the fix for this problem. You will need to take your mower to your dealer for tank replacement. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
Answered by: HT Customer Service
Date published: 2018-08-21
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