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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 patented 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
  • Patented 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 3.8 out of 5 by 50.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from LEMON In less than a year it has been in the shop 6 times. 3 gas tanks and the gauge still does not work, 2 PTO switches, and now the belt came off and snapped. When I contacted the manufacture they told me this is not meant to cut 2 acres and that I would need to work with the dealer for service.So this mower is not meant to be used that much. Why do you have it listed for 3 acres per hour?
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost perfect. The flip up is a thing of beauty if you don't like getting on the ground to change blades. It is a compact comfortable machine. Had some deck level issues and believe my dealer figured it out. On the 48" there is only two scalp wheels on the front of the deck. can be a problem on the discharge side. I am fabricating a bracket to hold the third scalp wheel like it should have had. I can see why they did not put it on because space is limited on the 48" for one. I put a mulch kit on and it does a great job mulching but does increase the noise factor quite a bit. had problem with the lever safety switches that would come out of adjustment. The bolts that you loosen to adjust are hard to get at because they are on the bottom side of the switch. I turned them around and it is a lot easier now.
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I enjoy mowing! Bought the flip up this spring and it did a beautiful all summer. I am disabled so I have to be placed in the seat but then it is a joy to mow. The flip up deck makes it easier for my wife and kids to help with the maintenance.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great mower. I bought this mower last year, after I got use to engaging the mower deck at hi speed instead of the indicator on the controls ( when using the control indicator it always resulted in the belts locking up under the pulleys) it works really well. The flip-deck makes clean-up a breeze. It makes a beautiful cut, even on steep hills. I really enjoy using this mower. My wife always comments on my smile while I am mowing (although she some times complains about me singing so loud because I am enjoying it so much)
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broke after 1.7 hrs I bought a new Flip Up. After the first use of it at 1.7 hrs the blade spindle pulley came off and damaged the belt, pulley and spindle due to either a loose bolt and / or missing washer under the head of the bolt that hold the pulley down. I think they have great potential and is a good machine, but not looking to good for their QC department!
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Workhorse, well built, dependable, love it! I bought the first Raptor Flip Up in my area 18 months ago. I have never had a new mower. Paid my house off and treated myself, I mow 2 acres, some is very landscaped, some wide open. My neighbors are all jealous and so is my dad (old farmer). It cuts well at a high pace. I added the flex front as I flood irrigate and have some dips, huge difference. My mowing time has been cut in half or less over a traditional riding mower with a steering wheel and shifter. Since the model was a new design when I bought it, there was a fuel gauge issue, and a belt throwing issue. My dealer took care of both of these issues pronto for free, he even got me to the front of the line in his shop. I bought the flip up because I am OCD about my equipment and I clean the underside of the deck everytime, every mower deck should be like this, I love it. The only suggestion I have for the manufacturer is to make the hour meter only count when the mower is running, not just with the key on. I am planning on adding a relay to solve that issue myself, my old brain forgets to turn the ignition off after lifting the deck so I have a couple of false hours on the meter. Maintenance is easy and all of the parts normally serviced have a part number on them so it is easy to order replacements. I do not believe I will even shop around next time, I am a Hustler fan! You can save a dollar or two elsewhere but my Raptor FlipUp was worth every penny.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor Quality I bought this in July and it's been nothing but problems since day one. First day the fuses burned out. The gas gauge quit working so the dealer sent me a new one, that I installed, still didn't work so he came and got the mower and put a new tank In and it still doesn't work. The deck belt was coming off so the dealer sent me a new one and it was coming off also.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst purchase ever Don't buy a raptor unless you like to spend an hour putting the deck belt back on. The replacement belt cost is very expensive,so you might want to ask a dealer the price before you purchase.
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No regrets! Awesome! This is my second hustler mower. My first still running like a champ! It’s the x one. I seen this flip up deck and I couldn’t resist. It is more than I thought it would be. The poor x one is being neglected now. The flip up deck for cleaning and sharpening blades can’t be beat. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! As stated in a previous review I will not shop around. If ever I am in the market for another mower I am in the hustler family for life! I wish hustler would come out with blowers, weed wackers, chain saws, edgers and any other lawn equipment built from the same quality. I would be first in line!
Date published: 2018-03-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Issue after issue Had this mower about 2 years now. Was in the shop being repaired within first 2 weeks of purchase. Multiple issues with belts coming off and or being torn apart. Had the belt guard upgrade done and issue still persists. Also fuel gauge never worked had that replaced and worked for few months and stopped working again. Stay away from the Raptor Flip-Up
Date published: 2018-10-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from THREE BREAKDOWNS UNDER 30 HOURS The title says it all. Mower had interlock contact issues that I had to fix within the first week. Then the sending unit went out within first month. Now with less than 30 hours the safety interlock on the flip up was apparently was too close to the idler and my mower would'nt start again. I bought this mower for ease of cleaning. There has been little to like since day one. On a side note I've never had a mower throw so much dirt and grass around my legs. Must be the location of the deck. DO NOT BUY THIS MOWER!
Date published: 2019-04-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Six weeks old and it failed to start. Six weeks after purchase and the mower would not start. I could not load the mower, so I called the dealer. He informed me that I would be responsible for the fee for him to pick up the mower. I failed to understand why the warranty would not cover that fee. Since I did not have any choices, I paid the Pick up fee
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mows great I have no problem with how the Raptor Flip-Up mows, it does a great job. The problem is the fuel gauge. It has been replaced 3 times and still does not work. Very frustrating!! Now they have made it worse by replacing the fuel tank which is not transparent, so now I really don't know how much fuel I have in the tank. It's under warranty, I hope they get to the bottom of this and fix it.
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Ever!!! I bought the Raptor flip at the beginning of the 2017 cutting season. It has cut my mowing time in half. It starts right up and with the mulching kit I never have to rake. Great mower!!! I think there should be an instruction class when first purchased.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tough first year The first ten times I tried to use this mower it failed eight times. The next spring I went to cut grass and the belt came off. The dealer told me there were a bunch of recalls and he preformed these and I haven’t had another problem.
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Gas sending unit ,float or meter not working Bought this raptor flip up 1 year ago and has been to dealer shop 3 time for same problem gas meter stay's on E or shows half and stays there even when you fill up. This will be my 4 th time I will have to call dealer which take anywhere from 1-4 weeks to pick up mower. They don't know why this is happening and can not believe it but it is.
Date published: 2018-07-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Belt issues Our mower does have the belt guard installed from day 1. We had a belt twist and come off after 10 hours. We took it back to the dealer and they said it was a defective belt. The we put another 50 hours on the mower and the belt destroyed itself. Again, we took it back to the dealer and they went over the mower very carefully, but could not find any issue. They put yet another belt on. We always store the mower deck in the horizontal position. We were told always to start it with the deck is in level "D" or higher and engine is approximately 3/4 throttle. When we engage the blades, there is a moderate shaking that last a few seconds. This was an expensive purchase for us, and we are very disappointed over the reliability. So what are we to do now?
Date published: 2019-10-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolute piece of junk Every year for 3 years we have had major issues starting with the hydros. And now this year an engine oil leak. It gets fixed supposedly but what happens after my warranty is up? I can’t possibly sell it what would I say when when they ask if there is anything wrong with it. It’s better off in a scrap yard. I didn’t even want to give it a 1 star but there are no options for 0 stars
Date published: 2019-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from handles great! I bought this model for the flip up deck. It lets me clean the deck and sharpen the blades more often. That's huge! The no choke feature is great. It's just an all around great mower.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding mower I've had the Hustler 48" Raptor Flip Up for 2 years and have found it to provide excellent mowing with either the high or, low lift blades. The 25HP engine provides plenty of power and the welded deck is strong and sturdy. The "flip up" deck feature is a fantastic alternative to a regular deck when changing blades and cleaning. Mower operates smoothly, great steering, and with the added Flex Forks in the front the ride is very comfortable. Overall, an outstanding mower and is highly recommended.
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best mower I have ever used! I’ve used my Raptor with the tilt deck feature for two seasons now and it’s the most convenient feature ever designed. It makes cleaning the deck so easy and convenient and will extend the life of the deck for a long service life. The mulching feature is another big plus.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice mower, mows & mulches beautifully and fast I purchased the flex forks for a better ride and even mowing. It has a nice ride and mows fine. I also purchased the mulching kit, and I'm very pleased with that. Our lawn isn't left with huge rows and clumps of dead grass after mowing now. Great machine!
Date published: 2018-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the flip up deck Bought hustler flip up couple months and couldn't be happier with ease and speed of mowing. Tractor style use for 3yr and took about 1hr 45min to cut around all obstacles in yard almost an acre and now it takes about 1 he and looks so much better.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Lawn I bought the Raptor in early April. May is the toughest mowing as everything is growing so fast. My lawn has never looked better even with all the dandelions this time of year, I usually have to mow twice to get it all. Haven't had to yet, love it! I have cut my mow time by 1/3 so far, also had the mulch kit & flex forks installed, both work very well. The flip up deck can't be beat for cleaning & blade service.
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Mower Bought a year ago and had one problem where deck just stopped turning. I was still able to move mower. Service came out and took mower for 2 weeks. No problems since. Fun to use on my 2 acres. About one and a half hours to cut. Love the Flip up feature. This was the primary reason for purchase. Defiantly be very careful in following the steps precisely. I had the instruction sheet plasti-coated because it must be referred to each time it is needed. I'd like to know more about towing a lawn cart, but cannot find on website.
Date published: 2019-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An easier way to mow The flip up is great. I am so glad that we researched lawn mowers and came across this one. As we are getting a older, we needed something that we did not have to crawl under to clear or replace blades. We live in a very sandy area, so we go thru blades quite often. Cleaning after each mow is a snap, Just FLIP and wash. Couldn't be more happier with a mower.
Date published: 2018-07-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mower belt problems I have less then 75 hours on this , and the mower deck belt has been replaced 5 times .
Date published: 2019-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features..., Purchased In March 2016.., very happy with the lift deck feature - makes it so much easier to clean.., sharpen the blades - flip deck is such a great feature!!
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lift deck My first Hustler we bought in 2002, great machine. Traded it in on the Flip-Up last year and we love it. Easy to change blades and clean deck. Love it.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome mower This mower is great. Never have problems with it. I dont understand the bad ratings because i love this mower. I would recommend hustler to everyone
Date published: 2018-09-28
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How much is a two bag non-powered bagging kit for this mower?

Asked by: Tracys66
MSRP is $675.00
Answered by: HT Customer Service
Date published: 2019-10-23

Can the bagger easily be removed once it is installed? &nbsp;Also can the bagger be installed in conjunction with the engine guard?

Asked by: Inquisitive
Why us a bagger? I have the mulching kit installed and it works beautifully. With the dividers, each blade totally dices the leaves in the fall and the grass all season long. Also mulching is better for your lawn.
Answered by: JonB
Date published: 2019-08-12

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: 2019-02-20

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: 2019-05-17

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: 2019-03-13

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: 2019-03-13

Gas gauge not working from day one ☝️&nbsp;

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: 2019-03-10

Anyone have flex forks on a flip up raptor?

Asked by: Larrt
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