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The Legendary Hustler® Raptor® SD

Makes Small Work Out Of Big Jobs

Raptor<sup>®</sup> SD

The Raptor® SD is a residential zero-turn perfect for bigger yards. It features deep, heavy-duty welded-steel decks up to 60” in size and large 20” drive tires for a smooth ride across various turf conditions and rugged terrain.


  • 36”, 42”, 48”, 54” or 60” heavy-duty, welded steel decks
  • Heavy-duty fabricated frame
  • Exclusive SmoothTrak™ steering
  • Patented automatic park brake
  • Adjustable premium seat with armrests
  • 13” front and 20” drive tires
  • Powerful engine options
  • Hour meter and engine guard standard



The Raptor® SD 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® SD Reviews

Raptor SD is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 183.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best... ...better than all the rest! Seriously though, the Raptor SD has exceeded all of my expectations. We bought a property that had been severley neglected for years. 3.5 acres of buffalo grass and some fescue. This machine turned it into the property we'd hoped for in just a few mowings. The 54" deck is tough and durable. The mower has plenty of power and runs like a dream. The hydrostats are the smoothest I've ever operated. We are up to 24 hours on it and it hasn't missed a beat. The 0% financing was a no brainier as well. Do yourself a favor and take one for a test drive, then buy one. One note, I did add the engine guard, a necessity for the trees and bushes I have to mow around.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good mower I bought this mower in August of 2016. It mows great. The only issue I have with it is the grass sticks to the underside of the deck very badly. I mow in the afternoon when the grass is very dry. If you don’t lift the mower and scrape the grass out every time you mow, after the second mowing, the grass buildup will total about 4” thick. My previous mower didn’t do this. I could mow all season and have only about 1/2” of grass buildup. The deck is very heavily built but the grass buildup is terrible. The grass “bonds” to the underside so bad that when you scrape it off with a plastic putty knife, it pulls the paint off.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quality problems I purchased a Raptor 54” machine on Aug 2, 2018. I purchased it from Lowe’s and it was delivered in two days. I checked the oil, added gas , pulled up on the choke button and the rod came completely out. I had to manualy move the choke to start the engine. I returned the mower, and was given a replacement. The first time I engaged the mower deck, the engine cut off. I tried again and smoke came from the deck. The problem was the drive belt was under the pully, and the belt was damaged. It appears the belt was never on the pully. The machine is made well but these quality problems exist. I finally purchased a 60” Raptor that works great!
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome machine!! I purchased my new Hustler SD a few months ago from a servicing dealer and this is my first zero turn mower experience. Wow is this thing fun! I love the Kawasaki engine (easy starting w/manuel choke). I mow my yard in half the time that it used to take on my old mower, but it's so much fun I find myself mowing it twice a week instead of once! I bought the SDX because I liked the extra wide tires it has front and rear, as well as a more comfortable seat. I also like the easy mower deck adjustment that Hustler has, easy and fast! I highly recommend the Hustler brand if you're looking for a well built fun, fast mower!!
Date published: 2017-11-11
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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.

Can a 54&quot; deck and 60&quot; deck interchange on a raptor sd? If so, any modifications necessary? Also, will it void warranty? Are warranties transferrable?

Asked by: Ozark redneck
Thanks for asking. Our decks are not interchangeable. Each deck is made for the specific mower it is designed for. We have also changed our deck design, with the open deck on the 2019 models. And yes, warranties are transferable. Your local dealer should be able to take care of that for you.
Answered by: HT Customer Service
Date published: 2019-01-16

What changes are there between 2018 raptor sd and 2019 raptor sd with Kawasaki engines? Looking at 54&quot; option?

Asked by: Ozark redneck
Glad you asked! There are some good new features on the 2019 models. For instance, the Kawasaki 48&quot; model is switching to the 21.5hp engine. We now have the new open deck design and it comes with a adjustable premium seat with armrest. From my mowing experience, a good seat is essential. Hope this helps you.
Answered by: HT Customer Service
Date published: 2019-01-16

Is anyone towing a leaf vac behind Raptor SD? Very concerned about limited tow capacity (300lbs total payload incl driver) and ZT transmission breaking down. Would appreciate hearing about others experience

Asked by: Harley
I have pulled a cyclone rake leaf machine behind my raptor SD for 3 years now, never had a problem. Works like a charm.
Answered by: Patg
Date published: 2019-01-16

Does the engine guard come standard with the 2018 Raptor SD or does it have to be purchased separately ? Some of the people in you tube videos I have seen said they had too purchase it separately.

Asked by: Bosweeba
I don't no mine is not a 2018
Answered by: sweetjays
Date published: 2018-12-17

Where do I get Parts??

Asked by: Brandon
Your local dealer
Answered by: Ed M
Date published: 2018-11-24

For the most part my property is pretty level except for a few spots. Is this durae enough to handle bumps, or should I be looking at the Raptor Limited with the flex forks

Asked by: WLWhite
Part of my property was part of a horse farm. The back has never been leveled and I mow over areas that used to be a round pen. Also, I mow ditches and have not had any issues. The dealer recommended the Hustler HD due to its durable construction and I&rsquo;ve been very happy with it.&nbsp;
Answered by: LJinTexas
Date published: 2018-10-15

Download user manual ?

Asked by: Floyd
What is the question ? I am not finding it ..
Answered by: Boomer57
Date published: 2018-12-29

Looking at buy a raptor sd 60&rdquo; what got me worried is the 3 gal tank how long is it lasting I mow about 10 yards and out 5-6hrs at a time&nbsp;

Asked by: Shakey25
You can go about 3 hours on a tank, I've never let it run dry. I need a break after about 2 hours.
Answered by: chil
Date published: 2018-09-20
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