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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 4.7 out of 5 by 79.
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 5 out of 5 by from Plenty power, steel deck, low maintenance. The best mower I found after reviewing other brands. Just told my boss this is the mower he needs when he looked at mine.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for residential use Overall good experience with my mower. Threw the belt in taller wet grass when I first got it, but I was still learning the mower. I needed to have the deck higher. Lost a nut on one of the height adjusting arms which made the deck droop on one side and scalp my yard. I guess I should have checked the nuts, but at less than 10 hours on the mower at the time, I didn't expect anything like that to happen. New nut and some lock tight did the trick. Lastly, I'm a big guy and this mower does great on relatively flat ground with me. Doesn't love hills or steep ditches, though. Maybe a smaller person would have better luck on steeper grades. Overall, I'm satisfied. I'll probably look at a commercial grade mower next time I'm in the market.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from RAPTOR 52 INCH CUT I have had 52 inch raptor for 1 year the front of the deck is secured just in the middle I really didn't see that till I got it home . I do believe the deck would give a better cut if the deck was anchored on both sides very poor for a mower of this size !!! the 2 front deck anti scalping wheel brackets are not heavy enough they have already started getting out of square the metal is not heavy enough . the seat lacks a bit also very ruff ride . the fuel tank needs to be positioned so it can be filled all the way . THE ENGINE NEEDS A BETTER AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great First Mower! This is the first zero turn mower I have ever purchased. I have had it for about a year now and no issues! This gets used a few times a week and the does the job perfectly! The only issue I have is when I engage the blades. The deck jumps pretty high and makes a pretty loud noise but I have seen that I am not the only one that this has happened to. Although it says in the owners manual that when engaging the blades you should have the deck raised. It isn't that serious and hasn't caused any other issues. Other than that I am very pleased with my purchase!
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dream Machine I was a volunteer at a local youth baseball organization. We had Hustler mowers for maintaining the 6 ball fields. I had so much fun mowing with the hustler on those fields, I always wanted to have my own Hustler. The reliability, ruggedness and comfort mowing those ball fields, certainly carries over into my own yard. Mowing time reduced from 1.5 hrs to about 45 minutes, looking for more yards to mow.
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s very good I ‘ve had mine for about two months now. So far it’s been great. I mow my four acres in less than have the time that I used too. It’s not only faster, but it cuts evenly, with the first pass. I dont have to go over an area twice. Gas mileage is also very good.
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Mower Purchased a 52" Raptor in April of 2013 when they first came out. Did a lot of research and it seemed to be best in it's class at a very good price. Now 5 years and 150 hours later it still runs just like new. Great power and excellent cut, especially considering this is a residential series mower. So far it has needed nothing other than oil changes, a new air filter each year and sharpening the blades. My son just bought his own home so he gets the Raptor and dad is moving up to an X-One.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good looking machine. Have used it a total of almost 10 months (not in the late fall, winter or early spring). It is broke down for the third time. I am not happy. My last mower lasted 6 or 7 years and never broke down!
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mows ok I bought a 36 inch zero turn to replace a 30 inch rear engine mower. The frame is to small and can't put the seat back far enough. Also I mulch and this deck was not made to mulch even after the very expensive mulch kit was installed. The grass just sticks up in the deck. Very poor design. I bought this because of all the reviews but wish I had got a different mower one that would mulch good.
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost fun! This zero turn mower is so easy to handle it almost makes lawn mowing fun! I works great on a gentle side slope. Word of caution! Pay attention to the requirement to engage/disengage the blade at engine idle only. Do it at full throttle and you'll bust a belt. And use top quality belts only. Engaging the blade is harsh on the belt. Wish they had a soft start feature built in.
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Raptor! I've had my Raptor for over a year. It has been problem free and mows like a boss! I love it so much I purchased a used Raptor for my son to use for his lawn. Can't believe how we mowed our acreage without it for 11 years. My next mower will be another Hustler if this one ever wears out, but I don't think that will happen. But I might want to upgrade to one of their big rigs!
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice mower for the price. Nice mower for the money! The good is quality the bad is this mower isn’t good on bumpy lawns and will gouge when turning. Also the factory blades are not the best so I installed heavier high lift blades and it really helped with quality of cut! I bought the raptor so maybe they’re higher end mowers are better but overall I’m satisfied with my purchase!
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hustler I owned a John Deere and my personal opinion is they are not worth the money. I bought the Hustler Turf - Raptor after research most if not all the zero turn machines. The Hustler provided all the features I was looking for including a hitch connection. It cuts extremely well handles beautifully and is fun to operate. One must get use to handling.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lawn cutting monster!! This mower replaced a newer rrider with a 45" deck - our mowing time was cut in half and we no longer have to lawn sweep (thick lush grass) due to the powerful dispersal of lawn clippings. The mower blade area stays clean - even with thick, wet grass. Very comfortable ride, even on semi-uneven ground. My husband and I fight over who gets to mow!!!
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Timesaver I bought this as a replacement for a standard riding mower. It is very easy to use and has cut my mowing time almost in half. I would recommend this for anyone who has an acre or more to mow. It's a real time saver and does an excellent job of mowing. Only wish they would come up with a better attachment system for the grass catcher.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS MOWER IS AWSOME!!!! I looked on the web for about a year before I invested in this mower. It is AWSOME!! My yard looks like a football field. My Raptor is QUALITY MADE!! What would take 4 to 5 hours with my old riding mower I now get done in 1 1/2 hours and the cut is INCREDIBLE. This gives me more time with my family. I Lover My RAPTOR!!!!
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good price for a great machine I bought the hustler raptor about two months ago it’s been a great mower so far. Cuts good The only problem I’ve had is grass sticks to The inside of the deck very bad so about every week I have to jack it up and scrape grass loose. Wish they would’ve put the thing to screw water hose onto the deck To wash out
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my zero turn mower! I have had the mower almost two months. It took about three mowings to get used to the controls and adjust the height of the mower for my terrain. Now I am able to cut the grass and mulch all the fallen leaves at the same time. I have reduced my mowing time by half or better. My lawn has never looked so good!
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it, love it! I’m 67...hadn’t cut my own lawn for around 30 years. I just purchased a new home that has around 2 acres of lawn and decided to buy the 52” Raptor. I love it! I find it very relaxing to put on my music buds and just clear my mind while driving the mower. Good quality does it’s job very well.
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hooked I was introduced to the Hustler brand by a professional lawn care budget was limited and the guys really talked Hustler up....purchased a 42" raptor for residential..a Thank! does whatever I ask of it...i am now going to upgrade to a bigger Hustler this a big fan now
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent machine ! I investigated many mowers before I got the hustler. This is a exceptional quality machine at the most reasonable price. All others to me were overated in price. Thanks Hustler for being able to provide such a good quality machine for people like me who can't spend a lot of money!
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first zero turn This coming spring will be the third mowing season for my Raptor,so far change oil and sharpen blades, this mower makes me look forward to mowing the lawn, only problem is that my 82 year young Dad, likes my Raptor also and he mowes for me , I just keep gas tank full!
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great looking lawn now My old riding mower finally died and I looked around and finally bought a Hustler Turf-raptor and have found it to be a great mower, I thought it would be a hassle to learn to operate it, but not so and it makes my lawn look like a Golf course, very satisfied.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value Just finished my 3rd season and still runs like a champ with no issues at all. Cuts real nice even after chewing up sticks, stones, 1/2 inch rebar property marker and a 22 rimfire spinner target. Very tuff machine. And the people at Bacher Corp were fantastic.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Raptor has been the Perfect Machine I bought this machine from a local supplier. Everything advertised about this equipment has been 'spot on'. After a little time to adjust to this mower, it has performed flawlessly. Absolutely no regrets on this purchase. Quality is where it needs to be.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Raptor 52" Kawasaki 23 hp engine I have had my Raptor for three or four years. I work a mower very hard and have owned, Snappers, Craftsmen, MTD, and a host of others. The RAPTOR is the GO-TO mower and the best mower, most reliable, toughest, and efficient mower that I have ever owned.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I’m in Love with this machine. I’ve had this mower for an entire season no problems mows like a dream. I absolutely love it. Told my wife it’ll be my 20 yr. mower. Or more. At 54 I don’t want to buy another one. I fully expect it to outlast me. Thx Hustler. See before and after pics.
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Mower ever! I love this mower. It's very easy to operate and maintain. Cuts great with lots of power. I live in an area that is very hilly with steep slopes and the Raptor with its low center of gravity and long frame works great for going up and down the grades.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durability I bought this mower in Dec of 2016. I have used it all summer and simply Love it. I am female, I do all my yard work and I can change the oil in this mower. I recommend this model to anyone interested in a good product and easy operation . June
Date published: 2017-11-10
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attachments for a hustler 36&quot; super duty such as baggers,grass catchers, ect.

Asked by: aquaclean
You can visit with your local Hustler retailer to learn more about attachments for your machine. Find your closest retailer using our Find A Retailer tool at
Answered by: HT Customer Service
Date published: 2018-05-12

Does the raptor or raptor sd come with a hitch.

Asked by: Fox1942
Both models come with a hitch.
Answered by: Alex9973
Date published: 2018-05-31

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
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