The Raptor® Flip-Up features patent pending QuickFlip™ Technology. Effortless cleaning and maintenance, automated deck height adjustment, and less required storage space… all at the push of a button. The World's easiest powered tilt up deck, perfect for the older residential user or those that want to save their back. Other features include a heavy-duty fabricated steel deck, Hustler’s patented automatic brake system, and a three year/300 hour limited warranty.

48" 23 Kawasaki
54" 23 Kawasaki 
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Raptor Flip-Up

Manufacturer Kawasaki
Hp (per Sae J 1995.) 48" Deck: 23HP 54" Deck: 23HP
Displacement 725cc
Cooling Air Cooled
Air Cleaner Single Stage
Engine Warranty 3 Year
Type Dual Hydrostatic  
Transmission HydroGear ZT2800
Speed 7.5 mph / 12.1kph
Parking Brakes Patented Automatic
Cutting Width 48" 54"
Cutting Heights 1.5"–4.5"
Deck Lift Electric/Hydraulic Actuated
Depth 4.5"
Blades 3
Blade Length 3 - 16.50" x 2.50" x .20" 3 - 18.50" x 2.50" x .20"
Blade Tip Speed 18,600 fpm 18,900 fpm
Spindles Aluminum w/ 1.0" Shafts and Sealed Ball Bearings w/ Double Lip Seals
Drive Electric PTO Clutch
Construction 11ga. Fabricated
Spindle Mounts Reinforced 7ga.
Impact/trim Areas 3/8" x 1" Steel Bar
Deck Carrier Frame 1.5" x 1.5" x .120" Steel Tubing
Engine / transmission Frame 7ga. Frame Rails
Front Axle Fabricated w/ Sealed Ball Bearings
Front Caster Wheels Commercial Duty Steel Roller Bearings, Greasable
Front Caster Forks Fabricated 1/4" Steel
Seat Premium seat with armrests
Fuel Capacity 3 gal. / 11.4L
Cup Holder Yes
Front Tire 9 x 3.5 Semi Pneumatic
Drive Tire 20 x 8 - 10 20 x 10 - 10
Weight 755 lbs. / 342.5kg 770 lbs. / 349.3kg
Height 42.7" / 1.08m
Length 69.4" / 1.76m
Width 49" / 1.24m 55" / 1.39m
Tire Width 43.7" / 1.11m 43.7" / 1.11m 
Acres Per Hour 2.71 3.01
  • Mulch Kit
    Mulch Kit

    Recycles clippings under our ultra-tough deck, allowing clippings to be cut and recut, then discharged down into the grass. This reduces the handling of clippings, improves appearance and recycles nutrients back to the soil.

  • Flex Forks
    Flex Forks

    Shock-absorbing front-caster forks that improve operator comfort and provide a more even cut especially over uneven terrain and at higher speeds. Available for most models.

  • Steering Lever Extension Kit
    Steering Lever Extension Kit

    Allows your levers to be adjusted in several ways to make your mowing experience as comfortable as possible. Available for all models.

  • Engine Guard Kit
    Engine Guard Kit

    Optional engine guard provides protection and adds to the great look.

  • 2 Bag Powered Grass Catcher
    Powered 2-Bag Grass Catcher

    This 5.4 bushel easy assembly catcher only has 9 bolts required to attach catcher. No drilling required. Large 7.5” Diameter transfer tube for superior transfer of clippings.

  • Light Kit
    Light Kit

    Extend your productivity into the late hours with our optional light kit. This kit consists of two high quality 12 volt oval lights with a switch that mounts in the instrument panel.