Hustler’s 2018 Raptor is designed to the highest of standards and leads the zero-turn market in the entry level category, delivering the best-in-class overall value versus the competition. The Raptor is powered by an industry preferred Kawasaki engine and is built with a fabricated steel deck, setting it apart from all other products in its market. The Raptor also features Hustler’s patented SmoothTrak Steering and its Automated Park Brake System. The Raptor is built with the same great quality Hustler has been committed to for almost fifty years and is backed by Hustler’s industry leading three-year warranty* and unmatched customer care.

42" 21.5 Kawasaki
52" 23 Kawasaki
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Manufacturer Kawasaki  
Hp (Per Sae J 1995.) 42" Deck: 21.5HP 52" Deck: 23HP
Displacement 726cc
Cooling Air Cooled
Air Cleaner Single Stage
Engine Warranty 3 Year
Drive System
Type Dual Hydrostatic  
Transmission HydroGear EZT
Speed 6.5 mph / 10.5kph
Parking Brakes Patented Automatic
Cutting Width 42" 52"
Cutting Heights 1.5"–4.5"
Deck Lift Hand Operated
Depth 4.1"
Blades 2 3
Blade Length 2 - 20.50" x 2.25" x 0.188" 3 - 17.86" x 2.25" x .188"
Blade Tip Speed 16,700 fpm 16,600 fpm
Spindles Aluminum w/ 3/4 Shafts and Triple Protection Sealed Ball Bearings
Drive Electric PTO Clutch
Construction 11ga. Fabricated
Spindle Mounts Reinforced 14ga.
Impact/Trim Areas 1/4" x 3/4" Steel Bar
Frame 3.25" x 1.5" x .120" Steel
Front Axle Fabricated w/ Sealed Ball Bearings
Front Caster Wheels Commercial Duty Steel Roller Bearings, Greasable
Front Caster Forks Fabricated 1/4" Steel 
Seat Molded Vinyl, Adjustable, Suspension Springs
Fuel Capacity 3 gal. / 11.4L
Cup Holder Yes 
Front Tire 11 x 4
Drive Tire 18 x 8.50 - 8
Weight 479 lbs. / 217.3kg 503 lbs. / 228kg
Height 39" / 0.99m
Length 73" / 1.85m
Width 44.42" / 1.13m
Tire Width 41" / 1.04m
Acres Per Hour 2.2 2.72
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Armrest Kit
    Armrest Kit

    Add armrests for even more comfort.

  • Hour Meter
    Hour Meter

    Great for keeping track of service intervals.

  • 2-Bag Non-powered Grass Catcher
    2-Bag Non-powered Grass Catcher

    Only nine bolts are required to attached this 5.4 bushel, easy-to-assemble catcher. Large transfer tube for superior transfer of clippings.

  • Stripe Kit
    Stripe Kit

    Helps provide a professional manicured finish to your lawn. Our innovative striping kit features a durable, heavy-duty system that's easy to install and is designed to leave a beautiful finish every time you mow. Available only for the 52" deck size.