Hustler Sport

The Hustler Sport is a zero-turning, grass-eating blast. With SmoothTrak™ steering, there is no tree it will not hug, no corner it will not conquer. Designed for homeowners who want a great value, the Sport turns the chore of mowing into an afternoon delight. Yet underneath its peppy spirit lies a rugged workhorse. The Sport’s steel frame and welded deck are the toughest in its class. It boasts the power to turn the most challenging yard into a perfectly cut sea of green. And with its incredible durability, you’ll spend more time enjoying your lawn and less time taking care of your lawn mower. With a Hustler Sport, mowing has never been such a treat.

Hustler SPORT FeaturesHustler Sport Residential Zero Turn Lawn Mower

The Hustler SPORT features Kawasaki FR Premium Engines – 3yr warranty

• Productive 42” 48” or 54” mowing decks

• High blade-tip speed for a superior quality of cut!

• Heavy Duty welded steel deck and tubular frame

• 18” drive tires, 11” caster tires

• EZT Hydrostatic transmissions

• Heavy Duty deck spindles

• Toughest frame, front forks and deck in the industry

• Simplest maintenance in the industry

• 2.1 gallon fuel capacity

• SmoothTrakTM steering with patented automatic park brake system

• Standard, Certified ROPS and seat belt


Kawasaki:  FR541V 15hp

Kawasaki:  FR600V 18hp

Kawasaki:  FR651V 21.5hp

Starter: 12-volt

Hustler SPORT Charging System: 12-volt (see engine manufacturer specs)

Fuel: Unleaded gasoline- maximum of 10% ethanol in fuel (see engine manufacturer specs)

Fuel Filter: Replaceable, automotive-type

Air Filter: Air cleaner for excessive, dirty applications and improved performance

Cooling: Air cooled. Fly-wheel fan

Governor: Mechanical 

Hustler SPORT Traction Drive System

Type: Dual hydrostatic. Hydro-Gear EZT integrated

hydrostatic zero turn transaxles.

Transmission Drive: V-belt drive from engine crankshaft

Hustler SPORT Ground Speed:

Forward: Infinitely variable 0-7 mph (0-11.3 kph) Reverse: 0-4 mph (0-6.4 kph)

Steering: SmoothTrakTM twin-lever steering provides independent control of each drive wheel. Speed, forward, reverse, brake, and turns are all controlled with hand- operated controls.

Hustler SPORT Turning Radius: True zero turning radius.Turns within its own length. Counter-rotating, independent drive wheels.


Service: Hydrostatic dynamic braking. Parking: Sprocket and cog.When steering levers are placed in neutral position, integral park brakes are automatically engaged.

Front: 11 x 4.0 – 5, rib tread

Drive: 18 x 8.50 – 8, turf tread (42in & 48in) 18 x 9.5 – 8, turf tread (54in)

Capacities: Fuel System: 2.1 US gal (7.95 l)

Hustler SPORT General Information


Safety Features: Operator presence system connected to clutch, seat, and park brakes.

Seat: Molded-vinyl seat. Fore and aft adjustment. Seat suspension springs are standard.

Construction: Mainframe is 1.5 in x 1.5 in x .120 in (3.8 cm x 3.8 cm x .34 cm) square steel tubing. Drive motors mounted to .120 in (.45 cm) welded steel. Front caster wheels mounted with roller bearings on each wheel. Front caster forks are .25 in (.64 cm) steel

Controls: Hand-operated choke/throttle, ignition switch, electric mower clutch. Integrated parking brakes.

Cup Holder: Cup holder molded into the left side fuel tank. Accommodates nearly any cup size.

Hustler SPORT Dimensions

Height: 39 in (99 cm)

W/42 in Deck
Length: 71 in (180 cm)
Overall width: 44.42 in (112.8 cm) w/discharge chute up Tire-to-tire width: 41 in (104 cm)
Weight: 537 lbs (244 kg)

W/48 in Deck
Length: 69 in (175 cm)
Overall width: 49.90 in (126.7 cm) w/discharge chute up Tire-to-tire width: 41 in (104 cm)
Weight: 594 lbs: (270 kg)

W/54 in Deck
Length: 69 in (175 cm)
Overall width: 55.91 in (141.9 cm) w/discharge chute up Tire-to-tire width: 41 in (104 cm)
Weight: 640 lbs: (290 kg)

Hustler SPORT Decks

Side-Discharge: 42” 48” and 54”
Type: 42” deck is 2 bladed; 48” and 54” mowers use 3

blades with center blade to the front. Deck is suspended at the corners. Includes deck-mounted anti-scalp wheel(s) to improve flotation in rolling and uneven terrain.

Construction: 11 ga, .120 in (.30 cm) welded steel with 11 ga, .120 in (.2667 cm) doubler welded onto spindle mount areas. Solid 1.0 in x .25 in (2.54 cm x .64 cm) steel bars reinforce impact areas on trim edges. Steel deck housing is 4 in (10.16 cm) deep to provide room for high- capacity mowing.

Cutting Heights: Foot-operated deck height adjustment. Pin for setting height, detent for transport position. Height adjustment in .25 in increments from 1.0 in to 4.5 in (2.54 cm to 11.4 cm).

Mowing Blades: Heavy-duty, heat-treated, low-lift steel blades.

42 in: 2 – 20.50 in x 2.50 in x .20 48 in: 3 – 16.50 in x 2.50 in x .20 54 in: 3 – 18.50 in x 2.50 in x .20

Blade Tip Speed: (at 3600 RPM engine speed) 42 in: 18,100 fpm

48 in: 18,600 fpm 54 in: 18,400 fpm

Deck Drive: V-belt drive to spindles with electric clutch. Spring tension idler pulleys for extended belt life.

Spindles: Die cast aluminum housing, 1 in (2.5 cm) diameter high carbon steel shafts and sealed ball bearings

Discharge Chute: High density, rubberized. Width of Cut:

42 in: 40.4 in (103 cm) 48 in: 47.4 in (120 cm) 54 in: 52.4 in (133 cm)

Trim Capacity: (left side)
42 in: 1.3 in (3.3 cm)

48 in: 3.5 in (8.9 cm) 54 in: 6.0 in (15.24 cm)


Mulch Kit: Recycles clippings under deck allowing clippings to be cut and recut, then discharged down into the grass. Reduces handling of clippings, improves appearance, and recycles nutrients back to the soil

Light Kit
Hour Meter
Steering Extension Kit
2-Bag Catcher: 5.0 bushel capacity