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Raven MPV-7100 Hybrid Lawn Mower Generator – 10 Hour Review

The Raven MPV-7100 has me hooked.  I don’t know what it is but everyone that sees it wants to stop and talk about it.  Whenever I let people drive it, they come back with a smile on their face.  I got to spend a lot of time with the Raven this week and even finally got to mow with it.  I was skeptical about the Ravens mowing capabilities, but after this weekend I am sold!  This is the most comfortable riding lawn tractor I have ever driven.    Through deep grass or brush the MPV-7100 didn’t even hiccup.  The...

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RAVEN MPV 7100 S Hybrid Generator Mower- 2.0

Last year the mower world was turned upside down with the arrival of the RAVEN MPV 710.  It was a first to market hybrid mower, generator and ATV.  Well it is not really an ATV but it does go 17 MPH in high gear and has ATV like styling  The MPV 710 was plagued with problems.  You can read about that here in our Raven MPV 710 Article.  An entirely new management team has taken over and they have produced the MPV-7100.  With over 200 improvements over the 710 the 7100 is an all new beast.  When we first...

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Lowes Raven Hybrid Mower- Down for Count

For the second time in as many months, Lowes has pulled the Raven from stores and Lowes.com.  It seems that exactly what we thought would happen is happening.  The Chinese ATV roots (RATO) are showing through and there are a bunch of complaints racking up on websites about the units failing. Bad batteries, switches and one user in our comments even said the unit just took off on him!  A problem like that is the death of the machine and I am sure Lowes will not likely be bringing the unit back unless it has a major revision.  Another...

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Lowes Raven Hybrid Mower – First User Modifications Surface

Well we knew it wouldn’t be too long before people started customizing their Lowes Ravens. One of our readers Scott did some great mods to his Raven and sent in some pictures to share.  He did a great job and added some great craftsmanship to his Raven. Obviously any modifications you make to your Raven will likely void the warranty.  First he added a more aggressive  2″ bigger tire to the rear.   He noted that there was some adjustment that had to be made to the front deck leveling arms and that the clearance between the deck and...

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The Lowes Raven is selling again and Simplicity wants you to have a Cadillac like ride

        Spring is here, so here is some tractor news.   The Lowes stop sale has been lifted on the Raven.  The unit is back available on Lowes.com and one of our readers Gerald will be getting his delivered on Saturday, we are excited for him and cant wait to hear what he thinks about it.  Jeremy from Youtube posted another video of the Raven doing some some high speed runs.  It looks like a blast and I want one, even though the lack of a rear suspension looks like it will hamper your offloading experience.  The...

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The Lowes Raven MPV Hybrid Riding Lawn Mower / Generator / ATV – Power Player

   Check out our new 2014 RAVEN MPV 7100 Review here As you all know we love tractors, riders, mowers and pretty much anything that you can put gas in and goes vroom.  While researching for some upcoming lawn and garden reviews I came across the Raven MPV-710 mower on Youtube.  From the video it looks innovative and a good solution for almost anyone.  It looks like an ATV and runs off of genset technology that has been proven to reduce fuel consumption in locomotives.  Basically it is a 12.5 hp gas engine that is connected to an electric generator,...

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