Raven MPV7100 Hybrid Riding Lawnmower Power Generator and Utility Vehicle Review

Overview

The Raven MPV7100 Hybrid Riding Lawnmower Power Generator and Utility Vehicle is one of rare models that you can purchase today that offers great lawn cutting ability and lower emissions. The fact that you can charge your electric battery while running the gas powered engine means that you can run on hybrid mode and save gas and thus reduce emissions while running on electricity. The built in generator also means you can use this amazing machine as a power outlet to run electric hedge-trimmers and other power tools for up to ten hours. This is a fantastic plus point if you are needing to use power tools in hard to reach locations around your plot of land.

Raven MPV7100 Hybrid Riding Lawnmower Power Generator and Utility Vehicle

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Let’s not forget the most important and impressive parts of this creation from Raven though. The cutting deck is an excellent 46 inches, the turning circle is nothing short of impressive and best of all it is super easy to navigate around sharp corners and over tough terrain. If you wish to use this vehicle as a ATV, the cutting deck can easily be removed with a few simple steps (removal of some pins and the power connector). This will provide you with an impressive maximum speed of 17MPH (faster than pretty much any other mower on the market). The other great feature about the Raven MPV7100 Hybrid Riding Lawnmower is that it drives/operates just like a normal car with pedals and gear shift, this makes it very easy to get used to, even if you haven’t driven a garden tractor or riding mower before.

Specifications

ENGINERaven branded 4 cylinder 420 cc
STARTERstandard electric model
CUTTING DECK46 inches and fabricated
BLADESTwin electric PTO engagement blades
LOCATION OF DISCHARGESide
MOWER DECK DRIVEDirect DC Motors
CUTTING DECK ADJUSTMENT1.5 inches to 4 inches
COMPLETE LENGTH85 inches
COMPLETE WIDTH INCLUDING DECK55 inches
COMPLETE WIDTH EXCLUDING DECK44 inches
COMPLETE HEIGHT50 inches
TOTAL WEIGHT870 pounds
FRAMETubular welded steel with protective coating
TRANSMISSIONOperated by foot pedals (uses DC Motor) onto HD Differential
TOWING CAPACITYUp to 550 pounds
SUSPENSIONOff-road style suspension on the front
FUELMaximum of 5 gallons (US)
FUEL GAUGEYes/visible
FRONT WHEELS18 inches
REAR WHEELS20 inches
STEERINGRack and Pinion—Deluxe model wheel
TURNING RADIUS14 inches
CRUISE CONTROLYes
MAXIMUM SPEED FORWARDUp to 17 MPH
MAXIMUM SPEED WHILE MOWINGUp to 6 MPH
MAXIMUM SPEED REVERSE6 MPH
MOW-IN-REVERSEYes/affirmative
HOUR METERYes / Generator Only
BAGGER CAPABLEYes (this is sold separately)
MULCHING CAPABLEYes (this is sold Separately)
BLADE TIP SPEED18,966 ft/min
GENERATOR RUN TIME AT HALF LOAD8 Hours
NUMBER OF AC OUTLETS5
NUMBER OF 12V DC CAR PLUG OUTLETS1
STORAGE BEDYes
ADJUSTABLE SEATYes
CUP HOLDERSYes
HEADLIGHTS LEDHi-Intensity
TRAILER HITCHYes
WARRANTY3 years (unit 3 years, Engine 2 years, battery 1 year)

What’s great?

Excellent fuel economy as this is a hybrid vehicle and battery can be charged up while engine is running providing fuel and emission saving qualities.

Amazing top speed of 17MPH (when cutting deck is removed) and an impressive 6MPH top speed when mowing in forward mode

Excellent turning circle that allows you to cut efficiently around tight corners

Good clearance and excellent quality suspension on the front and rear that allow for cutting over rough or bumpy terrain with ease

3-in-1 riding lawn mower, ATV vehicle and generator means you literally have everything that you could ever need to efficiently tend your land/garden

Generator can provide up to 10 hours of power for your hedge-trimmers, power-drills and other tools you may need to operate around your property. This is without the need to be near to a power outlet, meaning you can work anywhere you please.

Large 46 inch cutting deck helps you to reduce the amount of time it takes to cut your lawn

5 outlets on the generator to allow you to use multiple power tools at one time when necessary

Hybrid option means you can run on just electric power if you need to run quietly/silently (at night for example)

What’s not so great?

There is no indicator to tell you when the starting battery is actually being charged. You have to remove the side panel to find this out, which can be a little frustrating

The main battery has the same issue as the starting battery, it is tough to know whether it’s being charged or not. Although, there is a clearly marked and functional fuel gauge there is no similar function for the electric power.

We do not see the above errors as deal breakers but they are frustrating, certainly some room for improvement on future models.

Summary of Raven MPV7100 Hybrid Riding Lawnmower Power Generator

Raven MPV7100

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  • Overall Rating by Author - 8.8/10
    8.8/10

Conclusion

As you can probably tell from the above article, we were pretty impressed with the Raven MPV7100 Hybrid Riding Lawnmower Power Generator and Utility Vehicle. It combines seamlessly an excellent quality riding mower, an ATV or utility vehicle and most impressively a mobile generator that allows you to power up your tools or even a radio wherever and whenever you want around your land. The generator really is a great addition and one that isn’t offered by many other mowers or garden tractors, especially ones under the $3000 range (as this model is with most suppliers, including Amazon). If you live in a remote area or an area prone to storms or power cuts, or you simply don’t have access to power outlets across your land then this is a fantastic option for you.

The mowing capabilities and the impressive maximum speed of the vehicle (both with and without the cutting deck) make this a great buy for anyone looking to carry out tasks outdoors in any weather. Best of all the Raven MPV7100 series are Hybrids so they run cleaner than any of the standard gasoline powered counterparts so you can sleep easy at night knowing you are doing your bit for the environment. This truly is a great all round purchase and if it sits within your price range we thoroughly recommend it.

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Originally posted 2016-10-22 21:32:33.

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