I just wanted to give you an update on the Raven MPV-7100. This is the start of year two. Many of you are considering the Raven. It has been a great machine.
I stored it in the garage this winter with fuel stabilizer in the fuel. I had taken the deck off and that was stored in a back shed.
Around February 1st I plugged the 48 volt charger in and charged the batteries. They only needed about 3 hours on the trickle charger to top them off. The charger has an indicator that turns green when the batteries are fully charged.
The snow didn’t melt around here until April 1st so I didn’t bother to move the Raven until then. When I did I used it in electric mode for the first few moves around the garage. The second week I changed the oil in the gas generator and then tried to start it. It started right up!
Since I probably won’t mow with it until at least May 1st I decided to add some lights and just give the Raven a complete inspection. I removed the front fenders to easily install the lighting. It took me a little while to find the 8 cap head bolts that hold them on but once I found them all the fenders and hood come right off. Having them off exposes all the frame and makes adding switches to the dash very easy.
This is one of the first mowers I have had that has plenty of room to add extra lights so I installed a new front headlight, side lights so I could see the deck at night and a back-up light in the rear. I used HID LED lighting so once I installed them I would never have to replace bulbs or worry about the lights burning out.
Here is the lighting I installed I installed:
Side Lights. Waterproof Aluminum High Power 6W White COB LED
Rear Light. KAWELL® 18W 6500K 90 Degree LED
Here is a picture of the front light installed. WOW is it bright! I can highly recommend this to anyone who needs an off road light for their ATV. You can easily see 400 feet. It is tucked in nicely right above the bumper.
I wanted to show you a few pictures of the mulch kit. I was really pleasantly surprised when I opened the box and saw the discharge cover was Metal!
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