Raven MPV-7100 Metal Mulch Kit | Year Two Update

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:

Front light. KAWELL® 36W CREE 60 Degree Ultra-thin LED Flood Light

Kawell 36 Watt Slim

Kawell 36 Watt Slim

Side Lights. Waterproof Aluminum High Power 6W White COB LED

Waterproof Aluminum High Power 6W White COB LED

Waterproof Aluminum High Power 6W White COB LED

Rear Light. KAWELL® 18W 6500K 90 Degree LED

Kawell 18 Watt Slim

Kawell 18 Watt Slim

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.

Kawell Front Light Bar

Kawell 36 W Front Light Bar

Mulch Kit

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!

Raven Mulch Kit

Raven Mulch Kit

Raven Mulch Cover

In addition to the cover the box contains a new set of blades, new blade locking nuts. bungee straps for the mulch cover.

Raven Mulch Cover

It took me about 2 minutes to attach the bungee straps

Raven Mulch Cover

Here is the mod I made to hold the discharge chute up just a little. This really fixes the problem of the deck windrowing.

Raven Mulch Cover

Just pull the snap pin on the discharge cover pin and pull the pin out. The deck is now ready to install the plug.

Raven Mulch Cover

The plug installed.

Raven Mulch Cover

Another shot of the front

Raven Mulch Cover

The cover fits under the side deck support rod and it won’t rattle or fall off. Yes, that is the new OxCart.

Raven Mulch Cover

My blades from last year were in very good shape but I put the new ones on anyway. That’s it.

Feel free to ask comments below.

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