Update: June 1. 2014
Go here to read my latest review. 2014 Raven MPV-7100 Hybrid Mower Review – Are You Ready For A Change?
Update March 20, 2014
I spent this week in North Carolina reviewing the improvements and schedule for the Raven. I’ll write a detailed article soon about my impressions and what’s in the future. In the meantime here is a hint:
Update January 22, 2014:
The Raven has undergone a complete revision. The new models will be called the Raven 7100 and Raven 7100S. Over 150 improvements have been made and this great idea is just about ready for you to buy. Go see what’s going on at www.RavenAmerica.com. Check out the videos: RavenAmerica – Videos
November 26, 2013
I’ll keep all the information on the New Raven in this one article until the units get an official release date.
I want to thank Ryan Bagwell from Denver Global Products for sending a new video. Click on the link to watch.
By the way if you kept your original Lowes MPV 710 Raven you should stop using it. You can go here to see what options you have for it. (They are all positive!)
November 3, 2013
As you know I didn’t get to the GIE_EXPO but many of the other bloggers did and one of my favorite tool blogs, Tools In Action was able to get a Denver Global Rep to tell them a little about the re-engineered Raven.
I want to thank Tools In Action for posting this on YouTube so I can show it here.
Orginally we all called it the Lowes Raven 710 and it had problems. So many problems in fact that it was recalled in May of last year. It sounds like they have quickly gone back and made the improvements need to try the market again. The rep stated in the Tools In Action video below that there were over 150 changes made to the product.
The new models will be called the Raven 7100 and Raven 7100S
Here is an article from the Charlotte Business Journal talking about the new timeline for the reintroducing the Raven Denver Global expects to return to market with hybrid vehicle next month
To Repeat: The Raven has undergone a complete revision. Over 150 improvements have been made and this great idea is just about ready for you to buy. Go see what’s going on at www.RavenAmerica.com
Erik in Texas (near Abilene)
Sorry, old thread but I wanted it comes up when searching for the Raven 7100 reviews. I wanted to post that these are in-stock at my local Lowes and I got one last week. So far so good. I’ve only had a chance to mow my 1 acre but it does that very well. They’re probably on display at your local Lowes, so check them.
Hi Erik, Thanks for writing in. Lowes has not brought it back nation-wide yet but you can find them throughout the entire south and order them everywhere else. Both Lowes and DR Power now carry it. This review is one of the latest. Here is a 2015 update: Raven MPV-7100 Metal Mulch Kit | Year Two Update
Paul I did but was promised the next one which came in would be mine. But the next day they put a stop on it, I had the extra insurance which I had after 2 weeks they would give back fifty dollar till we get it back. Also they are fixing those ones first. I should a kept it buy giving back the money it saved them money.
Maybe if DGP don’t care about people who brought the early version and keep saying we will get them replacement soon first end of OCT then beginning of NOV now they are saying next year before cutting season. I now thinking they may stick it you know were. I hope others think that a well. Dandridge TN
@crawford, My understanding is Lowes will give you your money back. Let us know how it goes.
DGP was showing prototypes at the GIE-EXPO in Oct and at that time they were saying production wouldn’t be up and running until spring.