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Old August 19th, 2016, 11:38 AM   #1
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Anyone have one of these things? They sound awesome and northwoods has them on sale (without any attachments like mower, etc).

http://www.drpower.com/power-equipme...-generator.axd
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I've looked one over at my local tractor supply when the stocked them.
They don't seem like they are built to last by any means.
And with the ifs and rigid rear suspension it will mow very unevenly over rough terrain.
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Old August 19th, 2016, 01:06 PM   #3
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have not heard of it... seems like a good idea. you can buy it on amazon with free shipping.

https://www.amazon.com/Raven-MPV7100..._cd_al_qh_dp_t
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They don't seem like they are built to last by any means.
A lot of the reviews do say the plastic is cheap, etc. I'm fine with that. It won't be ridden like a quad at silver lake. The rest of the warranty is better than most of mowers or tractors.

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And with the ifs and rigid rear suspension it will mow very unevenly over rough terrain.
How do you figure? It looks like a floating deck design.
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Never seen something like that. Looks handy to use power tools in random areas of the yard.

But maybe you need a RZR with a generator in the bed, and pull behind brush hog. Should only be 10x the cost.
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A lot of the reviews do say the plastic is cheap, etc. I'm fine with that. It won't be ridden like a quad at silver lake. The rest of the warranty is better than most of mowers or tractors.


How do you figure? It looks like a floating deck design.
As the suspension compresses and extends the deck will move up and down with the suspension and cut unevenly.
It may not be as bad as I imagine it would be though.

If you look at a ferris commercial zero turn the suspension has linkages to the deck that raise and lower it with the suspension to keep an even cut
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I saw one of those last year at the Family farm and home near me. It was a novel concept, but I wondered about longevity. I figured it was a "good/mediocre at all things, great at none" machine. Kinda like a UTV from Menards, what happens when something breaks? Do you try to fix it with manufacturer parts or something you cobble together.
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what happens when something breaks? Do you try to fix it with manufacturer parts or something you cobble together.
According to DR Trimmer and the product reviews, it is assembled in the USA and parts are available.

But if its out of warranty, I would be the type of person to "modify" it.
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A co-worker bought one a few weeks ago. He really likes it so far, he has a hobby farm on 5 acres so it is used for chores and mowing. He does like to cruse around in the electric mode on the roads quietly so not to piss off neighbors. One thing that surprised me was the DC electric motors to spin the blades, I'm a on the fence about that, but tall grass should not bog them down. I guess on the early models of the raven people were actually tearing the mower motors off the deck, maybe from the torque or hitting stuff. But supposedly that has been corrected.
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you to any dealer that is doing the warranty work for TSC or any big box story that sells them and ask the mechanic what he thinks of them!
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