I couldn't agree more. Sometimes I wonder who actually puts these sites together and who decides the information that goes on the sites. I don't think they ask us, the end user, what information we need to obtain to make good purchasing decisions. Exmark is better than some, but for supposedly being one of the front runners in this industry, you think their website would reflect that. On top of that, with the high price tags on there line up of mowers, you think they could plop a little more cash into the site with videos, up-to-date pictures and more detailed information like Hustler has.BTW, the web page design for these machines is horrible. The clickable choices on the various machines is very difficult to use. With video so easily made and posted on a web page, why don't they make a five minute video and cover all the important features on a walk-around? Who cares about all those still shots in front of some nice landscaping? I want to see how this thing works, and the usefulness of some of the important features on video.
The only problem with it is the pulley "size" is regulated by engine RPM. They're kinda useless if you want to maintain any given RPM. Most mowers are set up at around 3400 to 3600 RPM.The pic by Richard looks like the speed variation is achieved by variable sized sheaves. As the left one is squeezed tighter, making the belt run higher on the grove, the right sheave has the belt running deeper in the groove. Depending upon where the belt runs on each of the sheaves, the effective pulley diameter changes, making the drive speed ratios between the two larger or smaller. This is a scheme that I thought would have been used on hand mowers long ago -- it is simple, effective, gets any speed desired. But, it has never been used. It is what I was hoping for the new Exmark hand mower series.