my dealer that sells almost every brand said to never buy one and Exmark DID fire the engineer that designed it. He worked there 20 years. He said they have like 6 flaws that are like recalls and they are just bad mowers. He said buy the grandstand or v ride if want a stander. I have been dealing with this dealer for over 20 years and I never heard him go off on how bad a product is.Has anyone heard the rumors of the Exmark Staris stand-on mower being silently phased out of production due to poor sales? I've heard that Exmark fired the designer/engineer who designed the machine and are going to debut a new stand on at the Green Industry Expo in October.
I personally did a week long demo of the Staris and returned it on day three because I hated the entire machine from overall design, controls, operator comfort, safeties and cut quality. The dealer then asked me if I liked the Staris and would I be trading in my Vantage for the Staris and I laughed in their face.
I've run Exmark for the last 20 years and the Staris has been the worst mower they've debuted in a long time in my opinion. Anyone else heard these rumors or have experience with the Staris?