The Staris is built with a number of features to enhance weight distribution for improved stability and overall performance.
Reinvented from the ground up, the Exmark Staris’ low center of gravity, engine placement, operator position, fuel tanks and tower structure are all designed to enhance weight distribution for improved stability and overall performance. The Staris frame is constructed of high-strength tubular steel with the same wall thickness as the industry-standard Exmark Lazer Z zero-turn riding mower.
Staris is available in E-Series models, with a choice of 32-, 36- and 44-inch UltraCut Series 3 cutting decks, and large-frame S-Series models, with a choice of 48-, 52- or 60-inch UltraCut Series 4 cutting decks. Exmark optimized the frame design and caster wheel positioning for each cutting deck width to deliver a superior quality of cut. The side-discharge UltraCut cutting decks also offer the ability to mulch or bag clippings when equipped with the appropriate accessories from Exmark.
Staris offers smooth control with drive speeds of up to 7.5 MPH on E-Series, and up to 10 MPH on S-Series models, thanks to Exmark’s proven hydro pump and wheel motor combination. The drive system also utilizes hard hydraulic lines, reducing potential leak points and improving durability and hydro oil cooling.
Staris E- and S-Series models position the operator between the drive tires, and provide an adjustable suspension system for increased comfort. Additionally, Staris S-Series is designed with a large open platform and non-slip rubber mat, which allows operators to easily change stance or position, for maximum comfort throughout the day.
The intuitive controls make operating Staris easy, and Staris S-Series models feature Exmark’s innovative Smart Controller, which reduces downtime with maintenance reminders, on-screen machine health diagnostics, as well as engine and PTO hours. The Smart Controller also includes an enhanced LCD screen for increased visibility in any light.
With the ability to fit through gates as narrow as 36-inches, the compact design of the 32-inch Staris E-Series model gives landscape professionals access to more yards, more quickly, without fatigue.
Expanded Radius model. The company is also expanding its Radius line of zero-turn riding mowers to include a new 44-inch Radius E-Series model.
According to Exmark product manager, Mike Mayfield, the 44-inch Radius E-Series model offers landscape professionals and homeowners a smaller, more nimble mower that’s ideal for landscaped yards, where maneuverability is at a premium.
As Exmark’s most affordable Radius model, the 44-inch Radius E-Series machine includes a 5-inch deep UltraCut Series 3 cutting deck. Fully fabricated and welded from high-strength steel, the two-blade UltraCut Series 3 cutting deck features large-diameter, no maintenance, sealed bearing blade spindle housings. Additionally, Exmark’s exclusive flow-control baffles provide an unmatched quality of cut.
Radius models feature a heavy-duty unibody frame that’s fabricated from 2-inch by 3-inch rectangular steel tubing for maximum durability and strength. The frame design places the heaviest components, including the engine, fuel tank and hydro drive system, lower in the frame for increased stability and traction, with improved weight balance and maneuverability.
The 44-inch Radius E-Series model features integrated Hydro-Gear transmissions that deliver maximum durability, smooth control and forward speeds of up to 7 mph. The Exmark 702 V-Twin engine delivers the power and torque needed to make quick work of big mowing jobs. Features of the Exmark engine include a dual-barrel carburetor, cast iron cylinder liners and a quick-drain oil hose for tools-free oil changes.