Yeah, the dealer I got my Ariens/Gravely equipment and parts from also has switched to other brands, Toro, Husqvarna. But I also stopped going to that dealer because they gave me very poor warranty and parts service (wouldn't fix stuff under warranty with made up excuses, and would order parts whenever they felt like it).
And now that they dropped this style walkbehind mower altogether, I'll find another brand to use instead, as the ones they've got are clearly much lower quality.
sad most all the homeowner models-even the premium ones are now almost throw aways. I also like driver quality vintage mowers too as I use them in my lawn biz from time to time, sad both j deere and ariens/gravely have left the premium 21 market