I should add that it mows great in very nice smooth turf grass. Leaves a beautiful cut and stripe. But 95% of my yards are a mix of Kentucky 31 and weeds
The mower is a 2006. Brand new this spring, and its done it from day 1. Dealer has not been very helpful, does not have loaners or demos, etc. The blades are 16 1/4" and all the blades I have tried are this length.