Dunk50 - Thanks for the info - the Accelerator looks like a great option for half the price of the Hustler catcher. Are you using the standard blades or something different? When you are not using the catcher are you just using the side discharge or the mulching kit? I am leaning toward the Hustler Sport 42 with the Honda engine upgrade - just for home use only - about 3/4 acre of bermuda. My thinking is to go with the mulching option as much as possible and only use a catcher for fall clean-up or when the grass is really tall. I try to cut my yard every 4 to 5 days during the summer.