One of our other facility runs Huslter Z's with RD decks one is set up as a mulcher the other the RD chute is open. Both mowers run gator blades. The cut is perfect and stripes very nice. The only issue is the amount of clipping left on adjoining concrete. The problem is a little less pronounced on the mower with the open chute. I talk to the gentleman that runs that facility and according to him: Hustler has come out with a new deck design that is supposed to help with this issue. Problem is the decks are not compatible with older machines. No doubt the cut is nice.