36" TTHP. Have never had the mulch plate off. That being said, yes if the grass is tall you may end up double cutting it. We mainly cut bermuda down here, but do have fescue too. The only blades that I like for cut quality are the Eliminator style. I have tried several different styles of mulching blades on it, although in the fall these blades don't mulch leaves as well and i switch to a standard mulch blade.
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