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I was thinking of bumping mine up a bit on my own also but dont want to burn the motor up prematurely. I would love to hear from a Briggs hot rodder and see where their thoughts on what this thing can run at without wearing it out.
That's part of the reason I switched to full-synthetic. If it adds power, that's great. But, I want the protection. When the thing is running with no load, I know that's the worst situation for it. That's when RPMs are at their highest, bearing speeds are up, and things come apart. We've got garden tractor pullers and go-cart racers scattered around here. I need to stumble onto one of them.

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Pulling the baffles out worked for you? I may try that as well.
Mine is a '13, so it had no baffles to start with. I added the eXmark mulch baffle and, then, did some cutting on it. It was blowing puffs of grass, when side-discharging. I need to cut on it some more and see if I can clear up that issue. I think it just suspends too many clippings. When they get too heavy they drop and that results in a clump being spit out. I simply haven't taken the time to mess with it, again. I'd, also, like to try the flow control baffle the new are shipping with.

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Just got a little disappointed when I got to some overgrowth at one of my customers and I had to take a step stop, take a step stop, then went and got the beater Columbia out and it just plowed right through it. I bought that Columbia in an emergency threw it in the back of the truck to finish out my day. Never expected it to last more then a year with heavy use and am on year 2 with it with ZERO issues. Only paid $150 new for it and have to drag it out to save the Timemaster when the going gets tough?
You were having to stop, while side-discharging?

I know what you what mean with the cheap/leftover mowers. I'd put my Lawn Boy up to any residential, push mower in tall grass. I've got it turned WAY up, running 100 octane and Klotz 50:1 full-synthetic, and the thing eats. It's the best slope mower I've seen; it's like a billy goat. But, QOC and mulching are not it's strong points. I only use it on the shorelines of lake properties. The TimeMaster does everything it can to drag me into the water, at those places.
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