In terms of number of spacers between top of balde and bottom of spindle, what do you all use for gators, standard hi lift and mulch? I mean do you like having the blades closer to the top of the deck, ie less spacers between blade and spindle, or have the blades farther from the deck and closer to the turf, ie more spacers between the blade and spindle? i have yet to find a good combo between the blade spacers and the front wheel spacers to get a good cut. I have a good cut height but either too much blow over onto the deck or the clippings are way to big and look like a sea of clippings on the lawn cause it don't cut the pieces up nice and small. the instructions say that 3 out of the 4 spacers are good between the blade and spindle. but the cut looks like complete carp with large clippings (althought no clumping) left. i tried gators (which i don't see any differance with the cut and the standard hi lifts. i have a 36 metro. and could use any advise on where your setting are to get a good cut.