There seems to be a trend that most manufacturers are designing deeper decks, so I thought we could review some thoughts/questions about both designs. It appears that the mid-mount manufactures are designing deeper decks to: 1) Create more lift. Is this needed because of the added weight placed on the larger caster wheels? Or does this added lift also allow the mower to go faster while still giving an acceptable cut? 2) Help with mulching. Does the deeper deck provide more space for the mulching to effectively take place? 3) Does a deeper deck require more horsepower to run? It seems as though there is also a trend where mid-mount manufacturers are putting lager engines on their units. Is more horsepower the answer? Now for a comparison. Which type of deck works best for side discharging, bagging, or mulching? I always read where Walker owners are saying their shallower decks do everthing just as well.