I have a 60" Lazer and usually start in the spring using the mulching kit. Then the grass gets too high to mow some of my large lots that are done every 3 weeks. So I end up taking the mulching kit off to accomadate them. The kit is supposed to be quick on and off, but I don't find that to be true. Here's my question: Do any of you use only the side plate and leave the rest of the kit off? I typically use gator blades and I'm thinking of putting only the side plate on when I want to mulch.