Hi, I could really use some suggestions here. I have a new Grasshopper 227 (27 hp kholer command) with a 61" deck. I am using the high lift notched blades. The mower tends to bog down in grass that is very thick and a bit higher than usual (say 8" or so). Problem is I have property that has some locations that can be chronically wet. So sometimes the grass grows higher than I would like before I can get out to mow it. When this happens in some areas I have to slow the machine to a crawl because the rpms drop and the machine begins to shut off. I called Grasshopper and they told me to leave the blades alone (so long as they are sharp). They said that within the first 100 hrs of the machines life (currently 35 hrs on the machine) I should see a performance increase because the engine needs to break in to reach full compression. Does this sound reasonable? I really don't want to have to go through sending the machine back to the dealer to be checked over if I can get away with it.