I have a short-cut with a 48" upper-cut deck. I used to pick up leaves now I go over them twice with the upper-cut and it is like there were no leaves. I love it. I wish Hustler would have marketed the short-cut better then discontinuing it. I also bought a 60" deck which is very easy to change. I thought it would be nice to have other attachments to go on the short-cut like a sprayer, spreader, aerators ,etc. One power plant with capabilities of many different operations. Makes me more efficient and by being more efficient I make more money. '