what are you bagging btw? no reason to bag unless youa re removing debri, or cutting bermuda, zoysia or other warm season grasses. otherwise, i think the mower is the finest perma bagger you can get. however, i would never have a center wheel on the rear. only would use the double oscillating tail wheels. that, and only a diesel powered, power dump model. i super hate bad stripes, and third wheel marks, unleveled deck marks eat me up!!