Let me start off first by saying this site was the reason I bought the Kubota zg227 this past summer. I have used john deere, bobcat, husky, and ex mark. I will have to say that those mowers arent in the same ball park as the kubota. If you are considering buying one do not hesitate. The main reason Im posting this thread is to see if anyone has used the kubota mulching kit for the pro cutting deck. I was looking to to buy one and just wanted to make sure if its worth the money. I put a set of those gator blades on but they seem to bog the mower down. Also does any other company make blades for this mower instead of kubota or oregon.