Well I finally found a limit to how much I can mulch with my new Lawnboy. Lawns that I have fertilized can be a challenge as just too much spooge is left behind for my liking. I would have to go around and pick up bits or blow them somewhere. I decided to try and bag those particular lawns before somebody bitches. I put on the bagging blade and it bags great! Fills the bag right up tight like an HRC 216. I also found out that it actually mulches better with the bagging blade cause the mulching blade would pack up the deck with too much grass and not let it fall, thus eventually clogging. ( while mulching thicker, longer lawns ) I had one side drive gears fail and replaced them, easy and cheap. The mower always kinda buzzed when I would be moving it around to load etc. since new. I didn't think anything of it but I guess there was a problem with the gears. The dealer had to order the parts in as he said they have never had to replace any. I adjusted the valves once. So far no other problems or complaints. Oh, the drive could be stronger up hills in thick grass. On the other hand it's nice that it doesn't spin patches in lawns when starting out. Would I buy another? You bet. I used my HRC one day to see the difference. I was tired after two lawns, that thing is a tank! Going back to the Lawnboy feels like using a homeowner push mower, it's just so light and maneuverable. For my lawns it has been a good ( lucky ) choice of mower.