Pat, I usually never mow in the rain, but this week is an exception. There is now way I will get caught up if I let them all go this week. I am picking the "most dry days" this week and mowing them high - like at 4 inches, just so I can keep them in check. I am getting new calls every single day and it's gonna be a great season. There's something wrong with your Z if the chute plugs up! I can understand it making a mess and clumps that you have to smooth out, but the discharge chute should NOT plug up! wait...you're not talking about a bagging chute are you?