As anyone cut st Augustine grass With A lazer with and with out a mulch kit on. Here in Florida we cut alot of St. Augustine grass that has to be mowed at 41/2 to 5 inches in some cases we have to put a pair of pliers in the lever to get an extra 1/2 in height and the mowers still have a really hard time going through the grass. I was wondering if taking off the side plate and shooting the grass would make a difference. Keep in mind that in one week the grass could get has high as 8inches becauses of reclaimed water and watering every day. We have never not used the mulch kits and dont know if you regain the power without them.