I recently purchased a new Dixon Ram 50". It seems that the Dixon isn't very popular, but I have a question regarding how it cuts. I used to have an older Dixon with the cone drive, but upgraded to this. My old mower was a 42" and it cut very well and left behind a decent stripe pattern as well. When I got my new mower, I noticed it was leaving strips of tall or uncut grass. I never had this problem with my old mower, so I don't think it is a Dixon problem. The place where I bought it sent out a service guy out to look at it. He said it was off level slightly from left to right and adjusted the L-rod hangers in the front. I asked him about the 1/4 or 1/2" tilt, but he said it was ok. How he knew this without checking it, I have no clue. Anyway, I mowed with it today and it seems like it may be somewhat better, but it still isn't cutting as well as my old mower or striping as good. Also, I looked at the blade on the chute side of the deck and noticed that the paint on the new blades was worn off only half-way up the blade. Seems like the paint should wear evenly along the cutting edge. Does this mean anything? Does anyone have any suggestions? I would check the front to back tilt myself, but I don't have one of those special gages and I can't see with a tape measure. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.