I have a cub with the mulch plate that works just fine. Looks like the blades are low lift and as I said works fine. Called dealer today and parts man said I need Scag mulch blades, at 20.00 a crack plus freight. My question is, what do the rest of you use for blades or do you just discharge with ocdc. I think that is a lot of money for a blade. This is a 48 inch deck. I love this mower but not the price for blades.