Hey guys, took your advice. I raised my blade height to 3 inches on my scag 48 walk behind. Service man at dealer said he set all the machines at 3 inches. Well it wasn't. It was set at 2 1/4 inches after i measured it. I mowed my first yard this week with it. I got great looking stripes when i couldn't get any last year. This was a new account. Lady comes out to pay me and said it looked great. She said her husband looked out the window and said "That boy looks like he knows how to mow!" Made me feel like a professional. Thanks for all the advice!