It's been a while since I replied on the cut my mower was getting. I've tried hi lifts,lo lifts & gator blades. It was when I saw the thread about changing the deck rake to the negative, 1/8'' higher in the front than the back. I talked to my Exmark dealer and they got right on it. It has made all the difference in the world. It gets the best cut that I have had yet. Thanks to Terry, Fred & this website for all the info.