I have some questions about fall blade setup. This is the first fall season for me in the lawn mowing side of things. I have an old set of gator blades given to me from another lawn operator. I do not have a mulch kit, but have considered it. How do I determine if using gator blades is too much for my mower? I have a ferris 1500 w/ 52" deck and 25hp kawasaki. Can I run gator blades and mulch kit or is that too much on my mower deck? Also does anyone run a mulch kit for the entire season to chop up the grass clippings more? I have been running with the side discharge open to disperse the clippings as much as possible. I typically spend about 5-10 minutes per place just spreading clumps of grass out ( more time spring adn wet weather, less time in summer). If the clippings are laying there I typically dont touch them, but if they are in clumps I will spread them out. I never double cut, I just simply spend more time spreading the clumps. Anyone have some advice for me on the typical blade setup???? for fall, and full season work. I am just not sure if buying the mulch kit is necessary, and i definitely do not want to buy the bagging system.