Heres a couple of hints to make your gateway stripe and cut alot better. Go and get mower blades made for a 52" bob-cat the ones that curl on the end of the blade, also take the middle castor wheel off that helps it cut alot better in the wet and lets it stripe better also. But beware that it can start to ware the pin that releases the fold up deck. So try to take the castor wheel off only when wet. You should be very happy with the better mowing and stripes. Let me know what you think and if you have any ideas.