Sorry to hear you are disapointed with gravely. What size engine do you have? I have a 16 hp on my 50" , 20hp on 60", and 14.5 on a 40" they don't make anymore. The 40 is my favorite that I use on my own lawn, only 5000' gives a great cut. Drives some of my neighbors nuts that I cut and trim in 15 min. they waste an hour or more. The other neighbors got smart and pay me to cut for them.