Now having mowed for a few days with my PT 260, I am very pleased with the quality of cut the machine leaves. Have only mowed in slightly moist to dry conditions, but the cut is table top. Stripes are decent (not bad but I have seen better). The machine holds hills WONDERFULLY, so much better than my Toro Z. And, I may have to try these notched blades too. So just to confirm, the windrowing and downward flow of the clippings near the deck is eliminated using the notched blade type?