Planning to use my new (ish) Fastrak 20/52 to mulch the mountain of maple leaves that will be coming down this fall here on 2 acres in New England. I hope to blow the leaves out of the corners and crevices of the yard and "Fastrak" them! I do have the new mulch kit and a set of the new "fusion" blades. If anybody has any experiences with mulching leaves should I: 1. Run over the leaves with the regular discharge chute a few times during leaf season as they come down. 2. Then maybe install the mulch kit to chop them finer. Perhaps the mulch kit can handle the leaves without first discharging? or 3. Any other creative solutions to dealing with lots of leaves short of finding a maple leaf eating goat or something! 4. At what height should I run the deck at when cutting and or mulching leaves? 5. Also, does anybody know if the new fusion blades are appropriate for mulching? Thanks in Advance...This site has been an awesome source of info and help for a novice! I am sooooo glad I chose the mower I did...with the low seat height and low center of gravity being the main selling point for me. About 1 acre of my yard is a 20 degree grade...but the view is worth it! The Fastrak sticks to the hill like glue as long as I slow down when going down. Although my old Honda lawn tractor did pretty good considering the landscape, I can get the job done in LESS than half the time! Maybe I will have time to watch some NFL this fall!