what do you think about a 10550 with the duraforce 2 cycle. There seems to be a few floating around. I know they are not commercial grade but I have heard good things about themlawnboy dan said:i have around 15 lawnboys but dont have that model. i do have one with a techumche motor and it mulches well enough and yes the mulch plate is extra. you will need the mulch fan too and a gatorblade helps improve mulching a lot. if getting one of these -better ack fast .i am pretty shure toro has quit making them and i dont see one in the newest brochures. overall this is a good mower but i feel it overpriced. mabey you can get a deal cause sales are slow for these since they put on a briggs quantum in place of the powerhouse dura-force w /2cyc.