Yep, it was clump and go in 2018. The old toro super flow did well in wet grass but exmarks offerings now a days are good in perfect conditions only. The scags do seem to be pretty good cut all around.Isn't that the truth. Im in Ohio as well and man was this last year crazy with the rain which led to just a nightmare of a fall leaf season. I had several weeks where I had to skip the majority of my properties due to the turf being so bad. The Ventrac would have most certainly would have earned a lot of that lost income back for me.
We are in a weather dictated business so who knows what next year will be like. I run Scags now and they have been a great mower and allow me to mow in the wet conditions where before I would not be able to or cause more of a mess than anything. The Ventrac deck has a wide discharge like the Velocity so I assume and from testimonies the cut shouldn't be too far behind the scags.