Retro I demoed the CZT Elite last month with the mulching kit and it cuts northern grasses better than my 2 exmarks. Very impressive and being Im looking for a lighter 60 inch mulching mower this will fit the bill perfect. I have 1 question have you tried the Field Trax Tires on it for more reverse traction? On hills it does great angle or up and down holds the hill no problem. But I lose time turning around if pointed downhill, that was my only complaint. I tested the Field Trax tires on the Outlaw and it will back up hills that my Outlaw won't even begin to. They were very easy on the turf too.