I have been in the business 5 years, and have 30 accounts. I am in the MA area and I run walk behinds, scag 48 older, and a Wright velke 17hp 48" (2005) My main mower is the Velke, its fast, and productive but I still feel like it doesnt discharge well enough. I try to cut my lawns at 6 to 7 days, sometimes they get long on my, but never crazy. I often end up cutting 1 inch to 1.5 inches of grass. maybe from 4 inches down to 2.75 inches. I find myself with a lot of clippings and i have to double cut many of my lawns. the mower isnt bogging down, there is just too much grass. on many double cutting doesnt help and I end up bagging. then I see somone cutting high grass next door with a Z and just discharging in all his glory. I have used about 4 mowers over the years and have always had this problem. I need suggestions. Do you guys cut more often than 7 days? How would mulching help with the clippings if it can barely side discharge... wouldnt it bog the mower? i just want a way to spend less time, while continuing to keep my lawns tip top. I bought my mower used with 100 hrs, maybe there is a fluke in it? I replaced the clutch, blades are sharp, everything seems to be fine... I cant figure it out! How high does grass usually get before you all start to see clippings? Any help greatly appreciated! Ill take pics for you all once I start seeing posts. Thanks!