I have recently demo’d a Scag vride2 and a Ferris v1. I need a 48” stander with a full mulch kit. The Scag had a normal chute and the Ferris had a mulching kit. The Scag cut great scalped some uneven spots and IMO I thinks it’s a little big for a stander. But over all it was ok. Ferris handles great, cut good and perfect size. But the mulching kit sucks. It leaves a line of mulched grass on the chute side. I’m not cutting over grown yards!! My toro zero turn doesn’t do this at all. I have heard from a few people that the Ferris mulching kit sucks and the Scag is better. I have to have a good mulching stander what will be the best. I would rather end up with the Ferris but no way I can deal with this mulching problem. I told the dealer and he said to try gator blades instead of normal mulching blades but I don’t see this solving the problem because it’s just kicking all the mulch to the chute and leaving a trail. I need a mower soon and don’t want to get something I’m not going to be happy with like the Zero then I have now.