This is my first post to this site but have been lurking for a while - great group of guys here and lot of info. Based on some of the opinions found here I bought a used 2005 Scag 36" belt drive with the advantage deck. It came with a steel grass catcher and high lift blades but up until yesterday I had only used the mulch plate and scag mulch blades. So yesterday I tried out the catcher and all I can say what a poor design! The whole time I was using it I had small grass clippings blowing in my face! I couldn't't really tell if it was because the catcher is made of perforated steel or if it was because the exhaust blows right on the catcher (this would be my guess as to the cause.) By the time I was done the mower and myself were covered in grass clippings. My question would be is this normal? Has anyone redirected the exhaust or maybe put something over the side of the catcher to keep the exhaust from blowing the clippings out of the catcher? Thanks for any help!