This is the first round of cleanups I've been doing with a Kubota ZD28, 60" prodeck. Now, this has SOMETHING to do with it, because it has a 4-5" deep deck, BUT, my other observation went something like this. I'm just starting my cleanups here in MN, mostly because every day for the last 2 weeks we've either had drizzle or flat out rain, and I've been waiting for things to dry out. Well, they haven't, it's raining again right now, even though the NWS says it's supposed to be mostly sunny right now, guess they're all in line trying to vote. Anyways, back to my observation. Most of my lawns now are 4-5" tall, with the leaves imbedded in the grass, since I haven't mowed since the first of October. Everyone is on contract, and I've already been paid by everyone to mow and clean-up. They all know that I wait until at least the 20th of October to start cleanups, since there's no use before that. Making a long post longer, what I noticed today was, with the grass being as long as it is, there's no blowout from under the front of the deck. The grass that you're cutting into holds everything in. When I'd run over an area that was already cut, then there'd be some blowout. I just post this, for you guys that cut every week right up until you start cleaning up, then wonder what you could do about the blowout from the front of your deck. Maybe next year trying missing a week before you start doing your cleanups, or two, then the grass might just hold all that mess under your deck better. Again, if you're being paid per cut, you're probably going to want the money, but if you're on contract, just something I'd point out.