I have searched and read information regarding proper mowing techniques and stripping but still have a question regarding quality of cut. I have a 48" Scag Belt Drive Walk behind. I am new to this device this season but I feel I have the functionality of it pretty well at hand. Nice machine for a first. When I mow the quality of the cut appears so that the left (opposite of discharge) side seems to yield a lower or browner strip than the right side. I usually mow at 2 and sometimes three with my larger lawns. I have checked that rear tire pressure and I keep them at 14. I have meausred mowing deck distance and it seems ok. If there is anyone familiar with the Scag 48" and have any advice I would appreciate it.