Well, after all the clumping "issues" Ive reported about the deck, I will give it credit for cutting long stuff like this. Its a great deck and machine for this kind of stuff. I have quite a few lawns like this at the moment due to all the rain. This was 4 weeks growth cut at 3.5" and triple cut ie, from right to left, make a pass throwing clipping onto previously cut grass, come back over that pass, then let dry out mowing other areas then come back and re do normally. I think it came up pretty well all things considered and loved having an hourly rate on this one. The truth though will raise its ugly head when I go back next week to clean it up properly cutting at 2.5 to 3" but for now, Im glad I have the machine!