I just got me a brand new Toro Z-453 23hp Kaw with 52" deck -- just wondering what your favorite fall blades are for this deck (mulch or side discharge) and what setting you have your baffle set for. I have the mulch kit on now and I'm using the standard recycler blades -- they turn the grass almost to powder but it takes a couple passes to really chew up the leaves at 3 1/4", and they're not that thick yet. I'm wondering if the Atomics or Gators would do a better job on the leaves. Thanks guys. BTW, damnn that's a nice mower.