Jay12, Mower is completely serviced and ready to work. I'll figure out the price for both decks and get that to you. Armsden, Generally speaking, to a point the more weight out front, the better it will do on hills. 52 belt drive is awesome. It has higher tip speed that the gear driven side discharge decks and with the mulching double blades from the mulch kit run without the mulching baffles there is nothing of any length coming out the discharge. Very nice cut. On the 52" GHS, it will typically only clog if the operator is trying to push it to fast in the early morning dew. Really isn't a significant issue though. The reverse rotation of the the blades on this deck act to cut the grass finer before entering the blower, thus packing more into the hopper before having to dump. We liked it because we could run the same stripes bagging or side discharging.