Mower with tax cost $9K. Does a lousy job of mowing. Ordered it with a "mulching" kit installed. Had to remove the kit for the mower to cut at all ($200 out the window).
Mower leaves jagged cut with uneven level across width of cut (blades are sharp). Has so much power the rear wheels tear up turf when making turns. Quit using the mower near house because it tears up sod so badly and leaves heavy wind rows. Mow near the house now with an old, ten year old Toro which does a nice clean, even cut.
Has plenty of power for steep slopes not near the house where quality of the cut is not so noticeable. Stuck with this mower, but would never buy another one.