This is a great mower if you don't let your grass grow above 6", because it will mulch the shorter grass height with no problem. If it rains frequently, and the grass grows 1/2" per day, and you don't have time to obsess over cutting your grass, then you will see grass cutting problems with this mower. When I cut grass at 2 or 3, the grass always clumps in the grass discharge chute and blocks it, no matter if I leave it wide open ( Yes, I rigged the back flap to stay up, and no, the mulching plug is not inserted in the grass chute ). When I called EGO support, they recommended spraying the grass discharge chute with Armortek lubricant spray. Unless this is Miracletek lubricant, I don't expect much improvement. Works great as long as the grass is short, but for $500+ this mower should have better tall grass performance. If I mow at the higher mower deck elevations, the mower does not stall and die as much, but what a waste of time for a motor with the torque and power specifications as this one. The grass discharge chute is a major design flaw, and this mower would be almost perfect if it could discharge the volume of grass that it can cut.