My new HYA doesn't seem to have as much suction as my old HR215SXA (same deck height). Is there a higher lift blade available from Honda or an aftermarket supplier? I have magnolia trees in my lawn and the new mower doesn't pick them up very well.
I've used my new mower 3 times now and it definitely doesn't pick up my magnolia leaves as well as my old single blade Honda. Is there anything to be gained by going to a single blade and discarding the upper blade? I never mulch; just bag everything. If I remove the upper blade, do I need to install a spacer to keep the blade bolts from bottoming out before they secure the single lower blade?