Yea I textbook mow pretty much. Throttle down to hit the button to engage. Throttle up to the yellow gear display (3100-3150) and mow. Feels like plenty of power to mow my stuff. Iím on a level lot, and mow regularly, so not much of a hassle for my 60D. Iím still getting all the rocks and roots out of my yard, and clearing other areas and planting seed, so my blades look like a failed knife on Forged in Fire. They would ask me to leave the forge....anyhoo, recommended rpm works for me. Also, keep those pulleys greased.