Any comments on rear vs side discharge decks? I'm looking at a 997 with a 60" rear discharge. From the pics the deck looks pretty solid. I mow a lot of rough/tall rural properties and when using a 3pt mower on my 2720 tractor I prefer a rear discharge as it doesn't plug up when mowing long grass.
However I seem to remember reading about someone that hated their rear discharge so much he swapped out to a side discharge. I've heard the back of the machine and engine compartment get really plugged up with grass as well.