Ground is saturated from recent rain but leaves are somewhat dry having fallen from the last wind and rain. Been living here 38 years and leaf cleanup this year is more difficult than ever. Wish I had a four wheel drive lawn tractor for these conditions as an Agrifab leaf vac is being pulled by my GX345. Have not used it much this year as we acquired a Zero turn to mow with. Started using it since it has a bagger attachment but found it useless in the mud. The old GX345 did great, never got stuck.