Picked up this LA 165 from a lumberyard I do a lot of business with for $300. It needed the steering replaced.
It had 1 gray replacement wheel on it and it needed a battery as it's been sitting for a couple years. It's pretty clear this thing has not been greased much. The deck spindles have some slop in them, and the front wheels/spindles have some play as well. Oh well, at least parts are cheap and it seems to run good on 2 year old gas.
It needs a new belt yet, and someone put a dinky little c-clip on the wheel I painted, so that will need to be replaced.