the wife & I get our leaves mulched up with the LT 155's.. I own 3 of them.. all 3 have the Freedom 42 deck.. there is no grass chute on them..
The Freedom 42 deck was known to be THE BEST mulching deck there was. People said it even mulched wet grass excellently.
I had one for few months. I let my grass get overgrown between cuts so mulching is not for me.
It was perfect shape though. Bought for 306.00 in 2011 at 10.30PM one night sitting in a dusty shed. Only needed carb cleaned out.
Waxed it up and used for 2-3 months then sold for 700 or 750..can't remember.
Had another a guy listed on Craigslist as needing work. Would die out and starve for fuel sometimes. Listed at 350.00. I got there and he had a printed service manual and a STACK of receipts for 10 years of dealer services.
I paid him the 350 and got the heck out of there before he changed his mind.
Had to epoxy the hood hinge a little but all of hood fine.
Sold that one for 625.
Had one more, I think a LT166 got for under 300 and sold for 575.
A lot of people have no idea what other people are willing to pay for a good condition JD LT even at 10 years old.
Most who sell cheap didn't but it new and it was inherited or a gift for new house etc. They think of them same as a Murray or Craftsman.
This is how many things in life are. Knowing the market or what things are worth can make you or you give away lots of money.
I have a friend that still does the garage sale thing. He has learned a lot in the last 15 years and went through the whole storage locker craze.
He got a tall vase at a sale once for $8 that he sold on ebay for 360.
I just buy good condition Channel Locks, Vise Grips, Putty Knifes, Caulking guns, electric drills....etc.
People usually almost give the stuff away. If you buy few items they WILL give you a freebie lots of times. I don't mean asking either..They are like....ah for $20 you can have it all.
I bought a whole end cap of cleaners and Lubegard Power steering mostly but a few Red and Black, razor blase scrapers and drill bit driver bit sets from Parts America or maybe after they became Advance Auto.
The manager wanted t gone and sold me everything on the endcap for 20 or 25 bucks.
This was like 2000. I still have scrapers and drill bit sets. Used some Lubegard last month testing it on a galled blower motor bearing and gave one to my neighbor a while back when his F150 had a loud whine that might have been power steering.
Love me a deal!!!