I picked up a great running MW today with a cast iron Briggs engine, it runs like a top, the trans and controls all work great.
The deck however may be too far gone. Every last pivot point is worn almost through, the deck pan itself is rusted through nearly everywhere with chunks of diamond plate and bed frame welded all over to hold it together.
Its sags from the hanging points right now, so much so that when lifted, the surrounding sheetmetal hits the top of the blades, there's a huge gash worn on the front upper portion where the blade has cut through the rusty metal.
The spindles all work, but are a bit noisey. This deck measures 51" measured from the farthest reach of each outer blade, so I'm thinking its supposed to be a 48" cut due to the angle of the deck.
Without any other attachments, its most likely going to end up as a motor donor for something else if I can't find a decent deck for this, right now I got the deck sort of fixed in place with a few cable ties so I could run it and test the deck. There's so much slop in the rods that lift the deck that the front of the deck barely moves off the ground, and I had to shorten up the chains to one link to get the back deck wheels to clear the ground. The deck pulleys aren't much better, the middle and left pulley have rust holes in them. The rest of the machine doesn't show the kind of wear the deck does though.