Otherwise, the LA145 and LA155 share the same features, including RIO (Reverse Implement Option) functionality and a translucent fuel tank with sight gauge.
The LA155's Extended Life Series 22-hp Briggs & Stratton V-twin engine offers a number of improvements over its standard counterpart, such as: an advanced debris management system, premium bearing package for improved durability and wear-resistant chrome-plated valve stems. Essentially, the Extended Life Series 22-hp Briggs & Stratton V-twin engine is more durable, fuel-efficient and powerful than non ELS engines. Meanwhile, the LA155's Reverse Implement Option allows it to mow while in reverse while a number of safety measures reduce the risks involved with reverse mowing. Also, its translucent fuel tank with sight gauge lets you check the LA155's fuel level at a glance.