it doesn't really matter whether you call it a "tractor", a "lawn tractor" or a "riding mower". It was a JD E170 "riding mower".. with a 146Supply sticker on the back. Both Lowes.com and 146Supply.com list it for $2449. Now is it the same item? 2019 John Deere E170 for sale in Millbury, MA. 146 Supply Center Inc. Millbury, MA (800)-244-0146 https://www.lowes.com/pd/John-Deere...ing-Capability-Kit-Sold-Separately/1000368419 The question at hand is if you buy the same item at the dealer vs big box are you getting a different/better item. Based on what I found.. I would say "no difference" at least with the JD models at Lowes.