Two mowers that look alike can have very different price tags. The model on the left, for example, costs $2,300 more than the one on the right. So what do you get when you spend more on a tractor? Count on a larger cutting deck with “gauge wheels” that reduce “scalping” when the tractor hits a low spot. And the loaded models have a power deck lift (as opposed to a manual lever lift). Most high-end models come with power steering, and some even include a tilt-wheel feature for added comfort.