The Craftsman brand will showcase its new CTX tractor series in the concourse at the 2012 North American International Auto Show. It is claimed to be the first tractor ever to be at the Detroit event.
According to the company, the CTX tractor is fully loaded with automotive-inspired features that help homeowners achieve an unbelievable cut for their lawn and conquer their landscaping needs.
With design elements like automatic traction control, electronic fuel management (EFM), electronic cutting height adjustment and quick deck removal, the Craftsman CTX tractor has the ability to take on challenges of any type of terrain, the company claims.
“We are launching this new line of Craftsman tractors because homeowners with larger lawns and more rugged terrains want a durable, high-performance tractor mower to help them maintain a beautiful lawn,” said Kris Malkoski, vice president and general manager of the Craftsman brand.[ ADVERTISEMENT: RMN Company – Connecting Communities ]
Under the hood, the CTX tractor packs a 30-horsepower Briggs & Stratton engine that delivers 8.0 mile per hour top forward speed and 3.0 reverse speed. A heavy-duty welded frame and a cast iron axle give it the strength and ruggedness to be a total lawn and garden workhorse. A 54-inch deck lets you tackle large areas of grass and an 18-inch turning radius lets you maneuver through tight spots.
No vehicle would be complete without cruise control, full digital instrumentation with color-coded controls, power steering, soft-grip tilt steering wheel, consol with a cup holder and 12-volt adapter. The Craftsman CTX tractor, which stands for “Craftsman Tractor Experience,” has it all.
The Craftsman CTX tractor series will be available in February 2012 at Sears stores in the U.S. Two yard tractor and two garden tractor models will be available, ranging in price from $2,999.99 to $6,499.99. Attachments are sold separately.
The 2012 North American International Auto Show runs from Jan. 9-22, 2012 at the COBO Center in Detroit.