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#1 Misterbear OFFLINE  

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 02:24 PM

Seen this article and thought I'd share:

Craftsman Briging 'Luxury' Tractor to Detroit Auto Show

In a town where the cars are the stars, a tractor with a top speed of 8-miles-per-hour is ready for its closeup.
Equipped with cupholders, power steering and other fancy trappings , a new line of premium riding lawn mowers from Sears Holdings Corp's Craftsman division will debut next month at the Detroit auto show.
It's rare for a non-automobile company to use the show as a launch pad for vehicles not sold at a car dealership, but Craftsman hopes the early January debut can turn car buffs on to a new generation of tractors that come with more advanced technology.

"A lot of people, when they think about mowing, they think about using the tractor as a chore," Craftsman General Manager Kris Malkoski said in an interview on Thursday. "This is a premium tractor -- more of a luxury."
Priced between $3,000 and $6,500, Craftsman's new CTX lineup carry price tags that are as much as double that of more economic mowers.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 02:35 PM

Haven't read about them yet but am wondering if they'll be just a bunch of dinging bells and flashing lights or will they have the strength and longevity of older garden tractors. From what I have read they are just fluffed up lawn mowers.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 06:33 PM

Nice looking tractor, but it's still not built like my SS12 :D

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 06:42 PM

However, for half the price, you can get almost the same unit in their professional grade without the PS and hydraulic lift, the cheaper one is rated for 2" bigger deck and 2 more Hp.

Edited by MH81, December 28, 2011 - 06:47 PM.


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Posted December 29, 2011 - 02:19 AM

dont think ill be trading my 59 suburban in for one of those. I can still hold my beer between my legs, and im sure the old ones will out last the new by 50yrs or more.

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Posted January 04, 2012 - 07:56 AM

Interesting article... Still wont outlast my Bolens though




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