The Detroit Auto Show for the first time has allowed a tractor to be displayed at North America's largest auto show.

In the words of famous rapper Ice-T, "There goes the neighborhood".

The Detroit Auto Show for the first time has allowed a tractor to be displayed at North America's largest auto show.

Despite our disgust, we're compelled to report this new piece of hardware known as the Craftsman CTX tractor features automatic traction control, EFM electronic fuel management (w/o carburetor), electronic cutting height adjustment, and quick deck removal for easier maintenance.

Under the hood, the CTX tractor packs a 30 hp (23 kW) Briggs & Stratton engine that delivers 8 mph (13 km/h) top speed going forward while reverse can reach 3 mph (5 km/h). 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 (137 cm) deck lets you tackle large areas of grass and an 18-inch (46 cm) turning radius lets you maneuver through tight spots. But perhaps the biggest features, if tractors are your thing, include 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 will be available at all Sears stores in two yard and garden models ranging in price from $3,000 to $6,500 next month.

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Craftsman announces first tractor ever to debut at Detroit Auto Show