I originally posted this video last Feb. The tractor and snow blower are not going to change for 2011 so I am just going to update the article and let you make your own decision if this is the best tractor for you.
Like everyone else the Midwest got hit pretty hard with snow last February. 20 inches of snow, 60 mph winds.
Here is a video from Beloit, WI of a 30 hp Craftsman Premium Model 28985 blowing snow.
This tractor is being reintroduced as the 2012 CTX 9500 54 in 30 hp. Feel free to read this review and then go to my 2012 review to see the latest rendition of this great tractor! 2012 Craftsman CTX9500 54 in 30 hp Premium Tractor Review
30 HP Snow Blower
The owner of this tractor likes to compare the Craftsman to the Simplicity Prestige. They are very similar with two exceptions. The Craftsman has a 30 hp motor and comes with a 54 inch deck installed. The Craftsman is priced about $1400 less for the tractor and 54 inch deck.
Here are three other articles over on TodaysMower on this new Tractor from Sears
Todaysmower.com 30-hp-craftsman-garden-tractor First Look 28985/
Todaysmower.com 30-hp-craftsman-snow-thrower-for 28985/
Todaysmower.com/ craftsman-30-hp-garden-tractor Video Walk Around/