2010 Craftsman YT3000 42 inch 22 hp Kohler Model 28934 Review

This review covers the YT 3000 with a single cylinder Kohler motor, 42 inch, and foot control hydro with cruise control.  If you want a larger deck or plan to install a snow thrower look at the other models.

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Read My Review Below These Specs:

Brand: Craftsman
Series: YT 3000
Model: 28934
Ca Model: none
Engine HP: 22
Engine Brand: Kohler

Cylinders: One

Transmission: Hydrostatic
Transmission Control: Foot Control with cruise
Mower Width: 42 inch
Blades: 2
Cutting Positions:  6
Gauge Wheels: 4
Washout port: Included
Blade Engagement: Manual
Turning Radius: 16 inches
Front Axle: Cast Iron – Grease-able
Rear Tires:  18 x 9.5
Seat: High-back
Slide Seat Adjust:  Easy Adjust Lever
Service Minder: None

Warranty: 2 year manufacture defects, 5 year frame and axle.  Optional 3 year Protection Plan that includes labor, trip charges and wear and tear.  (See Sears.com for details)

My Review:

This is the same tractor as the 28922 with a Kohler motor instead of a Briggs. This model features the new Craftsman style step through operator’s platform, pressurized lube engine with oil filter, and a 42 inch deck designed around the 46 inch Model 28924 Consumer Reports 2010 Best Buy.

The 28934 has the foot control hydro.  If you are new to mowers this is the new mower for you. (it drives more like your car) The foot control is easy to use and has a cruise control so you can set the mowing speed and then take your foot off the control.  If you are replacing your old Craftsman that had fender controls you should look at the 28922 fender control.

If you want a mower that will mow 1/2 to 2 acres well, handle a snow blade, and all the non-ground engaging attachments Sears offers, this is the mower in the Craftsman lineup that will do the job for you.  This tractor is heavy enough to handle hilly and rough lawns.  There are other mowers in the Craftsman lineup that will mow faster, or pull more, but this is a great all around mowing machine.  I personally like the Kohler motor.  As a commercial mowing contractor I have owned many Kohlers and they are just good, dependable engines.  Change the oil and filter every 50 hours and they will last longer than the mower itself.

I like the mid-size YT 3000 series.  I think they represent a good value and a machine that if taken care of properly will last you a long time.

These yard tractors are capable of pulling all the non-ground engaging attachments Sears offers including a snow blade.


The YT 3000 is heavy enough, but I recommend going to a twin cylinder motor (YT 4000)  if you want to attach a  snow thrower.   The Kohler has plenty of torque to handle the task, but you will wish you had bought a larger engine for snow throwing.

Final Thoughts:

Consumer Reports gave the 2010 46 inch model 28924 a best buy and Sears has designed this deck to mow as well.   There are very few negatives with this mower as long as you understand that it is a good quality mid-sized mower designed to mow lawns well.  I like this lawn mower for what it is designed for. At around $1500 on sale it is a very good value.

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