Craftsman YT 4000 Model 28925 24 HP 42 inch 6 Speed Yard Tractor Review

This Tractor has been replaced with a Turn-Tight Version.  Go here to read my review: Craftsman-42-in-24 hp 6 speed gear drive Model 25023

Craftsman YT 4000 Model 28925 24 HP 42 inch 6 Speed Yard Tractor Review

You can read my review of the 2010 version here:2010 Model 28925 Review

Craftsman YT 4000 Model 28925

Craftsman YT 4000 Model 28925

Craftsman has simplified the model numbers this year and the YT4000 series only come with Briggs & Stratton 24 hp Platinum V twin engines.  The model 28925 features a 6 speed transmission, the new Craftsman style, step through operator’s platform, 24 hp V-twin engine, and a 42 inch deck redesigned around the 46 inch Model 28724 Consumer Reports 2008 Best Buy.

If you want a decent mower that will mow 1 to 2 acres lawns well and and handle a snow thrower well this is the cheapest mower in the Craftsman lineup that I would recommend for you.


Six speed transmission

24 hp V-twin Briggs & Stratton Platinum Series Full Pressure Engine with oil filter.  This mower is is incorrectly listed on the website as 22 hp.  It is actually a 24 hp.

42 inch precision cut with 4 gauge wheels.  Spring loaded deck lift system.  Washout port on deck.

Cast iron front axle.

High-back seat with automotive type slide seat system

2 year warranty (manufacture defects only), 5 year frame/front axle, optional 3 yr Protection Agreement (covers all of the lawn tractor including wear and tear, labor, and attachments bought with the mower)



I like the mid-size YT 4000 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 handling all the non-ground engaging attachments Sears offers including a snow blade and snow thrower.


The YT 4000 is powerful enough if you want to attach a snow thrower, but it is not a garden tractor and is not designed to handle ground engaging attachments.   Most homeowners don’t use attachments like pull-behind tillers, plows and the YT4000 will be just the right size.  The GT 5000 garden tractors will handle a snow thrower better than this one, they are almost twice the cost.

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. It is capable of pulling a wide range of attachments.

After you use your new mower for a while, come back and tell us how well you like your Craftsman YT 4000 Six-speed!

Craftsman YT 4000 Model 28925 24 HP 42 inch 6 Speed Yard Tractor Review

Sears item# 07128925000 Mfr. model# 28925 

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10 Comments on "Craftsman YT 4000 Model 28925 24 HP 42 inch 6 Speed Yard Tractor Review"

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Question… I bought a 2010 YT4000 last year witht he 3 year protection plan but when I call sears, they tell me it doesn’t cover wear and tear as you have listed above…. is there a secret code word or something…. I have had nothing but problems with my tractor since I got it. Sear has been little to no help except for the repair man showing up (3 times so far). Can you offer some direction on this as I think my deck is WAY out of wack and everytime I attempt to realign, it just gets worse….. Thanks!!
John J Tansey
I havejust purchased craftsman YT4000 riding lawqn mower. Our church originally had an old craftsman riding lawn mower and it was getting too old for the job so I had bought a new craftsman riding lawn mower for them. The first one lasted about 11yrs.The last we bought about 6yrs ago and is still being used. Our personal lawn mower(yard man)we have had is about 5yrs old and is starting to give us trouble.Sears had a good deal on riding lawn mowers this memorial day. Our grass area about 2 acres and hilly,bumpy and screwy. I was determined to stay… Read more »
Hi all, I am thinking about buying a YT4000 model 28925. I am looking to replace my 12 year old Ariens mower. My old mower is 13.5 HP and it has a 40 inch deck. I am sure with a 24 HP motor and a 42 inch deck I should be very happy with the power of the unit. I have always used hydro drive mowers but, I am thinking that the 6 speed tranny will hold up better to the hilly lawn and the use of a cart I pull behind the mower. Can any one share an opinion… Read more »

Thanks for the info/links.Gator blades,I have them on my old Lowes mower,great blades. Will let you know what I get when I make up my feeble mind.

Thanks much


Thanks Paul.
Might as well pick one up rather than pay delivery. I am thinking strongly about getting the PYT 9000 model 28970. On your review you give the mulch kit as 33742. Cant find it on sears site. Number wrong? Any other sales coming up?
If picked up how much will the store put together?

Thanks much


NOTE: If you have the mower delivered it will have the deck attached. New for 2009, if you have gas available, the delivery guys will also start the mower and show you how to use it.

In Columbia MO. the salesman states this is only done in bigger cities,St.Louis,etc.

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