Craftsman YT 4000 Model 28928 24 HP 46 inch Yard Tractor Review

 Craftsman YT 4000 Model 28928 24HP 46 inch Yard Tractor Review

Sears item# 07128928000 Mfr. model# 28928

The Model 28928 is the same tractor as the 28927 with a 46 inch  deck.

Ctaftsman YT 4000 Model 28928 24 hp with 46 inch deck

Ctaftsman YT 4000 Model 28928 24 hp with 46 inch deck

The YT4000 model 28928 comes with the Briggs & Stratton 24 hp Platinum V twin engine. It features the 46 inch deck that was a Consumer Reports 2008 Best Buy.   The 46 inch deck is vented on the top to allow more air into the deck allowing the airflow of the cutting blades to stand the grass up better.  This is the best cutting deck I know of in a consumer mower.

The deck is a little larger than a 42 inch deck and you can get your mowing done a little faster.  The 24 hp motor has plenty of power to handle the extra width.  If you want a decent mower that will mow 2 or more acres lawns well and can handle a snow thrower well this is one of the best mowers in the Craftsman lineup.


Hydrostatic Transmission with Foot Control

24 hp V-twin Briggs & Stratton Platinum Series Full Pressure Engine with oil filter.

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

Cast iron front axle.

High-back seat with automotive style adjustable 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, but they are almost twice the cost.

Be aware that Craftsman has the largest selection of 42 inch decks because they will easily fit in the back of a pickup.  The 46 inch deck on the model 28928 is too wide to fit between the wheel wells of your pickup.  (cutting width plus deck edge is more than 48 inches)

There are very few negatives with this mower as long as you understand that it is a good quality mid-sized riding lawn 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 but is not designed for ground engaging attachments.

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

Craftsman YT 4000 Model 28928 24HP 46 inch Yard Tractor Review

Sears item# 07128928000 Mfr. model# 28928

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  1. Anthony DeRosa October 23, 2009

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