2009 Craftsman Revolution Model 28933 – Zero Turn Tractor Review

This tractor has been discontinued. I suggest you look at the Husqvarna 42 inch zero-turn as a better choice!

Craftsman Zero Turn Tractor – Revolution

Sears item# 07128933000 Mfr. model# 28933

Craftsman Revolution

Craftsman Revolution


Sears likes to make mowers for every customer and new for 2009 is the Craftsman Revolution.  The Revolution is a new concept in zero-turn tractors that makes the zero turn mower practical for the normal homeowner.  Normal zero-turns take some training and practice to use on your lawn without damaging the lawn.  The new Craftsman Revolution tractor allows you to turn the mower inside it’s own length without divoting the lawn.

I went to the Sears website to look at the reviews and I came across the following.

“Now, I’ll admit … I was a bit worried about purchasing a product such as this brand new on the market. I had seen last year a very similar model offered by Cub Cadet, but decided against purchasing it largely because I’ve had my own issues with the Home Depot maintenance service. The capabilities of this product are endless, considering that I have been able to use both ground engaging attachments, such as my disc harrows, and been able to turn on a dime to avoid the bushes and lawn ornaments the wife likes to keep around. A couple things to note … The transmission system seems like it would be awkward, but it is quick and efficient. Transitioning from a straight drive to a quick 180′ turn takes little effort beyond slowing down. I did some extra research and discovered the deck is all 10gauge steel, and the nuts and bolts run at an 8 gauge, just slightly less then stainless. I was really astounded in the end by the value of the product. I did purchase the maintenance, and it did set me back, but I’m confident it will be worth it. The salesman mentioned that everything, spare the belts and blades, was covered for that full three years, and if the tractor makes it past that, I can’t see it having any issues in the long run. Great buy, though expensive … It will be will worth it.”

The Craftsman Revolution is similar to but not the same as the Cub Cadet iSeries ZTT® 42.   The Revolution has a more powerful 22 hp Briggs & Stratton Platinum V-Twin Engine.  A big advantage of the Revolution over the Cub Cadet is it comes with the Sears support.  No matter where you live in the United States you can receive at home service on your new Revolution Zero Turn Lawn Tractor.  You don’t need to haul it to a dealer,  just call 1-800-4MY-HOME and Sears will come right to your home and repair or service you lawn tractor.


22 hp Engine, 42 inch deck,  heavy-duty twin hydrostatic transmission.  This transmission is not a twin hydro like the Sears literature states.  It is an Infinitrak system that is very different from hydrostatic transmissions.   You can go to http://www.infinitrak.com/  to learn more about this revolutionary transmission.  Ground drive CVT systems like the Infinitrak  (Infinitrac), NuVinci, and the automatic on the Model 28908 are going to positively change the way we mow lawns.

Deluxe seat with arm rests, large tires, steering grease zerks. Comes with a free grease gun to lube the steering.


4 anti-scalp wheels, cruise control, electric PTO clutch, large platform, easy on and off the tractor.


This mower will mow faster than any other 42 to 46 inch lawn tractor.  If you have 1-2 acres or more of lawn with lots of  obstacles and don’t want to spend the extra money for a commercial zero turn mower this is a good choice.

The 22 hp motor is large enough to mow at full speed under most conditions.

There is no learning curve like a zero-turn mower.  It is much easier to drive and more comfortable than the residential zero-turns.

This is also a lawn tractor and is capable of pulling all the non-ground engaging attachments Sears offers.

This lawn tractor is surprisingly maneuverable. It’s zero turning radius and 42-inch deck allow it to get around trees and shrubs very easily, thereby eliminating the need for a lot of trimming.


This lawn tractor will zero-turn but is not a true zero-turn mower.  It will save you a lot of time over using a conventional lawn tractor, but it is not quite as fast in the turns as a true zero-turn lawn mower.

42 inch deck.  The deck size and mowing speed are suited for lawns less than 2 acres. (See “Mower Productivity Chart” tab at the top of this page)

Not as agile as a true commercial zero-turn.  Yes it will mow faster than a lawn tractor, but if you have a lot of landscaping, a large lawn, or many trees and obstacles to mow around a good zero-turn.

Having had my own lawn maintenance company I know how much damage you can do with a commercial zero-turn if you are not trained properly in it’s use.  I have had workers tear up trees, wreck lawn furniture, and even knock down fences using commercial zero turn mowers.  This is an excellent alternative to a true zero turn mower. It allows you to have all the benefits of a lawn tractor and a zero-turn all rolled into one mower.

One of the reviews on the Sears website states excessive transmission whine.  This is not a common problem for this type of mower and is usually a symptom of a tranny going bad.  I hope the new owners are working with Sears to get the problem fixed.  (Sears has a good track record of fixing the problem or getting you a new machine if they can’t fix it right away)  Because this is a new mower for Sears I would strongly suggest you purchase the optional  3YR In-Home Repair Protection Agreement.  This plan will not only fix warranty problems with the mower but takes care of wear and tear on the machine.  History shows that if you purchase this optional service plan Sears REALLY takes care of you.  If you are not mechanically inclined, don’t like to work on mowers, or just want to spend time with your family instead of servicing and repairing you lawn mower this is a good value for you.


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