13 best toy tractors & pedal tractors reviewed

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  July 9, 2021

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Is your son or daughter fascinated by grandfather's tractor? Does he always point to the tractors when they pass by?

Many children love to ride a tractor. You are high up and in the open air, very exciting!

But what if children could drive around the garden on their own tractor?

In this article I'll take a look at the best toy tractors, so that your child can choose one for himself. 

Best toy tractors

Most of you will probably think of a real pedal tractor, one you can sit on, when you are looking for a toy tractor.

Still, I have included a lot of choices for anyone looking for a fun toy.

Today there are tractors that are made for children.

A child tractor can be a child's first contact with a vehicle suitable for his or her size. It is something that will immediately spark the interest of children and something they may want to climb on right away.

A child can drive around with the tractor for hours, so that Mom and Dad can occasionally find a moment of peace.

But there are also nice toy tractors that your child can enjoy, indoors or outdoors. As with this one ..

In general, pedal tractors can be divided into three categories.

The smallest are designed for children aged 2 to 5 years, such as our top pick, this Rolly Toys Rollykid.

In this video from the German Stan you can see his son working on it:

The medium size is for children between 3 and 7 or 8 years and the large designs are for kids from 3 to 10 years.

The age of your child is certainly an important factor to take into account when you want to purchase such a toy tractor.

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Toy reviews & comparisons

Choose one that suits the child's abilities and that challenges the child to develop and move as well as possible.

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Overall best toy pedal tractor for toddlers: Rolly Toys rollyKid John Deere with trailer John deere pedal tractor with trailer
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Best front loader on a pedal tractor for preschoolers: Falk New Holland 3090Best front loader on a pedal tractor for toddlers: Falk New Holland 3090
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Best cheap pedal tractor for toddlers: Falk Claas Axos 340 walking tractorClaas Axos 340 walk tractor
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Best pedal tractor from 6 years old: Rolly Toys John Deere excavator with rubber pneumatic tiresBest toy excavator from John Deere: Rolly Toys Pedal tractor with front loader
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Small toy tractor: Tomy John Deere Hay Wagon with Animal SoundsTomy John deere small toy tractor with animals
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Best toy tractor for outside: Bruder Claas Nectis 02112Best toy tractor for outside: Bruder Claas Nectis
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Nicest toy tractor made of wood: Small Foot LeglerBest toy tractor made of wood: Small Foot Legler
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Nicest wooden play tractor kit: Wood trick Model buildingPlay tractor kit
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Best toy tractor for indoors: Playmobil Country Tractor with trailer 70131Best Playmobil Country tractor: Large tractor with trailer 70131
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Nicest RC tractor: SIKU 6882 Control Claas Axion 850Best RC tractor: SIKU 6882 Control Claas Axion 850
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Best Lego tractor: LEGO City Forest Tractor 60181Best Lego tractor: LEGO City Forest Tractor 60181
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Dear Little People tractor: Fisher-Price Animal Love TractorDear Little People tractor Fisher-Price Animal Love Tractor
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Cutest toy tractor for toddlers: Duplo tractor 10524

Best pedal tractors: classified by age

Overall best toy tractor for toddlers: Rolly Toys rollyKid John Deere with trailer

2 years

Overall best toy pedal tractor for toddlers: Rolly Toys rollyKid John Deere with trailer

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This green pedal tractor has a trailer and large tires. It is extremely suitable as a pedal vehicle when a child is ready to switch from walking car to pedal car.

The chain guard is shielded so that the tractor is safe to use. The product stimulates movement in children by means of the pedals.

It is a John Deere version, the tractor brand par excellence.

What makes the Rolly Toys rollyKid - Pedal Tractor with Trailer our favorite?

In addition to the friendly price for such a product, this is a tractor that is ideal for children who are going to make the switch from walking car to pedal car.

John deere pedal tractor with trailer

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Where they were used to moving around with dragging movements, children are challenged with this tractor to get started with the pedals.

That may seem like a complicated job for children at first, but practice makes perfect.

When kids have figured out how to use the pedals, they'll want to ride the tractor all day long.

The tractor is suitable for children between 2 and 5 years old.

The tractor has solid tires and comes with a trailer where children can store and transport their things.

Children will also feel useful when they can help mom and dad move objects or do odd jobs in the garden.

Children love to be active, especially outside! Read about more fun outdoor toys here.

The trailer that comes with the tractor can also be uncoupled if necessary. The hood of the tractor opens and the chain guard is hidden.

This makes playing with this Rolly Toys tractor 100% safe for children.

In addition, the tractor is robustly designed and can take a beating. It is also easy to assemble, so that a child can play with it immediately after purchase.

This pedal tractor is designed in Germany and is a toy that, according to the various customer reviews, has been very popular with the children who own this tractor.

This is also a perfect toy choice for us, because in addition to fun and movement, it also contributes to the development of every child.

The tractor is suitable for both boys and girls. Put a smile on your child's face with this cool tractor from Rolly Toys!

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Best front loader on a pedal tractor for toddlers: Falk New Holland 3090

3+ years

This blue tractor has a shovel at the front and a trailer at the back.

The product is of robust quality. The tractor has plastic wheels made of durable material and the black steering wheel has a horn.

The Falk 'Case' red pedal tractor incl. trailer and shovel is our second favorite pedal tractor and is a bit more expensive than our number one.

But there is also something to be said for that. The tractor has a beautiful red color with black steering wheel, large black tires and a black seat.

The shovel is also black and the tractor comes with a trailer.

Best front loader on a pedal tractor for toddlers: Falk New Holland 3090

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This toy is intended for children from 3 years old and can be loaded up to 50 kg. It is a sturdy tractor that children can play with safely. With this product, mom and dad can trust that their son or daughter can drive around the garden safely.

The wheels are made of plastic and wear-resistant and the steering wheel has a horn. The shovel can be put in different positions.

The trailer can also be uncoupled on this tractor.

The tractor, including shovel and trailer, is about 160 cm long and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

This means that in the summer you can drive around in the garden and when it rains you can also play with the tractor in the house (if the space inside allows this).

This New Holland tractor has a flashy blue color. With the large black tires it can carry a lot of weight, namely 50 kg.

The tractor comes with a trailer and has pedals.

In addition to Rolly Toys and Falk, New Holland also has children's tractors (see, for example, number five in the table above).

New Holland is a brand that, in addition to adult tractors, also thinks of the little ones among us who are fascinated by the beautiful, giant tractors.

Especially children who grow up in the countryside would like to learn about agriculture and everything that goes with it, so that they can later take over the beautiful profession of mom and dad with a lot of passion.

In order to pursue this dream, a child can start early on learning how to handle a smaller and simple version of a tractor.

With New Holland toys, a child can simulate the chores of a farmer or farmer's wife, for example by helping to work the land or transporting things in the trailer.

New Holland has designed various agricultural machines so that there is a wide choice for children.

Yet another has a shovel and trailer. Which one does your son or daughter like the most?

You can of course also choose color, if your child has a real favorite color.

Whichever tractor you buy from New Holland, quality is guaranteed. In addition, all products are robustly built and can take a beating.

A tractor or other New Holland toys is a great investment for the development and education of your child.

Toys that provide hours of fun and also lasts for years.

Customers who have purchased this tractor for their children have nothing but good words about it.

In the reviews it becomes clear that these toys are of good quality, offer endless fun for kids and have a nice design.

Because this tractor corresponds to reality in terms of design, a child learns at an early stage to use the shovel by, for example, shoveling sand and transporting things in the trailer.

Playing with this tractor brings so much more than just fun!

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Best cheap pedal tractor for toddlers: Falk Claas Axos 340 walking tractor

1,5 - 4 years

This walking tractor from Falk Claas is ideal for smaller children to learn how to walk. The tractor is green in color and has a horn on the steering wheel.

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The tractor can carry 30 kg.

Then there's this one for the little ones among us. When they are still too young to go out with a go-kart / pedal car, but already show an interest in all things tractor, then there is this carriage with all the associated development benefitsvoordelen (or walking tractor) from Falk.

Very cute and fun to give to children from 18 months.

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Best pedal tractor from 6 years old: Rolly Toys John Deere excavator with pneumatic rubber tires

6-8 jaar

The tractor is green and yellow in color and is equipped with a front loader and rubber wheels.

The tractor has solid tires and is really top of the line and also suitable for slightly older children.

Best pedal tractor from 6 years: Rolly Toys John Deere link with pneumatic rubber tires

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The hood can also be opened and you can adjust the seat. The trailer can be uncoupled if necessary.

If you have slightly older children and they are crazy about tractor toys, then this Rolly Toys John Deere pedal tractor is the tractor to have.

It has real rubber wheels and can switch and is big enough for children up to 8 years old.

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Best tractor toys

In addition to pedal tractors, there are also many people looking for a nice toy tractor. Just to play with, but not to sit on yourself.

Fun outdoor toys, with a loading tray to shovel sand into, or indoors to stimulate the imagination.

These are my favorite toy tractors:

Small tractor toy: Tomy John Deere Hay Wagon with Animal Sounds

Tomy John deere small toy tractor with animals

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One of the nicest toy tractors is this adorable animal sound set. Very nice for your little farmer-to-be.

The tractor has a trailer with which it pulls all the farm animals forward.

They can be taken out piece by piece and then put back in their own place.

If they are placed correctly and you press them, the animals will make a realistic sound; great for the animal knowledge of kids.

And even the farmer in front sings a song when you press him.

This little toy tractor is for sale here

Best toy tractor for outside: Bruder Claas Nectis 02112

Best toy tractor for outside: Bruder Claas Nectis

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Very sturdy tractor from Bruder. He's so sturdy that a child can even lean on and this tractor is also perfect for outdoor work that requires sand to be moved (that's the best kind of outdoor play, right?)

The front loader can be moved up and down and even the trailer body can tilt far.

Furthermore, the supplied trailer has a system with a support that you can fold out so that you can tip the trailer over and let your sand (or other toys) slide out.

We've looked at quite a few nice toy cars from Bruderbefore, that was among other things

In fact, all Bruder toys have always been made very realistic - with lots of details - and so is this toy tractor.

The front loader is very sturdy and that is because you can put heavy things in the tray. It does not fold down easily and is very stiff, so that is something to be aware of if you have a smaller child. After all, it takes some strength.

I haven't seen many tractors with wheels that can steer and this one can. The steering wheel is in the cabin by the passenger seat, but there is also a slide in the skylight that can be opened where you can put a steering wheel extension through the roof for easy play with it. A great detail!

This tractor can compete with both building and construction vehicles (also a nice article to read!) as with cars, but certainly also with farm animals.

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Best toy tractor made of wood: Small Foot Legler

Best toy tractor made of wood: Small Foot Legler

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This is a Small Foot Wooden Tractor and it is sustainably produced, it is also sustainable in terms of play:

the robust wood means that the next brothers or sisters can also play with it, it will probably even last for generations.

The cheerful tractor is suitable for children from the age of three and has huge and sturdy wheels. Also perfect for outdoors.

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Best wooden play tractor kit: Wood Trick Model building

Play tractor kit

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If you want a nice building kit with enough challenge and with which your child can also play afterwards, then you should take a look at this one from Wood Trick.

It is a complete kit with 401 parts that you can assemble without gluing.

So you can always take it apart and do it again.

It is quite a tough job; So either you have to help a lot so that they can play and drive with it afterwards, or you could give it as a present to children from 14 years old, to do it themselves and to learn a lot from it. 

The color is a natural wood color so it looks beautiful, but you can of course also paint it, which might make it even more challenging.

Wood Trick has many more of these types of building kits, all kinds of different designs are discussed. 

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Best toy indoor tractor: Playmobil Country Tractor with trailer 70131

Best toy indoor tractor: Playmobil Country Tractor with trailer 70131

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This is just a really fun playset and it's made to take everything in and to be able to transport around the farm.

A nice trailer with a tipper that your child can use in his fantasy game, especially when you also have more playmobil to use with it, also perfect with some 'play corn'.

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Playmobil vs Bruder tractors

Playmobil vs Bruder tractor size

Here you can see the Playmobil tractor next to Bruder's.

You see, they are about the same size. That doesn't make them suitable for the same age category if you think so.

Playmobil is really for slightly younger children. Although Bruder's tractor is also fun for younger children, you should always be a little careful with children under three.

With force, quite a few pieces can come loose and then be put in their mouths.

With the use of thicker pieces of plastic and larger parts, the Playmobil tractor is more suitable for smaller children, but on the other hand also a lot less realistic and more "toy-like".

Read here about Attune's Bruder vs Playmobil toys

Best RC tractor: SIKU 6882 Control Claas Axion 850

Best RC tractor: SIKU 6882 Control Claas Axion 850

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If you are looking for a good RC tractor, then you can't go wrong with Siku . tractors, and the Claas Axion is the most popular, due to its green and red wheels and its iconic look.

If you like Bruder's tractors, you'll love Siku. I always call it the little brother of the Bruder tractors, but more because they are 1:32 instead of 1:16 like most Bruder toy vehicles.

Just a size smaller, but with the same quality.

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Best Lego tractor: LEGO City Forest Tractor 60181

Best Lego tractor: LEGO City Forest Tractor 60181

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This forest tractor with its huge wheels, easily puts the fallen logs on the stand, so you can cut them to pieces with the cool chainsaw. The forester will then replant a young pine tree.

The tractor's arm has a movable grab to pick up the logs.

Watch this nice You Tube video:

Accessories that come with the tractor include a chainsaw, shovel, small fir tree and two logs.
This great toy is suitable for children from 5 to 12 years old and offers a lot of fun!

A beautiful building game where your child can let his imagination run wild.

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Best Little People tractor: Fisher-Price Animal Love Tractor

Dear Little People tractor Fisher-Price Animal Love Tractor

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This sturdy green tractor with trailer for the little ones - from 1 year old - comes with music, can say a number of phrases about the farm and make animal sounds.

There are push buttons on the tractor and you can also press the driver's seat to hear the sounds.

Here you can see it compared to the Playmobil tractor that I have discussed earlier on my list:

There are three friends who travel on the tractor and in the trailer: the farmer drives the tractor and the sheep and pig are in the back. You can also disconnect the trailer to play with the tractor alone.

Why do I like this tractor so much? While your child is driving the tractor, fun songs can be heard. Your little one also stimulates his gross motor skills while playing and after all, the farm theme is considered an educational theme as it stimulates the imagination of children. Furthermore, the tractor is solid and suitable for little fingers.

Good toys for toddlers, toddlers and preschoolers.

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Best toy tractor for toddlers: Duplo tractor 10524

Duplo Tractor with trailer

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Nice product to get into, also in terms of price. Handy to see if your children like it. Great for children who love the farm.

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More about the Rolly Toys brand

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Rolly Toys is a brand mainly known for the agricultural vehicles they design for children.

The products of this brand ensure that children from an early age can become acquainted with life in the countryside and with the accessories of a farmer or farmer's wife.

The smaller children could first use of this walking tractor.

This one has rubber wheels, allowing the toy to be used both outdoors and indoors.

When the child gets a little older, he can switch to the pedal pullers.

The Rolly Toys products ensure that children always keep on moving.

Rolly Toys has even made a series based on real tractors, for example John Deere or New Holland (see also our numbers three and five in the table above).

In addition to tractors, this brand also designs excavators that children can play with in the sandbox (like this one reviewed here).

Rolly Toys makes children's toys that are almost indistinguishable from reality in terms of design!

Children learn everything about work life in a playful way. From red, yellow, green and blue tractors to beautiful large cranes.

You can also buy trailers separately, trailers, but also other accessories to work the land.

They also design bicycles at Rolly Toys and steps. In short: Rolly Toys ensures that children always keep moving, and that in an extremely pleasant and safe way!

More about Falk's children's toys

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The Falk brand originates in France and was founded in the year 1947. The brand is considered one of the best toy brands for children.

Falk is actually the big competitor of the German Rolly Toys, the brand of our favorite pedal tractor. 

Falk is known for the trolleys they design, all in the safest possible way.

Over the years, Falk's products have become increasingly popular and the brand dominates the toy market today.

Falk turns little boys into racing drivers and lovely girls into princesses by letting them ride around in a carriage.

Falk ensures that a child is playing wonderfully and at the same time unconsciously learns a lot.

The development of motor skills and thinking are important for every child and with his toys Falk tries to develop and stimulate these kinds of skills.

Falk is therefore aimed at raising children in a playful way, where mom and dad don't have to be there all the time.

Children will never get bored with the fun toys from Falk.

The smallest pedal tractor of this brand is intended for children between 2 and 5 years and a slightly larger model is available for children aged 3 to 7.

Separate trailers are also for sale to make the tractors extra fun or to expand.

All Falk toys are of first-class quality that can be enjoyed for years to come.

The products come with a one-year manufacturer's warranty as standard. Falk is a brand you can rely on when it comes to educational and fun toys for your child!

What should you consider when buying a pedal tractor?

These children's tractors are of course designed without an electric motor, but are very similar in design to reality. 

You can even buy these children's tractors with a trailer and/or shovel, so the kids can help with gardening.

That makes playing with such a children's tractor extra fun!

Children's tractors are popular toys and besides the fun aspect they also play an important role in development.

Pedaling the pedals and steering at the same time are actions that can be experienced as rather difficult by children in the beginning.

However, children will quickly learn these movements. Once they get the hang of it, they won't be able to get rid of it!

Different types and sizes of stair tractors

Children's tractors are available in various types. You can opt for a pedal tractor where the child has to pedal himself to set the tractor in motion.

There are also walking tractors for the smaller children where they can reach the ground with their feet while sitting on the tractor and can move with dragging movements.

What is the best pedal tractor?

Are you looking for such a nice children's tractor? Maybe for your own son or daughter, or as a gift for another child?

It is not always an easy task to find a fun and original birthday present for a child.

A toy tractor is an example of a beautiful gift that a child is guaranteed to enjoy and is suitable for both small and slightly older children.

It is useful to know all the ins and outs of these types of toys when purchasing and to compare various products in terms of price, design, colors, safety, etc.

It may also be useful to know which children's tractors are considered as good products by satisfied customers, that children can play with in an extremely safe way.

However, we also know how time-consuming it can be to view and compare the dozens of options.

In addition, you can sometimes get lost in the many options and no longer see the forest for the trees.

How we chose pedal tractors

We have taken the time to compare the children's tractors that can be found on the current market.

We are happy to help you on your way by highlighting the best options for you.

We will also further explain our two favorite toy tractors for children with all the important information and details.

See above in this article the table with our top 5 toy tractors for children.

The tractor that deserves our number one is the Rolly Toys rollyKid - Pedal tractor with trailer.

We have named it as a favorite, mainly because of the price and play options that you get in return as a child.

This tractor has pedals, so that a child can propel himself by means of bicycle movements.

A child is thus stimulated to move in a playful way.

The tractor resembles a real tractor because of the green color with black details, and because of the trailer that you get with purchase.

We are sure this tractor will appeal to children who have an affinity with these types of vehicles!

Another tractor that we like for children is the Falk 'Case' red pedal tractor incl. Trailer and shovel.

This is our number two favorite and is of a slightly different budget than our number one. However, we believe that this tractor is well worth the money.

The tractor is red in color and has a trailer and shovel.

With this tractor every child can help with chores in the garden by loading the trailer and shoveling sand with the shovel.

That is of course very useful for mom and dad!

This tractor also has pedals, so a child can keep moving, while playing outside in the garden.

Conclusion

In short: a children's tractor is a promising toy that is guaranteed to make every child happy.

Let a child get used to exercise from an early age, he will benefit greatly later!

Children love to drive around in vehicles from an early age. Read more here about the fun DUPLO buses for your little one!

Finally, a few fun facts about tractors

Did you know..

... it is legal in the US for 12-year-olds to do simple tractor work on their parents' farm and 16-year-olds to be allowed to drive tractors on public roads?

... a tractor is called a tractor because of the Latin word 'trahere', which means 'to pull'?

... tractors are used to pull all kinds of agricultural implements for plowing the soil, planting, cultivating, fertilizing and harvesting crops? They can of course also be used for transporting materials.

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Speelkeuze.nl is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child, he came into contact with everything around games when his mother started the Tin Soldier in Ede. Since 2016, he and his team have been creating helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.