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BIG Power Worker Maxi Loader reviewed

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There are so many ways to go with this fun digging toy for them to sit on

There are those kids who simply can't get enough of excavators, cranes and other construction toys. For those kinds of children there is the BIG Power Worker Maxi Loader.

Big power worker maxi loader reviewed

In this article I take a closer look at it.

Best toy digger to sit on
BIG Power Worker Maxi Loader
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9.0
Toy score
To dig
3.9
Replayable
4.7
Sustainability
4.9
Best for
  • Super sturdy
  • Sliding valve stays in place when you drive
Less good
  • You can't send
  • Slide valve is very stiff and difficult for 2 year olds

Let's take a look at the specs first:

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Specifications

  • Age: 3 to 4 years (from 2 is possible but is very big)
  • Wheels: Plastic
  • Material: Plastic

What is the BIG Power Worker Maxi Loader?

The BIG Power Worker Maxi Loader is a large excavator that a child can ride on.

The excavator arm is controlled with 2 handles on either side to move the valve up and down and the excavator arm itself can also move up and down.

This way you can pick up objects or dig in sand.

The Power Worker is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and the wheels can be removed for cleaning if you want to use it indoors again.

Also read: these are the best outdoor toy cars

What makes the BIG Power Worker Maxi Loader fun?

It is a sturdy construction that your child will certainly not sink through. My son was 2 when he got it and could just barely reach the ground but thought it was absolutely beautiful.

So cute with those little legs, but it is recommended on its own from 3 to 6 years old. But here at home it went fine with 2.

6 years is really too old for this. Our 5-year-old boy next door also babysat it, but he didn't really like it anymore.

The ideal age to give is 2 years and so they can still play with it up to 4 years.

So you can ride it, and use your hands to control the slide valve that can be raised and lowered, and the valve itself can also tilt.

For example, you can skim something, such as sand, from the ground, lift it to a reasonable height and then fold it down and dump it into a box or container, for example. 

In any case, my son was still much too young for the tilting of the slide valve, but that didn't spoil the fun.

Scrolling is quite smooth. That is both useful, because that way the valve stays up when you drive, but also frustrating for children aged 2 years.

Very nice toys so and especially for children who are crazy about construction machines.

We've used it for over 2 years now and it's still going strong, even after playing outside in the sand.

No visible cracks or other cracks. Really solid build quality, but this will probably be the last season he will use it.

Because of the quality, we can then pass it on to friends with a younger child, or you can possibly buy it for quite a few brothers and sisters.

Best outdoor excavator

BIGPower Worker Maxi Loader

The excavator arm is controlled with 2 handles on either side to move the valve up and down and the excavator arm itself can also move up and down.

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Disadvantages of the BIG Power Worker Maxi Loader

The downside is that they grow out of it quickly. The age in which he is cute is actually quite narrow. On his 2nd birthday when he got it our son got very frustrated with it.

At one point he preferred to shovel it by hand.

Big power worker maxi loader going on

Shoveling is, especially when it is new, quite stiff. Way too heavy for a small toddler.

So basically he is best from 3 to 4 years. That's maybe only two seasons outside.

Conclusion

A great outdoor toy, although it can also be used indoors, but I wouldn't really recommend that due to its size.

Also read: this is the best toy for the garden

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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 related to games when his mother started the Tinnen Soldaat in Ede. Now he and his team create helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.