A realistic tractor will inspire kids imaginative play and provide them hours of fun. Choosing ride on tractors for toddlers can be tricky as you need to consider the size, safety, features, materials, and price. Following are the top 3 ride on tractors that are designed for young children. The list covers different types and budgets, pros and cons, I hope that can help you to find the best one for your toddler.
John Deere 3-Wheel Pedal Tractor
Recommend age: 2-4 years old
This John Deere Tractor is made in Germany. It is without chain and drove by the front wheel with a pedal, which means that it doesn’t require maintenance. Kids like to imitate adults to load up stuff on the trailer. This vehicle comes with a trailer for them to fill up, which is also very easy to detach. It offers them hours of farming fun.
There are 2 buttons on the steering wheel, one can play engine sound, one is for the horn, which encourages kids imaginative play.
The tires are made from plastic, but it is very durable and can roll easily on any ground. And they with the oversized feature that ensures kids can drive stable. It is not suggested to run on the wet grass because it may slip.
The seat height off the ground is 14 inches. It is suitable for kids aged 2-4 years old. But that depends on your kid’s height.
- 3 wheels
- Electric Horn
- Pedal Powered
- Realistic Looking
- With a detachable trailer
- Easy for toddlers to ride
- Durable construction
- Can be used indoor or outdoor
- Not adjustable seat
- Instruction is hard to follow
- Engine sound is loud
John Deere Sit ‘N Scoot Activity Tractor
Recommend age: 1-3 years old
This ride on tractor allows toddlers to scoot or push along. It can also turn to be an activity center by flipping out the seat. It comes with 4 cute animals: pig, horse, sheep, and cow, which can put into the specific place: under the seat, on the front and back of the tractor. Animals make sounds when you place them on the right spot.
There are 2 buttons on the steering wheel, one can make engine noises and one play “Old McDonald”. There is a normal/low/off volume setting to meet your needs.
The height is 9inches from the ground to the seat. The yellow handle on the back is removable.
- Fun sounds
- Four farm animals included
- Three volume settings
- Activity playset area
- Don’t need to assemble
- Sturdy and well made
- Perfect size for toddlers to ride on or push
- Cute animals and activity area promote interactive play
- Toddlers can use it as a walker
- The animals don’t stay on their spots very well
Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer
Recommend age: 2-7 years old
The Ground Force Tractor looks cool, any kids will love it. It features 2 speeds -2¼ & 4½ mph, accelerator pedal and reverse that can bring more excitement for kids. What I like is that I can control the speed with 2nd gear lockout feature, and there is an automatic brake that makes it suitable and safe for young kids to drive.
With large-size farm tractor wheels, Kids can drive the tractor on grass, dirt, gravel or pavement. But it is not recommended to drive on the tall grass. There is an FM radio under the steering wheel. It requires 2 “AA” batteries which is sold separated.
The seat with flip-up armrests and you can adjust the height of the seat. The tractor connects with a detachable trailer for kids to load up stuff, which provides them hours of pretend play fun.
The tractor is powered by a 12-volt rechargeable battery which is located under the hood. The 12-volt battery will require a full 16-24 hour charge with the standard charger. With a quick charger that will be 2 hours, which is sold separately. The ride time is about 1-3 hours that depends on the weight of the child and the terrain that the toy is being ridden in.
A replacement battery and charger can be purchased by calling Customer Service at 800-728-2108.
- Overall size: 24.5″ H x 26.5″ W x 67.5″ L
- Trailer size: 21.5″ x 14.5″ x 9.75″
- Overall Product Weight: 50lbs
- Weight Capacity: 85lbs
- Material: Plastic
- 2 speed
- 12-volt rechargeable battery
- Extra-large stake-side trailer
- High traction wheels
- Adjustable seats
- FM radio
- Cool looking
- Large size
- Well made and sturdy
- Charger included
- Good steering
- Battery power is amazing for a kids toy
- Right size for toddler
- Run well on grass, dirt, gravel or pavement.
- The lights are not working
- It is difficult to open the hood to charge the 12-volt battery
- FM radio requires batteries, to replace have to remove the steel
- Take too long to charge with standard charger
Seller: Peg Perego
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The 3 ride on tractors mentioned above are from the same brand: John Deere. The John Deere Sit ‘N Scoot Activity Tractor is at the best price. Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer is with the best function and best for outdoor play. You can choose it according to your budget and your child’s need. (Some of the links within this post are affiliate links of which I receive a small compensation from sales of certain items, There is no additional cost to you.)
11 thoughts on “Ride on tractors for toddlers-Top 3”
I have bought the John Deere Sit n Scoot toy for both of my grandsons. Was browsing the internet looking for a new ride-on toy for them as they are older now. Thinking of buying the 3 wheel pedal tractor for the 3-year-old and the tractor with the trailer for 5-year-old. However, the safety of the trailer’s big concerns as the five years might try to pull his little brother in the back. These are some good suggestions and I will bookmark and share with my daughter to see if safe enough.
Hi Jannette, The John Deere Sit ‘N Scoot Activity Tractor may be suitable for your toddler as it has back support.
Wow awesome toy for these little people! I happen to have a two year old grandson! I am sure he will love that! Now speaking of tractors, I could use a real one right now. After raining for two weeks my huge backyard is full of flowery weeds and the birds of all kinds love them. But my allergies don’t. So I have to cut them! A tractor mower is what I need!
Great and clean website. Full of detail and features including pros and cons.
Thanks for comment Joe.
Hey Lena, Thanks for a great review. Very informative. It is a really cool idea to do reviews for kids educational toys.
Hi Rahith, Thanks for your comment. Toys are important for children’s development. I love to help parents to find the best educational toys for their kids.
Such good information for kids ride-on tractors. I like the Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer but it does not ship to my country. Anyway it is a very good information and review. Thanks for sharing.
Good info! We have a almoat 2 year old and a 3 year old and I feel like they would love some of these toys. They enjoy farm animals too. We have just a little tractor that they push around but these are a lot bigger. My almost 2 year olds birthday is coming up.. Will have to keep these in mind!
Hi Krista, Thanks for your comment. If your kids like farm animals sure your little one will enjoy the John Deere Sit ‘N Scoot Activity Tractor.
Such comprehensive reviews of toy tractors! I know several friends whose children would love to have one of these, I will have to show them these reviews.
Thanks for the informative article!
Thank you Johanna, These tractors are great for toddlers. I hope your friends will enjoy the reviews too.