Similar to the pull-along wagons we already talked about, riding tractors are both fun and useful in ways that regular toys cannot even compete. For starters, these toys are durable, have functional systems which stimulate your children’s creativity, and are attainable in a wide range of interesting designs and sizes to fit children of all ages.
At the same time, they aren’t exactly expensive when you think about it, especially not as expensive as such toys could be given their size. Still, if you’re shopping for a riding tractor, you would do well to know exactly what the market has to offer and what to look for before making any sort of purchase. For this purpose, we searched the market far and wide before putting together a list of the ten best kids riding tractors money can buy.
10John Deere Sit-N-Scoot Tractor
Thanks to a classic foot-to-floor design, the Sit-N-Scoot tractor provides your child with a great deal of fun and exercise at the same time. Due to its lightweight design, your kids will also maneuver the tractor with ease while riding it, which is always a feature to look for in a riding tractor. At the same time, the tractor is very easy to assemble or disassemble when needed, making it easier for you to store it away when it’s not needed.
9John Deere Sit ‘N Scoot Activity Tractor
This particular tractor from John Deere is designed with toddlers in mind, mostly because of its size and durability. Interestingly enough, the tractor can also playback sounds, the ‘Old McDonald’ tune to be more precise, very time your kid presses the horn button. Also worth mentioning is that it comes with four adorable toy farm animals, a removable walk-behind bar, and volume settings for the sound effects.
8Peg Perego John Deere Farm Tractor & Trailer
The first thing you notice about Peg Perego’s John Deere Farm Tractor is that it comes with a trailer, a matching trailer that you kids can use to carry toys or clothes around with ease. Speaking of easy, the tractor’s pedaling system is one of the most comfortable a riding tractor can have. At the same time, it features a large, adjustable bucket seat for greater comfort, an enclosed bicycle chain drive, and heavy-duty tractor wheels for good measure.
7Rolly Toys CAT Kid Tractor
Equipped with a fully functional front loader, this interesting riding toy will provide your kids with a lot more excitement than a riding tractor ever could. We say this because along with its loader, it has a front lifting hood compartment and a detachable hauling trailer that may come in handy one way or another. Furthermore, it features oversized resin tires with long-lasting rubberized tread strips for a greater reliability.
6Peg Perego John Deere Front Loader
Peg Perego John Deere Front Loader isn’t your average riding tractor, mostly as a result of its peculiar design. First of all, it features a working front loader designed to scoop, carry, and dump while being controlled straight from the driver’s seat. Not only that, but it also comes with an adjustable bucket seat with a roll-bar to customize the seating area any way you wish. Also worth mentioning is that it has a chain drive system that makes pedaling easier while protecting the enclosed bicycle chain against dirt.
5Peg Perego John Deere Mini Power Loader
Those of you who have experience with kids bicycles already know how important it is for riding toys to be durable and tough. Such is the case with Peg Perego’s John Deere Mini Power Loader, a toy that although designed with toddlers in mind, can very well be used by older children if needed. Among its many features, it has a foot pedal accelerator and automatic brakes to control a traction system powered by a 6-volt rechargeable battery.
4Peg Perego Case IH Magnum Tractor/Trailer
This battery-operated riding tractor comes with a trainer designed to carry quite a load with relative ease. Like we said, this machine is entirely battery-operated, a 12-volt battery capable of developing speeds of 2.5 and 4.5 mph along with a reverse function. Furthermore, the tractor features an accelerator pedal with automatic brakes along with a traction system capable of ensuring traction on all terrain types thanks to specially designed tires.
3Peg Perego John Deere Farm Power with Trailer
In this price range, you would normally expect riding tractors to be battery-powered, which is exactly the case with this particular tractor/trailer. Like the name suggests, this tractor features a spacious trailer your kid can use to carry almost anything around with ease. One of the reasons why this tractor can do this is thanks to its powerful 12-volt rechargeable battery capable of accelerating up to 4mph along with a reverse function.
2Peg Perego John Deere Gator XUV
In terms of design, there is perhaps no other riding tractor out there as sleek as this one. Not only is its aesthetically pleasing to look at, mind you, but it is also very capable at the same time. We say this because it boasts a powerful battery-powered motor able to speed up to 5mph, a 5mph lockout you can by-pass if you are clever enough to fiddle with it. Interestingly enough, the tractor also features a large dump bed with a tailgate along with an adjustable seat to keep up with growing kids.
1Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer
Pep Perego’s John Deere Ground Force Tractor is perhaps the most popular on the market and it’s easy to see why. Reliable and surprisingly fast, this tractor comes equipped with features you aren’t likely to find on any other kids tractor in its range. At the same time, the tractor comes with a working FM radio, an adjustable seat with flip-up armrests, farm tractor wheels for extra traction on virtually any type of surface, a powerful battery-powered motor capable of accelerating the machine up to 4.5 mph, an extra large stake-side trailer, and a lot more.