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Choosing and Buying a Pedal Tractor

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Choosing and buying Pedal Tractor

If you can imagine how heavy most tractors are you will be surprised to read about pedal tractors. Ok, these are toy tractors for children. Children and boys have been generally fascinated buy power toys and heavy duty machines. It is just like the same level of fascination with cars. Pedal tractors are intriguing because not everyone can boast of having a huge tractor as a toy. With companies like John Deere and Caterpillar in the forefront of offering tractors that are used for heavy duty work, these same brands are now competing for your money in the pedal tractors arena. These companies now understand that money can be made by manufacturing smaller models of their tractors. That is how pedal tractors came to make their way into the world scene.

Choosing and buying pedal tractors: Two options

There are mainly two options available to those who want to buy pedal tractors or model toy tractors. You have the 12volt motorized tractors and you have the standard bicycle-like pedal tractors. The difference is in the leg power. If you want your child to be active and get the needed exercise, you need to consider buying the manual pedal tractor. If you want your child to feel like he or she is really at the wheel of a tractor, you might want to consider the motorized pedal tractor.

Choosing and buying pedal tractors: What to look for

Most pedal tractors come as a kit that you will need to assemble. If you want your child to have instant fun with his new pedal tractor toy, you will want to make sure the version of the pedal tractor you are buying will be easy to put together. This should be a good selling or buying point when choosing and buying a pedal tractor. You don't want to feel frustration when putting together your pedal tractor. Because the safety of your child is involved, you don't want to hastily put the tractor together either.

Electric versus Manual

Electric tractors for children are great but you have to worry about how you will repair your tractor when things go wrong. There is another disadvantage to electric tractors. If your child tries to ride the tractor or a hill, it can be a challenge it the electric tractor is not powerful enough. The same can be said of pedal tractor. You will at least encourage your child to get stronger and pedal harder. With electric tractors, you will have to blame the manufacturers for building and selling a tractor that is not powerful enough. Manual pedal tractors should also be considered if your child has a tendency to open and repair everything he can lay his hands on. Manual pedal tractors will be easier to figure out and repair if you ever need to do so.

Pink Pedal Tractors

If your daughter is also into pedal tractors, you don't have to settle for the standard green or yellow (caterpillar) colors. There are pink pedal tractors available for girls. What if you son wants a pink pedal tractor? Well, that can mean a lot or it might just be a phase. If you are interested in a pink tractor, you can look at the New Star NS-892-P Turbo pedal tractor with lights and sound. You can also check out the pink tractor on offer at John Deere for about $200. What most people dislike when choosing and buying a pedal tractor is having to put the pedal tractor together. The color is can be secondary to assembling the parts.

Choosing and buying pedal tractor: Age and height factor

If you are already excited about buying a pedal tractor as a toy for your child, you need to bear in mind the age group for which the pedal tractor is made. You also need to pay attention to your child's height. If your child is taller than the average, you might need to buy something a little bigger. You also know that children tend to grow a little too fast. Buying a pedal tractor a little bigger will give your child more time to enjoy is toy.


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