The Peg Perego John Deere Tractor is a great Christmas gift for boy’s ages 3 and above. But all boys love music why’ll playing or working little music makes the workday more pleasant; even kids know this and this John Deere Ground Force Tractor and Trailer will hook your busy youngster up with some tunes. Kids can tune into their favorite radio stations with the fully functional FM radio on this battery-powered farm tractor. It also has a large stake-side trailer to haul all their essentials. 12V electric motor delivers 2 forward speeds: 2.5 and 5 MPH, plus reverse. Smart Pedal technology reduces jerky starts and stops, and extends battery life up to 27% between charges. Tractor also has high-speed lockout option. Adjustable seat grows with child. Includes rechargeable 12V battery and charger. 85-lb. weight limit. Recommended for ages 2-7. 39 5/16in.L x 20 5/16in.W x 24 13/16in.H. Easy assembly.
Peg Perego Tractor Review Pros:
Decent Battery Life
Lock out on speed. This thing is plenty fast in low. I haven’t tried what high gear will do. I will say low in this unit is faster than high in his friends Peg Gator.
FM Radio! On a kids ride on.. Are you kidding me.. Everyone that sees it says Wow!. It only has scan forward/back but still… I will note the radio uses independent batteries. AA or AAA. I can’t recall which. But they’ve lasted months of him forgetting to turn it off.
Decent Customer Service. See con below. While there is a design flaw, their customer service was great. It just seems to be a chronic issue that I gave up trying to resolve.
Good traction: After watching his friends peg gator get stuck in relatively flat/short grass I reflected on the places I’d seen our son take this little tractor and marveled. We had 2 tons of sand for a project and it made it half way up a fairly steep pile that was 3 feet tall. Likewise, he drives over a curb in our driveway with relatively ease.
Peg Perego John Deere Tractor Cons:
The black front grill is sometime problematic, that is it is known to brake off easily, according to some customer; I suspected that those customers got a bad batch. But this is easily fixable just contact customer service for a replacement part for free. They even sent new decals to go with it. However, with a young child all it took was a slight bump and it broke again. He now has a grill less tractor. But he just stores toys in the front part under the hood.
The trailer could be a little better designed. It does not have a back gate so things get strewn all over the yard. I will say that it is light which helps when he backs up and jack knives. II assumed it would break the hitch in days. However, the trailer is light enough and the hitch strong enough that I’ve seen him back it across the yard. The trailer just hops and skids as he goes. He bugs me to put it on and take it off. Which isn’t hard, but isn’t kid friendly either because it’s a tight fit.
Assembly. I was a little surprised at how much time it took to assemble. There were alot of the smaller parts that I would have assumed pre-assembled that weren’t.