One of the toys kids love is John Deere Gator XUV, and there are many reasons for that. The first one is that the product is designed for kids with ages of between 3 and 8 years, which is the period children always want to have something to keep them busy at home. Another feature is that the John Deere toy tractor is made of plastic, and this means it could bend a little depending on the weight of the child; however, it perfectly carries most children of the recommended age. In terms of terrain, this is one of the John Deere ride-on toys which move on any terrain without any problem. In fact, it does not get stuck on the grass, which is a concern for most parents when looking for tractor toys.
This is a battery-powered toy which lasts more than 2 hours with a kid of between 35 and 50 lbs and another 15 lbs for all kinds of items in the truck bed. However, you should be aware that the rougher the terrain and the more the weight, the quicker the battery life gets exhausted. To get good results, the 12V rechargeable battery should be allowed to charge for at least 18 hours. With a weight of 61 lbs and a dimension of 54 x 34.5 x 30 inches, this is a toy any kid can handle with little or no supervision by adults.
SmartPedal system that allows smooth & safe driving experience, with automatic brakes and accelerator
Adjustable seats for you kid’s comfort
2 years warranty
Electric powered tractor
Price: with price range between 400 $ – 550 $ it’s not a a cheap toy.
The tractor is pretty big and takes space, so you’ll need place to store it.
Amazon Customer Review – Favorable Vs. Critical
We bought the John Deere Gator in November, 2011. Our son had just turned three. This product has been a smashing success since the first day we bought it. He is 6 now, getting a little too big for it, but still loves driving it. My two year old son sits shot gun. The six year old drives. They drive it on the grass and in the street. They load the dump bed with firewood, dirt, leaf bags, etc. This toy has been the single best toy we have ever bought. -Just to clarify: there have been some changes in the newer model, so I cannot speak 100% about the new model. But if it’s like the old model, I highly recommend this toy. – Jeannine
We bought this battery powered ATV for my 5 year old daughter.. Neighbors had one so I guess we had to get one too.. Looked on line and price was $400.00 on Amazon with Free Shipping.. Not a bad price.. However, I was concerned about assembly time.. Neighbors said they spent part of a day assembling.. I decided to check with local John Deere Dealer.. Price was $424.00 plus sales tax.. However, that was 100% assembled.. All you needed to do was charge it up for 18 hrs first time, and it’s ready for use.. This is the option I chose.. Had it same day.. In service next day.. Daughter has really enjoyed it.. I do have same concerns as others though about longevity and how long it will last.. I looked at the assembly instructions and was extremely happy I bought it all put together.. They were something to be desired.. Everything build today is made to throw away in X amount of years.. Is is disappointing that we have zero pride or quality in anything today.. Anyway, we hope this lasts a few years.. I would guess battery will need to be replaced in a couple years as well.. If you do buy this assembled, have them show you where the battery is located so you know where and how to plug it in to charge it.. It took me a while to find it but I finally did.. Front compartment opens up and there is a pigtail you need to disconnect and then plug charger into that.. Don’t be afraid to check you local John Deere Dealer, as they probably have one all set up and ready to go. If anything, you can see it in person before ordering one, if you chose.- Jason Brent
This John Deere pedal tractor is ideal for 1.5 to 3 years old children, and it is a good option because a dashboard is built in, having gauges for the child to watch the instruments as he operates the controls. Also, it has heavy-duty tractor wheels to give your child the durability feature and solid build to use it for many years. Though the tractor can move on all kinds of surfaces, any terrain with good grip is preferred, as in some cases the wheels could slip on smooth surfaces and wet grass. However, the wheels still generally have a good grip on most surfaces.
This is a chain-driven pedal tractor with matching trailer that enables “harvesting” on the farm. Most people use this pedal-powered instead of the battery-operated one because children are usually kept active by the pedal. Also, the toy continues to work if by accident it is left out in the rain. Another important feature is its size and measurement – weighs 21 pounds with 52 x 19.5 x 19 inches dimension. Thus its assembly usually takes less than two hours and the trailer can be used to carry a few items.
Amazon Customer Review – Favorable VS. Critical
Favorable VS. Critical
I bought this for my son a year ago for his 3rd birthday. He loved it then and still does. It does not ride well on grass unless you are going down hill. However, we go all over the neighborhood on the sidewalks. He is as proud as can be while he rides it. We have not had any durability problems and he rides it a lot. I think this toy will be passed down to our 1 year old in good condition for many more years of enjoyment. – Mom of Johndeerefan
I am not happy with this toy as it is defective. Upon arrival, the pedaling chain slipped out of its bracket every 10 feet. After calling customer service, we were advised to take the toy bottom off and adjust the chain bracket. We actually had to bend the metal parts of the bracket to hold the chain in place. I do not recommend this toy until the defects are fixed. – Susan Miller
Overall, These are the main points of the Amazon reviewers.
Well built, Durable product
Solid Structure that ensures maximum safety
Large adjustable bucket, more fun for the kids !
The kids LOVE it
Pedal is not solid enough
It doesn’t drives well on grass, unless you going downhill
Well Built, Massive 22 Pounds Toy Tractor Ensures The Safety Of Your Child
This is a very affordable John Deere toy tractor with manufacturer recommendation for children between the ages of 3 and 5 years, and the durability of this product will make the younger ones to inherit it, which makes the $99.99 price tag to be a good deal. Hundreds of parents who have bought it say that children can easily point the toy in the desired direction because of the chunky wheels and metal steering components with which the tractor is made, and the solid plastic frame also gives protection against rust.
As is common in most John Deere riding toys, the chunky wheels enable the pedal-powered tractor to move easily on any type of surface, especially on hard surfaces like cement, brick, asphalt, tile and grass. On any terrain, the toy will help your child in his coordination and judgment of distances, while also learning cause and effect. With a weight of 80 pounds, this is one of the best John Deere ride-on toys, though the 23Hx38Lx18-1/2W could require you to have an extra space for storage. You need about 2 hours to assemble the toy, and it is necessary to lubricate the steering shaft and axles to get them through the plastic holes during installation.
Amazon.com Customer Reviews – Best vs. Worst
I bought it for my little cousin. He loves to come to the farm and ride on the tractors, so I thought he needed his own toy tractor to ride. He totally loves it! It is very durable and will last him for years to come, a great gift for any farm kid or any one that loves tractors! This tractor was easy to put together, the detail makes it look just like a John Deere on the farm. Great toy!
I ordered this on line for one of my 4 year old twin sons. it is a piece of junk! i ordered for my other twin the john deere loader – it is made by a different company and is so much better. i just returned this item and ordered another loader.this toy has only 1 wheel drive, the front wheels spin and the steering is hard and inconsistent. my son was so anxiously awaiting this toy and was so disappointed especially when he saw how great the loader worked. If you are looking for a tractor, i really recommend the john deere loader by peg perego for the same price