I’m so jealous of kids today. I grew up in the wrong era. Honestly, this John Deere Ground Force Peg Perego Tractor (and trailer) is unbelievable. If my parents gave me this when I was a kid I would’ve been on cloud nine. The moment I saw the image you see above I knew I had to write a post about it and include it in my Outdoor Kids section of Chainsaw Journal.
If you have a house with a yard and you want to spoil your child then look no further, this Peg Perego tractor is the gift to get. Make sure you watch the video at the end of the article.
Details | John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer
This kids toy tractor was designed for children between the ages of 3 and 7. It can safely carry up to 85 lbs; more than enough carrying capacity for a young one plus some cargo in the trailer. If you haven’t figured it out yet this runs on a 12 volt rechargeable battery so it’s a real driving tractor for kids. It’s not one of the cheap pedal toy tractors you can buy. This is the real deal!\
This John Deere Ground Force Tractor is made of the highest quality materials by a company called Peg Perego. I had never heard of them prior to seeing this toy tractor but after doing some research, I must say I’m impressed. Peg Perego is an Italian manufacturer that’s been around since 1949. So have confidence in the quality of this Ground Force tractor for your child. They’ve been in business for quite some time which means they’re doing something right.
Although Peg Perego is based in Italy, they have offices in Brazil, Canada and the United States. And this Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor is actually made in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Yup, it’s American made. Pretty cool in this day and age when everything is made in China.
Safety Features | Peg Perego Tractor
You should know, shortly after writing this article I wrote a full feature article on every Peg Perego Tractor available. Once you’re done here I suggest reading it to see all of your options. Every child is different and I always recommend getting your child involved to see what Peg Perego tractor they love the most.
The John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer has been designed with safety in mind. It has something they call “SmartPedal” technology which reduces jerky starts and stops while increasing battery efficiency. It has three operating positions: run, coast and automatic brakes — which means this toy tractor automatically stops as soon as your child removes his foot from the accelerator pedal. You’ll also be happy to know that it also has a high-speed lockout option for increased safety.
It comes with farm tractor wheels which provide exceptional traction on grass, dirt, gravel, concrete and even in snow. Yes, how fun would that be to drive this Peg Perego toy tractor through the yard after a snowfall. The short answer: Very fun!
Have I mentioned that it has an FM radio with an automatic tuner? Well, it does. I had to wait until I was sixteen to have a vehicle with four wheels and it had an 8-track. Honestly, I’d rather have this Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer than the brown 1972 mustang I bought as my first car. But I digress. My apologies.
This has two speeds: 2¼ or 4½ mph, which is a nice option to have and as I stated earlier, you can lock-out the higher speed of 4½ mph so it’s not available to your child. A nice touch for your peace of mind. And, on top of that it also has reverse. Not only is this John Deere toy tractor fun but it’s also great early training for driving a car.
You might appreciate knowing that although it comes with a 12V battery and a charger you can also purchase the Peg Perego Quick Charger. This will charge your John Deere Ground Force Tractor in two hours, providing less downtime for your child to play.
There are few things more annoying than having batteries die on you when you’re in the middle of something important, or for kids, when you’re in the middle of having fun. Either way, it’s something you should consider to extend the joy your child is bound to have in his or her toy tractor.
I can guarantee one thing and that is, your child will become extremely popular with the neighborhood kids and all of his friends will be envious. I should add that this is suitable for boys or girls. I certainly don’t feel it’s a boys toy in any way. Kids love to get outside and interact with the environment and this is a great way to do so.
Also, with this Peg Perego tractor and the included trailer, kids can haul stuff around the yard and even help out mom and dad. Just the idea of contributing and being a part of any yard work around the home will encourage healthy behavior and will get your kids involved with chores at an early age; allowing them to have fun every step of the way. I wish I had such an upbringing.
If you like the idea of buying your child a Peg Perego tractor but don’t want to spend the $200+ on it, then you might love the idea of their cheaper pedal version. Let’s face it, it’s not as fun but it’s still a great ride on toy: Peg Perego John Deere Farm Tractor with Trailer.
- Extra-large stake-side detachable trailer (21.5” x 14.5” x 9.25”).
- FM Radio with electronic tuning
- Adjustable seat with flip-up armrests for greater comfort.
- Two speeds: 2¼ or 4½ mph, and reverse.
- Comes with the SmartPedal accelerator, automatic brakes and 4WD farm tractor wheels.
- Parents can control the vehicle speed with the second gear lockout feature.
- Includes a 12V rechargeable battery and charger.
- Can hold up to 85 lbs.
- Suitable for ages 3 – 7.
More Outdoor Toys for Kids
I don’t typically get excited about toys because most toys today encourage kids to be couch potato’s and stare at screens all day, which is the reason why I wanted to expand this site with Outdoor Kids. You can expect many more products that will get kids outside and playing, as well as ideas that encourage children to use their imagination to invent and build things. I truly believe that we need to get kids involved with the world around them in a physical manner and not just virtual.
As you can see, the Peg Perego Tractor is an excellent toy for children that will provide endless hours of fun and entertainment. After browsing the other products that Peg Perego makes, I’ve stumbled upon many fun kids toys that I want to write about. I recently wrote a detailed article reviewing five fantastic Peg Perego Tractor toys that your kids will love.
Watch the video below for the Peg Perego Tractor. If you’re not sure if this is a good gift for your child yet then I’m sure you’ll be convinced after watching the video.
Also, although not a Peg Perego tractor, you may be interested in something a little different but still very cool —
Read our full review of the Peg Perego Gator XUV. This is only meant to tease you. The Peg Perego tractor is unique and interesting, while exuding a lot of charm and nostalgia.
This Peg Perego Gator XUV is modern but still has a stylish appeal that I love. Which one is right for your child? Well, I suggest asking him or her. Either way, you can’t go wrong with whatever style you choose.
- 2 speeds plus reverse (2¼ or 4½ mph) with 2nd gear lockout for beginners.
- Foot pedal accelerator and automatic brakes.
- Grip tread wheels provide traction on grass, dirt, gravel or pavement.
- Working dump bed with tailgate.
- Adjustable seat for growing kids.
You have to watch this video to truly understand how cool this John Deere Ground Force tractor is.