The 10 Best Ride-On Tractors for Kids (2022 Reviews)

A ride-on tractor is an excellent way to keep your children engaged around the home. It plays a big role in promoting active play as well as teaching your kids how to be responsible. These toys come with an array of interesting features.

While some are paddle-powered, others are 12-volts battery operated. Of most importance, the toy should be safe for the children. It should also be comfortable and easy to operate. If you’re looking for a ride-on tractor to gift your kids or grandchildren this year, we have the most exciting units here.


10. John Deere Pedal Tractor

  • By: TOMY
  • Item Weight: 10 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 47 x 16.5 x 18 inches

Featuring the traditional John Deere’s green and yellow colors, this ride on tractor and wagon will help your child be part of the hauling activities around the home. It’s designed for toddlers aged 18 months and above.

John Deere Pedal Tractor and Wagon
  • Let your child get in on the hauling action with this John Deere ride-on toy set
  • Comes complete with an attached wagon that lets kids haul toys and more
  • Takes the traditional toddler trike to the next level with authentic John Deere colors and details
  • Officially Licensed John Deere Product
  • Recommended age: 18M+ and up to 60 pounds

It has a good overall side to side width- 16.5 inches – to prevent them from tipping over. The wagon is large to carry a good number of toys or clothes and even aid in child-sized chores. Notably, this tractor has been made from a tough blend of hardened plastics and will withstand rough play while offering your kid the plenty time of learning opportunities.


9. Peg Perego Case IH Ride-On Tractor with Trailer

  • By: Peg Perego
  • Item Weight: 9 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 67.5 x 26.5 x 24.5 inches

This pink-colored tractor with a trailer makes a good ride-on toy for 3-7 years girls. This is a big tractor with a stake-sided trailer that can be detached easily.

Peg Perego Case IH Magnum Tractor Ride On with Trailer, Pink
  • 2 speeds plus reverse; 2 1/4 & 4 1/2 mph. (41/2 mph lockout for beginners)
  • Farm tractor wheels provide traction on grass, dirt, gravel or pavement
  • Accelerator pedal with automatic brakes
  • Extra large stake-side trailer
  • Free 2nd year extension to regular warranty with consumer participation

It has a real-like gear with 2 safe speeds and a reverse mode. The tractor is powered by a 12v rechargeable battery. The seat is easily adjustable for individualized comfort and is also fitted with flipping armrests.


8. Peg Perego John Deere Ride On Ground Loader

  • By: Peg Perego
  • Item Weight: 9 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 19.8 x 39 inches

This ground loader is another well sought ride-on tractor on the market this year. It’s also battery-operated and offers 2 speeds.

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Peg Perego John Deere Ground Loader Ride On, Green
  • Working front loader scoops, lifts, carries and dumps from the driver's seat.
  • High traction wheels operate on grass, dirt, gravel or pavement.
  • Accelerator pedal with automatic brakes
  • Adjustable seat with fl ip-up armrests
  • Free 2nd year extension to regular warranty with consumer participation

This multi-featured toy allows your 3-7 years toddlers to scoop, lift, and haul leaves, grass, soil, and snow from one point to another. It also sports heavy-duty high traction wheels that comfortably move over any terrain. The adjustable bucket seat with armrests is also worth noting.


7. Ertl John Deere Pedal Tractor

  • By: TOMY
  • Item Weight: 22.7 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 38 x 19 x 22.5 inches

This is yet another pedal tractor that will not only keep your young farmer engaged but also teach them how to be responsible. This is a big toy measuring 38 x 19 x 22.5 and weighing 60 pounds. It’s, therefore, designed for big toddlers.

More like a real tractor, this Ertl John Deere Tractor has a rugged steering wheel with smooth and free operations. The seat can also be adjusted to a comfortable height. About your kid’s safety, this tractor has a low center of gravity that helps in keeping it stable.


6. Peg Perego John Deere Tractor & Trailer

  • By: Peg Perego
  • Item Weight: 21 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 52 x 19.5 x 19 inches

This Peg Perego John Deere Tractor with a Trailer is designed for your 2-4 kid who would like to help around with simple hauling chores. It’s light and portable yet stable and sturdy for your toddler’s safety.

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Peg Perego John Deere Farm Tractor and Trailer
  • Realistic John Deere tractor w/matching trailer
  • Easy to pedal with enclosed bicycle chain drive
  • Large adjustable bucket seat
  • Heavy-duty tractor wheels

This is a chain-driven tractor that guarantees smooth rides both indoors and outdoors. Among other features, you’ll love its large bucket seat that can be adjusted easily for personalized comfort. You’ll also appreciate its heavy duty tires which will be able to scoot over almost any terrain be it in the grass, on sand, or on rocky grounds.


5. Kettler Front Loader & Backhoe

  • By: rolly toys
  • Item Weight: 46 x 16 x 22 inches
  • Product Dimensions: 33.1 pounds

Kettler Cat is a multi-featured ride on loader and backhoe meant to offer your toddler loads of fun and learning about responsibility as well. It’s designed for kids between 3 and 6 years.

rolly toys CAT Construction Pedal Tractor: Backhoe Loader (Front Loader and Excavator/Digger), Youth Ages 3+ , Yellow
  • Fully functional backhoe digger equipped with stabilizer foot and safety latch while the fully functional front loader can scoop up large piles of dirt, sand or snow
  • Tractor is pedal-powered, and no power system is required; Front hood compartment lifts for authenticity
  • Fully enclosed chain drive system for safety and oversized resin tires with rubberized tread for better traction; Recommended weight capacity is: Tractor: 75 lbs / Backhoe: 50 lbs
  • Two-position adjustable seat to be able to accommodate your children as they grow with roll-bar for added protection in the event of tipping
  • Seat-to-ground measurement for tractor is 16.5" and 14" for backhoe; Recommended for children between the ages of three and six years old

This is more than a toy since it’s fully functional and the child can scoop and haul piles of dirt or sand. It’s a pedal-and-chain powered ride-on toy. The chain comes well covered for your kid’s safety. Even better, the seat can be adjusted to 2 sitting positions as your child grows for enhanced comfort.


4. Peg Perego Green Deere Gator XUV

  • By: Peg Perego
  • Item Weight: 61 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 54 x 34.5 x 30 inches

This gator by Peg Perego is a more advanced toy with a wide array of features. It’s not only fun to ride on but also extremely safe and easy. Unlike the pedal-powered contenders, this one operates on a 12-volts rechargeable battery.

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Peg Perego John Deere Gator XUV, Green
  • 2 speeds 2 1/2 and 5 mph plus reverse (5 mph lockout for beginners)
  • Accelerator pedal with automatic brakes
  • Extra large dumpbed with tailgate
  • Adjustable seat for growing kids

It also has an accelerator with 2 safe speeds and automatic brakes. To make it more real, it’s fitted with a reverse gear to help your little helper haul the load to precise locations. Even better, the knobby tread wheels offer excellent traction be it on the grass, pavement or gravel. It also has a 2-year warranty.


3. John Deere Sit ‘N Scoot Tractor

  • By: TOMY
  • Item Weight: 5.6 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 11 x 20 inches

This is amongst the most affordable ride-on tractors on this list. Notably, though smaller in size, it’s loaded with fun features to keep your toddler engaged around the home. This tractor has a 3-in-1 design.

John Deere Ride On Toys Sit 'N Scoot Activity Tractor for Kids Aged 12 Months to 5 Years, Multicolor
  • Ride-on-Tractor: Toy tractor with three-in-one design allows toddlers to scoot along, push along, or be pushed along by an adult
  • Educational Playset: The seat of the tractor flips open to reveal a play area and four included farm animal toys that each make their own animal sounds
  • Fun for Kids: Pressing horn lets kids hear the farmer sing 'Old McDonald', beeping, or vroom! noises
  • Officially Licensed John Deere Product
  • Great farm toy fun for 12 months and up

The toddler can sit and scoot, push it along, or just be pushed by another child or adult. The seat also doubles as an activity center when flipped out. It has a working horn with high, low, and of control settings and 4 farm animals that make sounds.


2. John Deere Sit-N-Scoot Tractor

  • By: TOMY
  • Item Weight: 4 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 10 x 16 inches

This is yet another imaginative riding toy that will help the toddler simulate what dad or grandpa does. Its manufacturer has put all details into place to make it safe and helpful in encouraging creative play.

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TOMY John Deere Sit-N-Scoot Tractor Toy, Green, One Size
  • Kids Can Simulate The Work They See Done Around The Farm Or In The Yard
  • Classic Foot-To-Floor Design Provides Your Child With Plenty Of Fun And Exercise
  • Lightweight And Stable Riding Design Making For Easy Maneuverability For The Child
  • Easy To Assemble
  • Authentic John Deere Deco

It has a floor-to-floor play design to prevent tipping over. It’s also fitted with fairly wide wheels and also has a low center of gravity for added stability. Moreover, it’s easy to assemble and also requires little maintenance.


1. Peg Perego John Deere Force Tractor and Trailer

  • By: Peg Perego
  • Item Weight: 50 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 62.5 x 26.5 x 24.5 inches

This ground force tractor is a real game-changer. This is a battery-operated tractor recommended for toddlers aged between 2-7 years. It’s a heavy-duty ride-on tractor with 2 speeds, a reverse gear, and automatic brakes.

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Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer
  • 2 speeds plus reverse; 2¼ & 4½ mph. (4½ mph lockout for beginners)
  • Accelerator pedal with automatic brakes
  • Farm tractor wheels provide traction on grass, dirt, gravel or pavement.
  • Extra large stake-side trailer
  • Working FM radio

It also has a wide stake-side trailer that the little farmer can delight in carrying their goods. More to that, this tractor is fitted with a functioning FM radio to keep the farmer posted.

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