After one heck of a year, my kiddos and I needed a summer with family oh so badly. The littlest one loves to be outside on the farm, but there’s not much for him to do other than chase the dogs and pull his little wagon around. When Tobbi reached out to me about trying out their 12v battery powered tractor I couldn’t say yes fast enough! It is the perfect outdoor toy out here on the farm.
When the box arrived it was smaller than I expected, but everything was neatly packed inside. As soon as we opened it Dilly saw wheels and became a blur of excitement.
The tractor and trailer took us maybe 20 minutes to put together. It probably would have been faster if I didn’t have so many “helpers”. The instructions were easy to follow and we didn’t need any crazy tools. Once it is assembled it needs to be plugged in to charge for a few hours. As you can see, Dilly was not thrilled about that.
Luckily the sun sticks around pretty late this time of year because we were all eager to check out Dilly’s new tractor. Dilly sat down and buckled in. He knew to push the big red button right away. It has the coolest starting sound! My dad has driven his fair share of tractors and got such a kick out of the sound this one made.
You can go high, low, or reverse. Dilly is 2 and a half and has never driven a battery powered vehicle before. I set it on low, showed him how to put his foot on the petal, and gave him plenty of space to test it out.
For about the first half hour he needed help stopping and turning. After that it clicked and he was easily steering to avoid any obstacles. Another 15 minutes later and he was driving around like he’d been doing it his whole life. He was shifting from low to high, reversing, driving through whatever obstacles he could find…like it was no big deal. He gets it from his dad.
When he puts the tractor in high gear he lets out a cackle and books it. You guys, this face…
After over an hour the tractor’s battery was still doing just fine, but mine wasn’t. The battery life on the tractor is impressive because it keeps outlasting our ability to stay outside. This heat is brutal you guys.
So after playing with the Tobbi 12v battery powered tractor with trailer every single day since it arrived, what do we think?
Dilly is obsessed. As far as he’s concerned it is the coolest thing EVER. The proof is in the picture.
Chasing him around in the dirt is exhausting, but it makes Dilly so stinking happy that I can’t help but love the tractor too. Plus, the tractor is insanely adorable and has so many cool features.
Here are a few of the things we love about the tractor:
12 Volt Battery
I can’t believe how rugged the tractor is. It climbs over mounds of dirt with ease. When Dilly gets stuck he swings it into reverse and is instantly on the move again. It even has the power to do all of this with the trailer attached. We had a 6v ride on when Steven was younger, but said we’d never get a 6v again because it could barely handle pavement. The Tobbi 12v tractor is a mini workhorse on the farm, but I know it’ll also handle our hilly, grassy backyard once we’re back home.
The seatbelt is easy enough for Dilly to buckle himself, but he needs my help to undo it. The yellow grab bars on the side of the seat make it easier for him to climb onto the tractor. They’re also useful when he needs help so I can quickly grab on.
The tractor has front and rear lights that turn on with the push of a button. They might be unnecessary but definitely add to the coolness factor.
The trailer is just for fun, but surprisingly sturdy. Just drop the pin in or out to hitch and unhitch it. Dilly has this move mastered.
There is a textured strip that runs around each wheel. This tractor has gone up and down mounds of dirt and rocks because the wheels can actually handle the terrain. I am BEYOND impressed with how well the tractor and trailer handle due to the textured wheels.
The (Not That) Bad
I only have two small grievances with the tractor. It is supposed to have Bluetooth but I haven’t been able to get anything to come up when searching for it. Maybe I need to experiment with it more, but Dilly won’t sit still with the tractor long enough to let me. The other minor issue is the tractor’s sad little horn. It sounds like a squeaky dog toy. The horn should be so much cooler than that. Overall, the tractor is fantastic so it is easy to let these two little things go.
Would We Recommend It?
Wholeheartedly yes! We have had hours of fun watching Dilly drive around on his tractor. He wants to be driving it all day every day. You can’t even say the word tractor without him trying to escape out the back door to go get on his. I love that his tractor has him outside working on his hand eye coordination instead of inside in front of a screen.
The kids already think their grandparents house is the best place ever, but this tractor makes a good thing even better!
I received this product complimentary for testing purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be beneficial for my readers. Please know that all the opinions expressed here are entirely my own and not influenced in any way. After all, honesty is the best policy!