Britain’s Big Farm Radio Control John Deere 6430 Tractor
We all loved the Britain’s Big Farm radio control tractor, and are planning to add to the fun with a trailer. Oh and some hay bales. A big hit in our house!
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Initial Thoughts: Little boys and tractors are a match made in heaven. And so it would seem that even big boys and tractors go together like eggs and bacon. Although the three-year-old was the one supposedly testing out the Big Farm radio control tractor, it got put through its paces by his 13-year-old brother and 42-year-old dad. Oh, okay, and by his mum and sisters too.
Once we popped in the four AA batteries and the 9V we were good to go. And go we did. Although plastic, the John Deere tractor felt reassuringly robust, with thick wheels. It’s around 12 inches tall. I did wonder if the youngest would be able to operate it okay but I needn’t have. The problem wasn’t working out how to use it but when he’d get the chance to!
We liked: We liked all of it. The Britain’s Big Farm radio control tractor was just the right size (1:16 scale), easy for my three-year-old to manoeuvre round the dog and had fun extras like engine noises and lights. It fared well in the garden too, handling the bumps and ridges that is our lawn with ease. It had one speed plus forward, reverse, left and right.
I’m not usually interested in radio control vehicles. We’ve had a few and they’ve been fairly flimsy and broke easily. I don’t think that would be a problem with this one. Plus, there is something so much more fun about tractors; I’m not sure if it’s chunky feeling or the fact it can handle less than smooth surfaces.
We weren’t keen: There wasn’t an awful lot we didn’t like about this toy tractor. The engine noises did get on my nerves after a while (but luckily you can switch them off) and it does use up a lot of batteries but that would vary with how much it’s played with.
Overall: The fact that we were all very excited to see that you can also buy trailers and farm equipment for the Britain’s Big Farm radio control tractor probably speaks for itself. This study radio control tractor makes a wonderful first remote control vehicle for children aged three plus. It’s lots of fun, easy to use and the quality means it stands up to lots of indoor and outdoor play.
[Deb, Carrots and Kids]