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InStep Fire Truck Pedal Car

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  • Stylish, nostalgic fire truck pedal car for children ages 3 and up
  • Solid steel frame with authentic detailing brings back old memories
  • Adjustable pedal drive fits a wide range of children; lead-free paint
  • Rubber tires and chrome hub caps feel smooth and look great
  • Easy-to-control steering wheel; 70-pound weight limit; some assembly required
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 37 x 18 x 14 inches ; 40 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 41.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0000ASPU7
  • Item model number: 14-PC300
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 24 months - 5 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,879 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)
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WARNING! CHOKING HAZARD- Small parts.

Product Description

Product Description

For kids of all ages from toy collectors to boys and girls who want to drive like mom and dad. Great nostalgic pedal cars to stimulate their wild imaginations and provide hours of fun!

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Combining a delightfully retro design that will please parents with easy-to-operate pedal action, this InStep Fire Truck pedal car will bring a smile to your child as he or she rambles through the neighborhood. Based on the design of the best-selling "Dip Side" pedal car from the 1950s, this InStep pedal car features solid steel construction for outstanding durability for years to come, and it's decorated with bright fire engine red lead-free paint. It's further complemented by shiny chrome steering wheel and ladder holders (with removable wooden ladders) and a bell attached to the hood with a fire helmet accent on top and string that attaches to the steering wheel. Other features include a small storage area behind the seat, rubber tires with chrome hub caps, and an adjustable pedal drive that fits a wide range of kids' sizes. Some assembly required. Appropriate for children ages 3 and up.

Specifications and Features:

  • For ages 3 and older
  • Maximum weight limit: 70 pounds
  • Assembled dimensions: 37 x 12 x 17 inches
  • Weight: 40 pounds
  • Solid steel construction
  • Authentic detailing
  • Adjustable pedal drive
  • Lead-free paint
  • Functional steering
  • Rubber tires and chrome hub caps


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I really love the fire truck.
Circe Hernandez Sautto
It took about 1 1/2 hours to put together and the directions were easy to follow.
mew
Great quality and very heavy!
Amazon Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

46 of 51 people found the following review helpful By cyclz on January 2, 2008
My 2 1/2 year old nephew received this for Christmas and was very excited. However, two hours later when his dad, grandpa, and uncle (all highly skilled engineer-types) were still working on sorting out the nuts, bolts, and how to fix the bent axle so that the pedals would actually turn, he was sitting staring sadly with his head on the steering wheel saying, "But it's my truck . . ."

Grandpa commented that they sure hadn't changed how they make pedal trucks from the 1940s when his best friend got one. This is a good thing (durable construction) and a bad thing (lots of pieces and parts, heavy, hard to steer and pedal if you're small enough to fit in the thing.) Once it was put together and my nephew crawled in, it was apparent he was not going to be able to make it move by himself, at least on the short carpet in the basement. And he is a tall, strong, coordinated 2 1/2 year old. His four year old sister started pushing him, which simply led to crashing into walls and cabinets--their dad started scheming how to use pipe insulation to fashion bumpers and save the finish of his recent remodel until the snow melted in the spring and it could move outside.

All in all, my feeling is that if you want a sturdy, old-school, good-looking gift for a strong kid who loves trucks, this is for him or her. If you want something easier to put together that is light and easy enough to pedal/steer for most little ones, you might want to consider something cheap and plastic that will fall apart in a couple of years. One note on durability: my brother and I had a cast-iron John Deer pedal tractor (very similar design) 35 years ago and it still works!
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Samiantha78 on February 10, 2010
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my 4 year old loves this and it is definetly big enough. My munchkin is 54 lbs and really tall. He love this and it is really an awesome product.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By ACR on June 12, 2011
Love this! My grandson can't get enough of it. My only disappointment was it was left outside in the sun and the paint turned sort of purplish.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Nanof04 on April 24, 2008
We bought this pedal car for our grandson this past Christmas. We put it together and suprisingly, it wasn't that difficult. We weren't able to wrap it so we sat it in front of the tree among the other gifts and he went straight for it. He climbed right in and has had many, many hours of fun ever since. This thing is made so well. It is a lot more durable than we expected. It has risen above all of his other ride on toys to become his favorite. It has a lot of nice features too. Like the removable ladders and the bell. You can also adjust the reach of the pedals as they grow. Considering how well it's made, i'm quite certain it will be an heirloom for his grandchildren some day.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A. Cardone on November 26, 2008
I was pleasantly surprised when I began assembling this truck at how fairly simple it was assemble. It took me a while, around an hour and a half, but everything fit, the instructions were clear, and I even managed to avoid any roof blowing temper tantrums.

The truck looks like it will last a while and I only have two minor issues.

The placement of the ladders around the cockpit where the child sits makes it awkward for little legs and bodies to get in and out. True, the ladders do come off very easy and they can be put on again in one second, but little hands and legs have a way of tripping over themselves and bringing home scrapes and bruises.

I think they need to re-engineer the pedals and the pedal travel on the truck. The pedal movement travels in an almost a completely horizontal path. More like two legs pumping rather than pedaling. Further, one complete pedal cycle only moves the truck about a foot. Not the most efficient mode of travel.

Still, my son loves it.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Granna Kay on January 9, 2007
A perfect grandparents' gift for a 2-7 year old. It looked special under the tree and was a HUGE success as a gift. It is very sturdy, with no sharp edges and plenty to stimulate the imagination of an active toddler and young child. It took about 2 hours to assemble, but was well worth the time.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Pat Fernandez on June 8, 2013
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My "just turned" 2 year old grandson can only say a few words but 2 of them are "Fire truck." He loved the truck. My son put it together in under and hour. He said it was sturdy and well made. It was a hit with both my grandson and his 5 yr. old sister.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Deanie Carroll on December 25, 2012
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My grandson was so excited. This was an all time favorite for all of us. I would definitely recommend this product. Very well made.
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