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Tonka: "Mighty Backhoe" - Steel 30" Construction Vehicle

4.1 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews
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Product Description

This realistically styled Backhoe offers real digging play, the Tonka way! Its sturdy steel arm digs, scoops and loads -- just like the big ones do! Rugged tires are tested for 100 miles of tough sandbox play. Strong steel axles are tested with a 50-pound load. With a backhoe that swivels 360 degrees and sure-grip hand controls the Mighty Backhoe provides more flexibility and power. This Tonka Mighty truck include lots of realistic detail, heavy-duty steel construction. Distance from front of vehicleto end of fully extended backhoe measures approximately 30 inches long. Backhoe measures 19.5" x 13" x 8.25".

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Mighty indeed! This Tonka backhoe is aptly named. Riding high above the ground (11 inches) on large, rugged tires (4.5 inches in diameter), it's constructed of heavy-duty steel and durable plastic. Realistically styled after a full-size backhoe, it has a long steel arm for digging deep or scooping up rocks and dirt. The backhoe can swivel a full 360 degrees on the truck bed, making it easy to load dirt into other trucks or get to those hard-to-reach rock piles. There's a sure-grip handle on the side of the arm for lifting and lowering, and another handle at the base of the arm lets the "driver" extend or retract the work bucket for scooping and dumping. The backhoe sits on strong steel axles that have been tested with a 50-pound load. With a lifetime guarantee to back it up, the Mighty Backhoe is built to withstand all the rough play your kids can dish out. --Chris Burns

Product Information

Product Dimensions 8.1 x 11.7 x 21 inches
Item Weight 6.6 pounds
Shipping Weight 6.8 pounds
ASIN B00000IWAN
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Manufacturer recommended age 8 years and up
Best Sellers Rank #101,909 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#1,319 in Toys & Games > Play Vehicles > Play Vehicles
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4.1 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews

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By A Customer on December 19, 1999
I got this backhoe for my 3 year old last year and it has put up with more abuse than any toy should have to face -yet it still works well & looks fine. My son has had an enormous amount of fun playing with it, riding on it, attacking his sister with it, etc. and it keeps coming back for more. Don't bother with motorized plastic, this is the real thig!
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By A Customer on November 15, 2000
My husband and I can't keep our hands off of the Tonka Mighty Backhoe. When our 2 yr. old grandson comes for the day or just a short visit, we play pickup the matchbox cars with this great machine, we can't wait till the weather is warmer to take it outside in the flowerbed, then our grandson can dig the holes for our flower seeds. He absolutely loves this big truck, it is the first thing he goes for when he enters the house. We are hoping to purchase other Tonka trucks such as this one, even though this one is 10 years old, it still looks and works like new. Can't say enough about it, has really improved our grandson's coordination with having to move 2 levers to be able to pick up his cars and them "dump" them into the dump truck. He really enjoys picking up his toys, now that we have made it fun, and also a team effort. Don't know who enjoys playing with it more, him or us.
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My 3 yr old counts 2 of these (don't ask) amongst his collection of 17 (don't ask) Tonkas. These are, by far, his favorites. Crack of dawn finds him out in the sandbox digging away. The ability of these toys to take abuse is consistent with that of all Tonkas. It's very high. They get crashed, bashed, and knocked around; left out in the rain; left out in the sun; and live in the very abrasive conditions of our wet Seattle sandbox. The sole evidence these have of the rough life they lead is the fading of the stickers. The paint colors have held up great, but in one season of use the sticker colors have faded almost completely away. One other issue: largely for the better these toys haven't been dumbed down or made "safer" over the last few years. This means that the corners are somewhat sharp- fine for our 3 yrd old to handle, but our 18 month old daughter has more fun with the (equally durable) processed plastic Tonka Backhoe ... . It doesn't seem to hurt her hands a bit when she holds it hard against the attempts of her brother to add a third backhoe to his side of the sandbox.
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I bought this backhoe, the front loader, and the dump truck for my 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 year old boys. The quaility is great and we love the steroid size of these classic construction vehicles! My children really dig these huge toys. They get lots of imaginative and creative play with these construction toys as well as practice with hand-eye dexterity and manipulation. There is so much fun to have in piles of sand, rocks, gravel, or plain old dirt!
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By A Customer on October 28, 2000
"Santa" got my 5 yr old son this toy for Christmas last year, and it is by far his favorite. He is a construction and farm toy fanatic! He is also very high-strung and hard on his toys. This toy has put up with a lot of use and abuse and works great! Definitely a good pick!
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By A Customer on August 19, 2002
My son is 3 and has about a dozen construction vehicles, but none large than a few inches long, so this is his first major piece. He loves it. It is a hands on toy with moving parts allowing him to actually "dig." It requires some learning to use properly, and some effort to move the parts, but with some practice I think any child who really wants to can master it.
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By A Customer on June 16, 2001
I have 3 sons ages 5 1/2 yrs. 3 1/2 yrs. & 20 mo. All 3 of them love this toy.They love to take it outside. I love tonka trucks...they last forever & this toy is not just for boys. I played with tonkas when I was a little girl:)
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We purchased the Tonka Mighty Backhoe and the Tonka Mighty Dump Truck for my son for Christmas this year. As a child, I had numerous Tonka trucks, and I can remember how much fun I had playing with them. Although plastic has replaced some of the parts that used to be steel, these trucks are still built strong for hours of fun play, either indoors or outdoors. As for the backhoe, it has a strongly-built cab and handles for the child to hold on to while operating the backhoe. This is an improvement from when I was a child. The backhoe bends in two places, so picking up small objects is very easy. The wheels are made of a sturdy plastic. I highly recommend this fun toy. Combine it with another Tonka vehicle to give your child hours of construction fun.
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