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Don't disappoint your child with this.
on September 8, 2015
This tractor is only one wheel drive, meaning that when the child pedals, one rear wheel is moved and the other three wheels should go because that one is moving it forward. Tricycles work this way because the propelled wheel is centered. There is a reason cars come with either two wheel or four wheel drive. Think about canoeing, you paddle evenly on both sides unless you want to turn, then you paddle on only one side and go toward the other. The one wheel drive causes 2 problems:
1. The tractor pulls to the side. Customer service at Peg Perego says that the child can steer differently to compensate. Yeah right.
2. When the cheap plastic tire of the only wheel attached to the pedal slips on grass, carpet, or smooth flooring, the child can't go anywhere.
Customer service at Peg Perego told me this is an intentional design and that they can't do anything to help me. Not what I would expect from that brand.
Additionally, trying to assemble the trailer required brute strength to force plastic pegs into slots. The directions are poorly laid out with pictures separated from written instructions by several pages. Don't waste your money; my son is having more fun with the box it came in than with the tractor.