We got this for my 4 year old son, along with the matching trailer. He's average size for his age and I was a little disappointed that the seat had to be set only one spot away from the farthest setting. He will probably be too big for it after 2 years.
Mostly metal construction. It comes in about as many pieces as possible with adequate assembly instructions. You'll need some mechanical ability to assemble and a fair amount of time. The wrenches they supply for the nuts and bolts are pretty useless (as expected). Steering assembly is partially plastic and this is where I fear the most likely failure will be, like from a hard impact. I greased every moving joint when I assembled it even though the instructions didn't recommend it. It can't hurt.
After about 2 months of extensive use, it's holding up real well. The turning radius is much larger than I expected but the benefit to this is that he's getting real good at K-turns. It's also geared lower than I expected, and I'm glad for that. This allows him to go up moderate inclines and even pedal on a short bit of grass.
I thought the pedal/gear assembly looked a bit weak and it'll be a pain to get it back out to reweld if/when needed. The chain adjustment was a challenge, actually it was making sure the six fasteners were properly torqued is what was not easy (tight space). Take the time to do it right.
The electric units look like they're a lot of fun but I can't bring myself to getting one for the simple reason that there's no exercise involved in using them. Our little boy gets a great workout with his tractor and he absolutly loves it.
Nice but a bit heavy and takes very broad turns. Only one wheel moves the tractor and that was worrying me at first but it's doesn't seem to be a problem. My kid doesn't play with it as much as his bike. Assembly takes a while but is reasonable. Definitely well built unlike many toys today.
I was very pleased with the John Deere tractor. It is very sturdy and should be able to last for a 5 yr. old. I'm giving it as a Christmas present so I don't have my grandson's input as yet. I especially like the durability of this toy. (Metal construction and rubber tires.)
Well bulit and I'm sure will last for years of play. Easy to put together. It even comes with some speciality tools to help. It does have very wide turning radius so not good in tight spots. Overall I would highly reccomend this product.
I bought this for my son's fourth birthday last fall. He loves it and rides it regularly. Our two-year old daughter also loves to ride it. It is very sturdy and heavy made out of mostly metal parts. Great toy!