Kids ride-on toys make the best big gifts! They're the gifts that kids always remember, the ones that get the birthday “oh my gahs” and shrieks of excitement on Christmas morning. Our friends at Kid Trax sent over the CAT 12V Dump Truck for us to try out and share our thoughts. I received this item for review purposes, all opinions are mine alone.
My little boy is turning five! Oh mamas, how does it sneak up on you. Nevertheless we spent last week celebrating his big boy birthday and marked the momentous occasion with a big surprise to match!
As soon as he laid eyes on his birthday present he went wild! He's at that age where it's all about cars, trucks, trains…. basically anything with wheels. He loves construction toys and he loves big work trucks! So he took one look at the box and went just bananas.
My husband was almost as excited to find that the Caterpillar Mining Dump Truck from Kid Trax comes almost completely put together. We've had a few nightmare situations with big toys that took hours to assemble. This one required putting the wheels on and a few minor instructions and it was ready to roll. So we give it big points for that!
Kids Ride On Toys
The CAT Dump Truck has dual stick steering levers and a twin motor for zero-turn-radius steering. It moves forward and backwards with ease. The wheels have Power Trax rubber traction strip tires which are nice for a smooth and steady ride. And it's got a top speed of 5 MPH, so it's fast enough to be exciting for little drivers and comfortable for mamas not to worry.
Brady LOVED the working dump bed. He loads up the boulders that come with it and takes off up and down the driveway. It also has working head lights and construction sounds so he can engage in role play, pretending to work his way around the construction site.
This vehicle is recommended for riders age 3 to 7 and has a maximum rider weight of 130 lbs. It comes with a 12V rechargeable battery and wall charger.