11 John Deere Toys to Add to Your Christmas List

John Deere is as American as corn dogs, Abe Lincoln’s beard and pretending you’re from Canada while traveling. Known as the inventor of the “plow that broke the plains” Deere stood for all that is good about America, from the entrepreneurial spirit to the honest and grounded work ethics. John Deere toys are made with these principles in mind; whether it’s a cute corn teether for a baby or a collectible for a teen, you know you’re getting a good quality product.

The iconic yellow and green colors with the leaping deer(e) are recognized worldwide and there aren’t too many kids who haven’t owned a John Deere toy of some kind.

A couple of years back we were doing a road trip through a few small towns and we needed to make a quick pit stop, only the 14th one in as many miles. The kids spotted a store selling candy and other knickknacks, which they had to go see. Ben, who loves all things farming, spotted a steel John Deere wagon that he needed, desperately. We really didn’t want more stuff in the car and so we promised something bigger and better at the next stop, we promised candy for dinner, ice cream for breakfast and chocolate bars for lunch. To no avail. We left the store with the John Deere truck and a smiling Ben.

With Christmas just around the corner, I hope this list of John Deere toys is going to come in handy. Hoe Hoe Hoe!

11 of the Best John Deere Toys For Your Child

Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer
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John Deere 1st Farming Fun, Fun on the Farm Playset
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Ertl John Deere Carry Case V
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Bruder John Deere T670i Combine Harvester
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John Deere Electronic Lawn Mower
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Ertl John Deere Deluxe Talking Toolbelt
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John Deere Steel Stake Wagon Green
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John Deere Animal Sounds Hayride
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John Deere Tractor Tire Swing
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1. Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer

Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer

Of all the John Deere toys, it’s easy to see why kids love this tractor. Ideal for ages two to seven, it comes fitted with an FM radio, a trailer, automatic brakes and 4WD farm tractor wheels. It has an adjustable seat with flip-up armrests and for peace of mind, parents can control the speed with a gear lockout feature. All I’m saying is thank goodness Ben didn’t see this at the store.

2. John Deere 1st Farming Fun, Fun on the Farm Playset

John Deere 1st Farming Fun

As far as John Deere toys go, this farm playset for little ones is super fun. Your budding farmer can create real harvesting action with the combine by pushing it along to make the head rotate and the grain pivot back and forth in the hopper. There are 20 pieces, including four vehicles: two tractors, a combine and a gator. The functioning hood and loader provides hands-on play for hours of farming fun. Also included in the set is two farmers, four farm animals, three wagons, an easy to assemble fence and other accessories.

3. Ertl John Deere Carry Case Value Set

Ertl John Deere Carry Case Value Set

I’m not sure what I love more about this little farm set, the John Deere toys you can play with or the carry case they come in. The Fun on the Go Carry Case Value Set includes 18 pieces to create a farm and your little one can take his favorite toys wherever he goes with the handy the carry case. The set is durable and can handle the roughest play, and when it’s time to pack up everything packs neatly into the case for safe keeping.

4. John Deere Sandbox Vehicle 2pk, Truck and Tractor

John Deere Sandbox Vehicle 2pk, Truck and Tractor

What’s a sandpit without a cool tractor and truck? Durable for outside play the vehicles have free rolling wheels and fully functional parts. Kids, and some adults will love the moving dump bed on the dump truck and tractor with the working front loader. Recently we were at a John Deere themed birthday party and the mum had used the sandbox set as cake toppers, which I thought was quite clever and the kids thought was ‘awesome’.

5. Bruder John Deere T670i Combine Harvester

Bruder John Deere T670i Combine Harvester

As if built into their DNA most boys (and some girls) love heavy duty farm equipment, from how they work to what they do. If you happen to know someone like that then I can guarantee they’ll love the Bruder John Deere Combine Harvester. Curious little people will spend hours with this beautifully crafted piece of farm equipment. With loads of working parts including a cabin door that opens, a detachable cutting unit and loads of opening covers, to name but a few, this makes an amazing toy and maybe even a collector’s piece, too.

6. John Deere Electronic Lawn Mower

John Deere Electronic Lawn Mower

Isn’t it ironic that when kids are enthusiastic to help around the house and garden they’re too young to handle the power tools and machinery and then, as soon as they’re old enough to manage the equipment all enthusiasm to assist has waned? The John Deere Real Sounds Lawn Mower lets your enthusiastic helper get in on the action around the yard. The toy has imitation rotating grass clippings and a spinning grass blade and a voice that prompts kids to check the oil and fill up with gas. The handles are extendable and can adjust easily for storage purposes.

7. Ertl John Deere Deluxe Talking Toolbelt

Ertl John Deere Deluxe Talking Toolbelt

Shut the barn door! A talking tool belt? Your little fixer-upper will love this seven piece set with a hammer, wrench, screwdriver and pliers. The tool belt has a slot for each of the tools and the belt buckle, which is electronic, includes three tool sounds and two phrases; “Nothing runs like a Deere” and “It’s time to work on our John Deere tractors!” I can guarantee you’ll be sick to death of it in an hour or less but your little handyman will love it.

8. John Deere Steel Stake Wagon Green

John Deere Steel Stake Wagon Green

Always popular in the range of John Deere toys is the cutest little green wagon on the block. From RRTL it has so many uses including a fun mode of transport for your kids, around the neighborhood, at the park or on the beach—everyone will have a blast. The wagon’s heavy-duty rust-resistant steel construction, wooden stake sides and smooth ride pneumatic tires are made the greatest care and will last a long long time.

9. John Deere Animal Sounds Hayride

John Deere Animal Sounds Hayride

The younger John Deere fans will love the animal sounds hayride. The six-piece set includes a push along tractor, a friendly farmer and four animals: a horse, a cow, pig and sheep. The idea is to match each animal to the correct picture and hear the sound the animals make. When you press on the farmer ‘Old McDonald Had a Farm’ plays and you can add to the fun by including the animal sounds into the song: just push down on the correct animals while it plays.

10. John Deere Tractor Tire Swing

John Deere Tractor Tire Swing

Who wouldn’t want to hang out in this tractor tire swing? With a detailed grill, licensed colors and logos, as well as a steering wheel, this recycled, repurposed tire has a PVC stabilizer bar and a recessed seat. It can hold up to 175 lbs and is recommended for children three and up. The tractor swing is tough and durable and the UV-resistant rope will keep it swinging for years.

11. John Deere Heavy Duty 16″ Bicycle

John Deere Heavy Duty 12" Bicycle

Another of the popular John Deere toys is the 16″ bicycle. Suitable for children three years and up the bike has a tough frame with steel construction, adjustable and removable training wheels, a back coaster brake and a handle bar pad. It’s a spiffy ride with an adjustable seat and a carry rack. Some assembly is required so if you’re planning on giving it as a gift maybe put it together before the big handover.

Feature image courtesy of Flickr, Michael Bentley.

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