5 Stars By Buys Too Much on 2016-02-15
Great quality - won't ever hit the donation pile
This is a very high quality toy. I got it for my 3 year old. Though he hasn't taken much of an interest in it (sometimes it is just a miss) it is a well built item that far exceeds the build quality of the toys you see in Target and Walmart. We are definitely keeping it because a) it will actually survive his 3 year old destructive phase and b) I think he will appreciate it a bit more when he is a little older. This is one of those toys that will make 'the box', you know that box of toys you keep for your assumed grand kids you will have one day ;-) Most plastic toys do not make the cut but this one I can see being used through many children.
5 Stars By A. Rosch on 2014-05-09
If you want to hear your child squeal with delight, buy this!
Buying this was the best decision we ever made. Our 2.5 year old son has developed a serious love of construction trucks: dump trucks, front end loaders, steamrollers, excavators. His uncle bought him a similar-sized toy Bobcat Skid Loader (white/black/orange) and it broke right away. Even though it still went back and forth, up and down, it made him crazy that he could see the broken part. His obsession drove us nuts. We tried everything to fix it, but it just kept snapping apart. So finally we decided to look for a NEW skid loader and since we already had another Bruder toy (the crane) we thought we'd try this brand again. This Bruder Caterpillar Skid Loader is so nice. It's really well made and sturdy and seems tough enough to endure the harsh critique and play of a very serious 2-year-old operator. Rolls smoothly, the up and down function works right. No little parts to break off. This toy doesn't have any batteries, no lights, no sounds. It requires you to make your own noise and we like that, too! A very well-made great looking toy.
5 Stars By C. Shearer on 2017-07-28
My two year olds loved the backhoe so much that they started to fight over it. As much as I like teaching sharing, it was apparent that we needed more construction toys. This skid steer is great quality, they pretty much ride it around, even though it's not very big, and put all sorts of pressure on it that I'd expect to break it, but it is holding up great. The bucket is a tad complex for a 2 year old, but they enjoy trying to make it scoop and dump.
5 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2017-08-08
My kids LOVE these skid steers
My kids LOVE these skid steers. I have 3 boys (ages 7, 5, and 1). I've probably bought 6 of these so far over the years (they are plastic and tend to break easily... but my kids are hard on things too). They love anything heavy equipment. My only complaint [actually from my 7 year old] is that it doesn't come with any attachments (i.e. a grapple, forks, and pallets). But he's a pretty high maintenance 7 year old who is already an expert in all things heavy equipment! :)
5 Stars By Cathy on 2017-08-01
Tough and sturdy.
Bruder products are tough and well made. Our grandsons have many of their construction vehicles and love to play with them. They use them both inside and outside. They have held up well through the dirt and sand. They tend to run them into each other or other things and so far no dents. They are very realistic and provide hours of fun. Great way to expand their imaginations!
4 Stars By JB on 2016-01-09
The quality of the toy is great, although it is not quite as sturdy as ...
After researching Bruder toys I was very excited to buy one. The quality of the toy is great, although it is not quite as sturdy as I would have hoped. So far so good though, my 2 year old has played with it a lot (he's rough on his toys) and it is holding up well. Very functional too, action works smoothly and has no issues.
3 Stars By Cyn O on 2017-07-25
MUCH SMALLER THAN ADVERTISED
Product description says this is 11.5 x 8.7 x 4.9 when in reality it is 8 x 5 x 3! BIG DISAPPOINTMENT. The only thing that is the measurement advertised by seller is the box the skid steer loader came in. So tired of sellers putting the size of the box as the product size. Otherwise, the skid steer loader looks decent enough, not thrilled with the plastic body but I was aware of that going into the purchase and it does have rubber tires. Will find out how it really holds up once I give it to my son.
5 Stars By Charles E. Felton on 2017-02-13
Second to None!
The design and construction of this toy is second to none! Talk about a sturdy, well made and attention to detail. After purchasing this I took the time to look at the line of toys offered by Bruder and quickly decided that as long as my son is into playing with construction equipment Bruder is what I will buy. No, I am not paid. Look them up and see what goes into making one of these then buy one and you will see what I mean and why I am a fan. They may be more expensive than other brands but you will quickly see why.
3 Stars By Ken Eaise on 2011-11-09
I liked it better than my grandson
I bought this based on the picture that I liked. I wanted something to go along with a large collection of 1/64 scale trucks that my grandson has. It is attractive and to scale. The metal portion should be virtually indestructible. The big disappointment, and I can't stress that enough, is that the treads come off the toy virtually every time it is played with. One would expect that a toy with moving treads (manually) would be made to stay on under most situations. These treads come off far too much and leave you putting them back on for the youngest children. My 3 year old has not yet mastered it so it's my job.
5 Stars By TIFFW on 2017-04-17
4 year old son loves all things Bruder, this is no different.