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10 Best John Deere Toys

Best John Deere Toys
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Every child instinctively knows one thing: tractors are AMAZING. Is it the massive wheels, the fact that they make such a loud noise or something else that makes them so popular? This reviewer was lucky enough to drive one around over his summers working on a farm as a teen, and I still get that rush whenever I see one.

When it comes to tractors, there’s only one name that counts, and that’s John Deere, so it’s no shock to find plenty of branded toys out there to help kids live out their tractor dreams—everything from bicycles to finger puppet books to lawnmowers and pedal tractors.

Of course, the John Deere brand is all about quality and reliability, but we’ve still been careful to filter out any fake online reviews to ensure that these ten best John Deere toys are all that real parents have recommended.

1. TOMY John Deere Push ‘N’ Roll Johnny Tractor Toy (Best Budget Option)

John Deere Johnny Push N Roll Toy Tractor, Ages 18 Months and Up, unisex-children

This toy quickly becomes a favorite among toddlers, encouraging crawling and walking as they play. Children have two options for moving around this cute vehicle. They can push a button, which will roll by itself for about three feet, or they can roll it themselves. Any child will love playing with this toy, whether particularly fond of tractors or enjoys seeing one.

What we love:

  • This tractor has a cute expression that makes it spark to life, with children talking to it like it’s a friend
  • It’s easy to roll, and kids will enjoy taking it on imaginary gardening sprees

We don’t like this as much:

  • It would be a bonus if it also generated engine sounds.

2 TOMY John Deere Pedal Tractor And Wagon (High Quality)

TOMY John Deere Pedal Tricycle and Wagon Set - John Deere Ride On Tractor for Kids - Officially Licensed John Deere Tractor Toys - 18 Months and Up, Green

Children love to have their mode of transportation. This one has the added benefit of a trailer where they can put their essential belongings, such as toys or grass clippings if they are also helping in the garden. It is easy to pedal for girls and boys from 18 months to three years of age. This vehicle gets children involved more in outdoor activities, benefitting from some much-needed exercise.

What we love:

  • Kids can ride around indoors or outdoors, hauling objects from room to room
  • The trailer is fully detachable 

We don’t like this as much:

  • A headlight would be a great addition to the tractor.

3. I Am a Tractor John Deere Finger Puppet Board Book (Eco-Friendly)

I Am a Tractor - John Deere Finger Puppet Book for Babies and Toddlers (Finger Puppet Book - John Deere)

Learning about the daily farming chores and all the animals that live on a farm is always appealing to children. Since they enjoy flipping through books over and over again, this simple story will promote word recognition and reading. The tractor can be wiggled and moved over every page of the book as it drives through its daily work schedule, and children make up their own stories about their little imaginary farm.

What we love:

  • A good book for an adult to read to a toddler, pointing out the keywords and illustrations as the child drives the tractor along
  • The chunky pages make it easy for toddlers to hold (and chew of course)

We don’t like this as much:

  • More animals could be included in the narrative with a few more pages.

4. TOMY John Deere Heavy Duty Steel Bicycle

John Deere Heavy Duty Tricycle with Basket - John Deere-Ride-On Toddler Tricycle - Green - Ages 2 Years and Up, Large

What a feeling of freedom when you are riding your bike. This sturdy, heavy-duty steel bicycle is sized perfectly for the little ones. It has adjustable training wheels that can be removed when your child is ready to ride without assistance. It’s a comfortable ride with a rear coaster brake and handle pads. This 12-inch bike is suitable for a 3-year-old with a weight limit of 75 pounds. With the quick-release clamp, the seat height is easy to adjust.

What we love:

  • The pneumatic tires are heavy tread and will roll over rough terrain
  • There’s a rack on the back. Perfect for carrying hay bails

We don’t like this as much:

  • A small basket on the front would have been a handy addition.

5. TOMY John Deere 11″ Tough Tractor

John Deere Sandbox Tough Tractor Toy - 1:16 Scale -11 Inches - Sandbox Toys - Outdoor Toys for Kids 3 Years and Up

This very authentic tractor can do the job well in a sandbox or the garden. This tractor will be the perfect companion wherever creativity and imagination can carry your child. The soft plastic tires can be maneuvered by the tractor’s steering wheel for added realism. With its die-cast metal body, this tractor will survive any sandbox, muddy yard, or barley field.

What we love:

  • There’s a rear hitch that fits many different trailers
  • TOMY has a massive range of accessories for this tractor

We don’t like this as much:

  • It can be hard to clean the cabin after muddy play.

6. TOMY John Deere Remote Control Johnny Tractor

John Deere Radio Controlled Johnny Tractor Toy - Includes Easy to Use Remote Control Toy - Green John Deere Tractor Toys - John Deere Toys - Ages 18 Months and Up

Here is your fun and friendly little tractor with a bonus. With its easy-to-use remote control, this toy is a great way for young children to get accustomed to remote control technology. It is suitable for children 18 months and older and is extremely user-friendly with a simplified two-button control. It has a built-in auto-shutoff feature, so the batteries are spared even if your child forgets to switch them off. This little tractor can ride well on the carpet and go over small obstacles, and it won’t mark walls or furniture when it inevitably bumps into them. It is guaranteed to keep a child occupied for hours.

What we love:

  • The remote-control device is soft and the perfect size for small hands
  • That tongue sticking out is too cute!

We don’t like this as much:

  • It would be nice if the batteries were included.

7. TOMY John Deere Sit-N-Scoot Tractor

John Deere Sit 'N Scoot Activity Tractor Toy - John Deere Tractor - Ride On Toys - 20 x 9.8 x 16.15 inches - Toddler Toys Ages 2 Years and Up

Children love the personal mobility this little sit-and-scoot tractor gives. It is suitable for children from 18 months up to six years old, depending on their stature. The design is lightweight but stable and easy to maneuver. It has a wide wheelbase for stability and will quickly become their favorite way around the house. It looks like a real tractor, and with the classic foot-to-floor design, it promotes hours of fun indoor and outdoor exercise.

What we love:

  • It works well on a carpet indoors or the lawn outdoors
  • Perfect for little ones who haven’t perfected pedals yet

We don’t like this as much:

  • The addition of a small horn would have been perfect.

8. TOMY John Deere Electronic Lawn Mower

John Deere Electronic Toy Lawn Mower - Lawn Mower Toy with Interactive Sounds and Buttons - Toddler Outdoor Toys - Summer Toys - Ages 2 Years and Up,Green

This takes push toys to the next level. It looks like a real lawnmower, and the interactive features make it much more than just a toy for early walkers. A trendy toy for toddlers from the age of two and up to four years, it has four large buttons that are easy to push for their tiny hands, producing four different sounds that make it even more appealing for young children. The sounds include a motor resembling a lawnmower, grass clippings filling up the front container, bubbling oil sounds when checking the oil, and typical sounds when filling up the gas tank.

What we love:

  • The handle is extendable for easy storage and can be adjusted to the child’s height.
  • There are 2 extra sandbox toys included

We don’t like this as much:

  • A cute face on the front would have increased its charm.

9. TOMY John Deere Learn N Pop Johnny Vehicle

JOHN DEERE Tomy Learn N Pop Johnny Vehicle Toy

Here’s our friendly little tractor with some additional bonuses. It takes the smiling tractor concept to the next level by trying to teach children numbers and shapes. It includes seven small pieces that pop out of various places when the tractor starts to roll. Kids will feel like their friend is challenging them, and they will be eager to learn while they have fun. The shapes can be easily popped back in as they handle and get familiar with them. The tractor can be used with or without pop-out shapes. It is an impressive toy to involve the parents, playing with their children until they feel confident to have a go by themselves.

What we love:

  • It is a learning toy that engages children for hours because it is still an appealing tractor toy
  • It’s the perfect size for indoor floor play

We don’t like this as much:

  • It would be nice if the numbers went as high as 10

10. Lionel John Deere Model Train

Lionel John Deere Miniature Ready-to-Play Set, Battery-Powered Model Train, Multicolor

This miniature, battery-powered model train is loads of fun without the usual hassle of model trains. Children can create locations, such as train stations, trees, rocky cliffs, and farms, bringing hundreds of imaginary scenarios to life. One of the most popular uses is as the traditional model train circling the base of a Christmas tree. The battery is in the locomotive, and the train includes a tank car, boxcar, and container car with eight curved and 16 straight pieces of track. The track pieces connect very easily, and the train rarely derails.

What we love:

  • This train has a working headlight, authentic train sounds, bells, and whistles, revving noises as well as PA announcements
  • Each carriage can be connected easily to another

We don’t like this as much:

  • It would extend further if it came with more track pieces.

What to look for when buying a John Deere toy:

Age suitability: Ensure the ride-ons and vehicles suit the child’s age.

Safety features: Check for seat belts, non-slip tires, and sturdy construction to ensure safety.

Durability: Choose toys made from durable materials that can handle outdoor play.

Authenticity: Look for genuine John Deere branded toys.

Features and fun: Consider features like lights, sounds, and adjustable seats for an exciting play experience.

Size and weight: Not all ride-ons are for kids of all sizes, make sure the size also matches the ride-on you want.

Battery-powered or pedal-powered: Both have their cons and benefits, and you will need to pay more for a John Deere battery ride-on.

Reviews and recommendations: Read customer reviews to get feedback from others.

Price: Compare prices to find the best deal without compromising quality and safety.

Considering these factors will help you choose the right John Deere ride-on and vehicles that will be fun and safe for your child.


Playing with toy tractors is an essential part of any childhood, and I’m sure you remember what color yours was and some of the adventures you had playing with it. The toys above have all that magic and wonder with a lovely variety of options to suit every child, whether they want a remote control tractor or one they can sit on and ride themselves.

Of course, John Deere is a big name in the world of tractors, but for people of a certain age, an even bigger one in the world of toy tractors is Tonka. So if you want to relive your childhood, check out this Tonka – Steel Classics Front Loader. You could see yourself playing with that, couldn’t you?

If you’re buying a tractor for a child who loves farms, why not have a look at our 10 Best Farm Sets for Toddlers to see what else they might need to get their farm up and running?

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