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Kettler CAT Front Loader Backhoe Toy

If your child loves construction toys, this Caterpillar® front-end/backhoe loader is two toys for the price of one!

cat-front-loader-backoe-toys-pedal-vehicle-2This Kettler peddle powered big riding backhoe toy has a lot of people reviewing it and the people writing about this Caterpillar toy did so with a lot of energy.

All reviewers were very impressed, mostly because their kids crazy-love it!  

But a few took the trouble to write because they were mad at it!

Well, more accurately, at assembling it. :)        Go

"Almost all of the reviews spoke about assembling this toy.  I, as a compulsive review reader, found this unusual and interesting."

  • Mostly, reviewers wrote (some with an unmistakable air of superiority) how easy assembly had been, only took an hour or less, and wondering what in the world was the the problem with those people who had reported “so much difficulty” with it.
  • Well, some said that it is difficult to assemble because the instructions are all in German, leaving them to depend on just the pictures to figure it out.

cat-front-loader-backhoe-toys-pedal-vehicles-3Then, others said that no matter how long it took to assemble, the kids loved playing with it so much that is was MORE THAN worth it, and then even more reviewers said the same thing about the money!

A few reviewers shared extremely useful information like:

  • Putting the stickers on before assembling the toy CAT backhoe loader, and using watered down detergent to do it, you would save yourself a world of hurt!

Another tip from a reviewer:

  • If there is any trouble with locking the digger in place, there is a small picture next to the locking mechanism that shows you exactly how to make it work easily.

cat-front-loader-backhoe-toys-pedal-vehicles-2The thread that ran through almost all of the reviews though, was how durable they are, how easy to play with and operate, how much the kids did NOT tire of them.

This CAT was great for 3 year old kids and still great for the brothers, sisters and cousins, all the way up to 6 or 7 years old (and their fathers).

  • One of the good points made by a reviewer was that the tires are excellent.
  • The wheels have added treads in the middle for better pedaling traction.

cat front loader backhoe toys pedal vehicles 4A few reviewers mentioned that when they did have a few minor problems, Amazon and Kettler were both fantastic with fast and appropriate replacement parts, or whatever might be needed.

AND I guess it will be a good idea, if Santa is to bring this Kettler CAT, to order it early and be sure to avoid being stressed out about time while assembling.   

Instructions for assembly and operation.

This Very Popular Kettler CAT® Front Loader Backhoe Peddle Powered Toy ...

  • Completely functional front loader
  • Adjustable seat with 2 positions so it can grow along with the child
  • Hood lifts on the front
  • Very big resin tires with rubberized tread strip that lasts
  • Blow molded, high impact, durable resin body
  • Externally adjustable, fully enclosed chain drive system
  • Roll-over bar
  • Eccentric bearing pedal crank
  • Backhoe digger is fully functional with stabilizer foot and safety latch
  • Recommended weight: Tractor: 75 lbs / Backhoe: 50 lbs
  • Recommended ages are 3 years and up


  • Seat to Ground on Tractor: 16.5"
  • Seat to Ground on Backhoe: 14



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