Digger Ride Ons come in three basic types – push along, pedal driven and electric.
Push along ride on diggers are for younger kids to simply scoot along safely and easily. Push alongs are suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
Pedal driven ride ons are chain driven digger toys and include realistic tractors with front loaders and detachable trailers. Kids need a relatively flat, smooth surface, as well as space to turn, to really get the best out of these pedal ride ons.
Also available are a range of excavators and diggers with working front loaders and lever operated backhoes. These are especially ideal for use in or around sandboxes and for slightly older kids as they do require greater coordination.
Electric backhoe ride ons are operated by rechargeable batteries and usually have foot operated accelerator pedals and incorporate a range of safety measures.
There are several big companies that dominate the market for ride on diggers including Falk, Smoby, Big and Rolly Toys. Arguably the best known of these are Rolly Toys and Falk.
Family-owned German ride on manufacturers, Rolly Toys, make computer-designed precision-engineered ride on tractors, trailers and diggers for toddlers and kids. Rolly make ride on diggers licensed by top manufacturers including JCB, John Deere, Massey Ferguson, New Holland and Case. This makes Rolly Toys diggers some of the most desirable ride ons you can find, combining a top quality product with an internationally recognized brand.
Also well known in this space are French company Falquet trading as Falk. Falk make a wide range of kids ride ons including several digger and tractor and trailer ride ons. Falk have agreements with Claas, McCormick and Kubota to manufacture licensed ride on toys. Falk make ride ons for kids aged from just one to seven years of age.
Ride on diggers for kids are a great way to inspire the next generation of construction toy fans and get them outdoors playing and away from their increasingly sedentary screen-based lives.