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Product Description

The Tonka Classics Trencher is specially designed for digging and dumping fun! Use the backhoe to dig trenches, then scoop and dump the load with the working bucket. There's no job too big for this hardworking vehicle. With Tonka tough styling, this vehicle is built to last and guaranteed for life!



Did you know that "Tonka" means "great" in Sioux? It's no surprise considering just how long this great, reliable brand of toy trucks has been around! In 1947, the first Tonka brand toy trucks were actually designed and manufactured by the Mound Metalcraft Company, a small garden toll manufacturer operating from a small schoolhouse basement in Minnesota. In their first year of operation, a staff of only a half dozen people produced a total of 37,000 metal trucks with two designs. This inventory sold out in just a few months as many post-World War II families quickly accepted this new toy. As a result, in 1949, the first Tonka dump truck was introduced launching the first generation of the Tonka brand's family tree. Today, the Tonka brand upholds the same premise it was found on: a toy should be durable and provide the child with as much play value possible. Find Tonka products right here at Toys R Us!

Additional Info

454979

A55C9CE7

021664925348

92534

2 pounds

16.2 x 9.6 x 5.7

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Average Customer Rating:

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Funrise 1001120Tonka Steel Trencher
 
4.3

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (38)
  • Well constructed (32)
  • Fun (29)
  • Easy to operate (27)
  • Easy to assemble (9)

Cons

  • Poor quality (4)
  • Difficult to control (3)
  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (32)
  • Young children (22)
  • Indoors (20)
  • All ages (14)
  • Older children (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Grandparent (19), Parent of two or more children (14), Working parent (14), First time parent (11), Stay at home parent (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (33), No (16)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

I would buy this product again and again

this toy is one of the best and oldest made i like the fact that it is made out of metal and not all PLACTICT which means it will with stand all kinds of weather...Read complete review

this toy is one of the best and oldest made i like the fact that it is made out of metal and not all PLACTICT which means it will with stand all kinds of weather and not break and fall apart it is one of the best outside toys ever made and you should continue making them like this one

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Nice but difficult operation

We purchased this for our son for Christmas. He received the Tonka Dump Truck and Bulldozer as well. He loves all 3 but this one frustrates him when he tries to operate the backhoe...Read complete review

We purchased this for our son for Christmas. He received the Tonka Dump Truck and Bulldozer as well. He loves all 3 but this one frustrates him when he tries to operate the backhoe and the bucket. The backhoe has a lever to scoop the dirt and it is difficult to slide even for me. I'm hoping it will loosen up over time. The scoop requires two actions to operate it, one to lower and the other to scoop . . . again frustrating for our son who is almost 3. I'm hoping he will grow into them!

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5.0

Great Toy!

By Rach

from Memphis

About Me Working Parent

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Fun
  • Well Constructed

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

      My nephew plays with this everyday, takes it everywhere he goes. Best purchase we could have made for him.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      2.0

      Love the brand more than this item

      By Paul K.

      from Palisades, NY

      About Me First Time Parent

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun

      Cons

      • Difficult to Control

      Best Uses

      • Older Children
      • Outdoors

      Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

      The trench digging tool is difficult to use as designed even for an adult. Overall, looks better than it functions.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Timeless fun with great imaginations

      By One Happy Grammie

      from Howell MI

      About Me Grandparent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Operate
      • Fun
      • Well Constructed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Ages
        • Indoors
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

        This Tonka product was purchased for my grandsons third birthdate and it was a fantastic hit. I was especially thrilled that the quality of Tonka products hasn't changed in the 25 years since I was purchasing them for my son. We are looking forward to continually adding all the steel Tonka trucks to his toy box.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Fun toy

        By Jen

        from St. Paul, MN

        About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Operate
        • Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Young Children

          Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

          My son loves trucks/cars and this toy is a favorite. The scoops are easy to maneuver and it seems very sturdy. There's some limitation to the scoop range and flexibility, but for my 3 year old it works perfectly.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great item for little boys!!!

          By Angela the working mother of five

          from Roy, Utah

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

                My 3 yr old son loves to play with this item in his sandbox. Well built and very life like. When we drive down the road and he see's a real life size one he gets so exited and says "truck truck". So cute. Even my husband loves to teach him how it works. It reminds him of his childhood when he had Tonka toys.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Timeless and interactive

                By JustBuiltASandbox

                from Columbus, OH

                About Me First Time Parent, Stay At Home Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Well Constructed

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Ages
                  • Indoors
                  • Older Children
                  • Outdoors
                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

                  We debated between this digger and other electronic/battery toys. Really glad we bought this one. it took about 30 minutes and our 2 year old had learned the manipulations. He doesn't always use the levers, but just likes holding the bucket and shovel. It's a toy he can grow into.
                  I also appreciate that it is partially steel

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                  5.0

                  Great for Truck lovers

                  By Mom of 3

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Fun
                  • Well Constructed

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

                      My 3yr old is crazy about construction truck. This was a must for his collection. He likes the way he can move and adjust the "scooper". He is a very happy little guy.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Not Really Steel

                      By ted

                      from Fremont, CA

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

                          The yellow body is steel, but the arms and scoops are plastic. I was hoping for something all steel, but my 3 year old son likes it of course. It just won't last as long. They shouldn't call it "Steel" when it isn't.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          4.0

                          Great features for my 3-year-old

                          By Ann

                          from Colorado

                          About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Operate
                          • Well Constructed

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

                              Christmas present for my three-year-old. Should be heavy duty enough to handle his rough play.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              Comment on this review

                               
                              5.0

                              Great for the Sandbox

                              By Deena04086

                              from West Greenwich, Rhode Island

                              About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

                              See all my reviews

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Operate
                              • Fun
                              • Well Constructed

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Older Children
                                • Outdoors
                                • Young Children

                                Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

                                My 4 year old son plays with this in his sandbox and LOVES it. It's easy for him to maneuver and is very durable.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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