To Top
Cart 0
   
The item(s) you want to add may not be available for purchase from your Wish List in the future. Consider purchasing the item(s) now, and check your local store if we are out of stock online.
Do you still want to add these items to your Wish List?

Tonka Steel Trencher

More Images

Tonka Steel Trencher -  Funrise - Toys"R"Us
The item is unavailable and cannot be added to your cart.
Please make a selection to add to registry.
Add To Registry
Please make a selection to add to wish list.
Add To Wishlist
Shipping:

Multiple shipping options available. Details


Things to Know

  • Gift wrap is available for this item. (Details)

  • This item is sold in our stores. Please check your local store for availability.

Special Offers

FREE Shipping on ANY purchase of $19 or more. Surcharges may apply on heavy/large items. - Free Shipping (See Details)

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

How to Get It


  • This item can be shipped to the entire United States including Alaska, Hawaii, and all U.S. territories including Puerto Rico
  • This item can also be shipped to APO/FPO addresses and to P.O. Boxes in all 50 states


  • This item may be shipped via Standard Shipping, Expedited Shipping or Express Shipping
  • Please Note: Some addresses are eligible for Standard Shipping only (APO/FPO, P.O. Boxes, U.S. Territories and Puerto Rico)

(learn more):


  • Please wait for the Ready for Pickup e-mail before proceeding to the store; orders must be picked up within 5 Days upon the receipt of this email
  • You will have the option to designate someone else to pick up your order during the checkout process
  • You will be able to change the Store Pickup location during the checkout process
  • In-stock status is approximate and may not reflect recent sales
  • Orders placed for Store Pickup will receive online pricing and promotions

Average Customer Rating:

by PowerReviews
Funrise 1001120Tonka Steel Trencher
 
4.4

(based on 96 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (77)
  • Fun (65)
  • Well constructed (61)
  • Easy to operate (60)
  • Easy to assemble (14)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (63)
  • Young children (47)
  • Indoors (40)
  • All ages (32)
  • Older children (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Grandparent (38), Parent of two or more children (28), Working parent (25), First time parent (16), Stay at home parent (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (67), No (25)

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

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

I would NOT buy this item.

Steel should be removed from the name of the product. The only metal is the the yellow section and that is a light wrapping. I had thought this was to be the same as...Read complete review

Steel should be removed from the name of the product. The only metal is the the yellow section and that is a light wrapping. I had thought this was to be the same as the Original Tonka toys. Was ordering for my Grandson out of state. Thought I would give ordering from home a try, do not like crowds. What a dream way of shopping, this was a disapointment. This come in the mail and it is PLASTIC! If I wanted plastic I would have ordered plastic not an item that stated it had steel in it. Those buckets won't last a day out side in the dirt. Packing of the box was a real treat too. Had to put the Dump Truck back together on the Little Tykes because it was apart. The box was smashed. Not enough packing material to keep stuff secured and from shifting. Box too flimmsy.

Reviewed by 96 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
4.0

Great gift for a son or grandson!

By Mom-mom 10

from Rockville, MD

About Me Grandparent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Fun
  • Well Constructed

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Young Children

    Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

    I gave this as a gift to my grandson for his 3rd birthday. I know Tonka toys are sturdy & thought it would go great with his Tonka dump truck.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

     
    3.0

    Disappointed

    By Liz

    from Plymouth, MA

    About Me Grandparent

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Operate
    • Well Constructed

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors
      • Young Children

      Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

      Purchased for my 2 year old grandson. I like the fact that it is metal. However, the arm and bucket are plastic and the bucket is not hinged, it's in a fixed position. When my grandson digs in the sand or dirt, the bucket will not hold the dirt while he tries to dump it in the dump truck. If it was hinged, he could fold the bucket toward the arm as a real backhoe would and could then dump the dirt where he wanted to. It's ok for just digging in the sand or dirt, just not for lifting the dirt for dumping.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

       
      5.0

      Awesome toy

      By Jax Gramz

      from Murrieta

      About Me Grandparent

      See all my reviews

      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 you is great. I bought it for my grandson to play with at the park. He loves it. It's very sturdy.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

         
        4.0

        My grandson loves this toy!

        By J

        from Melbourne, fl

        About Me Grandparent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Operate
        • Fun
        • Well Constructed

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Outdoors
          • Young Children

          Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

          Bought this trencher for my 3 year old grandson who loves construction vehicles. It was a hit - it has two levers to make the scoop and plow move which is great for teaching the little ones how levers work.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

           
          5.0

          Would buy again

          By Truck

          from Johnstown, PA

          About Me Working Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Assemble
          • Easy to Operate
          • Fun
          • Well Constructed

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Outdoors
            • Young Children

            Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

            My cousin's son loves it

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

             
            5.0

            Great buy for my 3 yr old

            By Mom of 5

            from Macomb MI

            About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Assemble
            • Easy to Operate
            • Fun
            • Well Constructed

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Ages
              • Indoors
              • Outdoors

              Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

              My son loves construction trucks. We were looking at the remote control ones but realized he preferred moving the parts himself. These trucks have great durability.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

               
              5.0

              My son absolutely loves this truck!

              By Keyannah

              from Lyndhurst, Nj

              About Me First Time Parent

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Operate
              • Fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Ages

                Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

                My son is a big fan of construction vehicles and he loves this truck. I'm so happy we've added this to his collection!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                 
                5.0

                tough trucks

                By deb g-ma

                from st.louis

                About Me Grandparent

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Operate
                • Fun
                • Well Constructed

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Ages
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

                  love the quality of the steel trucks

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                   
                  5.0

                  Tough

                  By JD

                  from Phenix City, AL

                  About Me First Time Parent

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Well Constructed

                  Cons

                  • There are some plastic parts nowadays.

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

                  I loved these as a kid and I remember them lasting a long time, now my son can enjoy them.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                   
                  5.0

                  Tonka backhoe

                  By Redmargarita67

                  from Wichita

                  About Me Grandparent, Working Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Assemble
                  • Easy to Operate
                  • Fast
                  • Fun
                  • Well Constructed

                  Cons

                  • Batteries Not Included

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

                  It was awesome to play with when i was little

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                  Displaying reviews 1-10

                  Back to top

                  Previous | Next »

                  Spoiler Alert! Important Note for Gift Givers!

                  One or more of the items you are adding to your cart may ship in the manufacturer's original packaging which may reveal what's inside.

                  To avoid spoiling the surprise, consider shipping this item to another location or selecting "In Store Pick Up" during the checkout process.

                  I understand this item(s) may ship in the manufacturer's original packaging or I'm picking up in store and would like to add it to my cart.

                  Cancel Do not add item(s) to cart.

                  Previous Next
                  4.0 stars

                  $20.99

                  Size Chart