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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
 
4.4

(based on 141 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (95)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (107)
  • Fun (96)
  • Well constructed (87)
  • Easy to operate (84)
  • Easy to assemble (22)

Cons

  • Flimsy (7)
  • Poor quality (6)
  • Difficult to control (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (84)
  • Young children (63)
  • Indoors (56)
  • All ages (49)
  • Older children (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (49), Grandparent (47), Working parent (35), First time parent (20), Stay at home parent (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (97), No (31)

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

 

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 141 customers

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5.0

My granson LOVES tractors!

By TARPON

from Cameron

Verified Buyer

Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

Love

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

perfect type for your child

By mommy of 4

from pharr, texas

About Me Collector, Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc), Parent Of Two Or More Children

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Operate
  • Fun
  • Well Constructed

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Ages
    • Indoors
    • Outdoors
    • Young Children

    Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

    My son uses it inside and outside... Just loves it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Awesome Trencher Excavator

    By Kirbylsu

    from Jackson, NJ

    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

      • Indoors
      • Outdoors
      • Young Children

      Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

      This is a great trencher that my 2 year old uses to dig in the sandbox. It just adds to the great Tonka quality that my son thoroughly enjoys.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great quality , very durable!

      By DM

      from Cape Coral, FL

      About Me Stay At Home Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Operate
      • Fun
      • Well Constructed

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

          My son loves digging in and moving around the sand. Hours of fun!

           
          5.0

          Tonka!!!

          By Nico

          from Cerritos, CA

          About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Well Constructed

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Outdoors
            • Young Children

            Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

            Glad to see metal Tonka toys again. Kids love this for playing construction in the backyard.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Quality Metal Toy

            By Jessica

            from Virginia

            About Me First Time Parent

            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:

              Well-made metal Tonka toy. Cool because you can lift the bucket and there is another manual control to tip the bucket.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              This was a birthday gift, it was loved.

              By Mike

              from Elyria, ohio

              About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Older Children
                • Outdoors
                • Young Children

                Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

                It is great construction, very durable. It is played with often.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                I will buy all of them

                By Nashie

                from Lakewood, co

                About Me First Time Parent

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Operate

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

                  Good times

                   
                  5.0

                  Still the best

                  By Legsbell

                  from Martinez

                  About Me Grandparent

                  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:

                    I bought this as a gift for my nephew. The look of delight on his face when he opened my gift was priceless. He immediately forgot about opening any other gifts and took it outside to play in the dirt. My son loved his Tonka trucks and it's great to see the quality hasn't diminished.

                     
                    5.0

                    Tonka!

                    By JEM

                    from Olympia WA

                    About Me First Time Parent, Stay At Home Parent

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Ages
                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

                      Bought this Tonka trencher and dump truck for my nephew and he absolutely loved them! Miss the old Tonka all metal but these were decent quality.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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