John Deere Sit-N-Scoot Tractor Reviews

We purchased the John Deere Foot to Floor Tractor for our 2 yr. old nephew and it’s perfect for him. It’s a good fit and it’s so light weight that he has no problems riding it. Although the tractor is rated for children up to 60 lbs, it’s really too small for most kids older than 4 years.

Some measurements that may be useful:

The overall height (to the top of the steering wheel) is 15 -3/4 inches (40 cm).

The midpoint of the seat is 9 inches (23 cm) above the floor.

The tires are 5 inches (12.5 cm) in diameter.

The tractor weighs approximately 3-1/2 lbs (1.6 Kg).

Please be aware that the front wheels are fixed in the “straight-ahead” position. The steering wheel turns, but is not attached to any steering system. The only way to steer is to drag the front wheels to either side or to lift the front-end up and then change direction.

The tractor body and tires are made of what appears to be”blow-molded” polyethylene. When properly assembled, it’s VERY strong, and probably indestructible. Although rated to carry 60 lbs., my 110 lb. wife can sit on it and the wheels and axles easily support her with no damage.

The instructions state that the tractor can be assembled without having to use any tools. You don’t need a screwdriver or a wrench, BUT unless you can bench-press 350 lbs, you will probably need a big rubber mallet to assemble the toy.

The axles and the steering wheel press into the body. The wheels then press onto the axles. All of the press-fits are VERY tight and the only way I could attach those parts was to put the body on a workbench and use considerable force applied with a rubber mallet. Be sure that the two axles are fully seated. They have two flanges, one goes through the hole in the body and the second one remains on the outside.

Once the parts are attached, the remainder of the assembly is simply attaching the paper “decals”. With a good rubber mallet, assembly should not take more than 15 minutes or so.

Note: A few drops of silicone oil sprayed into each wheel makes the tractor much easier to ride.