* ASSEMBLY ... You have to assemble *everything* - absolutely nothing comes pre-assembled. For example, see the rear roll-bar in the photo? That alone is 16 pieces to be screwed together, not including the decals. Allow 90 minutes, but my repair took another 90 minutes, making assembly time a little over 3 hours total for me (from box to complete unit).
The third recall in 2000 involved the Harley-Davidson motor cycle ride-ons, In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fisher-Price is recalling about 218,000 battery-powered Power Wheels Harley-Davidson motorcycle ride-ons for repair. The foot pedals, which activate the ride-ons, can stick in the "on" position. Children can be injured when the motorcycle ride-ons fail to stop and strike other objects. The recalled Power Wheels Harley-Davidson motorcycle ride-ons have model numbers 74290, 74293 (with a red body) and 74298 (with a black body). A "Power Wheels by Fisher-Price" logo is located on the left side of the seat on the product, and the model number is located on a label in the battery compartment. Only model numbers 74290, 74293 and 74298 are being recalled. These vehicles are intended for children 3 and older, and the vehicles' speed is 2.5 or 5 mph. Toy, mass merchandise and discount stores, and Harley-Davidson dealerships sold the motorcycle ride-ons nationwide from September 1999 through August 2000 for about $190 for the red vehicle and $700 for the black vehicle.
We had to consider the developmental appropriateness of the electric vehicle especially when taken in the light of the recommended age. We also had to look at safety and stability issues especially the battery charging mechanisms. We then looked at what other consumers are saying about the products so we are sure these are the very same toys you would give to someone you love. Then, we had to look at the company’s credibility and whether it is observing good manufacturing practices or not.
* SPEED / GEARS ... There are actually 4 gears, controlled by a shifter in the middle: Low (2.5 mph), High (5 mph), Reverse and allegedly there's a Park (which i can't find, no matter how much I fiddle with the gear shifter). So realistically there's only 3 gears, though it ~really~ needs a brake or a park (while kids are loading/unloading, etc). It comes with a screw in the shifter to lock out high gear - remove the screw when your kids are ready for more speed.
We used a "cover story" to explain the unusual appearance of the wheels, which appeared not to have spokes at all. We concocted a fiction about "disc" wheels and some imaginary advantage in reduction of wind resistance. Everybody fell for it! Actually, the covers degraded performance, particularly in cross winds, but they were necessary for security reasons at the time.
The vehicle comes with a 12-volt battery that has to be charged before the medium is driveninto the rugged outdoors. However, unlike the power wheels that can be charged in 45 minutes, charging the Ford F-150 power wheels can take as much as a full day so it is important to make advance early preparations when you are planning to have your kid drive the vehicle for a reasonable amount of time.
With the John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer, you child can begin reliving the glory days of farming and tilling the soil. This farming electric car for kids to drive provides a very realistic experience of driving the miniature monster farm equipment with its ultra-large farm tractor wheels. Powered by a 12-volt rechargeable battery, the tractor’s large wheels can roll over any terrain with ease whether it be on a real farm where it’s all dirt, mud, and grass or even right at the park, your very own backyard, or the beach. You kid can also take it for a spin around the neighbourhood complete with a wooden stake-sided trailer.
Instills wholesome values Perfectly replicates the feel of genuine farm equipment in a child-size version. Enables the child to have a realistic experience of farming and working the land. This is the ideal gift for any parent that may be in the farming industry themselves and want to pass on the legacy by example. It all starts in the imagination of the child.
As adults, we often underestimate the needs of the kids in our life, including how quickly they want to get behind the wheel and drive around the yard or on the miniature pavements in your home. These cars provide the only legal and safe-way through which kids can control around the home. There are qualities that you need to look for when you are purchasing a car for your kid or your toddler. Protection is always an important consideration. You’ll be keeping your eye out for protection, speed, parental remote control and more.
I bought this for my 18 months old son who wears 3T (He is a big boy). He loves it. It took a few minutes for him to learn how to pedal, but after a few tries, he was able to drive the jeep in the yard. He is still too young to use the steering wheel (doesn't know how to turn right/left), but he loves it. I can see him driving this for the next 2-3 years. On top of that, the price is great. Love this!
Included are two forward speeds, reverse, SD card connectivity, functioning lights, built-in tunes and wait for it fully functioning radio. This concept product is the glimpse of the future, and your loved ones will be inspired by the innovative look and great functionality that they see when they drive it. Giving your children something this futuristic might well set them on the path to working with future tech one-day!
One of the most expensive, albeit very interesting, gifts you can ever give to a child during his or her birthday or even on special occasions like Christmas is an electric car for kids to drive. Electric ride-ons are marvels of kiddie engineering as they not only resemble real-life vehicles; they also play a very important role in the optimum development of a child’s psychomotor and cognitive skills while also enhancing their self-esteem paving the way for greater emotional stability. When shared with fellow children, these top electric cars can help ensure optimum social development.
Fun, fast and a great way to instil not only independence but confidence into your 8 year or older kids, the Razor Dune Buggy is safe, lightweight and comfortable to operate with hand brake, hand controlled acceleration and variable thumb trigger throttle. Great suspension and pneumatic tires give you a smooth comfortable ride. The ultimate electric ATV for your older child and certainly one of the best Power Wheels products on the market.
New POWerwheel lacing technology tilts the balance in your favor, by using 24 spokes for high-torque pulling power, and reducing the drag of the retarding spokes by only using 12 of them. Since you have half again as many pulling spokes, you gain a 50% power increase right there...but that's not all! By reducing the number of wasteful retarding spokes by 1/3, you get another 33.333333314% more effective power, for a total power increase of 83.333333314%!
Power Wheels - the only way to ride. Is your wanna-be driver looking to gain some behind-the-wheel confidence? We’ve got just the right Power Wheels vehicles—and so many new ways to ride—to empower them to hit the road! Kids at our Fisher-Price Play Lab put these vehicles to the test, so you can feel good giving your kid the thrill of independence as they drive off in in their very own ride-on car, truck or ATV. These battery-powered riding toys are built for hours of fun and endless backyard adventures for toddlers to more experienced drivers!