The CAT Tough Tracks Free-Wheeling Dump Truck arrived for me to review, thanks to Team Mom and Toy State Toys. I waited with great anticipation for my almost two-year-old grandson to arrive and test it out. He is in love with anything on wheels and finding the fun surprise of the included hard-hat, made the package even more exciting! I knew it was going to be perfect for the sandbox.
Unfortunately, the Nebraska weather hasn’t cooperated very well with sandbox activities on the days this sweet little bubby gets to visit. Undaunted by rain or lack of sand, we pulled the toys from the package and created our construction site, right in the living room.
The truck is nice for small hands. It’s sturdy, but not so large that it was hard for my grandson to handle. He pushes it “around the loop” of the dividing wall between our front room and kitchen. He can make 10 or 15 laps without a break and each time he rounds the turn to go out of sight for a moment he calls out, “Bye, Gumma! Yater!” (That’s “see ya later” in two-year-old.) 🙂 The heavy plastic is easy to wipe clean if a stray, sticky finger print manages to attach itself, as well. The hat is adjustable, so we were quickly able to make it fit my grandson’s head. I believe that there are untold miles to be put on this dump truck, when the weather is nice enough to be outside and in the sand. In the meantime, as you can see, the weather hasn’t slowed us down!
We loved the CAT Tough Tracks Dump Truck. There are two other pieces in the Tough Tracks Collection, too — a wheel loader and a bulldozer. Be sure to check them out, along with all the other creative and imagination-building toys available from Toy State.
I was sent the CAT Tough Tracks Free-Wheelin’ Dump Truck and Hard Hat from Toy State, through Team Mom, in order to test it and conduct this review. No monetary compensation was received and a positive review was not required. As always, the views and opinions expressed are wholly my own.