5 Stars By manbearpig on 2013-10-08
Recommended to every child
This is our third Bruder truck and I'm still in love with Bruder. There is no question about how good Bruder toys look... just look at the pictures online (may be even youtube videos). There is no better looking toy vehicle brand out there - period. Bruder trucks look the best. One concern that I did have initially was that these trucks may not be very durable. But after watching my son bounce these trucks off the walls just for kicks for last 1 year (and try to ride them and fill them with orange juice and transport it across the living room), I can now safely say that Bruder trucks rock! These trucks are assembled such that every time they take a heavy impact, the individual parts (wheels, doors, loader etc) simply pop off without breaking. Then all you need to do is pop them back in! Voila... good as new. German engineering at its best. I have become a HUGE fan of Bruder and will recommend this for every child.
5 Stars By Richard Cuper on 2013-08-17
Great truck. Detailing is superb. Doors open and hood also. There is also a removable sun roof hatch that does not appear in the pictures. Dumping mechanism and gate function well and allow for us (grandson and I) to play for hours. We both really like it.
5 Stars By Mike on 2017-01-04
Bruder = Quality
This truck is actually my sons probably 7th or 8th as my son loves his Bruder trucks. These are solidly built toys that will definitely stand the test of time. I can see him playing with these trucks for many years. My son is three years old and has an affinity for garbage trucks, but has started to branch out. This is actually his first dump truck and as a coincidence it was actually delivered by Santa this Christmas. So it was love at first sight and he definitely had endless amounts of fun dumping his garbage and lego blocks in the back and loading them up to take to the dump. If you are looking for a quality toy don't hesitate and buy it now!!!
5 Stars By Alex Williamson on 2015-01-14
I absolutely love this truck
I absolutely love this truck!!! When UPS delivered it today I was the happiest guy on the planet because I just got a new toy and it'd been so long since I had seen it in a store I had totally forgotten what it look likeit was a little smaller than I remembered it originallybut this truck is still awesome this was the dump truck I had originally wanted when I was searching for them but instead I got the larger dump truck that they makebut what I did not realize was that the smaller skid steer us would have trouble loading that one so I needed a smaller one and I was quite impressed after I took it out of the box and played with it The tailgate comes open a lot easier than the larger one and I like that because it's not as much trouble to unload it at a site Nother thing about this truck is you can fold the tailgate all the way in if you want and it has three locking positionsso that you can control how fast the load comes out from the bed it rolls really smoothly and I love the opening doors in the hood but here's probably the most important thing about this truck pretty much any construction vehicle you bye can load it without having to reach up really higheven the really really tiny skid steer loader that they make this try axle dump truck is modeled after the Mack granite GU 13This truck also has two places for pulling behind or in front The back trailer hitch is so that you can install another dump trailer or a conveyor belt in the front one you can attach a snowplow to which come separately as an attachment and last but not least this truck came with a sound module adapter for Mac trucks hanging on the right side door of the cab I didn't need it so I tossed it but I'm sure that it'll prove useful to someone elseAnd if you would like to see a demonstration of it you can check out my YouTube Channel it is Alex Williamson'sadventures at YouTube.com and video is first year anniversary video the first on boxing video of 2015
3 Stars By akreader on 2017-08-13
Nice-looking truck but was expecting something more substantial
Got this truck for our three year old son's birthday. He likes it well enough but did not lose his mind over it. It's a nice-looking truck but I was expecting something a little more substantial for the money. I'm not even sure this truck will go outside because it looks like it may not stand up to it.
4 Stars By Marcy Rossi on 2016-12-28
Gorgeous truck, just wish it was made a bit "tougher."
This truck is AWESOME!!!!! It is so realistic and my almost 4 year old son LOVES it!!! The only down side is how fragile a lot of parts are. Pieces like the side mirrors, doors, etc. can break extremely easy if you're not careful.
4 Stars By KPsquared+1 on 2014-05-14
An excellent dump truck - only flaw is the doors and mirrors
So I purchased this Mack dump truck with a loader for my son as outside toys. These are actually my first Bruder toys and I must say, I am highly impressed. When I was a kid, I had Tonka steel toys and that was what I had intended on getting my son. While looking on AlumiGogo, I came across the Bruder toys, saw the reviews and how realistic they looked and figured I'd give it a shot. When I first saw the truck, I was surprised by the size of it. It is a pretty big toy (a little larger than the Tonka steel toys). I was also very impressed with how it looked. It really does look like a Mack truck (my dad drives a Mack and has since I can remember so I know them very well). So it passed the visual test. One difference between the Tonka vehicles was apparent immediately - Bruder's is much more realistic where Tonka is kind of bland. Out of the box, I was even more impressed. The plastic is actually very durable (and not cheap like I feared). Is it stronger than steel, no, but with the Tonka steel, you can actually bend some of the steel easier than you can break this plastic. The truck really is impressive. Another great thing about this truck over the Tonka dump truck is the tires. They are tread rubber and move GREAT over hard floors and outside in the yard (over dirt, grass, tree roots, etc). I can't emphasize enough how great the tires roll. The Tonka tires are hard plastic and definitely not on par with these. The dumper part is hard to lift at first but after the first 2 times, starts lifting easily.
Now, the only reason I gave this product 4-stars is due to the flimsy mirrors and doors (as some have mentioned in previous reviews). While the truck itself can take a beating from my toddler, the doors and mirrors cannot. Luckily, the doors are fairly easy to put back on so don't have any fears that it is broken permanently. But don't let this alone keep you from purchasing this toy. It is a lot of fun. I almost believe I am having more fun with these toys as my son (and reliving my years as a kid in the backyard)!
Overall, I would highly recommend this dump truck (and the Bruder brand) over Tonka (which I do still love - you can't take away all those great memories). The difference is in the quality and design. It is plastic, but it isn't cheap plastic.
5 Stars By Frank H on 2017-09-12
A great product but it did not include the sound and ...
A great product but it did not include the sound and lighting module. Why weren't these modules offered as a add on. Please let me know how to purchase these accessories, part number 02801 and 02802,
5 Stars By Kayla Thieman on 2014-08-19
Was Skeptical, But No Longer...
I bought this truck for my sons 3rd birthday.
When we received it, I wasn't sure if it was going to last long. I thought the doors would be popped off in no time, along with the mirrors.
Boy was I wrong. 3 months later and its been shoved off the coffee table a few times, taken outside, been tripped over... The only thing that looks even close to coming off is the hood ornament. (Note: my son isn't the type to violently collide his vehicles together, or do things such as tossing them off the porch. He's fairly careful.)
He loves detail, and other trucks from CAT, John Deer, etc. don't have as much detail as he likes. This truck takes the cake. Hood lifts, with fairly realistic engine underneath, 'suspension' that works over rough terrain, dumping bed, opening doors, the works.
Come Christmas, we're planning on getting the Bruder tractor truck with the flatbed trailer and excavator.
5 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2017-04-29
This toy is a very sturdy and the finish is exceptional
This toy is a very sturdy and the finish is exceptional. Does have some delicate parts like the mirrors on either sides of the truck and could break. My husband made it into a lamp for our 4 yr old grandson who was was thrilled to have it. The truck was a little expensive but it is worth it money in every way a delight for any child to have.