Ertl Big Farm Review – New Holland T7.270
Blue. That is my oldest sons favorite color. It just so happens to be the color of his favorite tractors. He loves New Holland tractors and he recently got an Ertl Big Farm New Holland toy tractor. He was so excited when he got that tractor and to make it even better it came with a front loader. Needless to say put that toy tractor down much!
His love of New Holland started before he was even a year old. At that time my father-in-law owned a New Holland tractor with a front loader. I took the tractor home to plow my lovely northern Michigan snow off my driveway. I gave my son his first tractor ride that day. He was around six months old and was fascinated with the front loader.
Fast forward four years and he is obsessed with tractors. He loves all tractors, but those blue New Holland tractors really get him excited. He loves visiting my uncle’s farm, because he has many New Holland tractors. That boy has to run around the farm and see all of his blue tractors.
When I sat down and started to think of ideas for my new toy tractor review, I thought what better than my oldest’s favorite tractor toy. So let’s get to it!
Big Farm’s New Holland T7.270 Review
In this review like my other reviews, we will look at Functionality, Durability, Realism and Affordability. Everything will be graded in a 1 to 10 scale, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest.
Functionality means how much of the toy is usable. For example, do the doors open, does the steering wheel work, can you hook attachments to it, etc.
Durability is how much abuse the toy can take. It will look at type of materials used to build the farm toy and also how well it has held up to my son’s abuse.
Realism will take a look at how much the toy represents the real life tractors. Does it look like a tractor, does it sound like a tractor are some of the questions we will ask.
Affordability is based on the cost of the tractor toy. Higher score means it is more affordable and a lower score will reflect a higher price for the toy.
I want to get this out of the way right now. I do not work for or am I affiliated with Ertl Big Farm in any way, this review is my opinion and is based on what I have seen after months of ruff play with these tractor toys. Alright with that being said, lets get started!
Ertl Big Farm New Holland T7.270 has an opening hood, front suspension and a removable rear hitch for implements. The rear hitch can hook up to not only Big Farm and Ertl die-cast implements, but also Bruder implements. I really like this feature, as it means you don’t have stick with Big Farm if Bruder has an implement you want.
The front axle is steerable, but it is very disappointing that you can’t fit your hand into the cab. I am not just talking my hand, but my four year old son can barely get his hand on the steering wheel. While the steering wheel does work and turn the front wheels, you just can’t get to the steering wheel to do any steering. I believe this is the biggest flaw in my opinion.
This tractor toy comes with a detachable front loader. I believe this is my son’s favorite feature. The loader functions perfectly, and is easily removed. Reattaching the front loader is a little tougher, because you have to get the three points that hook on to the tractor to line up. This isn’t overly difficult, but still tougher than removing.
The lights on the cab light up and depending on which of the two buttons you push, you can get a reverse beeper or an engine running. The batteries can be accessed by removing the cab, which is rather hard to do. You have to put in some work to get the cab off to change them.
Also, this tractor can have rear dual wheels attached to it. The duals are sold separately.
So with all the stuff we just discussed, I am giving this toy a Functionality score of 7 out of 10.
The durability of all Ertl Big Farm tractors are usually very good, they make them to put up with hours of ruff play. Big Farm’s T7.270 is very well built with high quality plastic.
Overall the farm toy is very well built, but there is one big downfall to this tractor. The front wheel are loose. You can hold the front axle still and rock the wheels side to side. It does make me worried about how long it will last. Another weak point is the mirrors and turn signals. They are held to the cab by only small amount of plastic.
For the most part it is well built, but for the loose front wheels it drops the score lower than normal for a Big Farm toy. This toy gets a 6 out of 10 for Durability.
This toy is a 1/16th scale model of the real tractor and it looks good. Detail on the outside is very good, even has a very little New Holland decal on the GPS box which really impressed me. The headlights look good as well. They are not just stickers, but are molded headlights
The only place that this toy really lacks detail is inside the cab and the front loader. The floor looks good, but there are few controls. Looking at the dash, you can see that it is completely void of any detail.
There are no decals at all on the front loader and I can’t help but think the loader would look a lot better with a New Holland decal.
For Realism, this farm toy gets an 8 out of 10.
This toy comes with a removable front loader, removable rear hitch, great detail and good durability. At the time of this article, the Big Farm New Holland T7.270 with Front Loader was around 43 U. S Dollars. This price is right around average for most Big Farm toys.
What you get for your money with this tractor toy gives it an Affordability score of 7 out 10.
I like this tractor and my son loves this tractor. The only draw back for him is that he can hardly steer the tractor. The biggest draw back for me is the loose front wheels. I don’t think that loose wheels are on every tractor, but I can’t guarantee it either.
Let’s take a final look at the scores
Functionality – 7 out of 10
Durability – 6 out of 10
Realism – 8 out of 10
Affordability – 7 out of 10
You have to are interested in this farm toy, you can purchase it on Amazon.
One finial note, the bucket of this toy does not come with PJ Mask stickers. That is an exclusive add on by my son.
Tell me what you think of this toy, or have any questions leave them in the comments and I will get back to you as soon as possible!
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