The sturdy metal construction holds children up to 60 lbs. Pivot 360 degrees. Your child will love sitting on the seat and moving the handles to dig. The Big Dig works in the sand and the snow, inside and outside. For children ages 3 and up. Color: Assorted Gender: Unisex Age: Child
The digger met all expectations, until it broke. It gave our son the hands on feel of what the big earth movers do. He loved it, but it only lasted three days! He is 45 pounds and 4 years old. The scoop bent away from the arm and broke. He wasn't in clay, just sand. The scoop needs reinforcement--our neighbors child has the same problem.
The bucket is made of folded sheetmetal with 2 tack welds to keep the folds in place. Well, the tack welds broke easily, so the sheetmetal started to unfold until you get a piece of sharp metal flapping at the end of the arm mechanism. Good luck trying to find a manufacturer phone number (you get Breyer horses instead), customer service number, replacement part number, ...anything??