We got this for our son for christmas and it was one of his favorite toys. We brought it outside when the snow melted. The only minor issue with it is that it's hard to roll on anything but cement. Our four year old fits nicely on it, but has a hard time rolling around the grassy back yard while sitting on it. His solution? Just drag it into the garden and dig up the plants... The joy of having a boy!
My 2 year old son got one of these for Christmas and he loves it! (As a matter of fact, he is sitting on my lap pointing and saying "I love my backhoe!" right now) :)My only complaint is that the little plastic bolt that holds the trailer broke off quickly and it's now being held together with a coat hanger, but he doesn't care and it still works great. (He's also VERY big and strong--3&1/2 feet and 50 lbs--and pretty hard on his toys.)