My son will be 4 in December and we bought this for him just over a week ago. I wanted to wait a bit to review it just in case. He went into this already garbage truck crazy. When he saw this in the store, he fell in love with it. I had made him some "garbage" trucks using other toys and shoe boxes, and he was mostly happy with those, so I thought he deserved this one once he saw it. He has played with it and nothing else non-stop since we bought and he just loves it. I think it is pretty cool too. I enjoy playing with him and it. The forks work with batteries, and though I was worried they wouldn't last 5 minutes, they have been really good. The thing works very well. It has back-up beeps, a truck horn, and voice statements. The hopper raises up to dump the trash. It has two little figures, but they freak him out a bit so we hid them in a drawer. If you have a child who chases trash trucks down the street, then this is for them.
I bought this dump truck for one of my grandsons for christmas, big mistake, should of bought two, one for my other grandson. They both want to play with it. It is made of steel, with a lifetime warranty.This is the lowest price that I have seen anywhere. I will be buying another one soon from Target.