Mycroft - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
I bought this tractor on sale in November for a Christmas present for my little boys. I stored it in climate controlled closet until 24-Dec, at which point I unpacked and assembled it, and charged the battery in accordance with the included instructions. Christmas morning the tractor was waiting for the boys to try out. My youngest sat in the seat and pressed the pedal - no response from the tractor. I moved the lever to reverse, and depressed the pedal, and it started moving. Back to forward and again no response. Looking over at my kids, the disappointment on their faces broke my heart. I took the tractor to my workbench and called the customer support line, which was closed. Probably voiding the warranty, I started disassembly of the electrical system, finally getting at the DPDT direction switch. Ironically, there was a QA sticker inside that compartment. I took the switch apart and tested continuity on the contacts. As suspected, the switch was bad. I got inside the actual switch and cleaned and re-bent to contact pads. This seemed to fix the issue. Still, what a disappointing Christmas morning. Its pretty lethargic and lacks traction on most of my yard. Battery life seems to last an hour or so. I'd give this a pass.