Remote control toys are a staple part of most kids’ childhood. Remote control cars, trucks, and construction cars are popular with children from a very young age. Often kids start off with a small remote control car and end up with large RC construction equipment toys or a racetrack full of cars. These toys can be played with indoors or outdoors, with friends or as part of a solo play session.

From an educational perspective, remote controlled toys encourage imaginative play and help a child develop good hand-eye co-ordination. As the child becomes accustomed to using a controller they will be able to control the vehicle better. RC construction equipment toys also improve fine motor skills in children, as even toddlers can quickly learn how to control a remote control vehicle. And don’t let’s forget the benefits associated with outdoor RC toys – anything that encourages a child to play outdoors in the fresh air is a good thing!

RC construction equipment toys are always a good buy, so to help you choose a suitable toy for your Bob the Builder, here is a list of toys we rate highly.

RC Construction Equipment Toys

1. Crawler Remote Control Excavator

Hugine 15 Channel 2.4G Crawler Remote Control Excavator

The Hugine crawler excavator is a very lifelike construction digger with caterpillar tires and an excavator bucket. The toy, which is branded with the distinctive Caterpillar logo, comes with a 2.4G 15 channel full-functional remote control, so your child can rotate the cab 380 degrees and lift the three-section boom arm up and down. Kids can use the Hugine crawler excavator in the garden, where it will excel at digging up sand in the sandbox or clearing out stones in the flowerbed.  There is even an automatic demo function, so you can see how the toy works straight out of the box.

2. RC Mini Forklift

RC Mini Forklift by Liberty Imports

The radio controlled mini forklift construction vehicle from Liberty Imports is a 1/20 scale model of a life-sized vehicle, so if you work on a construction site and drive a forklift, your son can have his very own scaled down version. This mini forklift even comes with tiny cones and a large box to move around! It’s a great toy for younger children from age three onwards. The remote controller has six functions: it moves the vehicle forwards and backwards, left and right, and lifts the arm up and down. The vehicle will operate up to six feet away from the remote control.

3. RC Full Functional Front Loader Tractor

Top Race RC Full Functional Front Loader Tractor

The Top Race remote control front loader and tractor is made out of high quality plastic with lots of super realistic details, so it looks exactly like a full-size vehicle. Kids can use the toy outside in the sandbox or indoors on a rainy day. The front loader tractor moves forwards and backwards, left and right. Lights and sounds are included. It functions straight out of the box – no assembly required, so it makes a fun gift at Christmas and birthdays. Or any day if you are feeling generous! A fully-charged battery (which takes about 30 minutes) will give your child 15-20 minutes of play time.

4. Front Loader Remote Control Construction Tractor

Best Choice Products Front Loader Remote Control Construction Tractor

The Best Choice Products RC construction tractor is the ideal gift for a child who dreams of working in construction. This toy is kitted out with lights, sounds and a fully functional front loader bucket. With the aid of a remote control, your child can move the tractor forwards, backwards, left and right. The remote control also lifts the bucket up and down. It’s a high quality toy made from durable materials and perfect for imaginative play outdoors. Your child can use his RC tractor to move sand and pebbles around on a pretend construction site. The remote control even plays a couple of songs, which adds to the fun.

5. Top Race Remote Control Dump Truck

Top Race Remote Control Dump Truck

Top Race make great RC construction equipment toys and this one is no exception. The TR-112 fully functional dump truck features lights and sounds. It’s a heavy duty toy which is more than capable of withstanding lots of action outdoors in the garden or sandpit. The dump truck is very detailed and looks like an exact mini scale replica of the real thing. The remote control moves the dump truck forward and back, as well as opening and closing the truck bed. If your child owns any other Top Race construction toys don’t worry because the TR112 remote control works on a different frequency, so the toys can be played with at the same time with zero interference.

6. Full Functional Remote Control Excavator Tractor

Ginzick Full Functional Remote Control Excavator Tractor

The Ginzick remote control excavator and tractor is a fun toy for any child with a passion for construction. This is a high quality toy with lots of detail.  The remote controller works the tractor and the scoop. Kids can take their remote control excavator tractor out into the garden and scoop up dirt and sand. The toy features realistic light and sound effects to make imaginative play sessions even more fun. The excavator is very easy to use and the remote battery only takes 30 minutes to achieve full charge. Each charge gives around 20 minutes of play time.

7. Heavy Duty Remote Control Excavator

Top Race TR-211 Heavy Duty Remote Control Excavator

The Top Race TR-211 is a tough, well made, durable toy metal excavator with a remote control handset. The toy is a replica of a real excavator and does everything a real excavator would, including digging in soil and sand. The heavy duty steel shovel is great for construction games out in the yard. It can handle all kinds of mud, dirt, sand and pebbles. The cab rotates 680 degree and there are three separate motors on the digging arm, so it moves up and down easily. Because this toy is more heavy-duty than similar models, it is better suited to older kids.

If you think we have missed any top RC construction equipment toys out, let us know in the comments!

Feature image courtesy of Flickr, Brickset.

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