Toy Tractor Scales Explained
Toy tractor scales can be really confusing, that's why we've put together this handy little guide to explain them to you.
The key thing to remember when trying to figure out scales is the lower the number after the colon the bigger the size of the toy.
Tractors & Accessories 1:16 Scale
Tractor: 30 x 20 x 20 cm
People: 10 cm high
Cow: 18 x 11 x 4.5 cm
This is the largest size for tractors. They are big and chunky, mainly made by Bruder or Britains Big Farm, from good quality plastic, with lots of trailers and other accessories available too. There is a special range of tractors for toddlers from Bruder too, called Roadmax, which are the only ones recommended for children under 3. They have specially rounded edges, soft tyres and no bits to get broken off.
Tractors & Accessories 1:32 Scale
Tractor: 20 x 7 x 10 cm
Cow 8.5 x 5 x 2 cm
This is the most popular size and has the largest stock. This size can have smaller bits on it, such as wing mirrors - so not ideal for toddlers. The tractors and other farm vehicles are mainly Britains Farmyard 1:32 and Siku Farmer 1:32, of which Siku is the more robust, both are die-cast metal and plastic. The animals are mainly Britains and Kids Globe. And the farm buildings are Brushwood, which are made right here in Britain, and Kids Globe, which are German, both are wooden and great quality.
Tractors & Accessories 1:50 Scale
Tractor: 11 x 7 x 4cm
This is a fabulous new size of toy tractors, trailers and other farm accessories. They are an ideal size for children's hands. Bigger than the Matchbox or Hot Wheels size but smaller than the more traditional Siku or Britains 1:32 scale tractors. Because it is relatively new the choice is more limited than in other scale ranges, but manufacturers are slowly designing more and more each year in this scale. There are now multi-purpose farm buildings available to keep your 1:50 tractors in, and you can use the smaller 1:87 cows or even the 1:32 calves in the buildings too.
Tractors & Accessories 1:87 Scale
Tractor: 6 x 4 x 3 cm
This size is similar to Hotwheels or Matchbox cars and mostly made by Siku. It includes an incredible range of tractors, trailers and accessories. Harry has quite a collection of these farm vehicles, which are kept in a Tractor Ted Rucksack, perfect for taking on long car journeys or away for weekends. It's important to note that there is some variation in this range, for simplicity we sometimes state that accessories are '1:87 scale', so if you're buying something where the exact scale is very important - like a model railway - do check with us so we can advise.
Tractors & Trailers - Micro (1:128)
Tractor: 4.2 x 2.1 x 2.5 cm (yes tiny!)
These tractors and trailers are 'micro' size. They are 1:128 scale, (smaller than Matchbox) and are the smallest ones we do. Please note they won't fit the 1:87 scale vehicles.