History of ERTL Toy farm tractors

History of ERTL Toy farm tractors

The ERTL Company, the largest manufacturer of toy farm tractors in the world was founded in 1945 in Dubuque, Iowa by Fred and Gertrude Ertl. Fred Ertl licensed the designs of Case IH and John Deere agricultural equipment companies and, with the help of his five sons, he crafted his first tractor replicas. From the start, Ertl believed that both the young and the old would enjoy durable, detailed toy tractor replicas. Fred Ertl, Jr. , at age eighteen, became Vice President of the ERTL company and remained actively involved for forty-seven years. In 1959, the ERTL company was relocated to Dyersville, Iowa, home of the National Farm Toy Museum.

In its history of over six decades, the ERTL company expanded from toy farm tractors into other related areas. In 1973, ERTL began manufacturing plastic model kits for toy tractor, plow and farm wagon replicas. Unlike the plastic model kits, the American Muscle line of diecast cars and trucks produced in the early nineties was popular with baby boomers. ERTL also produced model kits for popular franchises such as Thomas the Tank Engine, Star Trek and Speed Racer. Today, the ERTL brand continues to produce tractor replicas of major industrial brands including John Deere, Case IH and New Holland.

In 1999, Racing Champions (now RC2 Corporation) acquired the ERTL Company. Under the RC2 corporation (acquired by Takara Tomy in 2011), ERTL farm toys remains a quality brand in which toy farm tractors are "just like the real thing, only smaller".ERTL continues to be one of the top manufacturers of die cast toy tractors to this day.


1 16 JOHN DEERE 4450 TRACTOR PRECISION ELITE 1 TBE45289
1 16 JOHN DEERE 4450 TRACTOR PRECISION ELITE 1 TBE45289
$175.00
Time Remaining: 33m
Bid now | Add to watch list
NEW John Deere 4240 Tractor Prestige Collection 1 16 Scale TBE45290
NEW John Deere 4240 Tractor Prestige Collection 1 16 Scale TBE45290
$76.99
Time Remaining: 33m
Bid now | Add to watch list
NEW John Deere 4620 Tractor Prestige Collection 1 16 Scale TBE45325
NEW John Deere 4620 Tractor Prestige Collection 1 16 Scale TBE45325
$89.99
Time Remaining: 33m
Bid now | Add to watch list
JOHN DEERE 7280R PRESTIGE TRACTOR TBE45284
JOHN DEERE 7280R PRESTIGE TRACTOR TBE45284
$28.00
Time Remaining: 33m
Buy It Now for only: $37.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list
John Deere 175th Anniversary Tractor Set TBE45329A
John Deere 175th Anniversary Tractor Set TBE45329A
$25.49
Time Remaining: 33m
Bid now | Add to watch list
NEW John Deere 7290R Prestige Tractor 1 16 Scale TBE45475
NEW John Deere 7290R Prestige Tractor 1 16 Scale TBE45475
$89.99
Time Remaining: 33m
Bid now | Add to watch list
JOHN DEERE 8850 TRACTOR PRESTIGE TBE45315
JOHN DEERE 8850 TRACTOR PRESTIGE TBE45315
$38.00
Time Remaining: 33m
Buy It Now for only: $50.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list
1 64 Ertl Farm Toy Case 1470 Traction King Tractor Premiere 10 NIB
1 64 Ertl Farm Toy Case 1470 Traction King Tractor Premiere 10 NIB
$19.99
Time Remaining: 33m
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
1 16 SCALE ERTL CASE L TRACTOR
1 16 SCALE ERTL CASE L TRACTOR
$49.00
Time Remaining: 38m
Buy It Now for only: $49.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
John Deere 1 16 Scale 4640 Prestige Series Tractor TBE45374
John Deere 1 16 Scale 4640 Prestige Series Tractor TBE45374
$68.99
Time Remaining: 42m
Buy It Now for only: $90.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list
JOHN DEERE 8370R PRESTIGE TRACTOR 1 16TH SCALE TBE45472
JOHN DEERE 8370R PRESTIGE TRACTOR 1 16TH SCALE TBE45472
$110.99
Time Remaining: 42m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list
1956 JOHN DEERE 320 TRACTOR TBE45219
1956 JOHN DEERE 320 TRACTOR TBE45219
$24.00
Time Remaining: 42m
Bid now | Add to watch list



Ertl Big Farm 1:16 John Deere Tractor With Lights & Sounds
Ertl Big Farm 1:16 John Deere Tractor With Lights & Sounds
List Price: $22.99
Sale Price: $18.39
You save: $4.60 (20%)
  Eligible for free shipping!
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
Ertl Big Farm 1:16 Case 180 Tractor
Ertl Big Farm 1:16 Case 180 Tractor
List Price: $24.99
Sale Price: $19.95
You save: $5.04 (20%)
  Eligible for free shipping!
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Ertl John Deere Sit-N-Scoot Tractor
Ertl John Deere Sit-N-Scoot Tractor
List Price: $38.99
Sale Price: $29.95
You save: $9.04 (23%)
  Eligible for free shipping!
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Ertl Collectibles John Deere 6210R Tractor Baling Set
Ertl Collectibles John Deere 6210R Tractor Baling Set
List Price: $23.99
Sale Price: $19.19
You save: $4.80 (20%)
  Eligible for free shipping!
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours


Tags: , , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

*