8 Best Metal Tonka Trucks Comparison List

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Metal Tonka trucks are part of the American toy tradition for over half a century. Kids love to play have and play them and adults love to see them play while remembering their own childhood. However keeping track of the ever growing list of Metal Tonka trucks can be difficult. So, I researched and compiled this complete list of Tonka Trucks for sale currently in the U.S.

Complete List of Metal Tonka Trucks Comparison

Important: These Tonka trucks are made of metal and plastic parts. They are not completely metal due to modern children toy safety standards.

TonkaNameAge GroupDimensionsPrice
Tonka Steel Toughest Mighty dump truck (Best Tonka Truck Pick)3 - 15 years19.5 x 11 x 11.38 inches
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Tonka Steel and Plastic Fire Engine Toy3+ years19.25 x 8 x 11 inches
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Tonka - Steel Classics Front Loader3+ years8.25 x 21.5 x 9.5 inches
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Tonka Steel Grader Vehicle3 - 15 years17.4 x 8 x 7.25 inches
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Tonka Steel Tow Truck
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2+ years13.7 x 6 x 7 inches
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Tonka - Steel Classics Mighty Dump Truck FFP3+ years16.8 x 10.2 x 7.8 inches
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Tonka Classic Steel Quarry Dump Truck Vehicle3 - 15 years13.5 x 5.6 x 6.6 inches
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Tonka - Steel Classics Bulldozer3+ years7.5 x 12.5 x 7.25 inches
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Why No Complete Metal Tonka Trucks?: Even though they are still called Metal or Steel Tonka trucks, Tonka trucks today are not completely made of metal like they use to be. Many truck features that used to be metal are now made of a heavy duty rugged type of plastic in order to adhere to modern safety standards in toys. Yes they still have a significant amount of steel and metal parts and features like the body and truck bed.

Personally I would love to see the original old metal trucks. However they say its not safe to make toys fully with metal like they used to be. So to satisfy modern safety standards in toys, Tonka trucks are today made with a combination of metal and heavy duty plastic which is equally durable as the old Tonka’s but more safer for kids.

Over the years Tonka branded toy trucks and vehicles were produced by a number of different companies and brands. Some that come to my mind recently are Funrise and Hasbro. Most of them were produced in large quantities and because of demand ever growing demand were soon sold out.

List of Tonka Trucks

Tonka Dump Truck

Tonka dump truck is the most famous Tonka truck. It was first introduced around 1965. It featured the Tonka first generation cab design, solid rubber wheels and a gas tank.

The Tonka dump truck is still one of the most popular toy trucks in the market. It’s current versions consist of the Tonka Toughest Mighty Dump truck which is a oversized dump truck and the Tonka Classic Dump truck which resembles the original Tonka dump truck sold several decades ago. Both of these current Dump trucks contain less metal and more rugged heavy duty plastic than the originals.

Tonka Flatbed Truck

Tonka Flatbed Trucks are used to carry construction stuff around building sites. They are said to even do diliveries 🙂

Tonka Tow Truck

Tonka Crane

Tonka Exacavator

Tonka Front Loader

Based on the Caterpillar wheel front loader, the job of the Tonka front loader is to load up shredded metal into Tonka Mighty Dump.

Tonka Bulldozer

Push shredded metal into piles.

Tonka Road Grader

Tonka Steam Roller

Tonka Paver

Tonka Paint Truck

Tonka Cement Mixer

Tonka Pile Driver

Tonka Excavator

Tonka Monster Truck

Tonka Longbody Dump Truck

Tonka Snow Plow

Tonka Snowmobile

Tonka Helicopter

Original Metal Tonka Trucks

Still love the fully metal Tonka trucks of your childhood? You can still find them in the second hand markets like EBay and few other small vintage toy collector websites and online stores.

There are also several good dedicated Hess truck websites and Hess social media groups that sell Hess trucks from all years. Some even carry replacement parts and accessories for older Hess truck models to restore broken Hess trucks to pristine condition.

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