Posted 7 years ago
I bought this Tonka Dump Truck in Tucson back in 2011. It started me on me on collecting the pressed steel vehicles but they do take up a lot of space so I stopped at four. That and they tend to be very expensive as I have been avoiding buying online. I like the hunt of seeing what I can find.
Back to the truck it is an interesting vehicle with great play value. It is cleverly designed with one switch to raise the dump bed and another to open the tail gate. Rather ergonomic as the levers are in the same place. And thoughtful as the latch for the tailgate keeps the tail gate closed so that the load of dirt or sand from the back yard doesn't leak out as it is being pushed about. A small thing but this is why toys of the 1960s are the best.