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Matchbox Dumper Truck
The Dinky Supertoys Muir-Hill Dumper Truck No 562 made in England by Meccano Ltd features a gravity front tipping skip. Dinky Toys also made a reverse tipping dumper truck No 962.
Over the years theres been quite a few dumper truck toys released including the Lesney Muir Hill Dumper No 2 dating back to the 1950's. Much later Corgi released their version of the die-cast toy dumper truck. You can also find several vintage highway dumper trucks, or tipper lorries, such as the Ford D800 Dumper Truck No 438 by Dinky Toys and the Matchbox Lesney No 40 Dumper Truck and No 48 Dodge Dumper Truck.
Today you can buy a wide range of highway dumper truck toys from manufacturers like Hasbro, Tonka, Corgi, Universal Hobbies, Little Tikes, JCB Junior and Orange Tree Toys. There are even radio controlled dumpers. But the finest classic dump truck toys are without doubt the vintage Matchbox Lesney and Dinky toys.
Todays best dump truck toys are made by Bruder and Tonka. Dumper truck toys are made under licence from the big manufacturers such as JCB and Caterpillar. Canadian Tonka toys dump trucks, or as we should now correctly say Hasbro dump trucks, have traditionally been made from pressed steel and are renowned for their good playability and above all their durability.
German toy company Bruder Toys are highly respected amongst collectors because their scale model dump truck toys are very accurate and always feature several moving parts such as dump trucks with tipping skips. Britains Toys also make their own popular version of the JCB Dump Truck.
Rolly Toys make superb full size children's ride on dumper truck toys. These ride on dumper toys feature skips that can be loaded and tipped and are pedal driven.
The JCB Dump Truck Ride on features realistic knobbly tires and locking arm to keep the dumper's skip in place whilst on the move. dumpertruck.net features some of the best dumper truck toys and dumper truck ride ons available.