Ertl farm, country, and construction toys

Ertl Hickory Grove Farm. 1990.

TVTA is pleased to present images from two 1990 Ertl export catalogues. Ertl, founded in America in 1945, specialises in die cast vehicles and is notable for its production of farm, country, and construction toys, featuring brands such as John Deere, Massey Ferguson, Ford, Caterpillar, and Case International.

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Ertl Farm Machinery. 1990.

Ertl Farm. 1990.

Ertl Bucket of Animals. 1990.

Ertl Scale Carded Animals. 1990.

Ertl John Deere Waterloo Boy. 1990.

Ertl Farm Toys. Fordson Super Major Tractor. 1990.

Ertl Farm Toys. Massey-Harris ’44 Tractor. 1990

Ertl Farm. McCormick-Deering. 1990.

Ertl John Deere Model E Engine. 1990.

Ertl Ford TW15 Tractor. 1990.

Ertl Massey Ferguson 3070 Two Wheel Drive. 1990.

Ertl Farmall Tractor. 1990.

Ertl Case International with mechanical front drive. 1990.

Ertl Farm Toys. New Holland Square Baler. 1990.

Ertl Farm Toys. John Deere Bale Throw Wagon. 1990.

Ertl Case International Combine. 1990.

Ertl John Deere Belted Elevator. 1990.

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Ertl Mighty Movers. 1990.

Ertl construction Case Wheel Loader. 1990.

Ertl construction Ford 555A Tractor Loader Backhoe. 1990.

Ertl Construction John Deere Tractor Loader Backhoe. 1990.

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Below image: Ertl farm toys as seen in France C1978.

Ertl farm toys. Arbois toy catalogue. France C1978.

Thank you for giving us the key to your combine harvester 🙂 

19 thoughts on “Ertl farm, country, and construction toys

  1. I am looking for replacement parts for an Ertl 1954 GMC Tractor Trailer (Ace Hardware). I need two front axles with wheels, damaged in shipment which broke off both wheels. Need two sets. Any ideas where to locate. Looking everywhere. Thanks for your assistance.

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    • Hi. Ebay and other online auction sites is the best bet – maybe you can find a beater model and take the parts from that? Or, search for any die-cast forums/FB pages to see if the members there can you point you in the right direction. Good luck.
      Ford, TVTA


  2. Hi TVTA, I had a few farmyard tractor models when I was younger but they were Dinky Toy versions. However I think you have identified which tractor I had as the Fordson Super Major Tractor. I loved that model just because it was so distinctive in blue with the red wheels.
    And on an aviation theme I would have liked a few of the barnyard buildings (the flat roofed 424060 and 424100 models) as they would make good airfield hangars/outbuildings for my aircraft models. Another great collection.

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    • Hi FT. Thanks, and yes, that Fordson is a nice model. I wasn’t aware Ertl made so many farm toys until I saw the catalogues. Such nice models all!
      As a kid, I had the big bucket of plastic farm animals complete with animals, a playmat, trees, clip-togther fences, hay stacks, a couple of buildings, and off-scale some plastic tractors. It was Made in Hong Kong stuff but of decent quality, and it lasted years and years! Plus, I had a few of the more expensive Britains farm animals to add to it.
      When I think back, I got a lot of play value from that bucket of farm animals!

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      • Hi TVTA, I recall those Britain’s toys, they were also top notch regarding details. I had a Massey Ferguson tractor and it had a cantilever hitching mount on the rear to attach trailers or other machinery. But was was amazing was the detail inside the driver’s cab, the dashboard was even painted with little dots to replicate the instruments and lights.

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      • Yes, Britains made good on the details, also with their soldiers. I had the US civil war sets, 7th Cavalry, and German soldiers. Wish I still had them. A friend has the Britains space and alien sets – they are too cool!


  3. Interesting. It’s amazing what kids/people play(ed) with.
    I grew up in the prairies, and I always liked the tractors on my uncle’s farm.
    The men who drove them looked mighty impressive!

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