Nov
18

Cue the Confetti!

We’re celebrating our newest arrival, the all-new Fiat 500, with an extra-special giveaway. Want to know more? We thought so!

The brand-new Fiat 500 is the perfect new ride for kids 2 to 6. It features two speeds, 2 and 4 mph (with a second-gear lockout for beginners), and can be used both indoors and out. Other fun features include:

REVERSE: Switches easily to reverse mode, just like the real deal.

UNDER THE HOOD: Includes an opening hood with a play motor or to use for storage.

WHEELS: Traction wheels work on sidewalks, dirt or level grass.

HORN: Working horn sounds like the real Fiat 500.

ROOM TO GROW: Large, contoured seat for growing children.

POWER: 12-volt rechargeable battery and charger included.

CAPACITY: Can hold up to 85 pounds.

EXTENDED WARRANTY: Free second-year warranty extension with consumer participation.

The Fiat 500 is available now — just in time for the holidays! — at walmart.com. But … you can win one now! Visit us on Facebook for all the details!

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Nov
11
1

Side-by-Side Fun!

What could be more fun than a Peg Perego ride-on? We know! A Peg Perego ride-on built for two. Double your little ones’ fun with our John Deere Gator XUV, Polaris RZR 900 and Polaris Ranger RZR — each was designed for side-by-side fun!

One of our most popular ride-ons for two is the Peg Perego classic, the John Deere Gator XUV 550. This 12-volt authentic John Deere is ideal for kids 3 to 8. It features two speeds — 2¼ and 4½ mph — plus reverse and a second-gear lockout for beginners. Kids absolutely love this realistic ride-on’s extra-large dump bed and opening tailgate.

With side-by-side seating, and a large sport bed with real tie-down anchors, the Polaris RZR 900 is another perfect pick for kids 3 to 8 years old who like to have fun. The Polaris RZR 900 features two speeds  — 2¼ and 5 mph (and a second-gear lockout for beginners). The two-speed shifter with reverse allows them to drive on grass, dirt or hard surfaces.

Another option, with a little more power and a lot more speed, is our 24-volt Polaris Ranger RZR. This realistic mini-ATV, designed for kids 5 to 10, can handle most terrain at speeds of 3½ to 7 mph. Plus, there’s a real working FM radio with MP3 input!

All Peg Perego battery-powered vehicles are made in the USA. Each one comes complete with a rechargeable battery and charger. To explore the complete toy collection from Peg Perego, please visit us at pegperego.com.

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Sep
9
1

Beep! Beep!

We just can’t wait any longer to introduce you to our latest Italian import: the brand-new Peg Perego Fiat 500!

 Our newest — and quite possibly cutest — ride-on vehicle was made for fun-seeking children ages 2 to 6. The battery-powered car works both indoors and out — on sidewalks, dirt, even level grass. It has two speeds — 2 and 4 mph — and reverse, plus it features a second-gear lockout for beginners. A front foot pedal accelerator, automatic brakes, opening hood, and a real-working horn add to the realistic fun.

 The Peg Perego Fiat 500 is made in Italy. A 12-volt rechargeable battery and charger are included. And like with all of our ride-ons, a free second-year warranty extension is also included.

 Want to know more? Get all the specs and where-to-buy information at pegperego.com in the weeks to come.

 The Fiat 500 arrives stateside later this month!

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Jul
29
0

Adventure Awaits …


Calling all big kids! We have a ride-on for you! Meet the Polaris Sportsman 850 Silver. Our high-performance 24-volt ATV delivers tons of fun to adventurous 5- to 10-year-olds and their friends (there’s a flip-up backrest for a second passenger to join in the fun!).

One of our highest-powered ride-on vehicles, the Polaris Sportsman 850 Silver is the real deal. Red Line Nitrile traction bands perform just like real ATV tires. Big kids will love its rugged, shock-absorbing suspension and knobby traction wheels as they cruise at 3½ to 7 mph on grass, dirt or hard terrain.

This realistic ATV also features a SmartPedal variable-speed accelerator for a smooth ride, increased riding time and maximum control. And the Polaris Sportsman 850 Silver switches easily to reverse, just like a real ATV.

A 24-volt rechargeable high-output battery and charger are included. And like all of our ride-ons, the Polaris Sportsman 850 Silver is made in the United States. A free second-year warranty extension is  also included.

Want to know more? Get all the specs and where-to-buy information at pegperego.com.

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Jul
1
0

Pedal Power!

Summer is officially here, and we’re celebrating with the introduction of two new toys! Designed especially for our younger fans, 3 to 7 years old, our new chain-and-pedal drive John Deere Front Loader and Case IH Tractor and Trailer are the perfect summertime companions for your preschooler.

Your little one will love the easy-to-pedal John Deere Front Loader for its extra-large working front loader. He can scoop up his load, drive it to his destination, and dump it, all from the driver’s seat. The heavy-duty construction tractor wheels operate on grass, dirt, gravel and pavement. And the adjustable seat is perfect for growing legs. The John Deere Front Loader will accommodate your child up to 85 pounds.

Another great option, especially for little Case fans, is the Case IH Tractor and Trailer. This fantastic red tractor features a large stake-side detachable trailer, perfect for loading up and delivering “cargo” all throughout the yard. Designed to perform on grass, dirt, gravel and pavement, the Case IH Tractor and Trailer features an adjustable seat and accommodates children up to 85 pounds.

All Peg Perego ride-on toys are made in the USA. Use our Store Locator to find a retailer near you. Explore our complete toy collection at pegperego.com.

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Jun
20
0

And the Winner Is …

We have a winner of the Father’s Day POLARIS RZR 900 Giveaway!

The winner is Bob L., who shared what he loves most about being a dad:

“The best thing about being a father is sharing moments of joy together. Daddy is the fun one and being able to act like a kid myself … we have so much fun together. Can’t wait to get this and have fun with my 3-year-old and 2-year-old outside!!!”

So sweet! (Check your inbox Bob, you’ll be getting an email from us in the next couple of days). And thank you to all of you who entered our Father’s Day Giveaway!

From our family to yours, happy Father’s Day!

 

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Jun
14

We ♥ Dads Giveaway!

 

Here at Peg Perego, we think dads are pretty special. After all, our company was founded 60 some years ago by a dad, Giuseppe Perego, who wanted the very best stroller for his son. Today that son, Lucio, serves as our CEO, and his son, Nick, leads our USA operations. So we just couldn’t let Father’s Day come and go without a special surprise …

We’re giving one lucky dad the ultimate surprise to give to his child: a brand-new POLARIS RZR 900 RED.

Perfect for making some daddy-and-me memories, we think any dad would love watching his little one cruise around the yard in this 12-volt ride-on with side-by-side seating!

For your chance to win, leave a comment below and tell us what you love most about being a dad.

We will randomly select one lucky winner to receive the POLARIS RZR 900 RED. Please comment by 3 p.m. EST Wednesday, June 19. (One comment per person/family please. Sorry, this contest is open to U.S. residents only.)

Good luck! And from our family to yours, happy Father’s Day!

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Jan
7
0

Long Live FUN!

Did your little one get a new Peg Perego ride-on this holiday? (If so, they must have been very, very good!) Be sure to read this post from guest blogger Jared Clark of the one-stop online parts warehouse eReplacementParts.com for tips on extending your toy’s battery.

Most ride-on toys, including those from Peg Perego, require little maintenance. But you’ll want to know how to properly maintain your battery to get the longest and best life out of your Polaris Outlaw, John Deere Farm Tractor or other Peg Perego toy.

The batteries found in your ride-on are just like the ones used in cars. This means they won’t build up a “memory,” so you should always charge the battery after use. As a general rule, charge the battery for 24 hours when you first get the toy, then for about 16 hours after every use, whether the toy was used for 20 minutes or three hours. And remember your ABCs: Always Be Charging. If you purchase a spare battery, you can charge one while using the other, guaranteeing countless days of Peg Perego fun!

Diagnosing the Issue

Not every issue requires a battery replacement. In some cases, you may only need to replace a fuse, a simple and inexpensive fix. So how can you diagnose the problem? Follow these steps:

1. If the vehicle doesn’t run, check the fuse in your battery. A broken fuse will prevent both vehicle operation and the battery’s ability to charge. For 2-speed vehicles, you’ll need a 25- or 30-amp fuse; for 2-speed vehicles, use a 40-amp fuse. The existing fuse should clearly identify the amperage, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding the right replacement.

2. If you have a 2-speed vehicle that only operates on high speed, lift the drive wheels off the ground and check to see if they both turn when the gas pedal is depressed. If only one wheel turns, you’ll want to check the motor (you can find it under the seat on most models). Two wires should connect to the motor opposite the main drive wheel. When you reconnect the wires, both wheels on the motor should turn in the same direction. If this isn’t the case, just reverse the wires on the motor.

3. If the vehicle only runs in reverse, or in the lower gear on 2-speed models, you may require a new switch. If so, contact your nearest Peg Perego service center and they will help you find the part you need.

Replacing the Battery

If these steps don’t get your ride-on running again, then you probably do need to replace the battery.

First, identify whether your model uses a 6-, 12-, or 24-volt battery. These are the main classes for batteries. (The amperage and style can be particular to each model of vehicle. For example, some use slim-fit designs. The battery should be clearly labeled, so you can read the information on it to find the voltage and amps you need in your replacement.)

You’ll usually find the battery in the engine bay, though on some models, such as ATVs, you may need to look under the seat. Grab a screwdriver and remove the tie-downs that secure the battery in place. Once you do that, you should be able to pop the battery out of its compartment and replace it. Then just re-secure it, and you’re all set.

Maintaining Your Battery

Lastly, here are a few tricks that can help keep your battery running and charging well for years to come:

  • As mentioned above, charge all your new batteries for 24 hours the first time, then, after any amount of use, charge them again for about 16 hours.
  • Never store your battery in extremely cold or hot environments. This can lead to swelling or shrinking and will end up requiring a replacement.
  • Don’t charge or store your battery on concrete surfaces. Doing so will actually cause the battery to lose charge rather than gain it.
  • The more you use the battery, the longer it will last. A battery used only once or twice a year will lose its ability to hold a charge faster than one that isn’t used at all.
  • For this reason, you should try to charge your battery, even rarely used ones, monthly, at least.

Finally, never push the vehicle along the ground, as this can result in motor seizure and damage to the drive mechanism. Instead, you should lift the drive wheels off the ground and push the ride-on like a wheelbarrow to wherever you store it.

That’s all you need to know to repair, replace and maintain the batteries in your Peg Perego ride-on. Now enjoy those smiles as your children get the most out of their toys all year long!

 

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Dec
12
0

Toy Gift Guide

Still looking for that perfect present that’s sure to delight your little one this holiday? We have what your child wants … a Peg Perego ride-on! From chain and pedal-drive cars for children as young as 2 years old, to full-powered, 24-volt ATVs for the big kids, we have a toy that your good little boy or girl is sure to love. Here are just a few of our top holiday picks …

John Deere Gator XUV 550
Future farmers, 3 to 8 years old, will love tooling around the yard in our all-new, 12-volt John Deere Gator XUV 550. They can haul it all in the huge working dump bed with opening tailgate. This authentic John Deere XUV has two speeds — 2¼ or 4½ mph, plus adjustable seats and a second gear lockout for beginners.

Polaris Outlaw
The littlest of outdoor lovers need their own Polaris Outlaw. For children 3 and up, this 12-volt ATV is available in red or princess-ready pink. It features all-terrain knobby wheels that perform on grass, dirt, gravel or pavement and travels at 2½ or 5 mph, plus reverse.

Case IH Magnum Tractor
The Case IH Magnum Tractor is sure to be at the top of every little Case fan wish list. Kids ages 3 to 7 will delight in driving this large, 12-volt tractor with its extra-large, stake-side detachable trailer. With two speeds — 2¼ or 4½ mph, plus reverse (and a second gear lockout for beginners) — the Case IH Magnum Tractor features high traction farm tractor wheels and makes driving easy, comfortable and safe.

All Peg Perego battery-powered vehicles are made in the USA. Each one comes complete with rechargeable battery and charger. To explore the complete toy collection from Peg Perego, please visit us at pegperego.com.

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Jul
16
5

A Case Study in Outdoor Fun

Everybody loves a new toy, and we’re pretty excited about our newest one—the Peg Perego Case IH Magnum tractor. In stores later this month, the Case IH Magnum takes outdoor play excitement to the next level.

Kids 3 to 7 years old will love tooling around in this realistic ride-on tractor, which offers two speeds—2¼ or 4½ mph, plus reverse. What’s more, kids can load up the extra-large detachable trailer with all of their backyard treasures.

Four-wheel-drive farm tractor wheels provide traction on grass, dirt, gravel and pavement. And the multi-position SmartPedal accelerator provides for a smooth ride and for a longer riding time. Plus, there’s even a second-gear lockout for beginners and automatic brakes for added safety.

The made-in-the-USA Case IH Magnum features an adjustable seat and fold-up armrests. It comes with its own 12–volt rechargeable, high-capacity battery and charger, as well as an extended two-year warranty (second-year extension requires customer participation; see product insert for details).

The Case IH Magnum is set to arrive in stores later this month (in plenty of time for harvest season!). Use our online Store Locator to find a Peg Perego toy retailer near you.

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