Sunday, December 9, 2012

New at Durable Toys!

What's new at Durable Toys

We have been expanding the variety of items we have to offer just in time for the Christmas season.  Our newest produtcs are handcrafted in Lancaster County by Fishers Harness.   One of our new items we are providing on our website  is Amish Flyswatters:

These items come in a variety of shapes and colors.  These include the following:



Pumpkin with face






Hand with heart

Teddy with heart



These come with the color options of Black, Red, Green, Brown, Tan, Pink, Burgundy, Purple, Blue, White, Yellow and Orange

Visit its page now:


Our other new product is Amish Clocks and Mirror Collars:

As you can see there is a variety of options.  The backgrounds available are navy, green, blue, burgundy, red, black, primitive, and plum.  They also have the option of having flowers in the background.  Check out their page here:

Friday, November 2, 2012

Amish Tricycles for All Ages!

Our Amish tricycles are built to last here in the USA, and they are irresistible to little kids.  On one of our trips to the Amish shops where they make these tricycles, we about had to pry our three little preschoolers off of the trikes a finger at a time, and the kids had a collective meltdown over having to leave the trike playground of their dreams.  So, what is the secret to the appeal?

According to the kids, it is not just the massive air tires that give the rider that BIG-truck feeling.
Massive, easy-ride air tires on a Hochstetler Tuffy trike.

No, the air tires are great, but the best of the best is the all-important, much-beloved trike trailers!

Big brother pulls little brother on a Hochstetter Tuffy Trike
All of our three trike-making shops make matching trailers.  Speedway Express makes wooden tricycle trailers in two sizes.  Valley Road Amish Wagons makes a nice mid-sized wood trailer, and Hochstetler takes a new twist on the traditional style, and makes a trike trailer in in recycled plastic.  Trikes and trailers come in multiple colors.

Little brother is not about to give up his trike trailer seat!
One of the things we love about these trikes is that the seat adjusts up and down the whole length of the bar.  And, we like that these trikes meet a wide range of needs.  We've had calls about these from moms of children with special needs, such as missing limbs, autism and Downs Syndrome.  Some say that the shape of the straight Valley Road and Speedway Express handlebars has helped their children ride.

A Valley Road Amish Tricycle

 Others say that the hefty, weighted feel of a chunky, heavy-duty trike works just right for their kids.  Whatever the reason, we are thrilled that the trikes work well for many of these kids.  As our company founder said, "Everybody needs some wheels!"

And, speaking of everybody, yes, we carry sizes that work for the big kids and adults.  Just see the Amish Tricycles for Adults Page.  We had a grandfather call in for one of these one Christmas, saying his 11-year-old grandson was so disappointed to finally outgrow his child-sized trike that he just had to have the large one.  Who wouldn't want to be the child in the neighborhood sporting the huge trike?  

Adult-sized tricycle by Hochstetler

 For more information, see our Amish Tricycles and Trailers Page at

Friday, August 3, 2012

Beach Wagon Season!

We are in the thick of beach wagon season right now. We have them in the traditional wood, poly beds with wood racks and our exclusive, the Hochstetler all-plastic beach wagon. 

The Valley Road Wood Wagon:

 The Hochstetler Plastic Wagon:

Don't forget the cooler carrier!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New Amish Utility Wagon that Dumps by Speedway Express!

We don't just have wagons for the little kids!  The "big kids" will have a great time working with our latest utility wagon, a durable, aluminum wagon on huge 13" x 6" turf tires.  The Speedway Express shop that makes them is calling this one the 4-WheelBarrow! 

This wagon does not just pull, though; it also dumps, making it very practical for many purposes: gardening, mulching, hauling, and more.

Not only does it dump,  it also comes with a handle/hitch combination so it can be pulled or towed, depending on the job!

See here for more information or to order, and make sure you check the Specials and Sales Page before you order:
Speedway Express Amish-built Utility Wagon with dumping feature.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Welcome to Amish Wagon Works!

Interested in American-made toys?  Do you want a wagon that will last?  DurableToys has the most extensive selection of Amish wagons and Amish tricycles available on the web.
We have wooden wagons, plastic wagons, fiberglass wagons and beach wagons--all made by Amish craftsmen in the USA.

We also have wagon accessories from conestoga covers to bench seats, from cooler racks to surrey tops.  Yes, the accessories also are handmade in the Amish shops! 

What is more, we also carry the largest selection of Amish tricycles and Amish tricycles trailers available on the web.  These are very popular, sturdy, hard to find and absolutely beloved by the children who try them out!

Check back for discussions and updates about these durable hard-to-find Amish-built toys.