Breathing New Life into a 50-Year-Old Kettler Truck

Close up of a 50 year old Kettler Truck turned into a mini garden.

It’s always exciting to hear about old Kettler products. We design our products to last and received a customer’s story about a DIY project with a 50-year-old Kettler truck.

From Kettler Truck to Garden Feature

As a family, we were stationed at R.A.F. Gutersloh, Germany between 1968 and 1970. Whilst there we bought the truck as a present for our three boys. It was much loved and used by not only our boys but other children as well for many years.

Over the bank holiday weekend we were clearing out the garage and came across the truck, very rusty, top of the handle missing but otherwise all intact – even the tyres were still in good condition. Having kept it all these years, I was reluctant to part with it. So we transformed it into a mini-garden and am hoping it will last another 50 years.

It shows how well made this truck was to withstand all the fun and games, and neglect over the years.

50 year old Kettler Truck turned into a mini garden.

As we sell both garden furniture and outdoors toys, this kind of ingenuity is great to see. Decoration like this would look fantastic in a traditional garden and includes a fun story to tell every new visitor.