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"Travis Tractor my name, packing/moving loads is my game."
— Travis' Catchphrase, "Pilchard In A Pickle"


Travis is a farm tractor who is owned by Farmer Pickles, and is often seen pulling a wood sided trailer. He helps out the crew when they need it and keeps an eye on Spud the scarecrow.


Travis is generally mature and smart. He always has a quick-witted comment to give. He's very caring to others, and is very headstrong and hardworking. He's both very busy and very helpful. Sometimes Travis can be sort of insecure, such as when he thinks he can't plow the field without Farmer Pickles' supervision in Travis Gets Lucky.

Travis acts as almost a caretaker to Spud. Travis would hide on occasion usually for no reason maybe to supervise Spud without him noticing. The original intro has Travis and Spud gleefully dancing in the field with Pilchard and Bird but in the Project Build It intro. Travis wasn't with Spud but was hiding behind some sunflowers while unknowingly watching Spud leave with Scrambler. He deeply cares for Spud and gives him advice as well as almost taking care of him.


Travis is a turquoise farm tractor with pointed eyes for headlights, a red grilled mouth and a red exhaust pipe.



  • Travis is the second most mature machine with Scoop being the first most mature. But Travis seems to be more mature than Scoop.
  • Travis is one of the few machines to have a human name.
  • In Ready, Steady, Build!, Travis' voice became much less stuffy-sounding.
  • He appeared less often in later seasons. He has a major role in Seasons 1 to 5, but from Seasons 6 to 9, it looks like Skip and Trix has taken his spotlight during late 2001, up to early 2003. From Seasons 10 up to 18, he gets his spotlight back as Skip and Trix no longer appears in the TV Series.
  • He only spoke in five episodes from Ready, Steady, Build! as that series gave him the least amount of screen time.
  • Travis is the only character from the original series that had never met J.J., Molly, Skip or Trix.
  • In the Finnish version, Travis is called "Tatu".
Can-do Crew
Original Series

Farmer PicklesTravisSpudScrufftyMr. Bernard Bentley

Project: Build It


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