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LANDSCAPER30
03-09-2006, 03:03 PM
My Truck And Dingo

NEPSJay
03-09-2006, 06:35 PM
Nice setup!!:drinkup: thanks for sharin the pics w/ us!

jacob land and
03-09-2006, 06:39 PM
will your dingo reach far enough to dump into the truck?

MysticLandscape
03-09-2006, 06:55 PM
How do you like the 450, i plan on getting one in the next year or so... had any problems with the diesel? Do you plow with it?

LANDSCAPER30
03-09-2006, 07:41 PM
450 had been great. Truck has a ton of power. Ya, I plow a few bigger lots with it and plows awesome. The motor is a 7.3L and I have had no probs with it.

Bryan

LANDSCAPER30
03-10-2006, 03:36 PM
Yes the Dingo loads the truck great. The truck has drop down sides.
:usflag:

G.L. In Ont
03-10-2006, 07:44 PM
Hey L30 - looks great.

Did you buy it new, and how has the Dingo worked out for you?

I have a Thomas 25G wheeled mini-skid, 25hp Kohler - pretty similar to the 220. I used it last summer to drill post holes. This summer I'd like to rent it out (with me as operator) to smaller landscapers who might not have their own equipment but would rather get some help vs. doing it by hand -- do you think there's a market for that type of work? What do you think a day rate should be?

Thanks, GL

LANDSCAPER30
03-10-2006, 08:41 PM
Hey L30 - looks great.

Did you buy it new, and how has the Dingo worked out for you?

I have a Thomas 25G wheeled mini-skid, 25hp Kohler - pretty similar to the 220. I used it last summer to drill post holes. This summer I'd like to rent it out (with me as operator) to smaller landscapers who might not have their own equipment but would rather get some help vs. doing it by hand -- do you think there's a market for that type of work? What do you think a day rate should be?

Thanks, GL Yes, I bought the Dingo new and it has been a back saver!! We use it on just about evey project we do. From mulching, new installs.....etc.... it's an awesome little machine. I absolutley think there's a market for that type of work. I loan mine out time to time to a friend of mine that is also in the industry. I myself charge 25.00 an hour just for the Dingo on projects. Then, you need to figure your hourly charge as the operator. If I can get between 65-75.00per hour for myself and the Dingo I am happy with that. :usflag:

zim bob the landscaper
03-10-2006, 09:44 PM
awesome dingo we might rent one for a sod job we are doing a estimate tomrow.:)

LANDSCAPER30
03-11-2006, 10:50 AM
awesome dingo we might rent one for a sod job we are doing a estimate tomrow.:)
You will be glad you did. Good luck:usflag:

YardPro
03-11-2006, 07:57 PM
we have the tx425 (tracked machine).
most people do not realize how useful these machines are.

LANDSCAPER30
03-11-2006, 10:08 PM
we have the tx425 (tracked machine).
most people do not realize how useful these machines are.
I can't remeber the last time I used a wheel barrow. They are certainly awesome. One does the work of a few guys for sure. :usflag:

emil35
03-16-2006, 02:10 AM
Is that all you do, is work with the dingo and so forth? I'm into the whole lawn care side, but since I have college coming up next year I thought about just doing work like with a dingo, but I'm worried I won't make much. How do you advertise and all? Thanks

emil35
03-17-2006, 06:56 PM
Sorry, that last post was being directed to LANDSCAPER30. Thanks for any advice

topsites
04-17-2006, 08:28 PM
I can't remeber the last time I used a wheel barrow. They are certainly awesome. One does the work of a few guys for sure. :usflag:

Yeah but to a point... I mean if I have the mulch on my trailer and the stuff is going into the backyard, I can fork and barrow it back there a lot faster than that dingo crawls around sucking up fuel at amazing rates. I'll skip the 25 / hour machine charge just so I can earn what I'd like to get / hour.

It is a cool machine, but it is limited in its applications and the shovel hardly holds about a barrow's worth... I am thinking when I'm ready to get something, I'll settle for a mini 4x4 tractor with a loader and maybe a backhoe, more so due to price than anything else.

Idealtim
05-15-2006, 04:27 PM
is that a tilt trailer?

rklawnmowing
05-19-2006, 12:34 PM
those dingos are cool looking, but for a real work saver go with the thomas 35dt, its got rubber tracks, and a 26hp diesel motor and it can do so much, its not even funny, #1 peice of equipment to buy, especially if you do brick patios or walkways and with the tracks, the thing hardly ever gets stuck, with the exception of 2ft feet of snow, then it get bottomed out.

J&R Landscaping
05-19-2006, 10:02 PM
Looks Great! If you don't mind saying, what did the DINGO cost you?

RedWingsDet
05-20-2006, 04:18 PM
Thats awesome, I have a truck just like that but red and a 350. Drop down sides and all, they're awsome for loading pallets as im sure you realized the first day you bought yours (lol).

I want to get a dingo or outright skidsteer. What made you get a dingo instead of a skid and how much if you dont mind me asking does a dingo cost?

Thanks

mcwlandscaping
06-05-2006, 09:27 PM
that is sweet, that trailer looks perfect for that dingo!

mcwlandscaping
06-05-2006, 09:28 PM
just so you guys know, a dingo new around here at my dealer costs around $26k

Gilla Gorilla
06-05-2006, 09:40 PM
Mcw it all depends on which model Dingo you are looking to buy. The 220 is on the bottom side when it comes to price. I got my TX420 for $15,100 including the light materials bucket and I know Yard Pro got his TX425 in the $14's so you guys up there need to shop around or you are just getting screwed outright in a BIG way. It might be $26 with the some attachments added in there though. It is very easy to get close to 30K when you through in some hydrolic attachments.

bkp_83
04-12-2008, 06:24 PM
hey dingo man hows the landscaping going?