View Full Version : dingo vs tractor

03-24-2006, 09:23 PM
for laying small amounts of mulch, tilling a little bit, grading, SMALL backhoe jobs, should i get a dingo or JD 990? How much should the dingo with a bucket, grader, backhoe, posthole digger, and tiller cost?


ps anyone know of a dingo dealer near Louisiana?

thanks again

Grn Mtn
03-24-2006, 11:56 PM
2 different birds really, tractors love open space, give'em a farm to roam in and they will be happy. The Dingo is much lighter, easier to trailer, can get into some really tight spots, fits thru most gates. Prices are about the same. The tractor is better at rough grading, but again, it steers like a semi. As far as excavating, rent a mini-ex when you need one. The back hoe attachment is one of the most expensive and its rip-out force doesn't even come close to the mini-ex's. BTW I have 10 sec video of me using the backhoe posted here(one handed though because the camera was in the other)

03-25-2006, 11:24 AM
the dingo is really neat u can get in real tight spots and easy to use...used a 420 i think the other day...about 48'' wide thing was sweet...it had tracks not wheels

03-25-2006, 11:51 AM

03-25-2006, 09:49 PM
how much would the 400 model dingo and attachments run?

03-25-2006, 09:50 PM
price wise.

Grn Mtn
03-27-2006, 02:22 AM
$16k-$30k, Go to Toro's website, click to find local dealer, give'm a call.

Toro Dingo
03-28-2006, 09:43 AM
You will want to contact

TopLine Equipment
(225) 673-8564

Grn Mtn
03-28-2006, 10:11 AM
Welcome aboard, get that avatar of your's up and running, but make it a TX425 with a better attachment than the standard bucket :laugh: