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Dirt Boy
11-05-2006, 08:19 PM
Is the "Dingo" brand of mini loaders that is manufactured in Australia, available in the USA? Or is Toro the rep. for them? Or does Toro have their own brand called the Dingo?

Also, along the same line; what unit do you prefer? Mostly in the 15 - 25 hp range.

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Thanks

SprinklerGuy
11-05-2006, 09:01 PM
I thought the ones from Australlia were the "kangas"?

Dirty Water
11-05-2006, 09:07 PM
We don't run mini-skids. They might be handy, but I've found dedicated machines work better in our area.

That said, Toro makes the Dingo here.

PROFESSORRAIN
11-05-2006, 09:42 PM
KANGA & DINGO are aussie originally. yes to the rep he'll get u right.look at www.compactpower.com I like the boxer with retractable tracks adjust's from 43"-36" if i am correct. diesel runs 22k,gas 17.5k.:walking:

PurpHaze
11-06-2006, 09:35 AM
Hide the children when you're using it. After all, "the dingo ate my bye-bee" is a famous case. :laugh:

YardPro
11-06-2006, 08:54 PM
lol

toro bought the rights to the "dingo" back in the 80's

PROFESSORRAIN
11-06-2006, 08:56 PM
Yardpro Are You Around Moorehead

Bigred350
11-07-2006, 12:06 AM
Get a Boxer its got alot more power than dingo.



I got one and love it.

YardPro
11-08-2006, 08:28 AM
Yardpro Are You Around Moorehead


yep.
our office is on atlantic beach, but i live in morehead across from the morehead waterfront.

bigred.

we demo'd the boxer before we bought the dingo...
the gas, var. track boxer did not have any more power than the dingo.
as a matter of fact, when we drove the boxer in high range, it did not have the hydro power to make sweeping turns. We had to totally stop one track for the other one to turn. the only way we could make easy sweeping turns was to keep it in low.

the boxer had a lot of cool features, but there were many small things that we did not like. we could have bought the boxer and the same attachment package for a few thousand less, but chose the dingo instead..

now the ditch witch sk 500 model is the one that i thought was a great machine (but almost $5k more)... the new 650 totally rocks.

PROFESSORRAIN
11-08-2006, 12:18 PM
I had customer who had a 650 awsome machine.

YardPro
11-08-2006, 07:57 PM
i demo'd one a month age......awesome....

it will be our next buy if they can get the price more in line.... almost $30K....OUCH

PROFESSORRAIN
11-08-2006, 09:04 PM
Big red which do you have.

Lawnworks
11-09-2006, 09:00 PM
i demo'd one a month age......awesome....

it will be our next buy if they can get the price more in line.... almost $30K....OUCH

Have you seen the 525(kubota 25)? It has higher flow than the ditchwitch and weighs about 600 pounds less. Looks like a killer machine.

YardPro
11-10-2006, 08:23 AM
have not seen one yet, but from the specs, it has the same flow as the 425.

the problem i have with the dingo is lift height. i would love to get anouthe foot of lift...

Lawnworks
11-10-2006, 09:02 AM
No the specs say the 425 flows 11.2 gpm and the 525 flows 13.8 gpm. One foot more of lift would be nice... I can barely load my flatbed w/ 1' sides.

Bigred350
11-10-2006, 07:32 PM
I have a boxer Diesel variable tracks. Here are some pics at the bottom of the page.


http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=85666&page=5

YardPro
11-10-2006, 07:48 PM
big red.. bet the diesel is strong.. i demo'd the gas and was not impressed with it's power.

Bigred350
11-11-2006, 02:08 AM
The gas one is ok it works best in low. The diesel is unstopable. Its dont things I didnt even think it could do.