View Full Version : lifting a dingo

11-12-2008, 09:56 PM
i was wondering if any dingo owners ever use forks on another machine to pick up their dingo and load it in a flatbed or other truck? i imagine i could carry a pallet and load it on the pallet frist then use the forks. but this would mean carrying around a pallet just in case. if anyone has any other suggestions i would enjoy hearing them.

Junior M
11-12-2008, 09:57 PM
Why not sling it using the lifting points? Just thinking off the top of my head...

11-12-2008, 10:01 PM
not sure mine has lifting points. i'll look tomorrow. but it would require a pretty good lift height to have it slung below forks or a bucket.

Junior M
11-12-2008, 10:04 PM
Lifting points should be made onto the machine so they will be on any machine..

it would, unless you find some shorter slings, I have a couple but that isnt goin to help you..

all ferris
11-12-2008, 10:27 PM
We do this occasionally when when we are doing a raised paver patio. We put the dingo inside the retaining wall and use it to move fill inside. I have never put the dingo on a pallet - we just drive the dingo on the forks and drive it off.

11-12-2008, 10:27 PM
A good size mini ex will pick it up and set it on a truck, or inside a foundation, etc... I would imagine a loader would do the same with appropriate sling/strap/chain etc

11-12-2008, 11:19 PM
Unless you have a steel pallet, I would think that a Dingo would crush a wood pallet.

11-13-2008, 12:21 AM
i do it all the time,just set youre forks inside of the tracks and lift it up,you should also have at least 2 hooks chain on,i use a 11 foot chain and then a choker an put in the back of the trucks!no problem.

11-13-2008, 05:01 PM
we do it all the time, with our tracked units. we either drive them onto the forks (no pallet and then set them on the flatbed or use a pallet and drive them into the back of a dump truck on occasion. need a pretty heft skid or telehandler to do it because the sk650 is quite heavy.

11-13-2008, 07:16 PM
Never done it with a dingo but we have a ASV RC 60 and have 2 long straps we just drive it on the straps and pick it up by them. We use it in foundations etc.

11-13-2008, 07:39 PM
when i had my bobcat s250 i lifted my 553 up over an 8' wall with forks

11-14-2008, 04:02 PM
I might suggest you the Forkster 2508 lifting system which could be use with your dingo to lift 2500lbs pallets up to 8' and could be use in addition of the trailer kit as a trailer:
The Forkster™2508 unit can be hauled using the 2508 as a trailer.
The mini-skid steer can be hauled in the same way, by first hooking up the hoses, using the hydraulic power from the mini-skid unit. Once the unit has been lifted for ground clearance and tied down to the Forkster™2508, then it can be used for transport.

Junior M
11-14-2008, 04:09 PM
I bet that thing sways all over the place! those little tires, and all that wieght on the back, I think I would just get a trailer instead of using that thing, jmo...

11-14-2008, 04:26 PM
I'd be all over that forkster if I didn't have my bigger units. that was a clever thing yall invented

11-14-2008, 04:39 PM
i have looked at the forkster units. very neat attachment. i have forks for both my backhoe and the dingo. my original intent was to be able to load the dingo in the flatbed then hook up the trailer for towing the backhoe. my main concern was if the dingo had a "spft underside" that when lifting with forks might give. also, it seemed lifting with the tracks on the forks (parallel to the tracks)may be a bit iffy.

11-14-2008, 04:40 PM
That is a sweet set up! Very nice Forkster

11-18-2008, 11:34 AM
the 2508 series II - in stock in two weeks - will have bigger tires: sizes 20.50x8-10, rating 4 ply sidewall, 8 ply tread, 90psi. Since the Forkster has been invented to lift up to 2,500lbs you won't have any trouble lifting your Dingo or other mini skid steers. (usually less than 2,000lbs).
Thanks for the great comments.