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KrayzKajun
11-18-2008, 10:25 AM
2001 toro dingo. brand new motor. 47 hours on engine. excellent running and working condition. new chains and sprockets. Has 335 hours on machine itself

Guy is aking $7000obo for the dingo. is this a fair price?
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bobcat_ron
11-18-2008, 11:53 AM
Exposed drive chains and sprockets? No way, the tracked models ar still better.

Junior M
11-18-2008, 12:19 PM
I have ran that model, its a nice machine, not the best in hard ground, and it is hard to use in high gear..

I am with ron, I dont like the exposed chains..

sgrprincees
11-18-2008, 03:16 PM
Am I an idiot or does that hour meter read 33 and 5/10ths? Looks like the machine has more than 33 hours on it though...

KrayzKajun
11-18-2008, 03:40 PM
Am I an idiot or does that hour meter read 33 and 5/10ths? Looks like the machine has more than 33 hours on it though...

meter doesnt work. i was goin by wht the owner told me on the phone.

I see you are from Fargo,Nd. my family lives in Fargo

flairland
11-18-2008, 04:42 PM
Give him 6500 and I'd say you got a pretty good deal. Those machines are bulletproof. Exposed chains isnt a big issue on these machines, you can't take them where most skids go anyways, they're geared more for light residential landscaping where you dont often need to drive over all kinds of cr*p. I've put a lot of hours on these machines, and never once have I had a chain/sprocket issue. Obviously a track machine would be nicer to operate, but you're also spending a couple grand more. I actually just dug 25 posts holes this morning with that identical model, but we put the rubber over the tire tracks on it, and they work great!

flairland
11-18-2008, 04:46 PM
Oh, and ps, don't be expecting to fill that bucket with anything more than mulch!! They get pretty tipsy already when you're fully extended with a regular bucket full of gravel..

Superior L & L
11-18-2008, 05:03 PM
NO DEAL !!! them things are all over the place offer$5000.00 no more But they are great machines

JosephLawnCare
11-18-2008, 05:47 PM
that's has more than 330 hours. Look where your feet go.....there's no paint left. I'd say about $5k.

BrandonV
11-18-2008, 06:08 PM
no way I'd buy it.

punt66
11-18-2008, 06:12 PM
you can get a skidsteer for the same money.

Junior M
11-18-2008, 06:21 PM
This is a good machine, if its what you like, and you can afford it then go for it, for the money that is a good looking machine, and so what if the standing pad has rust on it. It has rust on it because you are standing on it and it wears the paint off down to bare metal, so it is going to rust with the smallest amount of moisture. And dont worry about the faded paint, atleast it isnt rusted all to h#ll, and I would guess the paint is faded from setting outside... I would see what the machine is worth and offer him that, the machine may be worth more than that and if it is jump on it. Oh, before you make a decision on it, go look at the machine and run it, to see if the machine has the power you want and you are happy with it..

Lawnworks
11-18-2008, 07:37 PM
It is not a good deal. The deals will be coming a little more into the winter season. I bought the same model a couple years ago w/ a trencher attachment for $3750... then I sold it for $3750 and kept the trencher. I think if you are patient you will find a deal. I bought my TX425 w/ 475hrs for $4750.

The chain drive units are supposed to be bulletproof. They have one at the dealership in ATL that has 7000 hours on it.

Lawnworks
11-18-2008, 07:38 PM
you can get a skidsteer for the same money.

Either you need a skid steer or you need a dingo. Totally different applications.

Hollowellreid
11-18-2008, 10:40 PM
I'm thinking of possibly getting one just for some basic snow removal this winter and further work next spring.

Where do you guys tend to look for and find the best deals?

I've been browsing Craigslist a bit, we'll see what comes up...

KrayzKajun
11-18-2008, 10:45 PM
im gunna wait and see if he still has it come the end of december!!

CAT powered
11-19-2008, 12:21 AM
I'd go on machinerytrader before I went on Craigslist. Way too many sketchy people on craigslist.

KrayzKajun
11-19-2008, 12:23 AM
I'd go on machinerytrader before I went on Craigslist. Way too many sketchy people on craigslist.

ive actually met the person selling this machine!

CAT powered
11-19-2008, 12:28 AM
That's good. My comment was mainly directed at Hollowell though. I'm not saying that you can't trust anyone there, but I trust dealerships more than individuals because the dealership can't just pack up and move without anyone knowing.

KrayzKajun
11-19-2008, 12:33 AM
That's good. My comment was mainly directed at Hollowell though. I'm not saying that you can't trust anyone there, but I trust dealerships more than individuals because the dealership can't just pack up and move without anyone knowing.

i completly agrre 100% with you.

i may just wait till i can afford a decent size skidsteer. I think could out grow the dingo pretty quick!

CALandscapes
11-19-2008, 12:34 AM
1. Why would you buy a machine with wheels? You're limiting yourself from the get-go.

2. Why does it have a new motor if the machine only has 335 hours (that would mean he changed the motor before it even hit 300)?
That'd raise red flags to me from the jump.....

My advice: NO GO

KrayzKajun
11-19-2008, 12:38 AM
1. Why would you buy a machine with wheels? You're limiting yourself from the get-go.

2. Why does it have a new motor if the machine only has 335 hours (that would mean he changed the motor before it even hit 300)?
That'd raise red flags to me from the jump.....

My advice: NO GO

thanks chase!!!!
know of any used skid steers for a decent price??

mow king
11-19-2008, 02:09 AM
thanks chase!!!!
know of any used skid steers for a decent price??

What happened to that Volvo you posted a few months back?

That was a steal.

KrayzKajun
11-19-2008, 02:12 AM
What happened to that Volvo you posted a few months back?

That was a steal.

it was sold an hour before i went to look at it!

i found an 06 ASV RC30(600hours), with grapple bucket,dirt bucket and brandnew trailer for $16,000 (hmmm wonder if i can get a loan)

Lawnworks
11-19-2008, 07:47 AM
Sounds like you need to rent machines to actually determine what you need.

cddva
11-19-2008, 11:16 PM
I'd think twice about adding (more) debt to your balance sheet right now.

KrayzKajun
11-20-2008, 12:50 PM
I'd think twice about adding (more) debt to your balance sheet right now.

wht debt??
every thing i own is paid off!!

Junior M
11-20-2008, 06:58 PM
wht debt??
every thing i own is paid off!!
Even your new truck?

Lawnworks
11-20-2008, 07:23 PM
I would demo/rent a few things to determine what your needs are. A dingo and a skid steer are two totally different applications. I have both, and truthfully my dingo goes out more than the skid. It kind of depends on what type of work you do. If you do new installs for builders, a skid would probably be better. If you do irrigation on existing lawns, 5k sq ft sod installs, landscaping renovations on existing lawns, mulch on residential yards, you probably need a tracked dingo.

I would not buy anything if you are not already renting something once a week during growing season. Just save your money, and when "the deal" comes you will be ready to jump on it.

CAT powered
11-20-2008, 07:33 PM
If you had money and you wanted something that would be gentle on turf you could get an ASV RC30 (i think) with turf tracks.

Lawnworks
11-20-2008, 09:22 PM
If you had money and you wanted something that would be gentle on turf you could get an ASV RC30 (i think) with turf tracks.

They are still not as versatile as a dingo. The operating cost of a dingo is much less. I had an ASV rc30 and I am glad I sold it. You will never find used attachments for a 30... I have saved probably 20k buying used attachments for my dingo. The perfect combination is a full-sized skid that can lift a pallet of sod or blocks and a tracked mini skid. It is all about the application... just sucks when you buy the wrong thing and end up losing major dollars.