View Full Version : Help?? Wat is it called

09-12-2004, 11:23 AM
Wht is the proper name of the small stand up type bob cat, like the one they rent at Home depot.

09-12-2004, 12:36 PM
Not sure if your talking about the Toro Dingo it is a stand up with many attachments...

09-12-2004, 03:26 PM
They go by different names... the Toro Dingo is a model of the Toro family. Bobcat calls them mini track loaders. Compact skid steer is another. Are you looking for names of manufacturers who make them?

09-12-2004, 05:27 PM
I only have a 6K gross trailer and am looking for something multi taking but smaller, for small backyard work, when I say small most of my jobs are less than 1/4 acre

09-12-2004, 05:44 PM
they have a 50 and a 52 is the new model

09-12-2004, 06:27 PM
Mini Skid Steer. The Home Depots around my way rent the Prodigy Powerhouse model (which I think is the same as the Kanga, but with different paint).

09-13-2004, 07:32 AM
Other mini skid manufacturers:
Gravely (may not offer it anymore)

09-21-2004, 08:18 PM

09-21-2004, 11:03 PM
Beware of Bobcat... they're having troubles updating their site. A lot on that site is outdated by now... eg T180/T190 literature, 5600 lit, A300 lit, 300 series ex. lit.

10-19-2004, 02:58 AM
We have rented the Bobcat 50, and had it break down after 2 hours. Prior to using it, it had been in for repair at least 7 times this summer(almost every time we tried to rent it ,,,), and it only has 300 hours on it. The last time it broke, they brought us a newer Ditch Witch SK 500 with 125 hrs on it. I liked the controls a lot better on the DW, and it was less jerky and more responsive. I also liked the single joystick for lift / dump functions, and found the wetlines much easier to hook / unhook than the Bobcat. It had a gasoline engine rather than diesel, being the big difference. We ran the SK for 6 hours straight, and it never faltered, and reached over the sideboards of our dump with room to spare.

10-19-2004, 03:31 PM
The MT50 was likely still new at the time (eg untried). I don't believe there have been that many problems with the MT line -- either the 50 or the 52. As for the updated controls, yes, the 52 now features a simpler layout.

12-12-2004, 08:18 PM
we are buying one next week.
we have demo's the boxer td (27hp perkind diesel) and the 24 hp gas unit., the ditch witch SK500, and the bobcat MT 52. The dingo tx 425 will be here tomorrow to demo.

they all have pluses and minuses. we are leaving it down to price with the unit and attachments (we have a set list of what we need)

We are only interested in the tracked units. the prices are about $15K across the board. Wheeled units are cheaper.

The MT52 is not in the same class as the others. it is underpowered, overweight, and the tracks are 1/2 the width of the other (2X the ground psi)
it is 2400lbs and only 16 net HP
the others range from 1900lbs to 2400lbs and all have 24 hp honda or 25 ho kohler, with the exception of the td boxer at 27hp.

12-12-2004, 11:07 PM
Yeah... the Bobcat's specs are quite a bit weaker. Although it has an 18.8 hp engine, not 16. :lol: Because that'll make a difference!