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Old 02-11-2012, 08:47 PM
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Is it gas or diesel? & how's that worked out? do you use the 55 as a wheel barrow whenever possible?
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:52 PM
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Mine is diesel. I'm not sure Bobcat makes a gas powered MT. And it is an awesome wheel barrow. With the 55 I can scoop 6 ton of landscape rock out of the back of my truck and have it somewhat spread out in about an hour (without sweating). Its like cheating.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:58 PM
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Yeah the Bobcat MT55's are all diesel. I think the Dingo has gas and diesel models. They are great little machines for the most part.
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:11 PM
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Are dingo's considered the "Buffalo tool brand" of mini track loaders?
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:20 PM
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I don't know but they started it all. Toro bought the machines rights from an Austrailian company hence the "Dingo" name. Just make sure it doesn't eat your baby.
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:30 PM
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My buddy has a dingo and I don't think it is built as good as Bobcat. He is on his second motor in 500 hours. I have never tried the other brands out there but they say that the DitchWitch makes a pretty good mini skid. I stick with Bobcat because of the outstanding service I get from my salesman.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:11 AM
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I have also heard good things about ditch witch but i just don't care for the looks..which really shouldn't matter
I had heard poor reviews about Dingo.... kind of like your paying for the Toro name.
Does your machine leave any ruts when used as a wheel barrow?
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It really doesn't matter if your moving rock or mulch you'll leave the same ruts if any at all. It really depends on the turf conditions , since the tracks displace the weight pretty good.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:26 AM
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I have also heard good things about ditch witch but i just don't care for the looks..which really shouldn't matter
I had heard poor reviews about Dingo.... kind of like your paying for the Toro name.
Does your machine leave any ruts when used as a wheel barrow?
If I have to keep traveling over the same area numerous times it will start to rut a yard up. This would be like if you were doing a landscape that needed lots of material brought into a back yard and you had limited space to get around the house. I find that if I try to stay out of the same tracks all the time there will be no yard damage. Trust me, it's well worth the money to not have to use a wheel barrow any more.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:12 AM
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Trust me, it's well worth the money to not have to use a wheel barrow any more.


That's what I'm thinking too. We wheel alot of material. If yours had forks..about how many blocks /pavers could you carry ?
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