Bobcat mini track loader Vs. Toro Dingo

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by me1223, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. me1223

    me1223 LawnSite Member
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    Which of these two pieces of equipment are better?

    Toro Dingo TX525
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    Bobcat MT55
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    Is there a large difference in price?
    Is one more dependable than the other?


    Who has one of these two? What do you like about it, what don't you like about it?
     
  2. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Posts: 1,017

    i have no experiance with either model but do own a tx 425 dingo. i'm not sure i would like the wheel dragging the ground on the riders stand w/ the bobcat. i am very happy with the dingo.
    good luck
     
  3. Birdjr

    Birdjr LawnSite Senior Member
    from nnj
    Posts: 451

    I have used the new mt52 a few times.It has good power for digging and grading. I just dont like there dump height reach. Its a strong little machine i think its around the same price as the toro.I think the bobcat attachemnts r a lil more money to buy and u can only run bobcat attachements.
     
  4. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. Fordsuvparts

    Fordsuvparts LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 518

    We have the Toro TX425 and we love it, we got it with pallet forks, the hyrdaulic forks, auger with 3 bits the land leveler and bucket.
     
  6. smalley360

    smalley360 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    I have an ASV RC-30. I thought about the machines listed above but wanted more of a track loader. Has anyone had any experience with these machines vs the RC-30? Are they that much cheaper? I don't mean to hijack the thread but I too am interested in these machines since I have no experience with them but am curious about the comprison to the ASV. My business is getting busier and I'm looking to expand. I don't know if I should get another ASV or go to a ride on/walk behind since I already have the RC-30.
     
  7. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,840

    I own an RC50, but I've rented all three, Dingo, Bobcat, and RC30. The RC30was far more productive when it came to moving material, digging, site prepping, etc. based on the ground speed (7mph) and traction. It would also allow you to work when the weather is poor, rain and snow, and cold since it has the option of cab with heater. In some applications it may be too wide (it's 48 inches) and this is where the Dingo and Bobcat may suit your needs better. Good luck.
     
  8. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 863

    I have not used the RC30/50 but I have used numerous skidsteers and the mini's have a major advantage in sight, especially the ride on platform type.
     
  9. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,840

    I thought that all 3 units (Dingo, Bobcat, and RC30) had good visibility. I think the big consideration will come down to whether 48" is narrow enough for the jobsites you plan on using it in.
     
  10. smalley360

    smalley360 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    Thanks for the comparison. This is great information. My business is in the compact equipment market. "I go where the big machines can't!" is my slogan. The RC-30 goes almost anywhere but yes there are a few gates I can't get through. This is where I might invest in getting one of the other machines above. Are the other units stable when loading on uneven terrain? The 30 really is efficient, I can ride piles of dirt down the hill when cutting a crown on steep terrain and still be able to back up the hill. The 30 is a little front heavy and could use another 250 or so pounds on the back side but i'm planning on building a platform to add weight that attaches to the hitch.
     

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