dingo vs tractor

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by texas, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. texas

    texas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    for laying small amounts of mulch, tilling a little bit, grading, SMALL backhoe jobs, should i get a dingo or JD 990? How much should the dingo with a bucket, grader, backhoe, posthole digger, and tiller cost?

    thanks.

    ps anyone know of a dingo dealer near Louisiana?

    thanks again
     
  2. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 863

    2 different birds really, tractors love open space, give'em a farm to roam in and they will be happy. The Dingo is much lighter, easier to trailer, can get into some really tight spots, fits thru most gates. Prices are about the same. The tractor is better at rough grading, but again, it steers like a semi. As far as excavating, rent a mini-ex when you need one. The back hoe attachment is one of the most expensive and its rip-out force doesn't even come close to the mini-ex's. BTW I have 10 sec video of me using the backhoe posted here(one handed though because the camera was in the other)
    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=131815&highlight=dingo+video
     
  3. rfed32

    rfed32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Hatboro
    Posts: 680

    the dingo is really neat u can get in real tight spots and easy to use...used a 420 i think the other day...about 48'' wide thing was sweet...it had tracks not wheels
     
  4. texas

    texas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    thanks....:)
     
  5. texas

    texas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    how much would the 400 model dingo and attachments run?
     
  6. texas

    texas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    price wise.
     
  7. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 863

    $16k-$30k, Go to Toro's website, click to find local dealer, give'm a call.
     
  8. Toro Dingo

    Toro Dingo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    You will want to contact


    TopLine Equipment
    (225) 673-8564
     
  9. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 863

    Welcome aboard, get that avatar of your's up and running, but make it a TX425 with a better attachment than the standard bucket :laugh:
     

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