Help?? Wat is it called

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by rdran5, Sep 12, 2004.

  1. Wht is the proper name of the small stand up type bob cat, like the one they rent at Home depot.
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  2. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Not sure if your talking about the Toro Dingo it is a stand up with many attachments...
     
  3. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
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    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?
     
  4. 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
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  5. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    they have a 50 and a 52 is the new model
     
  6. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    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).
     
  7. dbear

    dbear LawnSite Senior Member
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    Other mini skid manufacturers:
    Ramrod
    Kanga
    Finn
    Gravely (may not offer it anymore)
     
  8. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
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  9. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
    Posts: 1,892

    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 A lot on that site is outdated by now...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. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.
     

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