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Question for the dingo owners

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by G.M.Landscaping, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 937

    I rented one before an it worked quite well to move 10 yds of topsoil for a job I did last year.

    The job I need to use it for now will be to move topsoil from the street up a sloped front yard and into the back yard. The front isn't the problem, it's the back yard. Will it be able to go up a medium grade then turn 90* to the right on the slope and go 40 yards, then be able to dump sideways on the slope?

    How stable are these sideways on slopes. The slope is easy to walk on and I currently cut it with a walkbehind if that helps. I would say it's a 30*-35* degree incline? I know a pic might help, but lets see what some of the responses are first.

    I think the Dingo I rented was a 425, it had no platform behind it.
     
  2. nlminc

    nlminc LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GA
    Posts: 1,671

    Theres a HUGE thread in Tractors on these and one in Landscape construction. You might want to go there with this.
    Over on this forum we're just lawn boys trying to figure out how to change the plugs on our craftsmans stuff! ;)


    I own a Dingo and can tell you that if you are turngin 90 degrees on turf with the 420 or 425, you may tear the area....that many runs...........YOU WILL!

    Should handle the slope.

    I have a 420 for sale....just so you know!
     
  3. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 937

    It doesn't matter if I tear up the grass. That's what I'm fixing. About 3 tons of soil need to be moved onto this slope. There's now way I'm pushing a wheelbarrow to do this. So I was thinking of using the dingo.

    So your saying the slope is no problem thou.
     
  4. nlminc

    nlminc LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GA
    Posts: 1,671

    Without seeing it in person.......I didn't say a thing! Can you do a test run? If you're renting it's not cost effective I guess.
     
  5. RTR Landscaping

    RTR Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 390

    I own a Dingo and it will work fine in almost any situation. The 425 is the wide track model. I have a TX420.It will hang very well on hills and is easy to manuver if you have the room.You will move 3 tons faster than you think.
     
  6. CALandscapes

    CALandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 946

    How much you asking for it?
     
  7. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    If you can walk on it... the dingo will do it. My guys have flipped our dingo before, but you couldn't even stand up on that slope. Just buy damage insurance and roll on.
     
  8. DIXIECONTRACTING

    DIXIECONTRACTING LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 283

    I have a Dingo 420 and use it to move rock, mulch and topsoil and it is very fast as for the hill the worst case scenario is you get it all but the last 40 yards and you have to move it in wheel barrels. I have a high volume bucket and that also helps speed things up so you might want to see if the rental place has one of these.

    - Dixie
     
  9. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 937

  10. hardscaper

    hardscaper LawnSite Member
    from us
    Posts: 83


    Are these guys near you?http://www.abcgroff.com/ic/indust.htm hit the Cormidi link on the left
    these machines will do the job and carry about 5 times what a dingo bucket does. Not sure if they rent them or not.
     

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