Toro Dingo Advice

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by buckmaster77, May 30, 2011.

  1. buckmaster77

    buckmaster77 LawnSite Member
    from FL
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    I just graduated college with a degree in Landscape Design and management. I have started an install buisiness and am looking to add a Dingo to my tools. I found one close by that has 1200 hours on machine with a brand new motor not rebuilt. it comes with the cultivator, landscape rake, pallet forks, bucket, land leveler. i think i can buy it for around 6k... is this a good deal??? also the left side has a small leak i think it has a broken seal.. any help would be apppreciated thanks
    Jeffrey
     
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Whole deal for 6K. I would jump on that in a heartbeat.
     
  3. buckmaster77

    buckmaster77 LawnSite Member
    from FL
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    What about the seal?? Any clue how much tht would run to fix? I am 23 and don't want a money pit being as how I just graduated
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  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    No clue on that. Could be a number of things. As long as it doesn't leak bad, I wouldn't worry about it. I haven't ever seen any machine with a hydraulic system that didn't leak.

    I grew up on a farm and our philosophy was don't buy a piece of equipment that you can't work on yourself, so if you are cash strapped and worried about repair bills, then I wouldn't venture into it.
     
  5. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    If it has tits, tracks or tires its going to be a money pit. Get use to it now so it won't shock you latter.
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  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    :laugh::laugh:
     
  7. buckmaster77

    buckmaster77 LawnSite Member
    from FL
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    It runs out awesome turns with no noises and the leak is minor but comes from large wheel in the rear left of machine.. other than that no problems with it.
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  8. buckmaster77

    buckmaster77 LawnSite Member
    from FL
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    It seriously is a brand new kohler with tags still no dust on them. I am jut wondeing what usualy goes wrong with these units.. and the tracks are new
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  9. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Basically I would call your toro dealer and tell them them the model and hours and they can tell you what parts might go bad soon.

    I had my Vermeer rep. give me a write-up of the parts for my mini before I decided to buy. The biggest expense for me was going to be the pump if it ever fails, and they sell re-maned pumps for a fraction of new.
     
  10. RodneyK

    RodneyK LawnSite Senior Member
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    If I understand correctly what attachments come with it and if they are in decent shape the attachments themselves are worth almost 6K...the cultivator is big dollars. I would buy that in a heartbeat...
     

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