toro dingo/mini skid steer benifits of having wheels vs tracks

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by rthomas, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. rthomas

    rthomas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Hi i am looking into getting a toro dingo 323. I have been reading through the fourms and have been looking for some advantages of having wheels compared to tracks. The only things i could find are that tracks are alot more expensive then tires to reaplace, you dont have to worry about tires slipping off, and you dont have to check/tighten the tension on tires like tracks. Is their anything else that makes wheeled models better then track models in someway? for example-
    -Traction on a wood floor trailor with mulch/topsoil scooping
    -speed
    -weight lift capcity
    -traction on concrete/grass i know that tracks have advantages in the mud.
    -jerkyness while driving
    -turf damage
    -what ever else you guys can think of
    Thanks
     
  2. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 781

    well I have a boxer on tracks. And i would not trade the tracks for nothing. I have only had my tracks derail 2 times and I have about 700 hours on them. I have only had to tighten them about 2 or 3 times and that was when I first got it.

    I would recommend tracks.
     
  3. FLCthes4:11-12

    FLCthes4:11-12 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 284

    if you plan on trenching with it a wheeled machine is a slow way to go. tracks much faster.. also prefer tracks for harley raking.
     
  4. pikewillis1

    pikewillis1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    Wheeled Dingos are:

    1. faster
    2. are not as long (if you have to do 180s in a tight space, its an advantage)
    3. have a higher ground clearance compared to tracks
    4. wheels are cheaper to replace than tracks
    5. Have a dedicated ride on platform (optional with a track machine)
    6. Are less expensive than tracked machines
    7. Some of them hold 8 gallons of fuel (tracked Dingos hold 6)

    Tracked Dingos are:

    1. Easier on the grass (more turf friendly)
    2. Better in the mud
    3. Better on the ice and snow
    4. Better diggers (patios, etc)
    5. Easier to learn controls
    6. Better trenchers, tillers, cultivators, harley rakers due to being able to pull more with the tracks
    7. Better pushers and pullers
    8. More chick friendly


    Hope this helps
     
  5. pikewillis1

    pikewillis1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    One last thing

    Narrow tracked dingos are 34" wide
    Wheeled Dingos are like 42" wide
     
  6. Summit L & D

    Summit L & D LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 269

    Wheeled machines are very rough to operate! Tracked machines are much more stable.
     

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