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Toro Dingo

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by ashs inc, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. ashs inc

    ashs inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 598

    I am looking at buying a Dingo wanting the track model. I was wondering if there is an attachment for rolling sod. Just wondering what model would be good to buy. thanks guys
  2. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    Yes there is a sod roller. I would get either the 425 or 525. I have a 425 and love the thing. We use it almost daily.
  3. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563

    we have the sod roller attachment for ours and love it....

    i can lay a tractor trailer load of sod (1000sqyd, or 9000stft) in about 6 hours with a good helper.

    we have the 425 also.
    make sure to get the stand on attachment for yours. toro is finally making one that looks really sweet. We have the "step up" one by forkster. we had a lot of problems with the origional model and the sale, but the replacement i finally recieved from complaining here is much better built.

    the toro one looks like it will be much better to use.
  4. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 663

    How is the TX as far as tipping with a full roll of sod? Isn't a roll over 1000 lbs?
  5. LCPullman

    LCPullman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 589

    I use a TX425 when I need one and its wonderful. I'd say its pretty much capable to lifting up to its tip capacity.
  6. Mr. Vern

    Mr. Vern LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 632

    YardPro - how much work does it take to get the seams lined up with the big rolls? That has always been my concern with using the sod roller.

    If you are looking at a Dingo, I would not even consider the wheeled version unless you have a very specific application that you know it will be all you need. Also, I like the idea of the wide tracks on the 425, in fact when I ordered new tracks for ours this year I suggested to one of my foremen that we should retrofit our 420. His response was "don't even think about it, then we won't be able to get it in these backyards". We happened to be standing in a backyard that had a 36" gate on it. Definitely something to think about. I am budgeting for a new one this spring and will most likely get the 425, that way we will have one of each.
  7. paolaken

    paolaken LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 699

    won't go without my dingo
  8. ashs inc

    ashs inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 598

    thanks guys for the info. I was wondering where you buy attachments for the dingo.
  9. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    ebay... I have seen harley rakes go for $3500... trenchers for $2500, and augers for $1500.
  10. paolaken

    paolaken LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 699

    got my toro vibra plow for $1,600.

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