Dingo TX413

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by aperfectlawn, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. aperfectlawn

    aperfectlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    Does anyone have one or have used one that can give me their opinion?
    Did it have enought power for what you expected? Or was it worse? Im looking to buy either a TX413 or a TX420. Im not expecting either machine to work like a full size skid steer.
  2. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 807

    I haven't used the Dingo. If you do a search on mini-skids on this site, you'll find that it pretty much comes down to Ditch Witch and Vermeer for power and usability.

    I run Ditch Witch and the most profitable hours my company has is when that machine is in use.
  3. pikewillis1

    pikewillis1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    Stay away from the TX413.

    It is very underpowered and was marketed for rental companys to sell to homeowners. Toro no longer sells this model.

    Go with the 420
  4. Impact-Vector

    Impact-Vector LawnSite Member
    Messages: 150

    Agreed.this is the smallest engine (I think 13hp?) which isn't really enough. Avoid it!
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  5. CALandscapes

    CALandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 946

    Bobw - good advice.

    The top two are the DW & Vermeer... Toro is at the bottom of the bunch.
  6. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,813

    I don't think toro is the bottom of the bunch. I would go wide track on a dingo if possible. At a bare minimum get the 420. In fact I think power to weight ratio of a 525 will smoke anything else out there. I have NEVER had a pump or drive motor failure on a dingo. I hear that is a different story on Vermeers, boxers, and ditch witches. Track life is also long on the dingo.

    But basically, all of the mini skid choices are probably going to the best investment you have ever made for landscaping.

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