Mini Loaders/tool carriers

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Dirt Boy, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. Dirt Boy

    Dirt Boy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is the "Dingo" brand of mini loaders that is manufactured in Australia, available in the USA? Or is Toro the rep. for them? Or does Toro have their own brand called the Dingo?

    Also, along the same line; what unit do you prefer? Mostly in the 15 - 25 hp range.

  2. SprinklerGuy

    SprinklerGuy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I thought the ones from Australlia were the "kangas"?
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    We don't run mini-skids. They might be handy, but I've found dedicated machines work better in our area.

    That said, Toro makes the Dingo here.

    PROFESSORRAIN LawnSite Member
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    KANGA & DINGO are aussie originally. yes to the rep he'll get u right.look at I like the boxer with retractable tracks adjust's from 43"-36" if i am correct. diesel runs 22k,gas 17.5k.:walking:
  5. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hide the children when you're using it. After all, "the dingo ate my bye-bee" is a famous case. :laugh:
  6. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    toro bought the rights to the "dingo" back in the 80's

    PROFESSORRAIN LawnSite Member
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    Yardpro Are You Around Moorehead
  8. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Get a Boxer its got alot more power than dingo.

    I got one and love it.
  9. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    our office is on atlantic beach, but i live in morehead across from the morehead waterfront.


    we demo'd the boxer before we bought the dingo...
    the gas, var. track boxer did not have any more power than the dingo.
    as a matter of fact, when we drove the boxer in high range, it did not have the hydro power to make sweeping turns. We had to totally stop one track for the other one to turn. the only way we could make easy sweeping turns was to keep it in low.

    the boxer had a lot of cool features, but there were many small things that we did not like. we could have bought the boxer and the same attachment package for a few thousand less, but chose the dingo instead..

    now the ditch witch sk 500 model is the one that i thought was a great machine (but almost $5k more)... the new 650 totally rocks.

    PROFESSORRAIN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    I had customer who had a 650 awsome machine.

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