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Toro Dingo

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Evan528, May 9, 2001.

  1. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    Does any body use a toro dingo for day in and day out residential landscaping and mulching? I am at the point where I am doing landscape instalations and mulchinh 4-5 days out of the week and the old wheelbarrow just aint cutting it anymore! A full size skidsteer is way over sized for alot of my properties I maintain but a dingo seems perfect. How are they power wise? maneuverability? did you notice a big decrease in time to complete jobs when buying one? at 15 grand, the price is very steep but I feel it could pay for itself fairly quickly and allow me to complete more jobs per week. Any apinions are apreciated!
  2. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,211

    As you noted, these machines are used for landscaping instead of lawn care. You will get better & more responses if you post this in the landscaping forum. Also, do a search in that forum.
  3. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    ive never used a dingo, but i have read a lot of posts on it on lawnsite, and most guys say for the price and speed they jump up to skidsteers. in your case you say a skidsteer is too big, but make sure you check out the speed of them, hearing that they run a little slow.
  4. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    Ive read all the posts in the past about Dingos. We have an abundance of new member now and wanted some new insight!
  5. AllSeasonsAllReasons

    AllSeasonsAllReasons LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    There is a local fence company here that has one!! That thing whips out fences in no time! I thought it was pretty cool machine for him! He swears buy it!! Just my thought!
  6. Hillbilly

    Hillbilly LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I own a Dingo 322 and love it. Wouldn't take any amount of money for the thing.
    Yes, as it was stated, they are a little slow but for a residential setting they cant be beat. Besides, the dingo doesn't get tired or complain about the heat like helpers. It is one of my most valued tools. E-Mail me if you have any questions.
  7. yorkpaddy

    yorkpaddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    I heard that its better to use the dingo to load the wheelbarrows and have people push them. People are just a little faster than the dingo for carrying light loads. this was from a dingo/newholland dealer
  8. EarthTech Landscapes

    EarthTech Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    i thought about buying a Toro dingo, but they are just to slow. i have demoed them before and just really did not care for them i currently have two bobcats, both are 7 series. keep in mind that bobcat does make a 453 which is very narrow and can fit in tight places, you might want to try one of these out.
  9. I May be 15 years old but I'm a walking talking landscaping equiment info center. I have used Toro Dingos and Kanaga Mini-loaders. If you just want to move mulch there not worth the money. Just like their bigger bothers the destory the lawn when you turn. I recommend a small Tractor with a loader. Like a JD 425, 445, 455 lawn tractor or a 4100, 4200 utlily tractor or a simular new holland or Kabota tractor. The Dingos great, but not well suited for what you need. I WOULD STILL TRY ONE OUT FOR A WEEK ON A DEMO.

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