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which dingo?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by ashs inc, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. ashs inc

    ashs inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from alabama
    Messages: 601

    i am looking to get a dingo this year. I found a 420 with 700 hours for $6000. but i was wondering if i need the 425. thanks for the help guys. pro and cons please
  2. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    Well that depends what you plan on doing with it....
  3. littleredwagon

    littleredwagon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    make sure the tracks are there (no wear and tear) if it's the tracked version. i just rented one yesterday, and it is stuck 3 feet in mud! Ruined my sod job, or at least the potential for any profits! I've got the rental company coming out today to try to get it out.. i hate it when stuff like this happens... but hey, that's landscaping! lol
  4. ashs inc

    ashs inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from alabama
    Messages: 601

    i am going to do landscaping with it. The 420 i found comes with just the bucket. I was hoping to get a trencher and a harley rake and an auger attachemt. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE HELP GUYS THIS FORM IS AWESOME
  5. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,014

    that is a great price the guy don't have more for sale.:waving:
  6. ashs inc

    ashs inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from alabama
    Messages: 601

    no he bought it for a job and it paid for its self now he is getting out of the business.
  7. bradicus18

    bradicus18 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Great price. However, the 425 will be much more turf friendly.
  8. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    That is a pretty good deal... tracked dingos are hard to find at a price like that.
  9. cenote

    cenote LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Go with tracks...had a wheeled, sold it to buy a ditchwitch 650. Much better unit with tracks.
  10. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208


    First, what are you doing laying sod in three feet of mud...if in fact you are?

    Second, what are you doing taking the machine into that much mud?

    Owned mine for a few years now and had it in some pretty muddy conditions. NEVER have I gotten it stuck, especially with the tracks...just seems to float through it. Seems more of an operator error than machine error.

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