One of the Industry Originators Offers Nine Models Today
In 1995, the Dingo, an Australian-built, wheeled mini skid steer loader made its way to the United States. Its initial popularity in the United States proved that there was indeed a market for compact tool carriers and drew the attention of The Toro Co. While the Dingo unit was beginning to make a name for itself, Toro acquired the rights to the Dingo machine in the United States and began developing a 19-hp tracked unit that featured Toro’s patented control system and a walk-behind design. Due to the initial popularity of the product line, Toro expanded its operations and dedicated an entire division to the compact tool carrier — the Toro Sitework Systems division. At the same time, manufacturing of the Dingo product line was moved to the company’s facility in Tomah, Wis. The rest of the history of the Toro Dingo focuses on continuous improvement by listening to the wants and needs of the end-user, says Toro.
Since 2006, many other upgrades have been incorporated into the entire Dingo product line. In 2015, Toro expanded the compact tool carrier marketplace with the introduction of the strongest compact tool carrier on the market today, the Dingo TX 1000, which features a vertical-lift loader arm design and a hinge pin height of 81 in. With a rated operating capacity of 1,075 lbs on the wide-track model, not only does the TX 1000 stand in a class of its own, but it also rivals the rated operating capacities of many skid steer loaders, says Toro.
Now offering nine models of compact tool carriers, Toro prides itself on being able to offer the broadest range of compact tool carriers on the market today. From the wheeled 220 all the way up to the TX 1000 wide-track model, end-users in the United States have been able to take advantage of the features and benefits of Toro Dingo compact tool carriers for almost two decades.
Advice to Buyers
“Although there are many factors buyers will want to consider before selecting a compact tool carrier — like vertical lift versus radial lift, tires versus tracks and diesel versus gasoline — contractors should also be spending time up front identifying the most versatile equipment options available,” said Josh Beddow, marketing manager at Toro. “A common question among contractors is how can I make the most of my equipment investments? The answer is simple: Invest in equipment that can do more. There are many features that contribute to a compact tool carrier’s overall versatility, including rated operating capacity, hinge pin height, availability of attachments and weight-to-power ratio. It’s important to remember these machines — even the ones that rival rated operating capacities of skid steer loaders and compact track loaders — are extremely nimble in a wide range of applications and terrain.”
The Toro Co.
8111 Lyndale Ave. S. | Bloomington, MN 55420
952-888-8801 | toro.com/dingo