The American CTC Pioneer Adds Two More Models to Its Expansive Lineup
An Australian-born concept, the compact tool carrier (CTC) made its way to the United States in 1995 and shortly thereafter was acquired by Toro. Its initial popularity in the United States proved that there was indeed a market for compact tool carriers, and for over two decades, Toro has continued to innovate and build upon the proven Dingo product line. Currently offering 10 Dingo models, Toro customers can pick from a variety of Dingo configurations, including narrow track, wide track and wheeled models, which can be equipped with or without dedicated platforms, depending on operator preference and model.
The models that make up the full line of Toro Dingo compact utility loaders include: the Dingo 323, Dingo 320-D, Dingo TX 427, Dingo TX 427, Dingo TX 525, Dingo TX 525 Wide Track, Dingo TX 1000, Dingo TX 1000 Wide Track, Dingo TXL 2000 Non-Telescoping and Dingo TXL 2000 Telescoping.
Toro officially introduced the Dingo TXL 2000 earlier this year and claims that it not only invented the equipment class in North America but also offers the broadest range of compact tool carriers on the market. From the entry-level wheeled 323 Dingo model to the new Dingo TXL 2000, which boasts a rated operating capacity of 2,000 lbs, the company affirms that there is a “Dingo for every application on the jobsite.”
Coming in the near future is a battery-powered e-Dingo. During The ARA Show 2019, visitors to the Toro booth got a sneak peek of the prototype. The unit is ideal for applications that require zero emissions and features non-marking tires — a tire that prevents scuffing for indoor use. The e-Dingo’s frame is leveraged from the proven Dingo 323 compact utility loader. Currently in development and testing stages, the e-Dingo represents Toro’s continuous commitment to innovation and electric-powered products. Toro anticipates the unit will be available in spring 2020.
Advice to Buyers
“Compact tool carriers have evolved to the point where they’re easily rivaling — and in some cases surpassing — the strength or entry level skid steer loaders and compact track loaders,” says Kyle Cartwright, associate marketing manager at Toro. “Compact tool carriers bring some unique advantages like outstanding maneuverability, visibility and a compact footprint without sacrificing any of the power and performance.”