Toro Compact Tool Carriers Summarized — 2021 Spec Guide

Toro Edingo 500 tool carrier

Building on a Top Lineup with a Battery-Powered Option

An Australian-born concept, the compact utility loader (CUL) 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 utility loaders, and for over two decades Toro has continued to innovate and build upon the proven Dingo product line.

Currently offering 11 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. Customers can also choose from gas, diesel and electric options. The models that make up the full line of Toro Dingo compact utility loaders include:

  • Dingo 323: Wheeled unit equipped with a Kohler Command Series CH23
  • Dingo 320-D: Wheeled unit equipped with a Kubota D722-E3B
  • Dingo TX 427: Tracked unit equipped with a Kohler engine
  • Dingo TX 427 Wide Track: Tracked unit equipped with a Kohler engine
  • Dingo TX 525: Tracked unit equipped with a Kubota engine
  • Dingo TX 525 Wide Track: Tracked unit equipped with a Kubota engine
  • Dingo TX 1000: Tracked unit equipped with a Kubota D1305 diesel engine and rated operating capacity of 1,000 lbs
  • Dingo TX 1000 Wide Track: Tracked unit equipped with a Kubota diesel engine and rated operating capacity of 1,075 lbs
  • Dingo TXL 2000 Non-Telescoping: Tracked unit equipped with a Kubota D1803 diesel engine and a rated operating capacity of around 2,000 lbs
  • Dingo TXL 2000 Telescoping: Tracked unit featuring a rated operating capacity of around 2,000 lbs with the loader arms retracted. With loader arms extended, the hinge pin height is over 10 ft
  • e-Dingo 500: Wheeled unit powered by a lithium-ion battery

Toro says that it not only invented the compact utility loader equipment class in North America, but also offers the broadest range of compact utility loaders on the market. From the entry-level wheeled 323 Dingo model to the Dingo TXL 2000 and now the e-Dingo 500, the company affirms that there is a Dingo for every application on the jobsite — both outside and inside. Toro launched the e-Dingo 500 in 2020, its first major step into the electric equipment marketplace. The unit is ideal for applications that require zero exhaust 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. The e-Dingo represents Toro’s continuous commitment to innovation and electric-powered products.

Toro tool carrier specs

Advice to Buyers

“The future of compact utility loaders is bright,” says Kyle Cartwright, marketing manager, Toro. “Historically, CULs have been reserved for small-scale projects, but as rated operating capacities for these units have continually risen, they’re now considered a staple of productivity on the jobsite. Not only are the possible applications for CULs increasing, but now contractors and construction professionals have the option to use battery-powered CULs to work on indoor construction jobs. Buyers should consider investing in a compact utility loader to help increase jobsite productivity and eliminate the need for expensive, dedicated equipment.”

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