Friday, February 27, 2015

2015 Toro Dingo® TX 1000 THE BEST EVER!!!

Yes Toro the creator of the Mini Skid Steer has done it again!!!  Offering the FIRST VERTICAL LIFT BOOM! With the highest lift capacity of 1000 pounds. I've been using a TX420 (see blog link below)  for 3 years now.  I would have never expected to say I love it as much as I do! I own a skid loader which hasn't been to a job site for the same about of time the Dingo has been in the family. : ( 
Sure it might not lift as much or move as fast. I love how easy it is to take to the job site, store on-site and the fact that it can go into some of the smallest spaces. DID I happen to mention no one else offers a narrow track with any kind of lift like TORO? No well I just did. Yes just one more feather in their cap. 

This all new TX 1000 comes in at a great price with a great deal of lift. As we all know lift is everything. Sure others might have a bit more speed which will increase productivity hands down. Have you ever gone roller skating? Do you remember that feeling when you take your skates off? Ya just think about standing on driving platform making a wrong move. You'll be like one of those people on the electronic bulls. I feel it was smart move on Toro's end to be responsible with a safe 4.7 mph speed. Us older guys/gals don't have the legs we once did. Thanks TORO!!

The last thing I really love about the Toro Products are just how strong of a dealer network they have. Sure this might not be the best choice for you if you don't have a dealer close to you. But many of the other products on the market don't have as strong a network. When making a choice you should take this into consideration in case you need service or parts. I've been extremely happy with how many dealers I have to work with in my area. 

Expected to arrive in Toro Dealerships Mid March 2015
TX 1000 NT $29.950 MSRP Narrow Track 33.7" 
TX 1000 WT $31,950 MSRP Wide Track 41"

  • Operating weights: Narrow Track – 2,610 lb / Wide Track – 2,790 lb
  • Vertical Path Lift Arms (great to dump into 30-yard dumpsters and One-Ton Trucks)
  • Hinge Pin Height 81" 
  • Dump Height 61"
  • Dump Angle 40 - Degrees
  • Ground Clearance 6"
  • Ground PSI NT 5.5 / WT 3.6
  • 11.5 gal fuel tank
  • Auxiliary foot operated controls integrated into driver platform
  • 24hp Kubota D1305 Liquid Cooled Diesel Engine
  • Belt-free power train
  • 4.7-mph Ground Speed - Forward & Reverse

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (February 24, 2015) - As the pioneer in the compact utility category, The Toro Company is pleased to introduce the newest and most powerful Dingo® to their lineup - the Toro® Dingo® TX 1000. The newest member of the Dingo family has a rated operating capacity exceeding 1,000-lb, which is the strongest in the category. When the loader arms are fully-extended, the hinge pin measures an impressive 81 inches from the ground to allow the TX 1000 to easily reach over the side of dumpsters and one-ton trucks to maximize jobsite productivity.
Also unique to the industry in the category is the vertical lift loader arm design, which keeps the load closer to the machine to allow operators to lift more weight with greater confidence. Additionally, this feature increases the reach at full height to make dumping more efficient. The vertical path of the lift arms is also exceptional in vertical applications with the auger or concrete breaker. Another exclusive feature on the new TX 1000 is the weight-to-power ratio. The narrow track model is 2,610-lbs (1,184 kg), and wide-track is 2,790 lbs (1,266 kg) and can lift more than any CUL in the category.

“We are extremely excited for the Dingo TX 1000 to increase the jobsite productivity of contractors. The new design innovations are intended to exceed operators' expectations,” explains Sean O'Halloran, marketing manager for The Toro Company. “We listened to what was important to operators of compact utility loaders, and our end result is a highly-engineered, feature-rich machine that is the leader in a number of specifications across the product class.”
The Toro-exclusive traction control design is intuitive and effortless, providing operators all-day productivity. Other operator-centric features have been engineered into the new TX 1000, including thigh and hip padding on the operator station for a comfortable experience and an auxiliary foot control integrated into the suspended platform which frees the operator's hands to focus on ground speed and attachment positioning.

In terms of productivity, the Kubota® 1305 liquid-cooled, diesel engine boasts an impressive 24 gross hp at 2,600 rpm with increased displacement and high torque - giving the TX 1000 maximum power. The machine also is equipped with dual fuel tanks to reduce downtime in the field. Other time-saving features include an easily accessible engine for routine maintenance tasks, belt-free design to minimize maintenance, and ground speeds of 4.7 mph in both forward and reverse to maximize productivity.

With nine different models - from wheeled, tracked, gas or diesel, and now the all-new Dingo TX 1000 - Toro offers the strongest compact utility loader lineup in the industry. Customers can continue to count on a Toro Dingo to get their work done with a powerful, reliable, and easy-to-use lineup. The Toro Dingo will be available from Toro's trusted network of equipment dealers across the globe.
For more information on Toro's full line of Dingo compact utility loaders, please visit To learn more about Toro's distribution network, visit
CLOSING NOTES: Great Job TORO. When can someone send me a DEMO for the season?  Yes of course I'll start saving my money. A must have in my workforce off tools. After all I don't have employees because my machines do everything I can't. Plus I don't have to pay taxesworkmen's comp, - Yes for me it makes sense and the cost outweighs the investment. 

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