The Toro Dingo TX 1000 tracked compact utility loader has a rated operating capacity exceeding 1,000 lbs., which is the strongest in the category. When the loader arms are fully extended, the hinge pin measures 81 inches from the ground to allow the TX 1000 to easily reach over the side of dumpsters and one-ton trucks.
Toro’s exclusive vertical lift loader arm keeps the load closer to the machine to allow operators to lift more weight. Additionally, this feature increases the reach at full height to make dumping more efficient, according to Toro. The vertical path of the lift arms is also exceptional in vertical applications with the auger or concrete breaker.
Another feature is the power-to-weight ratio. The narrow track model is 2,610 lbs. and the wide-track model is 2,790 lbs. The wide-track model can lift more than any compact utility loader in the category at 1,075 lbs.
The unit can be used in general construction, earthmoving, landscaping, and road building sectors, and a number of attachments can make it a machine specific to the underground and utility industry. The attachments in this specific group include: a vibratory plow attachment for irrigation and cable installations; a bore drive head attachment for boring under sidewalks or other space-restrictive areas; and, high-torque and high-speed trencher attachments for small- to mid-size trenching projects.
When compared to dedicated horizontal directional drill (HDD) or vibratory plow units, the relatively small footprint of the Dingo TX 1000 can potentially minimize turf and terrain damage that can occur during utility installation projects.