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What is a dingo loader and is it right for my project?

9/12/2021

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Dingo loader are a versatile and lightweight option for worksites that need excavation and landscaping work done, but don’t have the space for a full-size excavator or don’t need an excavator’s bucket capacity and power. Here’s our guide to dingo loaders, their pros and cons, and why you might want to consider dingo digger hire for your project.

What exactly is a dingo loader?

A dingo loader is a type of miniature skid steer or compact track loader (depending on whether it’s running on wheels or tracks) designed to make basic tasks like moving and levelling materials like soil, gravel, and mulch easier. Their simplicity of operation makes them ideal for backyard projects, and their size means they’re perfect for professional worksites that have limited or reduced access.

Our Toro TX1000 dingo loaders operate on tracks, which ensures that they remain reliable and safe to operate on difficult terrain and during adverse weather conditions. They come with a 453.6kg rated operating capacity, and are only 900mm wide, meaning they can easily squeeze into tight alleyways and down the side of buildings and backyards.

We also offer auger and spreader bar attachments as part of our dingo digger hire services, which make our dingo loaders even more useful across a range of different applications.

The pros and cons of dingo loaders

While the size and simplicity of a dingo loader makes it ideal for certain tasks, it also almost completely precludes it from being useful for other applications. Here’s a brief overview of the main benefits and drawbacks of using a dingo loader on your worksite.

Pros of using a dingo loader

The dingo loader’s primary advantage above other, larger diggers is its size. This allows it to access spots that larger diggers don’t have a hope of reaching. Its smaller size also makes it highly manoeuvrable, which can be a serious benefit on the smaller worksites that dingo diggers tend to come in handy on.
Dingo loaders also excel when used in tandem with other, larger pieces of excavation equipment. Whether it’s one of our mini diggers, 5.5 tonne excavators, or mini bobcats, a dingo loader can be used in combination with larger machinery to quickly and effectively complete excavation and material removal tasks.
Finally, dingo loaders are relatively easy to operate compared to larger, more traditional excavation machinery - making them a particularly attractive option for less experienced operators who might find the prospect of hiring larger machinery somewhat daunting.

Cons of using a dingo loader

A dingo loader’s biggest boon is also its biggest drawback - some tasks will just be too big for a dingo loader to tackle efficiently, and they may struggle on larger commercial worksites which require moving huge amounts of dirt or construction waste. Even if a dingo loader could technically handle a task, its reduced capacity may make it a less than practical option depending on time constraints.

Fortunately, there aren’t too many other drawbacks to consider if you’re looking into dingo digger hire, so if their smaller stature and capacity isn’t an issue then what are you waiting for! Our dingo loaders are kept in tip-top condition and are just waiting to be hired out!

Could dingo digger hire be helpful for my project?

If you need something capable of excavating, levelling, and removing dirt and other construction materials from a smaller site quickly and efficiently, then it sounds like our dingo digger hire services are exactly what you need!


Here at Mini Plant Hire, our fleet of dingos are kept in immaculate working condition and are regularly serviced by our experienced technicians. Contact us today to learn more about our dingo digger hire services and get a competitive quote.

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