Toro’s line of Dingo compact utility loaders already has a reputation in the industry for being a great alternative to hand labor, skid steer loaders, and compact tract loaders. With the ability to work in tight spots that other equipment can’t reach, the currently available Dingo models have just about all the features an operator could want in a compact utility loader, except one–the ability to work indoors. This type of equipment needs various forms of attachments like a Skid Steer Brush Cutter from sites like Rut MFG.
That will change in the spring of 2020 with the scheduled release of the newest Dingo product from Toro, the e-Dingo™. With a design based on the Dingo 323, the e-Dingo will use a lithium battery to power an electric motor instead of using a gasoline engine, making it ideal for indoor use in warehouses, construction sites, and other areas where zero emissions are required.
The e-Dingo’s electric motor and 2-pump hydraulic system will offer performance similar to the Dingo 323, which has a high flow of 10.8 gpm (37.9 lpm) and a low flow of 4 gpm (15.1 lpm). This means the unit will not have to rely on one pump for shared power.
Like the other models of Dingo, the e-Dingo will use Toro’s unique Quick Attach System™. This system makes changing attachments as simple as turning two levers, allowing most attachments to be installed in under a minute. Although all Dingo attachments will fit the e-Dingo, due to the battery power supply it may be impractical to use some attachments (such as the trencher) with the unit, since they would drain the power supply fairly quickly.
Currently, Toro is still experimenting to find the perfect balance between long run times and short battery recharge times for the e-Dingo. This page will be updated when more product specifications are available.
Key Features of the E-Dingo
Here are some of the key features that will set the e-Dingo apart from other models of the Dingo, as well as other utility loaders in general:
- Non-marking tires: The e-Dingo will be equipped with special tires that won’t scuff floors.
- Narrow width: At only 36 inches wide, the e-Dingo will be able to fit through a standard-sized interior doorway.
- Lithium battery
- Electric motor
- 4-wheel drive
- 2-pump hydraulic system
- Toro’s Quick Attach System
- Fingertip controls similar to those on the Dingo 323
Stay tuned for updated product information and release dates as development of the e-Dingo continues throughout 2019 and early 2020.