Toro announced a new attachment offering for the Toro Dingo compact utility loader product line, the 4-in-1 bucket attachment. The company says this attachment can handle a variety of earthmoving tasks without the need to change out Dingo attachments.
Toro says the four configurations of the new attachment include:
- Standard bucket — With the jaws completely closed, Toro says operators can use this attachment as a standard bucket. Additionally, operators can open the Dingo 4-in-1 bucket jaws to dump the contents into a higher area than a standard bucket can typically reach.
- Leveler — Toro says operating with the jaws completely open gives contractors the ability to use the bucket floor’s rear-cutting edge as a leveler. By tipping the bucket slightly so that the rear cutting edge of the bucket floor is on the ground and the forward edge is off the ground, Toro says operators can put the cutting edge in reverse across the surface of the ground, resulting in a smooth, level surface.
- Blade — When utilizing the attachment with the jaws completely open, Toro says operators can use the back of the bucket as a blade to push material. Additionally, by partially closing the jaws and using the bottom of the front bucket, Toro says operators can push material and grade with the rear blade simultaneously.
- Grapple — While using the traction unit’s forward and reverse auxiliary function, Toro says the side jaws can be used for picking up material by closing them over objects or materials to be transported.
“It’s all about multiple options in a single attachment when it comes to the new Dingo 4-in-1 bucket,” says Kyle Cartwright, marketing manager at Toro. “Switching out attachments on a jobsite means downtime, so here’s an option that can perform several functions in a single attachment.”
Toro says the new Dingo attachment measures approximately 49 inches wide by 27 inches deep by 22 inches high and has an operating weight of 292 pounds.
In terms of capacity, Toro says the bucket is capable of hauling 3.3 cubic feet of material at a time, and the 4-in-1 bucket attachment is compatible with the Dingo 320-D, 323, TX 427, TX 525 and TX 1000 models.
Toro also says it has made a major step into the electric-powered equipment marketplace with the introduction of the e-Dingo 500 compact utility loader.
The company says the e-Dingo allows end users to realize all the benefits and power of a standard compact utility loader with no fuel costs and zero exhaust emissions. Toro says it’s ideal for indoor construction jobs that require fast completion times and reduced overall costs, and it will be available in spring 2020.
Toro says the e-Dingo is powered by lithium-ion battery technology designed for tasks that require heavy or continuous operation for indoor applications. The company says the maximum operating capacity of 515 pounds reduces labor and hauling time.
Toro says that versatility is also a hallmark of the e-Dingo thanks to Toro’s 4-Paw independent 4-wheel drive system and true spin-turn performance. Plus, Toro says several existing Dingo attachments are compatible with the new e-Dingo models, including:
- Standard bucket
- Narrow bucket
- Light materials bucket
- Adjustable forks
- Multi-purpose tool
- Hydraulic breaker
- Utility blade
“We are truly excited to introduce the new e-Dingo, a compact utility loader that provides an unprecedented combination of power, versatility and durability with zero exhaust emissions, designed for indoor construction,” says Jay Thaker, marketing manager at Toro. “These reliable machines are game-changers for indoor contractors in the compact utility loader category to help reduce overall costs and speed up completion. With the ability to use common attachments that work with all Dingo models, operators will be able to handle a wide variety of tasks with greater efficiency.”
Toro says the e-Dingo allows operators to utilize several power modes to conserve energy, and the auto-idle feature automatically conserves energy by powering off the motor after it’s been idle for a certain amount of time. Toro says the machine also shifts to low idle after five seconds of non-use and shuts off when not in use for over 30 seconds. The company says the operator can then instantly restart the machine by simply double-tapping the traction control lever.
Toro also announced its newest grapple bucket attachment for the Toro Dingo. Designed for simplified handling of a variety of materials including boulders, timber, concrete, scrap, waste and other debris, Toro says the grapple bucket attachment is both easy-to-use and highly productive.
Toro says the grapple bucket attachment is constructed of high-strength steel, bringing an unprecedented level of simplicity to material handling, hauling and grading tasks.
Available in a standard 34-inch width, Toro says contractors are able to optimize the right size grapple bucket for most tasks at hand, and the grapple bucket attachment weighs in at approximately 238 pounds.
“Many industry experts claim that a compact utility loader is only as good as the range of attachments that is offered alongside it,” says Cartwright. “With that in mind, we believe that by offering a wide range of attachments for the Toro Dingo line, including the new grapple bucket, not only are we making sure our customers have more options to get their work done, but that they’re also using the very best equipment on the market to do it.”
The new grapple bucket attachment is available for the Dingo 320-D, 323, TX 427, TX 525 and TX 1000 models and the e-Dingo.
Curb Roller Manufacturing introduces the Curb Roller CM4000
Curb Roller Manufacturing recently introduced the Curb Roller CM4000, a single-operator machine for shaping concrete for curb and gutter work.
The company says the CM4000 reduces the labor of shaping curb and gutter pours, allowing crews to complete work up to twice as fast as manual methods or face forming.
Curb Roller Manufacturing says the CM4000 is most commonly used for curb and gutter projects ranging from 50 to 5,000 linear feet and can be used on jobs of all types and sizes, including patch and repair jobs. The company says the system has also been accepted as an efficient method to tackle small v-gutter and flume projects, and customers can choose from more than 25 pre-designed drum profiles to fit the unit with a custom drum made to their project’s specifications.
“The Curb Roller concept was invented in 2007 by concrete contractors looking for a way to reduce the need for highly skilled laborers,” says Seth Ulmer, Curb Roller Manufacturing sales manager. “This patented system can cut labor on curb and gutter projects by up to 75 percent and pay for itself in just 1,200 feet. It’s changing the way curb and gutter work is done.”
The company says the CM4000 gives large and small contractors the ability to do a broader scope of work without having to invest in large, expensive equipment. Because the drums can be easily switched out, the company says contractors can offer multiple curb styles after investing in the base machine.
Curb Roller Manufacturing says this single-operator machine takes most of the back-breaking work out of curb and gutter work, all while producing a consistent, high-quality finished product. The company says the equipment is intuitive to use, making it accessible for workers who might not have as much experience.
The company adds that the CM4000 has a patented guide ring that runs on the inside of forms, ensuring a uniform curb every time.
The company says the handle has a variable speed and directional control, and this flexibility allows the spin speed to be adjusted on the fly to accommodate the changing material conditions.
Curb Roller Manufacturing says the ergonomic design includes a pivoting handle that provides a comfortable offset control tailored to the height of the operator.
The company says the unit operates off hydraulic power, and the machine can operate off of Curb Roller Manufacturing’s hydra-pack, which delivers a two-way directional flow of 5-8 gpm with adjustable psi and a max of 2250 psi.
The company says the machine can also be hooked to any other hydraulic power source, such as a skid steer, mini excavator or tractor, and the CM4000 weighs 160 pounds with a standard stock drum.
Curb Roller Manufacturing says the CM4000 accommodates specialty and custom drums designed to fit the need of any DOT or municipal applications.
The company says the CM4000 has an adjustable standard frame that will accommodate up to 3 feet of tube, an extended frame allows users to screed up to 6 feet wide and an optional monolithic kit offers a float pan assembly to easily shape monolithic curb, storage unit lips and other shapes.
“We have multiple profiles on hand to meet the various specifications states and cities might need,” says Ulmer. “We can ship those to customers overnight if needed. And if anything besides those standard profiles is requested, we’re here to help design a solution. We pride ourselves on making the seemingly impossible pour possible.”
Loftness introduces Battle Ax mulching head
Loftness recently expanded its line of Battle Ax horizontal drum mulchers with the new L Series, designed for standard-flow skid steers with 16- to 30-gallon-per-minute hydraulic flow ratings.
The company says these models allow the high-performance Battle Ax to be used on a wider variety of power equipment since previous models were only available for high-flow skid steers.
The company says the L Series Battle Axes are available with 51- and 61-inch cutting widths and features a new rotator design with built-in depth gauges. The company says this design is more ideal for managing the amount of material being fed into the attachment than competitive ring-style rotors.
The company says the horizontal drum mulchers also include a two-stage cutting chamber, and the primary shear bar is adjustable for customized size.
Loftness says the L Series comes with reversible Quadco blades for high performance, and they are mounted in an efficient staggered/spiral tooth pattern to ensure single-tooth contact with the work surface.
The company says other standard features include a gear motor, premium strength steel housing, a machined anti-wrap bearing protector and an integrated pressure gauge. A tree pusher bar with claw hooks is optional.