Toro electrifies the Dingo


Toro has taken a major step into the electrified equipment market with the introduction of the new e-Dingo 500 compact utility loader. 

The now-available e-Dingo delivers all the benefits and power of a standard compact utility loader. However, it eliminates fuel costs and exhaust emissions. 

The compact utility loader is ideal for indoor construction jobs that require quick completion times and reduced overall costs.

“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,” said 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.”

The e-Dingo is powered by a lithium-ion battery that is designed for tasks that require heavy or continuous operation for indoor applications. The maximum operating capacity of 234 kg reduces labour and hauling time.

Thanks to Toro’s 4-Paw independent 4-wheel drive system and true spin-turn performance, hydraulic flow and pressure is directed to all wheels, at all times. The system allows its operator to power through tough conditions and reduces the likelihood of getting stuck. The 4-Paw eliminates the use of chains, which reduces maintenance and eliminates the chance of a broken chain.

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The e-Dingo also comes equipped with solid non-marking tires as standard.

Several existing Dingo attachments are compatible with the new e-Dingo models, including various buckets, forks, multi-purpose tool, hydraulic breaker, grapple, leveller, utility blade and auger.

The e-Dingo allows operators to utilize several power modes to conserve energy. The auto idle feature automatically conserves energy by powering off the motor after it’s been idle for a certain amount of time. The machine also shifts to low idle after five seconds of non-use and shuts off when not in use for more than 30 seconds. 

The operator can then instantly restart the machine by double-tapping the traction control lever. An off-board 1,200-watt charger recharges the compact utility loader in less than eight hours.