Toro enhances product lines

October 15, 2015 -  By
Toro Dingo

Toro Dingo TX 1000

The Toro Co. updated its product lines, adding a compact utility loader, a new software operating system and three new riding trencher attachments.

Dingo TX 1000

The Dingo TX 1000 is the latest addition to Toro’s Dingo lineup of compact utility loaders. The most powerful addition to the Dingo line has a rated operating capacity exceeding 1,000 lbs.

When the loader arms are fully extended, the hinge pin measures 81 inches from the ground. A new vertical lift loader design also keeps the load closer to the machine to give operators more confidence in control, the company said.

“We’re thrilled that the new Dingo TX 1000 is already proving to be an outstanding machine on underground and utility operations across the globe,” said Josh Beddow, marketing manager for Toro. “We know having one machine that can perform a variety of functions on the jobsite is of the utmost importance, and the Dingo TX 1000 has over 20 attachments that make this an incredibly versatile piece of equipment.”

Attachments include a vibratory plow attachment, a bore drive head attachment, high-torque and high-speed trencher attachments and more.


Toro also released TDOS 1, a software operating system for Toro’s DD4050 horizontal directional drill (HDD). The software provides features to HDD operators including streamlined drill controls, navigation and single-screen display of information—such as tool rotation speed, engine RPM, thrust, torque, and drilling fluid flow and pressure.

“The integration of this robust new software ultimately provides a more productive HDD unit,” said Joshua Beddow, marketing manager at Toro. “Utility contractors can have complete confidence that they’re getting the most out of their HDD equipment. Novice and veteran operators alike will be able to quickly understand the intuitive controls, which helps increase overall productivity on site.”

TDOS 1 will also enable contractors to monitor drill idle time and total engine hours, allowing operators to assess machine use. Operators are also given maintenance notifications. Torque and thrust limits also can be set with the new software.


Toro RT1200 equipped with a combo mount system.

Riding trencher attachments

The three new attachments include a direct drive trencher, available on the RT600; a combo mount system, available on both the RT600 and RT1200; and a sliding offset feature, available on both the RT600 and RT1200.

Toro offers two options of trencher drive styles. The HD PowerTrench drive stores power from a flywheel that is transferred to the torque-amplifying planetary system, giving the HD trencher power. With the Hydrostatic Direct drive trencher, the operator is able to perform trenching functions by using hydrostatic and inertial energy for outstanding performance, the company said.

The combo mount system allows a trencher and a plow to be mounted to the back of the machine, designed to eliminate the need to change attachments depending on installation requirements, according to the company. The RT1200 combo uses the HD trencher drive and the P105 plow with blade attitude adjustment, and the RT600 combo uses the direct drive trencher in combination with the heavy-duty P85 plow attachment.

The sliding offset feature increases accessibility in tight locations by allowing the attachments to slide one way or the other, Toro said. This facilitates the placement of utility lines closer to the desired location without the operator having to reposition the entire unit.

Photo: Toro

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