One New Electric Compact Utility Loader


Construction has always been a tough business. For years, residential builders and contractors have struggled to balance the dirty, difficult, and often dangerous nature of the labor required to complete their projects with the innumerable aspects of operating a successful business. Already facing daily challenges like attracting and retaining workers; establishing and adhering to safety standards; maximizing productivity and limiting waste; distinguishing their brand from competitors; and boosting the bottom line, finding tangible, effective solutions to these struggles seemed perpetually elusive.

The issue stands in particularly stark relief when compared to larger commercial and construction and landscaping firms. Since their business model affords them with far deeper pockets, corporate-developed procedures, and sizeable workforces, they tend to be outfitted with heaps of heavy equipment and practical devices. Yet perhaps the most multifunctional and omnipresent machines moving about their gigantic job sites are versatile utility loaders. Though impressive in both power and adaptability, their cumbersome size and noxious fuel emissions made them impractical for residential contractors and use in indoor and confined spaces.

Finally, there’s a new dog on the block ready to tackle much of the heavy lifting and grunt work that ordinarily consumes so much builder time, money, and effort—the Toro® Company’s e-Dingo® 500 Wheeled compact utility loader. Born of Toro’s century-long history at the vanguard of innovative and reliable agricultural, turf management, construction and moving equipment development, the e-Dingo® 500 is an electric, zero-emissions compact utility loader (CUL) designed specifically for indoor use. And given Toro’s expertise in this area (they first introduced America to the compact utility loader in 1995 with the Dingo), the e-Dingo® 500 packs a bite almost as powerful and multifunctional as that of a standard loader!

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e-Dingo® 500
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Getting to know the e-Dingo® 500: Specifications and specialties

Before digging into the meat and bones of this compact marvel, it’s important to note that to truly understand its power and potential to transform your business, nothing beats a chat with the experts; except, of course, witnessing a demonstration of the e-Dingo® in action. Fortunately, the professionals at the exclusive Toro® dealer in both Colorado and Wyoming—LL Johnson Distributing Company—have been demonstrating the versatility and reliability of Toro products since 1976.  Devoting almost half a century of expertise to identifying and honing effective solutions to their customers’ labor, time, financial and frustration problems, the LL Johnson team is committed to demonstrating products that maximize efficiency for each individual client, be they residential or commercial contractors, public or private golf courses, demolition firms, landscapers, or rental companies.

“Since the company’s inception, customer education has been key,” explains Scott Fritchie, division manager of LL Johnson. “With a vast on-hand inventory, our dedicated product experts provide conversational demonstrations to identify customer needs and problems, but the e-Dingo® 500 is a relatively new product that’s especially ideal for interior construction, renovation, and demolition professions.

“In a nutshell, the e-Dingo® finally allows contractors and construction professionals to realize all the benefits and limited power of a standard compact utility loader, but without the fuel costs or exhaust emissions.”

Specs to meet a myriad of construction needs

Hardy enough for outdoor work but built specifically for use indoors, this compact loader provides an electric, zero-emissions alternative for builders looking to achieve greater productivity and efficiency, reduce their carbon footprint, improve workforce health and safety, and gain a competitive edge—all without sacrificing power.


  • Amy Guettler

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