Compact loader packs impressive power into small package

Compact loader packs impressive power into small package

What often comes to mind when people hear of demolition work is a giant crane equipped with a wrecking ball. Smaller jobs may use an excavator with grapple attachment to rip structures apart. The debris from these demolition projects must be broken down for disposal or recycling, which is where hydraulic breakers find favor.

The walk-behind configuration of the Toro Dingo TX 525 compact loader makes it maneuverable in tight spaces. The wide variety of attachments, such as this hydraulic breaker, gives it wide functionality.

Hydraulic breakers cycle rapidly to pulverize concrete foundations, roadways, and construction debris. For larger jobs, a breaker attachment is attached to a skid-steer loader, excavator or other machine. But when quarters are especially cramped, a walk-behind loader may be the only option.

The Toro Co., Bloomington, Minn., serves this need with its Dingo TX 525 compact utility loader. The TX 525 is available in two models. A wide track version fits through openings 42-in. wide, while its narrow-track counterpart can fit through openings only 35-in. wide.

Hydrauic schematic for the Toro Dingo TX 525. Click on image for larger view.

Powered by a 25-hp Kubota diesel engine, the TX 525 features four independent hydraulic pumps — two for its hydrostatic drive, one for its bucket and loader, and one for auxiliary functions. Each hydrostatic pump is fed by a charge pump and features variable displacement to 16.9 gpm and bidirectional flow capability. Two fixed-displacement pumps deliver 6 gpm to the loader arm and bucket cylinders and 13.8 gpm to the auxiliary motor.

For more information on Toro’s complete line of compact utility loaders and attachments, call (800) 344-8676, visit, or visit ConExpo/ConAgg Booth 63039.

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