Bobcat MT100 vs. Toro Dingo TX 1000 Mini Track Loaders

Published on September 15, 2023

Mini, but mighty, a mini track loader is often referred to as a mini skid-steer or compact utility loader. These small machines are an ideal choice for new equipment buyers due to their simple controls, easy trailering, and high versatility. With their small footprint and heavy lifting ability, a mini track loader can tackle any landscaping or grounds maintenance tasks with ease. If you need to tackle labor shortages and grow your business, these small machines can get more done in hard-to-access work areas. 

Before you choose a mini track loader, it’s important to weigh the key features and benefits. Let’s take a closer look at how the Bobcat MT100 mini track loader stacks up against the Toro Dingo TX 1000 in this comparison. 

Make sure to focus on key areas that provide value to your crew including operator controls and comfort to ensure ease of use and efficiency, lift capabilities to maximize productivity, serviceability to minimize downtime, and a variety of small features that make a great impact on your ability to get jobs done quickly, safely and accurately.   

Bobcat MT100 vs. Toro Dingo TX 1000  

The Bobcat MT100 mini track loader and the Toro Dingo TX 1000 both have a rated operating capacity of 1,000 lb. and just under 25 engine horsepower.  Let’s take a closer look at some additional features that really set these two mini track loaders apart.    

Operator Station  

Bobcat MT100  

The MT100 has unique reference bars that allow the operator to grip the controls easier thus creating smooth and gentle operation. Hip pads have a convenient space between them and are designed to provide comfort and support during operation. The hip pads are made of long-wearing weather resistant material.  

Toro Dingo TX 1000  

On the TX 1000 machines, the radiator is located just in front of the operator station, continuously pushing heat toward the operator. This can be uncomfortable, particularly in warmer weather, increasing operator fatigue. The pads are solid all the way across the operator’s front and can also be uncomfortable. Toro cushions are made of softer material and may wear out more quickly.   

Joystick and Operation  

Bobcat MT100  

The Bobcat mechanical joysticks allow the operator to receive direct feedback from the machine and get a “feel” for how it moves. Both joysticks are ergonomically designed for ease of operating the machine’s drive and hydraulic functions.  

Toro Dingo TX 1000  

Toro traction controls are electric, creating minimal feedback for the operator.   

Attachment Interface  

Bobcat MT100  

The MT100can be purchased with the unique Bob-Tach mounting system, which provides a wear compensating connection to 24 approved attachments; including grapples, breakers, pallet forks, and more. Bobcat mini track loaders can also be equipped with the Common Industry Interface (CII) to allow the owners to connect competitive attachments and increase the versatility of their machines. This is a benefit, especially if you have attachments from various manufacturers.  

Toro Dingo TX 1000  

Toro Dingo compact utility loaders come standard with the Common Industry Interface. This allows them to connect to Toro and competitive attachments. However, this mounting system is not wear compensating.  

Hood Style  

Bobcat MT100  

Bobcat mini track loaders have a unique polymer hood, whereas many competitive machines have a metal hood. The polymer hood allows the covering to bend before it breaks. If an operator spills material out of the back of their bucket, the full-coverage hood protects the engine from collecting debris, and lighter or smaller material will not leave long-lasting scarring on the hood.  

Toro Dingo TX 1000  

The TX 1000 has a metal grate hood. The openness of the design allows debris to fall directly into the engine compartment, which will need to be cleaned out frequently. In the event that hard material spills out of the rear of the bucket, the metal grate will dent and eventually rust. This can degrade the quality of the grate over time.   

Hydraulics  

Bobcat MT100  

Hydraulic lines on the MT100 are enclosed within the lift arms, protecting them from damage. The auxiliary hydraulic connection system is similar to large loaders with the pressure-releasing quick couplers that allow for rapid connection to attachment hydraulic lines.  

The hydraulic oil fill point is located beneath the rear door and is easily accessible.  

Toro Dingo TX 1000  

Hydraulic lines are exposed and can potentially be damaged by falling material. The hydraulic couplers are difficult to release unless pressure has been relieved manually with the auxiliary lever. The hydraulic fill point is under the hood and not easily accessible.  

Grease Points and Serviceability  

Bobcat MT100  

The frequent checkpoints are conveniently mapped out beneath the hood and organized to ensure they are simple to find and accessible. The MT100 has 10 grease fittings, making it simple for operators to keep track of the grease points and lowering the possibility that a grease point is missed.   

Toro Dingo TX 1000  

Frequent checkpoints are mapped out beneath the machine hood; however, access to the maintenance items in that area are challenging within the compact area. The TX 1000 has 15 grease points, 50% more than the MT100, increasing the overall time spent greasing and maintaining the machine.  

Pick the Right Mini Track Loader for You

Choosing the perfect mini track loader for your work comes with lots of considerations. Learn more about mini track loaders or connect with your local Bobcat dealer to learn more.