I just bought my first tractor, a Pasquali 997, with loader and backhoe. I needed a small transportable backhoe to do work at the ranch we are developing. We are going to build a small house and need to dig footing, water and sewer line trenches, as well as grade and move material. This was the cheapest small backhoe I could find at $5500, and looks to be a powerful machine, plus wide and low profile which is good, due to the steep mountain location we are at. I look forward to interesting conversation here, thanks!