A buddy of mine bought a new Kubota BX25 the other day and invited me to give it a little work out. Things I didn't like about it were, it needs to be revved right up to do anything. Like 3400 rpms. Low range and even high range I found are really slow. Lastly, I noticed the the front bucket has very poor lifting and tilt back force. What I really liked was the backhoe. It works beautifully smooth and quick. But even with the outriggers down, it will still lift the entire machine off the ground if you hook something solid. Seems that you need to fill the front bucket for ballast. All in all it's a great little machine, But to me I love my 2305TLB a lot better. Just my $.02. GO GREEN!!!!