I own a bobcat 185. I have 2 buckets, backhoe, tilt tach, landscape rake, pallet forks, and steel tracks . I have done some pretty heavy excavation with it, install new yards, and build srw. If you go bigger than this size sometimes you have trouble fitting in yards. If you can spend 20 go 5 more and buy brand new with a warranty. My dealer here in Cumberland, Md. just priced me a 185 like mine with enclosed cab and air for 25,000. Im not tryiing to sell you on bobcat either but i have owned 3 of them and been happy. The big factor is a dealer with in 5 miles from me. Thats means alot for service and attachments to rent.