Well guys, the post I had on the mini-skids (93903) was excellent and gave me a lot of great insight so thanks to everyone who contributed. I am about to lay down some money on a used Thomas 25G and wanted to get some input from you on 1) if you think it's a good deal 2) should I get it inspected *before* I hand over the money and 3) any input from those who currently have one or have used one either for drilling post-holes or in general So here's what I'm getting: - Thomas 25G (Kohler Gas), 2004, 384 hours - Pengo universal auger head - 9" and 12" bits both with an extension - 42" bucket - Miksa Hercules 5'x10' landscape trailer This whole package was $15,000 Canadian or $12,201 USD. Retail on this would be somewhere in the $25,500 range with taxes ($20,750 USD). The guy selling is moving into commercial construction so has no time for the post-hole work he was doing. Thanks all, G.