I'm looking into purchasing both a excavator and a track machine. Uses are becoming more common and do not wish to waste money on rentals.....though renting does have its benefits. Track machines I have run: T190.....good machine, compact lacks balls T300.....good machine has balls TL130....good machine, compact lacks balls TL150....good machine, big balls Mustang something....T190 brother I'd say Excavators: Takeuchi 10k lb Komatsu 6-7k lb .....and some others I'm looking to buy used for both financial reasons and these machines aren't being used heavily day in and day out. Track machine: I have connections for New Holland and ASV, both I've never used and know nothing about. I would say a 8-10k lb machine is what I'm looking for and mostly so that I have a machine with enough "balls" to move soil and lift........nothing like bogging down and ruining my day. Excavator: I don't do heavy excavation and when those times do cross my path I rent large equipment. I'd say I'm looking for a 7-10k lb machine. I need to lift boulders for building walls and for general landscaping....which I can also do with the track machine. Nice to have for digging holes for large trees but I'm thinking a 10k lb machine is a bit over the top for me. So brand me.........I don't know the ends and outs of these machines. Give me a few minutes, I'm used to it and your yard will be smooth as a golf course. I don't know why this brand over that or what problems certain brands have. The benefit of not going past a max of 9k lbs on either machine is that I can have it on the back of the truck and be at my GVW. Will it stop me from buying a 10k lb machine and being overloaded? No but legal is nice just to stay on the good side of the law. I figure I'll be buying a trailer anyway. So help me please. Perhaps there is more info you need to know from me but branding is branding and I know nothing to base one over another. Thanks!