Hey I've been looking all over town to rent a v. plow but none of the equipment rentals have one for my up coming job (back to chain trenching). Anyway I called a ditchwitch store in Columbia SC and the guy there was telling me all about the SK500. Basically its a compact walk behind skid steeer machine that will bore, trench,v. plow, auger, front end load, back fill blade, fork lift. I might of missed something too. But the base machine w/ no attachments is 16k. Have any of you guys got any comments on this? I thought it might be a good investment if I get my buisness going good.