I am starting a big job next week. We have alot of excavation on it before we can even start working. I ran the numbers, for what it would cost me to sub out the excavation by itself, i could rent a machine for the entire job and spend the same amount of money. I am excited for having a machine for an entire job. I am curious to see how many man hours i can shave off the job by having the mini on site for more than just the initial excavating. BTW i got a great deal on the rental.