Hey guys. Got a bit of an issue, need some insight. When we ordered our 312, I spec'd the "standard" 36" GP bucket, 24" trenching bucket and a 60" cleanup bucket. This was about the 2nd week in April. Our machine was delivered the 27th of April with the 36" GP. I was told that the buckets were on backorder since the day we ordered the machine and they weren't sure when they would show up. About 2 months ago I changed my order, I decided we'd be better off with a 48" cleanup. I've had a 60" rental cleanup since mid June and it's just too big for our machine, it was good thing I changed my order. Sales guy says no problem changing the order, he said they're pretty much out of everything anyway so I was never really earmarked a specific 60" so he said it's no big deal to change and shouldn't hurt the delivery date. I've had dates thrown at me since about mid-May on estimations for when my buckets are going to show up. I was told end of June, mid July, and now here it is August, no buckets. My sales guy called me a couple days ago, says my buckets are in. Almost jumping for joy I told him whenever he wanted to deliver them to me I would be sure to be around and unload them for him. He said maybe Thursday or Friday last week, no call, went into the weekend thinking what the hell happened. Monday about noon I called, he said he would be up Tuesday (today) to deliver. I get a call about an hour before he's supposed to show up, says the buckets they took delivery of are for a 311, not a 312. WHAT THE HELL? Isn't the coupler the same damn size? Needless to say I have the 60" I'm using for free, but I've been placing stone the last 3 days with a 36" bucket and it's been a PITA, would be much easier with something a little narrower, say maybe the 24" I've had on order for a good 3 1/2 months. What really makes this hard for me is that we are treated very well by our dealer, but I need to figure out where to draw the line. They don't have a 24" bucket I could use, so I over-excavated my last utilities job by lack of bucket choice. About the only good thing about this whole deal is that we basically got the buckets thrown in for about half price when we signed the papers, so when it's all said and done we saved some money, but 3 1/2 months of waiting is just a bit ridiculous. Next excavator I buy is going to be stick and linkage only and I'm going to PSM for a coupler, thumb, and bucket, this is nuts. I need a gut check guys.