Hello all I rented a D6, but my operator cancelled out on me. I taught myself how to operate it and de-stumped, dug a hole, buried the stumps, and levelled the land (front yard and one side of the house). I was going to use a backhoe to de-stump (taught myself that machine the day before), but the rad blew as it was only a patch job (I found that out after I let the guy know about his rad). Now I am building my slope, but would like some advice on the best way to do it. I was thinking that I should cut down the soil near the ditch and, once it is low enough, keep taking less and less off the top until I get to the house. Is this a good way to do it? I am pretty comfortable on the machine now, but I would like some advice on the best way to approach this - like everything else with this task, I am learning as I go. Thanks for any help! Chris PS ... now I know why machine operators buy grease by the case!