Pulling and dragging that hose will kick your butt by the end of the day. Its still a 2 man operation if you have to use any amount of hose. We loaded ours with a skid on larger jobs. They are nice machines, but very expensive to maintain. They are great on bigger beds but tree rings arent worth fooling with. Someone who has some time on the machine can make good time, but someone new will make more of a mess than its worth. We ran into alot of dust problems for a while. Awsome machine for top dressing. Syzer if you can get into some of the jobs in AA county, your machine can pay for its self quickly.They wont release a grading bond until there is 85-90 percent coverage.