Ok guys. as you may have noticed from some od my recent posts, I am at an equiptment transition point. Problem: I have a 1987 (I think?) 255sx with 2100 hrs on it. it doesn't have a boring unit. just plow. I'm concerened about the life of the machine with an engine that is no longer made and that will cost me $4000.00+ to convert to a Honda. So then I'm looking at new a new machine. I have a Vermeer dealer about 15 min from my house, ditch witch is 2 1/2 hrs away. So Vermeer it is. I'm looking at the LM 42 and the LM 25. Option #1 Lm 42 with 40 hrs,(demo) trencher and boring unit. w/ tax $30,000 Option #2 Lm 25 with 10hrs,(demo) boring unit, no trencher. w/tax $20,000 Option #3 Lm 25 with 0 hrs, Trencher, boring unit, plow. w/tax $24,045 Part of my problem is justifiying the serious bank involved. Beyond that I'm trying to figure out which on makes to most since for me to buy. I'm relatively new to irrigation, but plan to do alot more. Commercial, residential mix. The 255sx makes me very uncomfortable as far as reliability goes. Maybe a good backup machine.But I could sell it and apply to new machine. I have to have a boring unit, no more pounding pipe, water, etc. Would you insist on having a trencher on your machine also though? Do you think it makes more since to buy the smaller machine then if things go great, get the big dawg? I know this all sounds kinda scatter brained, probably becaused I'm half excited and half scared. PLEASE HELP!!!!