Ok, question for all you pro's out there. If you were just starting out what would be the FIRST piece of "heavy" equipment that you would buy if you had it to do all over again? Our focus will be on moderate to mostly smaller ponds and falls. I think our largest clientel will be in an area with many hills and slopes. I have not started yet, but will be taking two BAP classes next week and i am just trying to plan for "down the road". My thoughts (from a totally uninformed person mind you) is that i should look at either a skid steer with tracks, or a mini skid steer with backhoe attachment as well, or a dedicated mini escevator. Not sure though. Our budget will be limited initially or else i would just buy all three. I am leaning twords either the mine E or the mini skidsteer at this point. Here is the pic of the mini E that i was looking at. Thanks for the help guys!