I am starting a business selling and installing outdoor wood, corn & pellet stoves. One of the glaring problems I have been having so far is how to unload and set these things at my shop and at the jobsite. I had initially thought a flatbed truck with a knuckleboom crane, but don't know if I would always be able to get the truck close enough to the spot the stove needs to go. Considered a loader/backhoe but don't know if it might be a problem if I have tight spaces and also would prefer to leave as few marks as possible on the lawn. My preferred choices would be a skid or mini ex as these would allow me to also trench for the water & electric lines necessary to run the stove. So, which should I get and what models would be best? Here are my requirements: 1. I would like to be able to put the stove on the trailer and then load the machine and haul them both at the same time. 2. If possible I would like to stick to a 3/4 ton diesel but could upgrade to a 1 ton if necessary to tow everything. 3. The stoves have a lift eye on top, but as near as I can tell they don't have skids, so I don't know about getting underneath them with forks. 4. Here's the biggest requirement, these weigh from 1350 lbs to 4880 lbs for the biggest model. So, the floor is now open for advice and recommendations.