I rented a Toro dingo tx420 I found the dingo to be a great machine when I used one for the first time yesterdayon a clients property. I moved large boulders around easily and carried them up steeper than recommended slopes (had to chain a few into the bucket) but the machine never skipped a beat. My wife wanted some new beds at home so instead of bringing out the big tractor to strip the sod I played with it at home today (purposly rented it on a saturday so I could keep it free on sunday) and it did ok at that. The bucket dumped all the way out and set in the float mode smoothed out some other areas for me nice if i backed up with it. I ws destined to play more! I took it out back in the pasture at my ranch and used it to lift some 6x6 posts out of the ground where my cow chute used to be before katrina stole it. Worked well for this altho I had to bump them a few times. I went to push a pile of debris with it just to see how it would do..Bunch of cottom mouths came out so we canned that idea lol I would rather be off the ground when working in a snake area. If i had more need for something so compact I would definatly consider buying one. Rental cost here is 125 for a day including any 1 attachment. You need to be careful on grass with it as it will definatly compact soft turf and leave rutts altho it was absolutly fine on the clients lawn as long as I took a leaf rake to it after. Definatly a workhorse if your even considering it I would definatly go rent one. If anything its alot of fun if you live in the country!