I just got the BL570 home last night and I really haven't had time to play with it yet, but I have some jobs coming up that I would like to take advantage of some the attachments that can be run from the front with hydraulics. It states that I can run the Bobcat soil conditioner, which I assume is the same as a Harley in design. I have the hydraulics in the front but I know that I don't have any electrical connectors. I will call Bobcat, but I was wondering what that electrical connector is for? Also, if I do need it I would assume that it wouldn't be too difficult to install. I am coming from a Kubota Tractor so the skid stuff is new to me. As far as the unit goes, I didn't get a chance to really put it to use but it does seem very powerful. It probably isn't as quick as a skid could be, and it won't work as fast as an excavator would with the 360 rotation. I am very impressed with the size of the backhoe, it is huge for the size of machine. The front loader is also very nice, self leveling and a ROC of 3400lbs. It is a nice machine and with all the features and power this has I can accept that it doesn't replace a skid/mini-ex combo, but it comes very close and I won't be wanting for more power. Thanks for any info on this power up front, I know it is common with skids.