I re-ran my taxes and need to spend some more 'sect 179' $$ next week (I got laid off from 32 yr Hi-Tech, and got severance + vacation payout) I know I will have lots of takers for spending money but...for the rest of the year I will get ~25% tax savings on whatever I spend. (up to $400k , not going there ) I really only need to spend another $10-$15k, basically, If I don't buy it this year, it probably won't get bought (with exception of vehicle) I plan to run business for 3-5 yrs, (while I'm going back to college, for 'retraining'), then sell business, and move to a sunnier clime. What machines / attachments have best retained value, and earning capacity? (tractors, excavators, tracked dump-mobiles) My business is mainly 'Brush / Land clearing' and 'defensible space', rural fire mitigation in dense veggie PNW. my used Bobcat came with; BrushCat mower, Stumpgrinder, Chipper, Grapple, 6 way, timber winch, bucket, and now 4:1 combo bucket. I still need to get a power pole pruner, and newer weed eater, and of course will buy a few years supply of filters and oil. A flail mower and auger are on 'wish list'. I do need an upgraded truck, but am reluctant to spend 179 $$ on highly depreciable 'road vehicles'. I like to spend on something that I can use for a few years and sell for a decent price (not losing my shirt):blush: A brand new tractor is tempting, as they seem to hold value, if well maintained, and stored inside. I really don't have a pressing need for a tractor, as bobcat and dozer can do most work (but they are both 'tracked' = $$$ for maint, and not practical for running the 'wheels' off. i.e. tires are much cheaper) any suggestions?