I went to the Kubota/ Takuechi dealership today (Kitsap Farm and Garden in Silverdale) and spent some time looking at their machines and talking money with their rep. I think the Kubota KX91 (7k lbs) looks pretty well suited to what I want to do, and its a good strong machine. We discussed a demo machine being sent out, and they are up for it once I fill out the credit app. He priced me out at $39,500 out the door with a Quick Coupler, Thumb, 12" bucket and 24" cleanup. No Cab, No AC. How do you think that compares to other brands? Also, they had the new Takeuchi TB1141, thats quite the machine, its about the size of a cat 312. I guess Tak is going to move into the fullsize market. I got a chance to sit in it, and it has a much nicer cab than the cat, incredibly roomy. They also have a full line of new Deawoo excavators, from 3k lbs size to 200 series. They are really cheap, I wonder how the quality is.