Hi everyone, I'm contemplating the KX 41 for my landscape business. Mostly, I'll be depending on it to dig shallow footers for garden walls, planting trees, shrub removal, drainage, etc. but rarely will dig deeper than say 3'. The soil is hard pan clay mostly but considering the shallow nature of my digging, am thinking this machine will have adequate power (17 HP) to get the job done? BTW, dealer is quoting 22,300 with an 18" bucket. Is there another mfg's machine in this class I should consider?