I appreciate all your help so far and I am narrowing down my search. I will use this mostly at my personal residence for snow removal, moving pallets of fire wood, general digging, occassional lifting pallets of pavers, auger for planting big shrubs, and possibly renting a rock chipping attatchment. I think my small price range puts me in the bobcat 743 market. How is this machine and do you believe the 753 is that much better and worth stepping up to? I do not want to make the wrong decision and buy a machine that can't run any attatchments. I would also like a proven, reliable and easy to repair machine. Thanks for all your help.