I have the opportunity to purchase a 2003 thomas 153 with a 46 HP diesel engine with 600 hours for $10k. I have never heard of thomas before and this is my first skid so I am asking your opinion. I will be using it to load mulch and dirt into my truck and dump trailer and using a harley rake. Is this a reliable skid steer? Is this a good machine for my intended uses? Does it use the standar bobcat attachments and are they easy to attach and remove? I have not seen a deal on any other skid close to this good so I am a little weary. Thanks in advance.