Okay as I drool over equipment I now come to getting much more serious. I want to pay cash for whatever I end up buying, so I think I want to start small in the field of earth moving. Heres the question though.....how does one start out with absolutely no experience? I'm an electrician, so I know certain aspects of construction and I see it very often, but ive never done the excavation, or earth moving part of it. I know a lot of people rent out equipment before buying something. Should I try to find someone needing work, and rent a piece of equipment to try it out and see how it works out? I've also thought about trying to find someone else in the business and help them out a little so I can gain a little experience and a "feel" for the work. What other alternatives are there though? Electrical work keeps me busy, so I doubt I can help out another contractor on my own schedule?