As a younger man my father in law got this urge to dig a pond on my husband's property. He also needed dirt fill for behind his house so he went out and bought a used backhoe and a used dump truck. Besides putting tires and breaks on the dump truck everything else seems to work really good considering it was a 1946 Ford truck lets call it excellent for the year. The backhoe on the other hand needed tires, hydraulic lines and a hydraulic cartridge. The backhoe seemed like an everyday breakdown device. If my father in law got through the day without using two gallons of fluid that was a good day.