In the great liberal state of MD the official policy is that all runoff water needs to go into a water management system instead of on the ground as God intended. IE: Gutters and downspounts into french drains etc...... hence the small homebuilder I sub to asked me when I plan on buying a backhoe attachment. Sounds good for extra work but how well do they work and then the subsequent upgrade to trailer etc. etc. etc. Team Fountain suggested a compact excavator but then you are talking a mondo trailer. I ideally need to trench to 8' max, install all HDW backfill then finish grade. It sounds like it is a match made in heaven; rubber track loader with backhoe attachment and a bucket. Advice??