Good morning....newbie post. I'm a self-employed builder that has decided to purchase a used Bobcat, primarily for (light) site prep, augering holes for decks/pole construction, snow removal on my (loooong) driveway, and other unauthorized mischief. I've (finally!) sold a spec. house that I've been sitting on. From past experiences.....it'll get steel tracks, period. It HAS to be a Bobcat w/Kubota diesel....I'm really familiar with both operating and maintaining them....and there's a couple pretty decent dealers fairly close by. I want to spend an absolute max of 10K, and I want to be able to tow it with an E-350SD van. From what looking I've done (and comparison to machines I've rented) the 753 & 763 are a pretty good 'fit' in terms of weight, power, and physical size. I just recently rented an S130 (with only 27 hrs) and it was perfect....but I ain't gonna' get an S130 for 10K. From shopping (in my general area....), it appears that what is gonna' fit in my parameters is probably going to be less than 10 years old and probably be in the 1500-2500 hr. range. Other than the obvious stuff like flogged bushings, welds all over the place, etc., what do I need to keep in mind looking at these machines to purchase? Most of my experience between the sticks has been in iron that's a lot newer that what I envision I can afford. Do I spend the whole shot on 'good' used......or do I lower my sights, save some $$ and feed offa' the bottom knowing that I'm going to go through it. I've got a very well outfitted shop and good mechanical skills....but I don't want to just 'buy a job' with the same net result. Am I looking for champagne on a beer budget? Any input, warning, caveats would be really appreciated. Thanks!