Some of you may remember we had a New Holland Boomer 45D, that was stolen off the dealer's lot when we sold our farm in Missouri. Now that we've bought land again, we will be buying another tractor probably next year. We really liked our 45D, so most likely will just get another. Since our new land is all wooded and hilly with some bottom ground, our initial usage will be a bit different. We'll be building our homestead from the ground up. I'm really thinking one of those backhoe attachments would be wonderful. I think they run around 9k or so. Wouldn't we most likely spend that much hiring out backhoe work? A grand here, a grand there.... However, I wondered if anyone has every used one in the rocky Ozark soil, and if they're up to the challenge. We'll be digging footings, stumps, working on creek banks, water and power lines, road work, gardens.... Anyone?