In my search for my first tractor that is larger than an x758 I am considering adding a backhoe at the time of purchase. None of my 4 local dealers have a backhoe on any of the tractors on their lot. I'm still lightly undecided on a backhoe, however I do believe one would be useful to have on hand so I can do things at my pace and not be limited by a mini-ex rental. My question is whether or not to spend $8-12k. Growing up fitment in sports cars and snowmobiles and Cessna's always was a PITA due to height. I don't expect the backhoe to fit like a formula one car I'm just wondering if fitment should be a factor, it's a shame I cant find a local TLB.
How do other tall guys fit on the backhoe on these tractors? Is it beyond uncomfortable? Are the levers improperly placed for tall guys with long arms and legs?
Considering the purchase of a new:
2032R w/ 270B
3033R w/ 385A
I'm 6'2" (with logger boots add 2" more inches) and weigh 215lbs.