I know everybody loves pics so.....here's a few from back in October. My buddies wife took these, & finally sent em to me yesterday. My buddy is on an Orange 2370. We were digging out a pond. Not a fish pond, more of a general wildlife watering hole pond. The majority of it was done with FEL's. However, there was a rock shelf towards the back corner where the natural spring was. That's where the backhoe came in super handy. Was a fun couple days.
The end result was a pond about 9' deep at the deepest point. I don't have a picture of both tractors side by side, facing the same direction but, I think you can see what I mean about the 1025R having a larger presence. The 2370 impressed me with what it could do but, this experience solidified my opinion that I had made the right choice at the time. This was the first work I put my backhoe through. With several more project under my belt now, I've certainly got smoother operation.
Our wives laugh at us, & tease us because we are like a couple little kids playing in the dirt. Besides individually, we've got multiple joint projects lined up for spring. Sure is fun