Well I did it, my new baby is here - 1025r TLB 60"MMM with Hydraulic lift, couldn't beat the long-term 0% financing. Took about 3 weeks to get it - seemed like months. Anyway really looking forward to getting her dirty with all my planned landscaping projects. Grew up on a small 200 acre farm with all John Deere machinery, was the only equipment my father would ever buy. I now own 2.5 acres on a lake (300' of Rip/Rap shoreline), site of my not too far in distant retirement home. Really glad to find this Forum and hope to learn lots from a large group of experienced owners.