Many years ago I rented one of the "manhandlers" to trench for my sprinkling lines...7 zones...so lots of digging. After the first day my body couldn't take it anymore. So, the second day I decided to lash the handles of the unit to the 3 pt. lift arms of my compact kubota. Just went along in creeper gear and enjoyed my favorite beverage while the tractor manhandled the manhandler. It would even turn if I took wide enough sweeps. Agony is the mother of invention...or something like that.