I have a L-3710 and am considering adding a backhoe. I have a lot of excavating to do over the next two years; water and sewer lines, septic system, slab beams, etc. Renting one forces me to work a schedule around rental availability and also to work around a return/cost schedule. I also don't want to have to rush this kind of work.

With that said, I am looking at the kubota backhoe (they have a nice financing package). I know there are other backhoes, i.e. Woods, etc. Any suggestions, feedback from satisfied or disatisfied users on ease of use, removal, etc.

BTW I really like the 3710. I have been (ab)using it and it doesn't complain at all.