I bought the machine for my own use. I have done some work on it with my brother. Packed some of the cylinders, cleaned and painted it, cut off the cutting edge and welded on a new one, reinforced the back of the bucket with 1/2 inch X 3 inch steel, bought a 24 inch and 12 inch bucket to go with the 18inch that came with the machine.
In clearing snow it wanted to slip so we installed chains on the rear wheels with washers on back side of the rims to keep from chains from rubbing on frame, also needed longer lug bolts. It does have a cab and heater which is nice in winter here in western Maryland in the mountains. A good machine.