I am restoring this one owner, (I'm the second owner) 3414 backhoe to be fully functional to use around the property. I do not like oil leaks, loose pins or any part that does not work correctly. So I have been fixing every thing that requires attention.
As with any equipment poor design requires modifications so time and money is well spent. The diesel engine is a good one to have. As with any project if its worth fixing, it's worth fixing right.