I too have a DK45 overall excellent tractor has the important amenities that are superior to others I looked at. However I too have had electrical issues. The paint is coming off in areas un-weathered. The PTO switch is regularly hit while exiting.
These I recently noticed have been addressed while getting parts for mine at dealer wow they look terrific. Thinking about trading in. I was considering a used backhoe for mine. Any suggestions? Is it worth the money? Will it perform?