I have very little experience with tractor, loader, backhoe systems. In fact my experience is limited to the 100 hours which I have put on this tractor. I removed huge stones from my driveway, leveled and resurfaced a 200 foot driveway, constructed 200 feet of pathway through the bush (much more to come), dug a latrine, leveled platforms for two portable garages, dug and secured two posts for a fence gate, removed several stumps (many more to go), cleaned the driveway of snow through the winter.
My brother is very experienced with TLBs with many hundreds of hours under his belt. When I first purchased this machine he thought I made a mistake. He had not tried it yet and called it a "motorized wheelbarrow". He has sinced changed his tune when he tried it out and will be considering a smaller unit like mine in future. This is a wonderful machine and, if you take your time, you can build castles.