Overall, this is a good machine but it is important to do all of the preventative maintenance that is in the manual. I bought my backhoe used and they did not.
The down-riggers do not have bushings, just pins. They tend to loosed up and rattle. I have used shim stock to tighten them up a little bit. And like any of the small backhoes it is light in the front end.
I have filled the front tires with windshield washer fluid to help weigh the front end down a little bit. It seems to have helped. The 18 HP Kohler Command is acceptable when digging but it is a little anemic when going up a grade.