I have to dig a drywell, trenches along the foundation, a large hole next to the foundation, dig out an old drywell, and move 20 yards of topsoil. I also have to dig out 2 stumps (1 right above a water main), and if I get time with the machine, I'd want to dig yet another drywell way in the back yard. I was going to rent an Allmand at the suggestion of a rental place guy. Another rental place just suggested I use a WB140, which is $125 rate more for the day, but seems like overkill. The Allmand can dig 9ft, and has a lift capacity of around 1000lbs. I think I'll need more lift cap for the concrete drywell rings, but I really don't know. 9ft should be deep enough, the one I'm digging out was 8ft, but we installed it wrong originally, I think it was draining ok. The Allmand can move the soil probably just as good as anything. I dunno how it will do with stumps, with the lower lift cap, I'd bet it's a lot less powerful. The WB140 can dig over 12 ft, and can lift around 2900lbs. The drywell's should be a cakewalk for it. Moving the 20 yards should also be pretty easy for it. The stumps shouldn't be too hard either. Here's the Almand: Here's the WB140: So basically, it looks like the allmand can do the work, the WB140 can smoke the work. I can get an allmand for around $320 for a day, the WB140 works out to a little under $600 for a day. Ah nevermind, I think I just figured it out, I'm going with the allmand. But man that WB140 is HOT!! I hope it's joystick controlled...I hated the levers when I drove a payloader years ago. Anyone have any constructive input (no pun intended)?