I have bought a 7500 lbs. (35) excavator which has a blade on the front, for my place and have found it to be a ton of help for all kinds of things. Digging, lifting, clearing stumps, moving a connex, ... I use it a lot for clearing trees, I pick them up and use it like a swabuck to to keep the logs out of the dirt. It run all day on a couple of gallons of fuel.