Been there, done that.I'll be doing fine for an hour and suddenly I'm operating it like a monkey with a fork.
Congrats. I knew immediately what state you were located in as soon as I saw the thumbnail pics...
I know what you mean!
I opted not to get the Kubota thumb and cutting edge because I like the BXpaded ones. That will definitely be my ordered soon.I agree it is fun. A great gift idea for you to tell anyone asking is for a thumb. Makes it a whole new machine. I've had mine for almost 2 years now and I still find that every once in a while I need to stop and walk away from it for a few minutes. I'll be doing fine for an hour and suddenly I'm operating it like a monkey with a fork. UP instead of down, swing left vs right....a 5 minute break seems to make all the difference. Enjoy the machine, makes life a whole lot easier!
Congrats on your machine!! The fun factor alone is almost worth the price of admission, isn't it. The Bxpanded quick change adapter and their ripper tooth turned my BH77 into a whole new machine for taking out stumps and large brush/trees such as buckthorn. Pretty sure they'll do the same for your backhoe when you do get them.I opted not to get the Kubota thumb and cutting edge because I like the BXpaded ones. That will definitely be my ordered soon.
I have the BXpanded under armour, backhoe quick change, ripper tooth and just ordered the receiver to move light utility trailer around from time to time. Bxpanded, Kens bolt on hooks, and I'm adding the fuel filter relocation kit from Bota products have all been great add ons!Thats awesome!
As others have said, bxpanded all the way!
I guess I’ll go with your idea of digging around it “by hand” since I did not purchase the back hoe. .I know what you mean!
But with a lot of experience under my belt now, I have changed my tune and every time possible I just dig around a stump so I can cut it off below ground and not struggle with digging them out. Of course, I am referring to large stumps, 18 inches to 24 inches in diameter mostly. But even 12 to 16 inch pines too...
Enjoy the fun while it is still fun!