That's because Mrs. Lil foot is really smart!Not sure when I will get back to this project, but thought I would give credit where credit was due in the interim.
After looking a how much work was needed, and all the hassles of transporting it, chasing extinct parts & manuals, machining new parts, cleaning decades of dirt & grime, all in the middle of the caregiver thing, I had pretty much decided NOT to buy this excavator.
But "the ever smarter than me" Mrs. Foot pointed out that I would probably never again get a chance to own an excavator, let alone one this cheap.
So, as usual, she was right, and here we are.
And Awesome too!
And for others out there, I have had the pleasure of meeting and hanging out with her!