I been looking for something to do sidewalks for a few apartment buildings. I looked at blowers, atvs and a crew of mexicans(I would never do that).
I ended up getting this mini skid steer. Shes so small and cute I just want to hold her. This little skid is only 36" wide so will get in back yards and maybe even basements. It only weighs 1800lbs and can lift 700lbs. This is a good complement to my kubota.
I have to pick it up in NY, way the heck out there by lake ontario. My new years resolution is to stop buying equipment. Especially when its so cheap that it begs me too.
That driveway was covered in a sheet of ice. I had my buddy bring me up there with a 2wd duramax and he was stuck in the driveway. This little guy pushed him and the trailer up the hill to the street but chains will only help.
It wont really open up to many doors. I already have a compact tractor with more lifting capacity. It is good for backyards, sidewalks, tight spaces or I can schedule 2 mulching jobs at once in the spring. Since Ill have 2 loaders. Wills idea about using it in fall clean ups is good too.
Nice to have if you have a lot of snow cleaning to do.
A few ppl have them around here. But they need to learn not to tear up the lawn. If I was their client I would be very unhappy with torn up sod on the edges of walks and drive ways.