I started a cadplans backhoe about 6 weeks ago and I'm ready for hydraulic hoses which are due in this week. the only real modification I made was to add a bend in the main boom of 30 degrees. I'll get it up and running and make sure I don't want to modify anything else before I paint it. The 3pt hitch handles the weight well but we'll see how it handles the digging. I'm trying to upload images but not having any luck. Once I figure that out I will do so.