I apologize for my extended abscense, but ive been very busy for the past few months. ill give you an update:)
My father and I were originally looking for a dozer loader to build a motocross track on. our budget got cut short for an undisclosed financial reason. we still had enough left to find a backhoe that was in the area. at first it had fuel delivery problems, but we got them sorted out, and it's a fine piece of macinary. here are the pictures as promised
http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y250/n ... ndustrial/
its a ford 4000 industrial with a 172CI gas engine. really, it does everything i wish my cubby did. i havnt yet picked a name though, so feel free to leave some suggestions.
also the transmission on that tractor is very unique. its called a select-o-speed, and from what i can tell its like a huge beefed up automatic transmission. all the clutch is needed for is to go from a stop to a gear, and from a stop to reverse. you shift on the fly without the clutch. there is 10 forward gears to choose from and 2 reverse.