Review By : OldGold on Jun 17 2010 12:00AM
Price Paid : $4,000.00
Years of Use : 3+ Years
Purchased From : rental company
Strengths Goes anywhere I'm comfortable taking it. Built like a brick ****house, it takes a licking and just keeps plugging along. Takes immense stress and hard treatment in stride. It is not hard to repair, not hard to maintain.
Weaknesses For what it is, I know of no weaknesses. Mine is running with no fuel pump and is a patched up mess, but it works GREAT no matter what!
Overall It goes where no other backhoe can go - even between the foundation wall and the deck support posts - not quite 6 feet. It works like a Trojan - it just won't quit. 15 years old or so and it isn't for sale at any price! It isn't hard to tell - I love this Terramite! I'm currently digging a basement into a mountainside 15 by 30 feet 10 feet deep, and no truck can get to it so I have to ferry each loader bucket of dirt down the mountainside around 200 yards. I'd be done if it weren't for that, but no complaints - it is getting done. Today I moved 150 tree trunk sections as large as 3 feet diameter and 20 feet long, mostly with the hoe arm. The biggest ones with the front bucket. What a workhorse!
Parts : 8 Performance : 10
Ease of Use : 9 Financing :
Reliability : 10 Overall : 10