I have the backhoe attachment but it's Smitty that will be wanting one if we keep talking about them. So he might just as well buy the whole package at the get go and get it over with. It would be hard to think of a better retirement gift to ones self.
Oh, I'm already long past that!!! I've been eyeing a B7100 Kubota Loader/Backhoe Combo here locally. The guy wants $9,500 and won't budge... probably not a horrible price, but it's also a manual transmission, so that kinda knocks it out of the running.
A friend has a home-brew towable backhoe that I'm thinking of buying and putting on my Case 444 as a permanent attachment. I suspect I would need a loader for it as well, so things just keep escalating, when I keep trying to pare down. I think I have bipolar philotracteria... (that's an obscure medical condition I just invented)....