We bought Nelly a year or so after we bought the ranch. She has plowed snow taller than her cab, brought huge logs out of the forest to our saw mill and just made hard chores easier.
I’ve been blessed having a machine I can actually work on. The new skid steer isn’t designed for folks to work on. So if it needs attention I have to hire a tech to come do the job. As old equipment is phased out and new equipment can’t be worked on by the folks using it I expect farms and ranchers will have to pass those expenses on to the consumer.