About how much would it cost to rent a backhoe for a few days? I'm in Florida if that makes a difference. This is an awkward situation where the guy wants me to make an offer. He does not set rates or anything like that.
Thanks for the replies. We kind of went with a middle-of-the-road number and called it a day.
@jjp8182 It's a neighbor that has the backhoe and after I asked about renting it, no way was I going to back out. I have some fantastic neighbors, and we all try to look out for one another. We're what I'd call hobby farmers. We all had great careers and just decided to try this lifestyle instead. We didn't grow up farming. So my neighbor inherited his backhoe from his uncle who owned a landscaping and tree removal business. My neighbor had no clue how to work it. I had to show him. So I doubt he could fix anything if it tore up. Luckily nothing happened and the backhoe has been returned to its rightful owner. I might ask him to sell it to me. We'll see. I felt like you originally and had it been anyone else, I would've backed out immediately.