Landed an Oliver 1610 (shwartz) for my 1650. Will be getting it Saturday. Planning to repaint to match the 1650 and replace hoses.
1st question - would you switch typical controls to joy stick? Why or why not?
2nd question - On the vertical posts just fwd. of operators station the holes are egg-holed. Would you spend money to weld them up and line bore?
My old back hoe had egg-holes on the dipper stick but since used for stumping only I did not line bore.