Another brand similar to Terramite is the Allmand. Heavily built, hydrostatic, has loader and backhoe. Backhoe works very smoothly, I think its great. Like the Terramite, not a production machine, but gets the job done.
I've kind of been partners with a guy who buys and sells a lot of stuff from auctions, often Ritchie Bros. I was with him, and we bought the Allmand with my money, for resale. I mentioned that I had a couple things at my place I'd like to use it for, and please drop it off there first. He said "I think that's a mistake, but I'll do it if you want." Rather a curious statement, I thought, but didn't say anything.
When he called me in a couple of weeks about coming to get it to sell, I told him I'd decided to keep it. He laughed and said, "That's why I said dropping it at your place would be a mistake- I knew that's the last I'd ever see of it."