Another option offered by the Avant (South Africa) range is to turn your machine into an excavator or digger by adding the quick-attach backhoe to the front of the machine (not the back) which makes operating the machine much easier.
The backhoe is designed so that the operator does not have to get out the machine to operate it.
Another big plus is the excellent visibility the operator has from within the machine whilst they are digging.
There are various options of digging arms and backhoes to suit each machine and as mentioned in the Mini Loader article, the Avant machine is far better suited than tracked machines because of its size, weight, transportability and maneuverability. Tracked driven machines damage the surface it works on where as the Avant is tough as nail, but the surface damage is minimal.