notfor manure......more for lifting hardwood logs to a comfortable height - no more kneeling to cut firewood. impression is that these are very ruggedly built. assembled without any issues. easy and quick even for an old timer. lifted and carried a few medium logs without any effort. today I had two 12' x 18" red oaks that I dragged out with my winch. lifted one and Kioti 4210 knew it had hold of a big load. a slow ride to the landing was all I risked. 3400 lb load. piece of cake.