Thank you! I really appreciate all the quality feedback. The more I look here, the more I learn.
OregonOzzy, you're a perfect example of me finding spot-on comparison info from a first-hand source—Thanks!
I think the choice is getting less murky and I'm going to pursue the 3/4 ton options—just sounds like the right tool for the job. I'm not super handy with retooling things, so a better stock option will be less risky for me—I don't think this is a place I want to take risks.
Now as to which one? I guess I need to get test driving!