I work in the tree department of a municipality in northern NJ. We are looking to get a new bucket truck with a budget of $225k. We have thousands of trees we take care of, mostly along the beltline in between the sidewalk and curb and at least half of them are on the same side as power and utility lines. We do everything from trimming maples back from houses and wires to taking down massive london planes over houses and roadways. We are looking for a rear mount 60-70 ft. elevator. Every driver has a CDL. It's between the Hi-Ranger XT Pro 60/70 and the Altec LR 760-E70/LR860-E70 (We're not really sure of a meaningful difference between the two). All that I've really gathered from going over forum posts is that the Terex has a slower upper boom and that it's square vs the Altec. We already have a forestry version of the Altec 60 footer with no elevator. Which do you guys prefer between the two companies and what chassis set up do you guys consider best? We'd go for diesel, rwd, and automatic transmission but other than that we have no idea what the latest and greatest setup is or if it's even within our budget. We know they start about $170k. It's not as simple for us to just drive down to the dealer on a whim so I figured I'd ask around to get us more focused on what we should be looking for. Thanks in advance.