My little Ranger has been gettin $*** done since I bought it. Like hauling around all my tools, 5ton HPs, using the backup camera to get real close to a building without squishing anyone couldn't ask for more out of a small truck
Rangers haul for sure. I had a 99 3.0 some years ago (my brother still DDs it) and it did everything I asked of it at the time. I was so happy to hear that they were coming back out because driving around like I do at 1k + miles a week in a crew cab 1500 just wasn't cutting it anymore...
Or if your renting machines you could get a mini excavator and replace that clay pipe with PVC. It ain't heart surgery, couple Fernco fittings to make your beginning and end point connections, don't forget to clean and glue the snot out of your fittings. And 1/4" drop per foot of pipe run
That's what I ended up doing to my 88 Trans Am, once I determined 80% of the floor was toast and it needed rocker panels and a pass rear quarter it made the decision to turn it into a straight up race car a no brainer
460 wins at tug of war all day, but horsepower wins at hard surface straight line racing. Though you should be able to get out on him off the line pretty good from a dead start (if he doesn't know how to launch in 4wd)