First, this is not a "who makes the best skid loader" thread - I've got a couple very specific questions I'd like answered so try to stay on topic please I'm looking at a Cat 246B skid loader. I'm also demo'ing a Case 90XT. I much prefer the Cat's controls, mainly because the loader joystick works exactly like the joystick on a tractor's front-end loader. However, I'm a little curious as to whether or not I'll be able to use the Cat to effectively move materials around the job site. Capacities on the Cat are as follows: Rated Operating Capacity: 2000 lb. Rated Operating Capacity with Counterweight: 2100 lb. (is that all you gain?) Tipping Load: 4000 lb. Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder: 5484 lb. Breakout Force, Lift Cylinder: 4657 lb. The first question is, which of these capacities is the best indicator of how much you can actually lift? My guess is that the limiting factor would be the Tipping Load, followed by the Breakout Force on the Lift Cylinder? I'm assuming that "Rated Operating Capacity" is not necessarily indicative of what you can actually carry on the end of the arm - is this correct? Secondly, can anyone with a Cat 246B (or similiarly-sized model, please check capacities) tell me if I can unload a pallet of brick, Versa-Lok, or pavers? These are the heaviest pallets we come across on the job site and I'm hoping to be able to move them occasionally with this skid-steer. Thanks for the help, I know this is a pretty specific question but it's very important for us!