Hi everyone. I am in the market for a new skid or CTL. I was starting to lean towards the Case 430 or 440 based on research and cost but the local Cat dealer came out with a 247 B2 MTL for just under 30k! That's just about the cost of a Case 440 wheel machine. The undercarriage stories scare me but maybe these new B2 improvements have fixed some of the problems. I tested the 247 today for about 15 minutes. It was very smooooth. Maybe a bit under powered. Its hard to say with that short of time in the seat. I also tried out an ASV PT60. I wanted to like it but I really didn't. Very nice looking machine. The response time was sluggish, and it had a cheesy feel. The foot throttle design is horrible. It was sticking. It did not have the smooth tight feel of the Cat. I will go try out a Case wheel machine tomorrow. I would like to here some feedback on the 247 B2 undercarriage. Thanks.