F&S I didn't see what Bobcat you were comparing to but my new 773 has higher lift height 6",more lift capacity 250lbs. more machine weight 5697 compared to 5808lbs not to much but push and moving material it helps. A friend of my that also just bought a new 773, him and I both were at a equipment show and seen the CAT skid loader and we were not impressed w/ the machine in anyway, the way it was built wasn't as nice we didn't think. The service point of view didn't look as easy. Yes the Bobcat has one lift cylinder(they are bigger) but 2 tilt cylinders, the Bobcat also has a vertical lift path and none of the CAT loaders offered this(helps when loading trucks etc.) BUT the most important thing is if you are HAPPY w/ the new CAT that is all that matters. It shouldn't be to hard to find work, just let as many people you know, you own it and are not just renting it. Good luck.