I had a 267B and that thing could run across a wet yard without a track mark. I just bought a 287B so we will see how much of a difference they have. My thing with ASV is the finish on the machine. Maybe it has gotten a little better, but my god put an air ride sit in one please. I just don't think they have the engineering behind them that Cat does. I agree with others that Cat has more weight toward the back of the machine and that can wear on the tracks more. The tracks supposedly last longer on ASVs. And that is about the only reason I could think of to buy an ASV. But honestly, I think it is all in how you treat your machine as to how long the tracks last. My buddy has a 287C with 740hrs and the tracks still look pretty damn good. He takes care of his machine and mostly runs it in dirt, and I can still barely see the little wear triangles on the surface of the tracks. So he might get 1200-1300 hrs out of his tracks.