hello all, after looking at a bunch of excavators except for cat, our cat saleman got us buttered up enough to get us to try one of there machines. (he did this by replacing our lemon 232b with a brand new one!!) we think we are going to go new. we want to be able to: a. lift and place stone for natural stone walls. average stones will be approx 1400# b. be able to get into tight areas without having to tear up property lines c.have good digging characteristics. I understand that the above listed will probably not translate into the 2 machines we are looking at but we want to buy new so these are what we are thinking (from cat anyways). 1. a 302.5c because it doesn't have 0 tail swing we feel that it will probably be able to handle the same weight rocks as a 303 so we don't know if a 303 is worth the extra $$. 2. a 303 because it would be good in tight areas. what do you think is a more logical machine for us.