Well I want a skid steer. I already have a Dingo tracked mini skid, so I want something w/ some balls. I am considering 1800-3000 ROC skid. I guess I just don't want to buy a 1800 ROC skid and wish I had bought a bigger one. What are the downfalls of a bigger machine? bigger footprint? Will a S185 pick-up a pallet of sod? How much better are the bigger machines (s250,s300) at grading? I have pretty much decided I want a wheeled-unit. I really don't want to spend more than 20k on a skid. I would love a tracked unit, but it sounds like undercarriages and tracks can cost you a small fortune after 1500 hours or so. I almost bought a s250 w/ 200hrs on ebay for 20k the other day, but it sold for 20,100.