EngDave, looking forward to four years of miser... err, great, fun, and productive classes! No, seriously, it's a great curriculum and I'm sure I'll love. Also, take a look at the JCB track loaders. There's one about the same size as the Bobcat T190. The CAt 257B is also an alternative (though it will be expensive as well). I have heard the Takeuchi is a beast to maintain (or get to components). Randy, I'd be interested in hearing how the Bobcat is holding up.