I'm looking to purchase a skid this year for my landscaping business. Mostly my business is finish grading, and seeding and sodding around new homes. I also build a few retaining walls and do some general dirtwork and gravel hauling. Right now I use two tractors, and they work well for open areas, but small lawns and landscape job can be a challenge. I've decided to buy a skid loader to help grow my business, and make life easier. After looking at several makes and models, and demoing a few, I've narrowed the field down to a couple of contenders. My choices are either a Case 440, or a Mustang 2076. I like these machines because of their simple designs, compact size and decent power. My question to people who run these machines is how well do they handle pallets of material, like sod and landscape blocks and such? I never had and jobs needing materials moved while I was demoing the machines in question, and I only have experience running larger skids, like 90 & 95xt sized machines. I would like to stay with the smaller frame size skids if at all possible, just for maneuverability and ease of transport. I've also tried and looked at various CTL's, and ruled them out. They work well, don't get me wrong, but I feel the extra investment in both the purchase price and maintenance would be hard to recoup. Please feel free to let me know your thoughts and opinions about my equipment choices, and thanks for your input.